This week we’re happy to give you peek into the stunning El Chorro wedding of Erin and Michael. As freshmen in college at University of Arizona, the couple met each other and built up a great friendship that would last them through their entire college experience. Six years later, Erin and Michael finally went out on their first date together. From there, they hit it off and realized they were a perfect match for each other. When it came time to pop the question, Michael made sure that it would be a complete surprise. His parents were coming from out of town, and Michael wanted to take them to the Desert Botanical Garden. The couple arrived separately, and Michael stole a peaceful moment for just the two of them in the garden. It was then that he asked her to marry him – to which Erin joyfully responded “Yes!” Michael later brought Erin to a hotel where their friends and family were waiting to celebrate with the couple.
This El Chorro wedding encapsulated the love, memories, and smiles that all made up what Erin deemed the “love bubble.” For her wedding, she desired to create a “love bubble” that would bring together all these elements with the ones she and Michael loved the most. Erin walked down the aisle in a breathtaking Mia Solano gown from Luv Bridal. Vanessa Joy, a New York/New Jersey based photographer, captured all the stunning and beautiful moments from their wedding – all for free! The couple had won a contest held by Vanessa for a free wedding photography giveaway. At the reception, Erin and Michael enjoyed dancing all night long and singing “Happy Birthday” to Erin’s grandfather (who turned 95!). Take a look below at some of the lovely images from their wedding!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Vanessa Joy Photography | BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: Brideside | FORMAL WEAR: Joseph A Bank | INVITATIONS: Wedding Paper Divas | FLOWERS: Kate Ryan Designs | MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: The Walkens | WEDDING CAKE: Nothing Bunt Cake | VIDEOGRAPHY: Cineprose | OFFICIANT: Steve Capobres | VEIL: Handmade by mother of the bride | HAIR: Ashley Grone | MAKEUP: Courtney Montes | RENTALS: Classic Party Rentals | GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn | HONEYMOON: Maui Hi