An Enchanted Garden

Heather Hagerman and Jeremy Moselle
July 2, 2011

Love wasn’t the only thing in bloom when Heather Hagerman and Jeremy Moselle wed last summer.

“The theme of our wedding was ‘Enchanted Garden’,” says the bride. “My vision was to have an intimate ceremony in the small chapel of our home church, covered in flowers and lots of garden greenery.”

Baby pink majolica roses, blue hydrangea, and white anemone with deep blue centers coordinated beautifully with the garden theme, both at the church and at The Stillwell House & Garden, where the couple celebrated their wedding reception.

Guests from Chicago, Maryland, Minnesota and even China flew into Arizona to witness the nuptials of the two Air Force linguists, who met in Tucson in 2009. Heather, who confesses to loving “bling,” had 100 additional crystals sewn onto her gown, and had clear gems scattered on the sweetheart table.

Heather and Jeremy made many of the elements for their wedding, including the ‘wedding’ sign that adorned the front of the chapel. Although the wedding day was among the hottest in Tucson history (111 degrees), the couple planned ahead for the comfort of their guests. Beautiful programs, with an allover floral imprint and flowing navy ribbons, doubled as fans. The inside of the Stillwell House was made to look just as fresh and lovely as the garden, with staircases entwined in vines and tiny lights, and floral wreaths decorating the cantina.

“All the flowers from the ceremony came to be enjoyed,” explains Heather. Hydrangea from the ends of the pews, for example, were placed in decorated wine bottles on the reception tables. The wine bottles served as table numbers; the bride hand-glued tiny pink roses in the shape of the number on each one.

The couple and their wedding party made time for a special photo shoot. The groom planned the shoot prior to the big day, biking around town to take note of favorite spots and interesting backdrops. The result is a fantastic collection of images of the couple and their friends in front of the Tucson Museum of Art, brightly colored walls and Tucson’s characteristic cacti.

Ceremony Location:
First Southern Baptist Church

Reception Location:
Stillwell House & Garden

Photographer:
Ted Hewitt Photography

Floral Design:
Villa Feliz Flowers

Overnight Accommodations:
Marriott Tucson University Park

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