The bond shared between two people who love each other very deeply is so preciously beautiful. This is especially evident in Jessica and Chad’s black tie wedding that we’re honored to share with you this week. Ashley Rae Photography expertly captured this darling couple on their wedding day and the special bond between them. Jessica moved to Arizona from Montana in 2013 and met up with an old friend who happened to work with Chad. Chad was throwing a house party, and Jessica’s friend decided to bring her along. Chad was immediately drawn to Jessica, and interestingly enough, Chad’s roommate was drawn to Jessica’s friend. The two couples would go on numerous double dates for the next several months.
After three years of growing closer to one another, Chad decided the time was right. On their third anniversary, he took Jessica to The Phoenician for their favorite happy hour spot. Chad arranged to have a photographer ready to snap photos of them after they arrived and valeted his car. Just as they reached the fountain, Chad got down on one knee and proposed. Jessica wasted no time exclaiming yes. As an added bonus: Jessica’s brother and the couple’s friends were all there with champagne to celebrate!
Jessica and Chad had a very classy black tie wedding with a charming outdoor ceremony. Their favorite part of the day was sharing a private moment together during their first look. Jessica looked stunning walking down the aisle with her grandmother’s pearl necklace and flanked by both her mother and father. Their color palette of ivory, gold and black was beautifully composed throughout the reception. After a night full of dancing and laughter, the couple left to their honeymoon suite together. Guests went home with macaroon party favors – Jessica’s favorite!
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Ashley Rae Photography
VENUE: Wrigley Mansion | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Katie May from Velvet Bride Boutique | BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: Vera Wang White from David’s Bridal | FORMAL WEAR:
Generation Tux | INVITATIONS: Minted | FLOWERS: Ever After Floral | MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Got You Covered | WEDDING CAKE: A Bakeshop | OFFICIANT: Mark McVey at CCV Scottsdale Church | WEDDING CONSULTANT: Andrea Leslie Weddings & Events | SHOES: Giuseppe Zanetti | HAIR: Chelsea Sprinkle at Sachi Salon | FAVORS: Macarons from A Bakeshop | LINENS: La Tavola | TRANSPORTATION: The Driver Provider | WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Arizona Biltmore | HONEYMOON: Kauai and Maui, Hawaii