Chris and Ashley's wedding at The Paseo Venue in Apache Junction, AZ was a wedding we won't soon forget! We had been looking forward to working at this new wedding venue for quite some time. The Paseo Venue highlights everything beautiful about living in the desert! The Paseo sits at the base of the majestic Superstition Mountains. The modern wood clean lined barn has touches of rusted, corrugated and industrial metal. We were so excited with Chris and Ashley booked their wedding with us that we would finally get to capture a wedding day at this unique venue.
Chris and Ashley's love story is one to swoon over. Chris was roommates with Ashley's brother when they were both living in New York. Ashley moved to Arizona and after they reconnected on Facebook Chris determined that "he had to go see about a girl" and they have been together ever since. Chris enlisted their adorable daughter Quinn for his proposal to Ashley in San Diego. Quinn said "Momma will you marry Dada?" who could resist a proposal like that?!
Their wedding day was filled with fun moments with their best friends! They had us chuckling all day along with them. When the ceremony started their was a super sweet moment when Quinn met her dad as he was making his way to the altar. Chris couldn't hold back his emotions when he saw Ashley walking up the aisle, and Quinn didn't want to be left out so she followed Mama down the aisle too.
We quickly made it through Family Portrait time and finished up the full wedding party photos. We had the most beautiful golden hour portrait time with the the bride & groom.
Quinn was a little wary of us most of the day so we had to get creative to get photos of this cute family of three. We ended up photographing some precious moments they shared from across the patio to give Quinn the space she needed. These images ended up being some of the couples favorites from the day. Then it was time for the reception to begin.
We finished off the night with a fantastic sparkler send off!
GETTING READY VENUE: Gold Canyon Resort
RECEPTION/CEREMONY VENUE: The Paseo Venue
FLORIST: J Barry Designs
CAKE ARTIST: Piece of Cake
MAKEUP-ARTIST: Ashlee Miller Artistry
HAIR ARTIST: Something Beautiful Styles