Arizona Grand Resort | Dina + Ryan
I met Dina in grade school, we used to play each other in basketball (we were both small but feisty!) Our catholic grade school up bringing meant that we would most likely meet again in high school and sure enough we were in the same freshman class at St. Mary's High School. After high school we lost touch, friends on social media, we kept up with what the other was doing. Dina is a amazing singer in the fantastic Static Dance Band, it made me so happy to see that she was continuing to do what she loves, she has a truly incredible voice! And along the way she noticed that I had become a wedding photographer, it was so wonderful to get her email asking to meet and talk about her wedding.
Dina, Ryan and I met at The Vig and immediately I saw how happy and deeply in love they both were. They compliment each other's personalities perfectly and its absolutely clear that they understand each other. Even the night they got engaged, Ryan, knowing how important Dina's family is to her, arranged a surprise engagement party so she could have them all there to celebrate. These two have been searching for one another for a long time and I'm so happy they finally found their other half.
Dina and Ryan's wedding was at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix. Dina walked down the very long palm lined aisle of the Paseo courtyard toward the love of her life, the rest of her life. There were tears through out the crowd of 225 guests when Dina and Ryan read their personalized vows. The joy on both their faces when they were declared husband and wife was a beautiful sight. These two are surrounded by so much love, support and faith that there is nothing they won't be able to concur together.
Thank you Dina and Ryan for including me in your beautiful day, it's truly such an honor!
Here are some of my favorites from the day I hope you love them as much as I do!
Because what's a getting ready room without champagne??
Flora Bella did an AMAZING job designing the bouquets, so beautiful!
In love with the coral bridesmaids dresses, such a gorgeous pop of color!
Because when it's your wedding you personalize the sunglasses, obviously :)
The Arizona Grand has beautiful hidden areas everywhere with wood burning fireplaces and fountains around every corner.
The Arizona Grand Resort's Paseo Courtyard is a stunning palm lined space that framed Dina and Ryan's ceremony perfectly.
There is nothing better than that smile!
Flora Bella again for the win!
I mean lets talk about that cathedral veil!! Dina you are just stunning!