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Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Gallery
Photography: Something Blue Photography
Cake: Village Bakehouse
Hair and Makeup: Margarita GoDiva’s IDo Hair and Makeup Artistry
Florist: Kimberley Gross :: DJ: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Victoria and Derek’s Tucson wedding was a combination of elegant and classic wedding details with subtle desert touches; the desert landscape provided some beautiful photo ops and the couple’s love of family really takes center stage.
The weather forecast for the wedding day turned unseasonably cold so Victoria ran out and purchased this gorgeous shrug a few days before the wedding. Isn’t it just perfect?
The bride shares a very special relationship with her father so she did a first look with him prior to her first look with the groom- it was so sweet!
Victoria’s gift to Derek was a business card holder engraved with a phrase taken from their vows. It reads, “I vow to support you in your dreams and future endeavors.” This was especially poignant because Derek is planning to start his own business and her unconditional support of this desire provides a good foundation for their marriage.
Victoria told us the sweetest story about her grandfather and the pictures included in her bouquet: Showing my grandfather the bouquet charms of my deceased grandparents, one being his wife, was a very overwhelming experience because of the look on his face when he saw her picture. Georgina did an excellent job capturing this moment. These pictures took deeper root when I found out that my grandfather had passed a week after the wedding. He played a major role in making sure our family from New Jersey were able to attend our wedding. Being that most of our family was there for our big day meant the world to us and it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for him.
The Ceremony: The ceremony site at The Gallery was perfect – the grounds were beautiful and we fell in love with the fountain and fire pit. Derek proposed at La Encantada mall – he used one of their fountains to write “Will you Marry Me Victoria” with all the coins- so the fountain had some meaning behind it.
The couple included Victoria’s cutie pie 4 year old nephew, Colt, in the ceremony. Victoria says he didn’t make a peep the entire time! A wooden box was created to hold notes the couple wrote to each other the night before the wedding. They plan to open the box and read the notes on their anniversary (or when they need some inspiration).
Favorite Moment: Walking down the aisle, knowing we tied the knot and seeing all of our friends and family’s smiling faces was the best
Cocktail hour was very important to the couple and one of the reasons they chose The Gallery was that the venue was willing to accommodate them when it came to having tables of food available (not just passed appetizers) during the pre-dinner event. Derek’s sister created the guest book that included their engagement pictures along with a fun Jenga block memory making activity.
The Reception: We fell absolutely in love with The Gallery restaurant which is filled with an array of colors- reds, blues, corals etc.- so we kept the colors low key using mostly ivory & bronze with light pinks and coral. The room was filled with hydrangea, floating candles, rose petals, and hints of succulents.
The lovely cake made by Village Bakehouse had red velvet and sour cream chocolate layers- yum!
Any surprises? NOTHING. I honestly can’t believe that everything went as planned. The day was flawless the ONLY thing we would change, if we could, was the weather. It was cold during the ceremony.
Congratulations Victoria and Derek and thank you for sharing your wedding day with us!
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