We are obsessed with this laidback Chandler wedding shot by Steph Wahlig. The couple met in fall of 2014 when Becca, who lived in New York, was volunteering in Oklahoma by rebuilding an animal sanctuary and met Kevin, who was the project manager. The couple’s natural chemistry sparked at a volunteering gathering and they started dating long distance. Throughout that period, the couple found time for visits with one another. On one such special visit for Thanksgiving, Kevin and his family joined Becca’s family in Philadelphia. On Friday, the couple stole some time alone together and took a walk. Kevin, flustered and nervous for the proposal, sat Becca down with tears in his eyes. After a nerve-wracking silence Kevin took out the ring and popped the question. The beaming couple celebrated with both of their families before Kevin returned to Oklahoma just three hours later.
Becca planned their Arizona wedding from her new home in Oklahoma. Their wedding planner Ashley Allen from Your Jubilee, served as eyes and ears in Arizona throughout the planning process. “They were always accommodating when we needed to talk stuff out with them and sent weekly email updates,” said Becca. “Most importantly, they really got my vision. We wanted a cool, laidback, fun wedding and they definitely delivered.”
On the big day Becca stunned in her gown from Uptown Bridal & Boutique. Foregoing a veil or a train, the dress was enhanced by unforgettable wings from Yes I Do Bridal. The couple’s sweet and informal reception was adorned with delectable candies and treats. Becca wanted to incorporate a feeling of levity into the reception and transformed the majestic ballroom into a lounge area, complete with white leather couches and LED furniture accents calling everyone to centerstage. Becca even surprised her mother with a mother-daughter dance and invited all the women present to join. The new tradition was a chance for Becca to share a special moment with her mother after her help planning the wedding.
Laidback Chandler Wedding
Venue: Crown Plaza San Marcos Resort | Wedding Planner: Ashley Allen from Your Jubilee | Flowers: In Bloom Wedding and Event Floral Music/Entertainment: Curtis Whipple (reception), Encore Quartet (ceremony) | Wedding Cake: Lesley’s Creative Cakes | Dress “Wings”: Serena of Yes I Do Bridal | Engagement Ring: Love in Stone | Hair: Danielle Jones & Mischa Mendoza of Luxe Salon | Makeup: Vaya Salon | Rentals: kool party rentals and Classic Party Rentals | Linens: Southwick Linens | Honeymoon: L’Auberge de Sedona