Linsey and Eric’s wedding at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was a blend of Southern Arizona beauty and Midwest touches- the desert surroundings accompanied by a rehearsal dinner monsoon were complimented by Tubac’s lush green landscape and laid back vibe.
Linsey and Eric chose bright colors- orange, green and periwinkle- for their decor, attire and invitations. The colors elicit a warm Arizona feel while the wedding favors, brought in from the groom’s favorite chocolatier in Madison, represented the groom’s midwest roots and the couple’s current residence (in Missouri).
We absolutely love that the couple arranged for the groom’s aunts from Wisconsin to lead the entire congregation in singing James Taylors’ “How Sweet it is to be Loved by You”. The lyrics were printed in the wedding programs so everyone could participate- how cute is that?
A cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres took place following the ceremony featuring sangria punch, margaritas, and a local beer from Nimbus brewing. During the cocktail hour, guests posed with a variety of wood picture frames with the golf course in the background to create photos for the guestbook
Linsey and Eric chose cupcakes a’la mode in lieu of a wedding cake
Here’s the Wedding Trailer from Beyond Video:
Did you go on a honeymoon? Eric and I did go on a honeymoon. Because we are both on an academic schedule, we postponed our honeymoon a few months and spent 2 weeks in Chile in December/January. We were able to visit Santiago, a city in the Lakes District of Chile (Pucon) and a very small beach/surfing village (Buchupureo). It was a wonderful trip and we enjoying a fly fishing excursion (one of Eric’s dreams about a honeymoon in Chile), surfing lessons, and several walks on the beach and hikes exploring beautiful deserted coastline nature areas.
What was your favorite moment from the day? I asked Eric this question and we both can’t quite pick a “favorite” moment or detail from the wedding day. Looking back some of the things that stick out for great memories were being able to have a few quiet moments with all of our close family members and the wedding party enjoying some Eegees and other snacks between the afternoon pre-wedding photos and the start of the ceremony, walking out of the chapel and having a brief moment together with the bell ringing, enjoying the amazing sunset lighting and views as we walked around/rode on the golf cart on the golf course taking some more photos during the cocktail hour, and dancing with all of our friends and family at the reception.
What advice would you give brides planning a wedding from afar? It really wasn’t that bad! Having supportive family/friends who are local was a huge help, along with choosing very well-established and organized vendors. Melissa at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa was a very big help in coordinating everything and helping us remember things we needed to decide or arrange. And then I think our approach of having a few key details we really cared most about but being somewhat flexible/adaptable on a lot of other details helped reduce the stress and simplify decision-making from afar (and to delegate tasks!). We were also fortunate that in the ~3-4 months that we were planning the wedding Linsey was able to take 2 trips to Tucson/Tubac to visit the wedding site, meet with vendors, find a dress… and Eric and his parents were able to join Linsey on one of those trips as well. So, with a couple of concentrated “in-person” long weekend trips, plus a lot of internet research and helpful family, friends and vendors, we were able to plan it successfully (it’s been almost a year since the most hectic planning so maybe I am forgetting, but it really didn’t feel that hard – I think the amount of help we got from friends/family and choosing good vendors is the main “tip”!).
Congratulations Linsey and Eric and thank you for sharing your day with us!
Linsey and Eric’s Real Tucson Wedding Team:
Ceremony and Reception Site: Tubac Golf Resort and Spa
Photographer: Julie Livermore Photography with Michelle Rooney
Videographer: Beyond Video
Bridal Gown Store: Maya Palace
Florist: Linda St. Louis
Entertainment: Harmony Entertainment
Ceremony Musicians: Jim Flores
Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist: Suzanne Becker
Officiant: David Wilkinson
Rehearsal Dinner Site: The Italian Peasant
tags: Blue and Orange Wedding, Golf Course Wedding, Tuback Golf resort Wedding, Tucson Wedding