Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Surrounded by lush greenery and cascading waterfalls, Marie and Kenny’s Val Vista Lakes Wedding was right out of a tropical dream!

Wedding day is the best day, especially when the proposal came as a surprise on the beach in Mexico, and the couple has been walking hand in hand in bliss ever since. This couple’s friends had been trying to get them together forever but neither seemed interested until they bumped into each other at a friend’s daughter’s birthday, and they have been together ever since and their big day was everything they dreamed of.

Val Vista Lakes was the perfect setting for Marie and Kenny’s outdoor wedding. They had a view of the beach, lake, and waterfall, all while the sun was setting and saying I do’s. The couple also wanted to incorporate their family members that could not make it, so they had a sand ceremony for the loss of a mother, and a dove releasing to honor the bride’s grandfather. It was a sweet ceremony for the couple to tie in all the portions of family and friends, for them to become one.

Rachel Leintz Photography captured the day with everything they were expecting and more. The bride looked stunning in a lace mermaid gown that fluffed out with numerous feathers at the bottom next to her groom. The difference for this bride and groom though that made their day more special than could be imagined was that they had two weddings. The first wedding was in the ICU because they wanted Kenny’s mom to witness the big day. She was too ill to be able to make it to the wedding and having a ceremony for her, and being able to incorporate her into all the details of their big wedding was the perfect combination for the bride and groom. They felt all the love and sincerity from friends and family gathered around to celebrate not only their wedding day, but a celebration of life of Kenny’s mom too.

Val Vista Lakes Wedding

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Photo: Elizabeth Hayden Photography

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Photo: Elizabeth Hayden Photography

Val Vista Lakes Wedding with Rachel Leintz Photography | Arizona Weddings Magazine

Photo: Elizabeth Hayden Photography

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VENUE: Val Vista Lakes Events
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rachel Leintz Photography

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