Kati and Alex’s Paradise Valley wedding was many years in the making. Their story began back in 2001 when the two of them first met at a charity event in Scottsdale. Years later in 2009, they ran into each other at a wine tasting. Yet it wasn’t until 2012 that the couple went out on their first date at a bar that backed up to Camelback Mountain. At this point, the sparks flew as an instant connection was made. Kati and Alex couldn’t get enough of one another, and began spending time together frequently. As a result, their families grew close and began a tradition of spending the holidays together. Finally on Christmas Eve in 2013, Alex decided to to propose to Kati in front of both their families. He had memorized a heart-warming speech which he recited to Kati, who enthusiastically said yes to his proposal without any hesitation.
After over a year of planning, Kati and Alex tied the knot at a local church and had their reception at El Chorro for their Paradise Valley wedding. Katrina and Andrew Photography were on hand to capture all the sweet moments and special details from the first look to all the crazy dance moves. Kati walked down the aisle in a stunning dress and veil from Uptown Bridal and Boutique. With her love of all things vintage, Kati carried with her a handkerchief made by a friend’s grandmother in 1922 and a bouquet made of vintage brooches. As the evening moved to El Chorro, guests enjoyed the delicious food and beautiful color palette of ivory, silver, and yellow. Florals from The Studio at Cactus Flower completed the look and feel of day. Kati and Alex’s wedding stands as an exemplary Arizona wedding.
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Katrina and Andrew Photography
RECEPTION SITE: El Chorro Casa Paloma
BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Essense of Australia from Uptown Bridal & Boutique
VEIL: Uptown Bridal & Boutique
FLOWERS: The Studio at Cactus Flower
MENU/CATERING: El Chorro
CEREMONY SITE: Brophy Chapel | BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: Wedding Accessory Superstore | FORMAL WEAR: Brothers Tailors | INVITATIONS: PaperCrazy | MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: Instant Classics | WEDDING CAKE: Caketini | VIDEOGRAPHY: V Elegance | JEWELRY – Unique Vintage Chic | HAIR/MAKEUP: Allison Pynn | RENTALS: US to U Party Rentals | LINENS: Garden of Roses | TRANSPORTATION: Ollie the Trolley | GUEST ACCOMMODATIONS: The Plaza | WEDDING NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: Camelback Inn | HONEYMOON: St. Croix | OTHER: Creative Ice Cream , Ford Dudley Bagpiper