Peggy & Tom’s Intimate Wedding At Desert Botanical Garden


Peggy Forbes & Tom Koelbl


Photography by I Do Photography
“We wanted our wedding to be an intimate and fun celebration of our happiness with our friends and family,” says Peggy Forbes, who married Tom Koelbl in front of the picturesque backdrop of Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix after a year-and-a-half courtship that culminated with a proposal in Berkley, Calif. The evening reception prominently highlighted the couple’s mutual love of books and reading—significant because the couple connected via e-Harmony due to a book (“Unbroken”) that they had both read. The escort cards and individualized menus took the form of bookmarks, and stacks of classic books sat next to the cake. As beautiful as the day was, it wasn’t without its memorable mishaps—“We went to light the unity candle and the lighter was missing,” Peggy recalls. “We had a moment of levity that was real and imperfect—just like us!”
 01_peggytom 02_peggytom 03_peggytom 04_peggytom 05_peggytom 06_peggytom FEATURED REAL WEDDING: Peggy & Tom's Intimate Garden Wedding
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CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE Desert Botanical Garden
WEDDING CAKE Let Them Eat Cake
OFFICIANT Jackie Forbes (sister of the bride)
WEDDING CONSULTANT Life Design Event Planning
HAIR & MAKEUP Cherry The Salon
FORMAL WEAR Parker and Schmidt Clothiers
FLOWERS Table Tops Etc.
CATERING Santa Barbara Catering
MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT Ramsey the Great DJ & Carole Pellatt
RENTALS Cre8ive Event Rentals

TRANSPORTATION The Driver Provider

“My favorite part of the day was when we went to light the unity candle and the lighter was missing. We had a moment of levity that was real and imperfect – just like us! ”