Delicate flowers rested in her hair, the sun peered through dark, misty clouds, and Darth Vader’s “Imperial March” played by two violinists filled the air. A playful choice for a grooms entrance down the aisle. But nothing could compare to the silence from the guests as Anna made her debut clutching her fathers arm, so ready for that very moment.
That day was awaited in anticipation. Doug and I were ecstatic to even just be in the presense of Anna & Joel’s Torreon Golf Club Wedding, let alone to photograph it for them to share with their future grandchildren.
Their story (see their engagement session here) was one that touched us. They brought us to the very place they met and told us stories of new found love as college sweethearts. It pulled us into them, and their wedding day was nothing less than another piece to their never ending story.
We could feel the pull, their intense love for each other through the excitement and anticipation for their first look. They were eager to get the day started.
We watched through our lenses as Joel’s smile pulled into a grin when he saw his beautiful bride in her romantic sweetheart wedding gown, and as Anna’s eyes widened while she admired him in his navy blue tuxedo. It was an intimate moment and it set the tone for the rest of the day.
Friends and family gathered under the canopy of the clouds and trees, along with the brisk fall winds, and they bore witness to the beginning of Anna & Joel’s adventure through marriage. Later accompanied by the most fabulous after party of the year. :)
Anna & Joel,
You two are an inspiration of love and commitment and we love the friendship that we have gained from you through your journey. We can’t wait for another double date with you guys, and hopefully we actually go where we say we’re going and not end up at Cowboy Ciao. ;)
Venue | Torreon Golf Club (Show Low, AZ)
Photography | B Focused Photography & Design (Brooke & Doug)
Florals | Shawn Foster-Wright Floral Design
Dress | Willowby by Watters
Dress Shop | Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Hair | Bekkah at Ashten’s Salon
Makeup | Bekkah from Ashten’s Salon
DJ | Ray the DJ
Cake | Persnikkity’s Café & Bakery