Macarons and Market Lights: A Royal Palms Courtyard Wedding

How stinkin’ cute is this couple hailing all the way from New Zealand? They left the purple lupin fields of their country for the fragrant orange groves of this one, bringing their loved ones from all across the globe to one beautiful locale to watch them say “I do.” We’d describe their day as elegant, fun and spilling with sweet treats. Just wait till you see her striking ball gown too!
monogram macarons and classic wedding invitations

Christina and Kristopher know talent when they see it. How do we know? They called upon the pretty darn fabulous Kaylee Chelsea Photography to document their day.
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit and pastel pink bridesmaid dresses
Darling Found drew upon the beauty of the Arizona palms in this courtyard soiree, bringing in such cute details as a macaroon cart for dessert!
monogram macarons wedding desserts
Monogram macarons with calligraphy by Freed Hands? Don’t mind if we take 2… or 200.
ruffled tulle wedding dress and pale pink bridesmaid dresses
strapless wedding dress with ruffled tulle skirt
navy groom suit black tie wedding
sparkly bridal heels
From the photographer, Kaylee Chelsea Photography: Christina and Kristopher married at the Historic 1929 Royal Palms Resort and Spa after traveling from New Zealand. The couple wanted an intimate wedding filled with their closest family and friends from all around the world.
ruffled tulle wedding dress with flower girl in tutu
courtyard wedding with classic greenery
The ceremony was in a tiny garden with overlapping trees. The elegant design filled the space with white roses and greenery. The beautiful wood doors opened as Christina and her father began their walk down the aisle. Christina wore a Hayley Paige wedding gown filled with layers of tulle. Kristopher absolutely lost it as she walked down the aisle. They each read their own vows, a groomsmen played a few worship songs and they shared communion.
ruffled tulle wedding dress and pale pink bridesmaid dresses
vintage inspired ruby engagement ring
navy groom suit black tie wedding
Oh my goodness. That face. We don’t have a twig in our eyes, it’s full blown tears.
classic garden floral arrangement wedding ceremony
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit wedding ceremony
pink velvet ring box with classic engagement ring
The cocktail hour was under an orange tree grove filled with twinkle lights. One of the highlights for guests was the Macaron Cart from Ruze Cake House covered in the most delicate pastel desserts.
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit
cacti wedding venue
pastel watercolor brushstroke wedding place cards
After the grand entrance, all the guests were seated at two long farm tables full of candles and lush garlands to fill the space of the orange grove. The entire night was spent listening to a string band while eating, drinking, talking and dancing. It was a whimsical place to be.
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit
rustic chic tablescape with greenery garland
A river of greenery from Bloom + Blueprint Event Co. decorates the tablescapes, and my how we are taken by it.
ruffled tulle wedding dress with poolside courtyard
pastel watercolor brushstroke wedding place cards
The historic washed walls and greenery covered spaces was a dream backdrop. The couple snuck away during the reception to catch the last bit of light – they walked through the quiet venue under the doorways, through the gardens and across the paved streets.
vintage furniture cake table with classic 3 tier wedding cake
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit
Her natural, glam bridal look is complements of Makiaj Beauty – love that hair!
greenery garland chair swag with laser cut bride and groom signage
Obsessed with these onyx cross-back chairs from The Confetti Studio, draped in greenery and laser cut bride + groom swag.
buttercream wedding cake with laser cut cake topper
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit
The bride, Christina, describes her day as such: “The dream day. There will be no other day like this one. More memories will be made and new roles we will take on, but what comes from here on out is laid upon the vows we shared. And this dream day, it was perfect in every way. Friends + family gathered, an array of decadent sweets and delicious food, and most importantly the presence of Jesus.”
macaron cart wedding reception
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit
macaron cart wedding reception
From the couple: We handpicked each vendor from the day. The team consisted of incredibly talented and passionate individuals who went above and beyond to make every detail perfect. From the planning and design by Deanne with Darling Found, to the florals by Kate with Bloom + Blueprint, to the husband and wife duo Kaylee and Andy with Kaylee Chelsea Photography, to the makeup and hair by Makiaj Beauty, and the rentals from The Confetti Studio. Each played a role to create the day we imagined.
ruffled tulle wedding dress with navy groom suit outdoor reception in an orange grove
Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Kaylee Chelsea Photography
Event Planning and Design: Darling Found
Floral Design: Bloom + Blueprint Event Co.
Venue, Catering and Cake: Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Hair and Makeup Artist: Makiaj Beauty
Calligraphy: Freed Hands
Desserts: Ruze Cake House
Tabletop Rentals: The Confetti Studio
Music: Jazzola

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