Since Megan could remember, she has been planning her wedding. When she was little, her planning included complete with a binder full of her favorite venues, two dream weddings gowns, and flowers galore. She finished off her pre-planning with a presentation to her father with a final total and told him it was time to start saving! As the years went by, Megan’s love of weddings continues as she filled her Pinterest boards with all ideas and every creative way to make her special day one of the best days of her lives. Megan was not just a lover of planning her own wedding, but she loved following wedding vendor accounts on Instagram and keeping up with bridal trends. Now all she needed was a proposal!
Megan and Billy started dating in July of 2014. The couple met at a mutual friend’s birthday party and totally hit it off. After spending the whole night getting to know each other and even sneaking their first kiss, the two went their separate ways due to various reasons. One day while Megan was getting her cup of coffee to relieve her from nursing school stress, she ran into Billy. He was working administration at the same hospital. The two considered it fate. Their first date came and went and the rest is history.
In July of 2017, Billy and Megan made a trip to the Windy City. Chicago has been one of Billy’s favorite places, and he knew it was the perfect spot to propose. Megan being the planner she is, had their whole trip planned out except for one night that Billy requested he could plan. The couple started at the Bean, walked through Millennium Park, and ended up in Lurie Garden. Billy took in the scenery around the two and decided this was the perfect spot. He got down on one knee, and Megan said “yes” before he could even finish asking his question. They finished the special evening at the John Hancock building with dinner at the Signature Room overlooking the beautiful city.
With Megan’s Pinterest board in hand, she was ready to start planning her dream Scottsdale wedding. The morning after the proposal she started contacting vendors. McCormick Golf Ranch Club was the perfect spot for Megan and Billy’s perfect day, and the dress of Megan’s dreams was waiting for her at Grace Style & Bridal. Surrounded by the couple’s friends and family, the day was everything Megan had dreamt of since she was a little girl. The two will cherish their first look for years to come when looking back at their photos captured by Monique Hessler Weddings. This may not be your typical fairytale, but as Megan says, it is their fairytale.
Scottsdale Wedding at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Arizona Weddings Magazine Featured Vendors
Venue: McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Bridal Gown Boutique: Grace Style & Bridal
Veil: Grace Style and Bridal
Menu/Catering: McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Wedding Consultant: Melissa Blase at McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Other Local Vendors
Photographer: Monique Hessler Weddings | Invitations: Paper and Wink | Flowers: Table Tops Etc. | Music/Entertainment: Starz Entertainment | Wedding Cake: Red Apron Bakery | Videography: Something New Media | Engagement Ring: The Dimond Source | Hair/Makeup: Heather Van Houten & Artists | Rentals: StrungUp AZ | Transportation: Dunn Transportation Ollie the Trolley | Wedding Night Accommodations: Hotel Valley Ho | Rehearsal Dinner: Blanco Tacos & Tequila