The long awaited union between this sweet couple started off with talks of marriage early on. The couple met when Chris escorted Sarah through the DM Air Force Base for her first day as a lifeguard at the base. While waiting for her paperwork to be processed, the pair sat together and the ID administrator made the assumption that they were married. Although Chris was secretly wishing they were, Sarah stepped in and told her they were not. After finishing up telling her own romance story, the administrator exclaimed, “Don’t forget to invite me to your wedding one day!” Little did she know, she was predicting a beautiful celebration that would happen a little over six years later.
Right before the couple took a special trip to Hawaii, Chris planned a romantic surprise proposal in Los Angeles where Sarah was living at the time. The memorable Infinity Room exhibit at the Broad Museum served as the backdrop for the proposal and as the lights twinkled around them, Chris was only focused on one light – Sarah. He got down on one knee during a lull in the lights and Sarah, completely surprised, immediately said yes!
The couple’s gorgeous Southwest-inspired Tucson wedding at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa was a stunning celebration. Sarah looked absolutely breathtaking in a romantic long sleeved lace gown and her bridesmaids donned draped gowns in a deep berry color exuded the same romantic feeling. The rich floral bouquets designed by Alexis Grace Florals coordinated perfectly with the dresses and had light colored roses along with deep colored roses and a long sash. Chris and his groomsmen looked classic with a twist in navy blue suits from Celebrity Tux & Tails. The ceremony altar was adorned with a heart of foliage above the couple and a special rug from the groom brought back from Afghanistan after a deployment. Rose petals were strewn all along the ceremony altar and at the reception, particularly around the sweetheart table specially seated for Sarah & Chris. There the couple was able to enjoy their special day with just the two of them and look out at all their friends and family who helped them celebrate. Vienna Glenn Photography captured every moment of the couple’s rooftop Tucson wedding, so they would always be able to look back on the day they finally became a married couple.
Tucson Wedding with Alexis Grace Florals
VENUE: Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa | PHOTOGRAPHY: Vienna Glenn Photography | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Lillian West from Ivory Row | BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: BHLDN | INVITATIONS: Alexa Nelson Prints | MUSIC/ENTERTAINMENT: The Lucky Devils | WEDDING CAKE: Village Bakehouse | OFFICIANT: Pete Rehrmann from Holy Cross | VEIL: Custom by Blanca Veils | ENGAGEMENT RING: Demarco from Emerald Lady | HAIR: Taylor Lamb & Lauren Tani from Habit Salon | MAKEUP: Makeup by Joolie | FAVORS: Popcorn Country | RENTALS: Love & Lace | MINI HONEYMOON: L’Auberge Sedona | REHEARSAL DINNER: El Charro