LOVE was in the air for Girard and Heathers wedding and I was fortunate as being picked as their Scottsdale Wedding Photographer. It was in the mid 70s and a perfect Arizona spring sunny late afternoon outdoor wedding at Scottsdale Civic Center. People, colors, pets and music where everywhere and in and all around their wedding held in a very public place yet still was amazingly intimate.

The Hotel Saguaro right next to the Scottsdale Civic Center ceremony site is known for being filled with bright vibrant colors on the doors, walls and in all the halls making it great backgrounds for a photographer to work with whether it being portraits or editorial shooting documenting the day. The couple chose to keep the theme going with a lot of colors of their own by being as creative as having the brides maids bouquets and the grooms accessories made up of peacock feathers. Even their dog Mia was dressed her part for the ceremony as she strutted down the isle sporting her own peacock feathered wear.

The ceremony was up on a grassy hill part of the Civic Center which kept others away yet it was so fun for so many onlookers sitting near by and watching the festivities. It was like the wedding had guests and the guests had their own crowd of distant guests. The music in the air during the ceremony was supplied by the grooms little brother John who was playing the saxophone.

The outdoor serving will brilliantly solved by Creative Hands Cuisine with no need of tables by the constant flow of quality hand delivered appetizers of all sorts until it was time for dessert which was also wisely solved for no need of plates by awesome vegan cupcakes made by Treehouse Bakery being served to the guest after the bride and groom first feeding each other their favorite picks from the many varieties on display.

The night ended with a lesson learned that Chinese lanters as awesome and beautiful they are should probably best only be attempted when there is not a bit of wind at all. All and all a great wedding with many logistics that would shy most away but sovled with really cool ideas by really good people.

Hotel Saguaro

Scottsdale Civic Center

Creative Hands Cuisine

Treehouse Bakery

Party Rentals

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