Offbeat Arizona Wedding
Take just one look at the bridal party’s faces as these brides walk down the aisle, and you can’t help but feel the love radiating off the screen. Though unfortunately gay weddings are not currently legal in Arizona, Jennifer and Amy were determined to join forces with friends and family to throw an unforgettable bash and markedly romantic union. The couple just may have snagged the coolest venue in all of Phoenix, as you’ll see in the photos captured by the lovely Jason and Anna of We Are Your Photogs.
Says Jennifer: We didn’t really have anything in mind when we started planning. We picked colors we both like, red and black, and it basically grew from there. Our Save the Dates and Invitations had red hearts on them, and then we starting incorporating red hearts on everything. We definitely wanted to incorporate things that both of us like.
Amy is an artist and builds robots out of old parts and metal, and Jennifer likes cute things like cupcakes and Hello Kitty. We wanted our wedding to be taken seriously, even though gay marriage is not legal in Arizona. We knew we wouldn’t have a “traditional” wedding, but we still wanted to incorporate some traditional aspects. We wanted our wedding and reception to feel romantic… so it was a given that we would incorporate lots of candles and red roses everywhere we could.
Jennifer’s advice for brides planning now: Give yourselves plenty of time. Enjoy the planning process because the actual wedding day is over in a blink of an eye. Use your imagination – don’t do something because you think it’s what you’re “supposed” to do.
Bridesmaids’ procession: “The Way I Am,” Ingrid Michaelson
Brides’ processional and recessional: “Halo,” The Cure
First dance: “Your Love,” The Outfield
View all wedding photos here
Wedding Vendors (Phoenix, AZ):
Ceremony and reception venue: The IceHouse / Wedding Photographer: Jason and Anna of We Are Your Photogs / Event coordinator: Riette Pretorius of Downtown Phoenix Venues / Florist: Harmony DeLeon / Wedding dresses: Unique Vintage / Hair Accessories: Bling ‘N’ Blooms / Wedding rings: Jeweler John / Wedding bouquets: etsy / DJ: DJ Leo Blaze / Caterer: Magic Touch Catering / Wedding Cake: Pattie Durkin / Wedding invitations: Stationery Bakery / Transportation: Arizona PediCab
Love this! So different and unique!
Does it get more unique!? This is wonderful, great combinations.
So fun and unique! great images!
What beautiful photos! I love the venue with all its industrial yet open air feel!
This wedding is inspiring and everything but ordinary, love the colors, the couple looks so happy, and that bouquet is awesome!
What cool details! The wire-looking bouquet is just awesome, and I love how the brides can show off their gorgeous tattoos. (Also, short-haired redhead brides are my particular inspiration.)
I <3 Amy & Jennifer!
Jennifer and Amy were amazing clients. I wish everyone could have seen the ceremony as it was extremely touching. We feel very proud to have been a part of something as special as this was. Thanks for the feature!
awesome blog! beautiful wedding!
This is what a wedding should be about – happy and fun times! I love the metal bouquet!
I love everything about this. EVERYTHING. That shot of the girls in the warehouse doorways is killer. Bravo.
LOVE the location!!!! And that bouquet is totally brilliant! Loved this post!
gotta love the ice house…gorgeous post!
Love it! What a fun wedding! These pictures make you wish you had been invited! What a fun couple!!
So pleased to see a civil partnership wedding here esp as I’m having my own soon. Beautiful brides and amazing photographs. Hope you have a lovely life together 🙂
wow, i love this wedding. Everything about it is so endearing =)
Love the photo in front of the warehouse doors!
Wow. The black & red on the bridesmaids is absolutely stunning. Great color choice!
Words cannot say how much I love this. Especially the shot of the flower vases and the bridesmaid shot and the bouquet and…well, all of them, actually. Awesome.
oh my word….her bouquet!
It’s so great to see a same-sex marriage featured. Wish there were more.
That metal bouquet is absolutely stunning! You managed to do something truly original and that is no easy feat. Lovely wedding, lovely couple.
The pictures are totally amazing! Best wedding ever!
Such an original wedding. That bouquet?! I love it!
Such an awesome venue! Beautiful!