A couple of my favorite photographers are dropping by today to share this beautiful wedding with us. The fabulous husband and wife team of Jason and Jessica from Session Nine Photography sent over this lovely Arizona ranch wedding held at a place that holds great meaning to both the bride and the groom.
Let’s hear a few words from the bride:
“Even before my husband Carl proposed, I dreamed of getting married at the place where we met and fell in love, The White Stallion Ranch in Tucson, Arizona. This is where our families vacationed and Carl and I would reunite there for a week each April from age eleven to seventeen. This is a place we love. So when our request to celebrate a wedding weekend there was accepted, our venue search was complete.
The ranch sits on 3,000 acres of Tucson desert, is enclosed within two mountain ranges, and is adjacent to the Saguaro National Park. Since this was a destination wedding, we welcomed guests with a packet that included a customized map of the ranch grounds and listed out which cabins each guest was staying in. For our ceremony, we designed and made fans from card stock in order to provide a respite from the heat and serve as a program for our ceremony. The reception and dancing was held at a different location from dinner, so we displayed colorful maracas at the entrance to the room. Each guest grabbed a maraca and shook along to our first dance, a Salsa. To cut down on costs, we leveraged paper card stock in the pallet of coral and turquoise, and used stencils to create table numbers, and other fun phrases that we displayed hanging on twine using clothespins to maintain the rustic feel of our venue. My personal favorite was “Saddle Up” which we hung from a wooden swing that displayed all of the place cards. Guests walked past the swing on their way to dinner and found their name hanging over the swing. Our vision for the day was one that focused on friends, family, and showcased the amazing place where we met, and where we each feel so at home. It was the most amazing day ever. My recommendation for any bride to be, is to search for inspiration, but in the end to be true to the type of day you want to create and to the setting you are in. Once you have a theme everything else falls into place.”
Photographer: Session Nine Photographers
Hair Stylist: Mayra Loreto
Floral Designer: Focus on Flowers
Musicians: Charles King
Reception Venue: White Stallion Ranch
Dress Store: Hitched Salon
DJ: Classy DJ
Ceremony Location: White Stallion Ranch
Equipment Rentals: Tucson Party Rentals
Shoes: Seychelles Footwear
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: J.crew
Bridesmaid Dresses: Ann Taylor*
Officiant: Saguaro Buttes Community Church
Submission via Two Bright Lights
Thanks for stopping by!