Long-lasting love is built on a strong foundation, and, like fine wine, gets better with time. For Roxanne and Gus, their love was built over the course of 10 years. After being introduced by Gus’s mutual friend, who happened to be Roxanne’s boss, the pair began a love affair like no other. After nearly 10 years of romance and friendship, Gus decided it was finally time to take the next step. At Devil’s Bridge in Sedona, overlooking gorgeous mountain views, Gus got down on one knee with a gorgeous blue topaz ring and pronounced his undying love for Roxanne. Of course, Roxanne said yes, and only eight months later, the couple said I do in a fabulous Old World Elegant wedding captured by Rachel Leintz Photography at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa.
The wedding was an elaborate affair. The couple and their 135 guests were treated to a mix of elegance and relaxed romance at the wedding. The white roses and flickering candles everywhere brought a peaceful presence to the ceremony, where Gus and Roxanne said their vows to the tune of a string quartet, and recognized their mothers with a rose in a nod to Lebanese tradition.
For the reception, the couple decided to dine outdoors as well, and after all the candles were lit and the moon was shining bright, their romantic Old World Elegant wedding turned into a full-blown fiesta. The couple took part in a traditional Lebanese dance called the Debki, and then continued to party it up with their guests. Their favors were customized Moscow mule glasses, which the guests used to take part in the Moscow mule bar. After a night of love and laughter, the newlyweds departed to their room, and after a quick brunch the next day, they jetted off to Austria for a romantic road trip down to the Amalfi Coast. Luxury and romance were the key components of this wedding, and it certainly was one to remember.
Old World Elegant Wedding
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Leintz Photography
VENUE: Royal Palms Resort and Spa | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Ivory Row | FORMAL WEAR: Men’s Wearhouse | FLOWERS: Luxe Florist | MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Valley Mix Entertainment | VIDEOGRAPHY: r360 Solutions | WEDDING CONSULTANT: Bello Creations By Ti | ENGAGEMENT RING: Michael’s Fine Jewelry | HAIR/MAKEUP: Makiaj Beauty | FAVORS: Ruze Cake House | RENTALS: Prim Rentals | Other: Copper Mug Co.