Simple, unique weddings turn my insides into romantic mush and when the bride and groom are this indie-chic and gorgeous, well I’m just a puddle of love. Sharisa and Rex married in a simple ceremony at the Mesa LDS Temple this fall. They decided to skip the full reception and instead launched straight off to celebrate together on their honeymoon. How sweet! Luckily, they took the time to get some amazing portraits together, shot by the super-talented Lang Photographers, to document their sweet and stylish day. Oh, and that dress… that dress! There are no words. It makes the fashionista in me melt.

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Wedding Vendors (Mesa, AZ):

Photographers: Lang Photographers / Flowers: Ellen Fukumoto of The Wright House / Wedding dress: Custom-made by Suzanne Novak at Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique (Gilbert, AZ) / Necklace: Karen Doane of Vestige Jewelry / Hair: Kristi Allen of Habit Salon / Makeup: Molly Hutchins / Bride’s shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Anthropologie

  • What an adorable couple?! I love the attire and accessory selections. The floral design is beautiful.

  • Emelia

    That DRESS! that NECKLACE! that bouquet! that hair-do! those shoes! and that girl is just WOW! This makes me want to start my planning all over again…

  • Thanks for the feature, you’re the best!

  • The DRESS is TO DIE FOR. I’m in love.

  • What a cute couple – the bride looks stunning – love that look! XxX

  • I LOVE this dress. So unique yet so timeless. I also love the necklace. Who makes it?

  • I love her style! What a beautiful necklace and unusual dress, she looks amazing

  • Absolutely adore that dress!!! details? :)

  • I LOVE this feature! Her dress and that necklace are so stunning together and the photography is truly lovely. I really enjoy seeing elopements and other less traditional weddings. Great choice! Thanks for sharing!

  • just lovely. :)
    she has some great hair and a beautiful dress. :)

  • Mesa, AZ? Where are the credits? Who did that fab bouquet? (and I’ve gotta admit I wouldn’t mind knowing where to get that fab dress… Jewelry… Shoes… ;)

  • Jen Cooper

    I am IN LOVE with her dress!!!

  • Caroline

    I so love her dress! Absolutely stunning!

  • Uh, I keep thinking about this dress. I don’t suppose Sharisa would want to share where she got it?

  • Love her skirt and jewelry!!!<3<3

  • Heather

    I love Sharisa’s dress and necklace! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Alana

    Great pictures! I’m in love with the bride’s necklace — where is it from?

  • Emma

    OMG I LOVE that dress! Where did she get that? This is beautiful.

  • Amanda

    Beautiful shoot! Did the bride make her dress? Or where did she find it, it’s adorable!!

  • Shawna B.

    where’s the dress from i have to have it!

  • Brooke

    Where did she get that dress? WHat is the brand.

  • Jenni Lynn

    Can anyone tell me where the dress came from? I need it!

  • Wow! that dress…Wow!

  • eaopm3

    I love this dress. Does anyone know the designer?

  • ClassiclyAmber

    Everything about their style is so perfect! The colors…that dress…the necklace…flowers…LOVE IT! <3

  • the bride and groom are absolutely precious! i love how you can really see how happy they are. the bride looks so lovely – her unique dress is delightful.

  • Britty

    I am so excited to see this elopement post! After fully planning our wedding, we’ve decided to elope. We’re getting married in less than two weeks and as the date gets closer it’s reassuring that so many others are choosing to elope to. More elopements pretty please! Thanks for sharing.

  • i’m crushing on that DRESS!!!

  • Brittney Blair

    Ris & Rex! You guys look SO amazing! And… shocker… I LOVE the dress!

  • I adore that dress! Beautiful photos!

  • Wow that dress! My jaw just droppped.

  • I know it’s been said many times already… but that DRESS ! I actually layed in bed last night thinking hmm how can I make one of my own and put my own personal spin on it .. yeah I think I might.

  • Her outfit is gorgeous! I love the ruffled hem!

  • Laura

    About the dress…the photographer said,

    Stacie: Sharisa designed her dress and had it made locally by a woman in AZ, I’ll get better details and let you all know!: )

  • Stacy

    Oh.My.Gosh. I can’t stop thinking about this dress…I think I NEED it!!!!

  • Ceason


  • One of my “bride style” favorites…she looks marvelous!

  • Amanda

    We emailed the bride, Sharisa, to find out where she bought her dress!

  • Loved the detail shots …

  • Angie

    These pictures are so beautiful. Everything is so unique and the couple’s personality really comes out in what they are wearing and how they are so naturally posed. It’s the simple stuff that makes romance so special. I just saw this movie called White Wedding, about a South African bride who plans a big, expensive wedding and in the end turns it into a traditional wedding at home. There’s no need for all the luxury when you can find beauty in the simplest things.

  • oh my goodness…this brides outfit is amazing!!! every little detail is perfect.

  • like everyone else – i am in love wiht that dress! and the rest of the images as well!

  • How adorable! Congrats Sharisa and Rex you look beautiful together! FYI I designed the necklace and have a blog…

  • so cool! Love it!!

    I link it back on my blog… if you want you can see it here…

  • Laura


  • Love this wedding, and of course the dress/style of the bride. I’m linking to my Friday dance, which is all about elopements this week!

  • Antoinette

    How beautiful!