When planning a wedding, the goal is to make it as special as possible for the bride and groom. Steve and Ashley did just that. After being together for five years, Steve got down on one knee and, with confidence, asked for Ashley’s hand in marriage. Despite Steve grabbing the wrong hand, Ashley said yes! Steve and Ashley were ecstatic to begin planning their desert inspired wedding together, even though Ashley would be doing it from a different state. The couple had been long-distance for four years with Steve being in Scottsdale, Arizona and Ashley being in San Antonio, Texas.
Although the thought of planning a wedding from a distance was scary, Ashley said it all fell into place after picking their venue, Desert Foothills Events Center, and selecting Rachel Leintz Photography to capture the day. After a year of planning with help from their wedding consultant KDP Events, their wedding went as well as they could have imagined.
The ceremony was tailored to the personality of Ashley and Steve ceremony and performed by a close friend and included readings from Ashley’s brother and friends. While the crowd waited for the magical moment, the couple stood under an arch built by the bride’s grandpa and exchanged rings. It was then that Ashley, not learning from Steve’s past mistake, grabbed the wrong hand. Despite her slip up, Steve said yes!
The reception began with a cocktail hour where the couple celebrated with friends, family and Burrito the beer burro! As the beer burro brought comedy to the crowd, the laughter and joy continued throughout the night. The newlyweds celebrated with at the reception where Ashley surprised Steve by choosing the first dance song he had been vouching for since the beginning. After a sparkler send off, the couple went to the Fairmont Princess to continue the party with friends and family.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Leintz Photography
Other Local Vendors: VENUE: Desert Foothills Events Center | WEDDING CONSULTANT: KDP Events | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Bella Lily Bridal | FLOWERS: Flowers by Jodi | MENU/CATERING: Creative Hands Cuisine | MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Arizona Music Force | WEDDING CAKE: A Bake Shop | ENGAGEMENT RING: Shane Co | HAIR/MAKEUP: Moda Forte | WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS/GETTING READY LOCATION: Fairmont Princess | OTHER: Wedding Burro