A Passionate Phoenix Wedding

These two so clearly shared a passion for each other, for their families, and for God. It was written all over everyone’s faces all day long. Lots of laughter, lots of tears, lots of love. All the things that make a wedding day unforgettable. And if there was ever a groom more in love with his bride, I have yet to meet him. Wait until you see Steven’s face when he sees Maggie walk down the aisle!

Our exciting  adventure documenting Steven and Maggie’s passionate Phoenix wedding took us from their home church of  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to the Tempe Center for the Arts and finally to Villa Tuscana for their reception. I absolutely fell in LOVE with the incredible stained glass at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel! It made the perfect backdrop for Maggie and Steven’s unique rings (aaaaand maybe for a kiss if you scroll down a bit).Stained glass wedding
Among other fabulous wedding reception services Villa Tuscana has some pretty killer chandeliers in their reception halls! This one made the perfect display for Maggie’s beautiful gown. They also provided the bride and her bridesmaids with a charming room to finish her hair and makeup before departing for the ceremony.Villa Tuscana Wedding

Check out these adorable succulent boutonnieres for Steven and his groomsmen! I’m a total sucker for succulents (and bad puns apparently) and love finding them in details at weddings. They make wonderful bouquets and boutonnieres because they are tough little fellows – none of the wilting or browning you have to worry about with hydrangeas and roses! I love the touches of purple in these too.
succulent boutonnieres

They look pretty darn good once you put them on too! Though being a handsome hunk of a groom probably doesn’t hurt either. Can you tell from that smile that he’s a kind, funny, and awesome person too? Because he totally is.
Groom getting ready

If you can judge a groom’s character by the caliber of his groomsmen then that too speaks of Steven’s warm and kind personality. This group of guys were so excited to support Maggie and Steven as they promised their lives to one another.groom and groomsmen
fun groomsmen photos
Maggie wrote Steven a special note and gave it to me to deliver with specific instructions to have him read it just before the ceremony. I don’t know what was in it, but whatever it was, it was real and beautiful and brought her groom to tears.groom gift
One of the many beautiful examples of the passion prevalent throughout the day was the moment when all the special women in Maggie’s life prayed over her and her commitment to Steven. Authentic and emotional moments like this are why I love weddings! It was so beautiful to witness!

pray over the bride
Did I tell you? Did I TELL YOU?! This dude when he saw his lady…. emotional groom
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Our Lady of Mt Carmel was a stunning backdrop for Maggie and Steven’s passionate Phoenix wedding. Their catholic wedding ceremony was filled with deeply meaningful moments.Colorado catholic wedding
The stained glass at Our Lady of Mt Carmel – just WOW. Perfect backdrop for a special kiss between the newest husband and wife!Our Lady of Mt Carmel Wedding
After their ceremony at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Maggie and Steven and their bridal party (and their loyal photographers) headed over to the Tempe Center for the Arts. It made the perfect urban, fun backdrop for the second leg of their passionate phoenix wedding!Denver wedding photographer
In classic Phoenix style, Mother Nature delivered a desert sunset for the city’s newest husband and wife team. I love the way Maggie’s dress caught the breeze!tempe center for the arts wedding
These two were so in love! It’s always a pleasure to photograph two people who find so much joy in just being together. The way they look at each other is enough to make anyone believe in the magic of true love. Colorado wedding photographer
The Tempe Center for the Arts offers a wonderful diversity of wedding photography options. From the urban lines of the bridge to the lush lawn surround by trees as well as swaths of cacti for that touch of dessert.passionate phoenix wedding
Off the the reception at Villa Tuscana! Check out Maggie and Steven’s charmingly simple succulent wedding cake! succulent wedding cake
And speaking of adorable, simple touches, I loved watching Maggie and Steven during their feet washing ceremony. Everything about their wedding was honest and real and filled with SO MUCH GENUINE feet washing
There was no moment where their love for each other spoke louder than during their first dance as man and wife. And Steven’s dipping skills are ON POINT!Villa Tuscana Wedding
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Congratulations to these two amazing people and all the other amazing people who love them! We were all very lucky to be witnesses to your passionate Phoenix wedding!grand junction wedding photographer

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  • Laura

    Beautiful wedding! I love the groomsmen’s boutonnières!ReplyCancel

  • Their joy throughout the day is so evident! What a lovely, Phoenix wedding! ReplyCancel

  • Kira

    You did such a great job with this wedding! I’m sure they love them!ReplyCancel

  • You had me at the opening shot and then you kept sharing so many fun emotions! Lovely wedding story telling.ReplyCancel

  • These groomsmen look like fun.  Great photos! ReplyCancel

  • Such an emotional day – you can see the pure joy in everyone’s faces! Beautiful shots.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    love all the sweet moments! and that ring shot is gorgeous 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Oh ym word those detail shots are to die for! ReplyCancel

  • Alissa

    These are gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Alyssa Bouma

    i love the photo in front of the stained glass!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Mills Blume

    Love all the bridge photos and succulents!ReplyCancel

  • Janessa Valentine

    So beautiful! You can tell how much he loves her!ReplyCancel

  • Angie

    Oh my word… the emotion in these- these are amazing!ReplyCancel

  • This whole wedding is beautiful, but their evident love for one another is astounding! Excellent work Aryn! ReplyCancel

  • This whole wedding is beautiful, but their evident love for one another is astounding! Excellent work Misty!ReplyCancel

  • Your creativity in this photo shoot is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • I’m loving the stained glass and they are so adorable! A beautiful wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    What a beautiful wedding. Loved reading about their story. ReplyCancel

  • Tiara

    Oh my goodness, that venue is absolutely breath-taking. I love the groom’s funny shots and love how you captured the day!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Slaughter

    Your detail shots are incredible! You do such a beautiful job telling a wedding story!ReplyCancel