This real Arizona wedding is a gorgeous blend of the very best of Arizona and the excitement of New Orleans. Kylli and Steven got married at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, which was photographed by Rachel Solomon. The couple originally met five years ago when Steven was a pre-med student. He and Kylli had vastly different plans in life; Kylli wanted to marry young, while Steven wanted to wait until his 30s. However, fate had other ideas in mind. The two fell in love within a month of meeting each other, and finally decided to tie the knot.
They wanted their wedding to be a reflection of the two cultures that would be joined at the altar, and decided to incorporate the festivity and zest for life of New Orleans (Steven’s hometown), with the surreal beauty of the Arizona desert (where Kylli was raised). The result is an elegant yet jubilant air against the backdrop of majestically romantic Sonoran mountains. Kylli and Steven started with Arizona as the template for their wedding. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain venue offered plenty of wonderful outdoor space and dramatic mountain vistas. Lush bougainvilleas combined with the natural green shades of cacti and the dusty blue of succulents provided the base for the florals and palette, while Moroccan gold metallics and cobalt blue stained glass added an exotic desert flair. New Orleans influenced the event and decor, with tables named after streets in the French Quarter, a procession after dinner in a classic “second line,” and midnight snacks to keep the party going into the early hours. All in all, Kylli and Steven’s Tucson Wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain was a fantastic celebration of love and life, and heritage.
Event Planning: Louise Thomas, Events Made Special
Floral: Avant- Garde Floral Design Studio
Gown: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo Collection
Hair & Makeup: Margarita GoDiva
Rentals: Frostings Event Design & Rentals
Band: The JJs Band
Ceremony Music: TESORO
DJ: Satyr Entertainment
Videographer: Black Sheep Filmworks
Paper: Studio BDR
Calligraphy: Jillian Vandall
Hookah: Fumar Cigars