Not even pouring rain could stop the love of Wes and Tristan’s intimate backyard wedding. These two soul mates were nothing but smiles as the rain came.
Intimate Backyard Wedding Outlasts the Rain
What do they say? Rain on your wedding day is good luck? Perhaps that is true but most couples sigh when they see the rain. Especially in Arizona where it never rains. Nonetheless Wes and Tristan were an unstoppable force and nothing was going to keep them from enjoying their intimate wedding day.
My assistant and I arrived a bit early to scout out the grounds. I wanted to have options on every aspect of where to photograph our happy couple. After a quick survey it was time to get to work. Tristan was in the early stages of getting ready with hair and makeup. These are always fun images to get as they begin to tell the story of the wedding day. Wes arrived a short time later and began his preparation that started with a little grooming.
Once Tristan had finished up she took a moment to write Wes a personal note. These are generally bombshells for the groom as they become overwhelmed with emotion. With the note being delivered it was time for the dress. These moments are some of the most emotional for the bride and her mom. Capturing the final touch of “mom” zipping up the dress and her little girl spinning around for that first look is priceless. Tears generally flow and that is quite alright. Tristan looked absolutely breath taking in her wedding dress. The natural light in her bridal room was too good to pass up. We seized the opportunity to get some of Tristan’s bridal portraits right there.
Our couple dressed and ready it was time for the first look. I live to photograph these as it gives them a few minutes to relax and just enjoy the moment.
With that first look in the books it was time for our couple to prepare for the ceremony. With the rain coming down the ceremony had to be moved under the patio. Our couple never blinked and our bride looked stunning in her Allure Bridals dress as Wes watched her come down the aisle.
Wes and Tristan’s ceremony was filled with love and commitment. As family and friends looked on they became Arizona’s latest newly weds. Now it was time to party! Leading off the reception was the first dance for our two love birds. Their dance was followed with Tristan dancing with her mother while Wes danced with his mother.
After dinner was served I took our happy couple poolside for a few quick bridal portraits. The rain had stopped so we took advantage of the time we had as storms were building on the horizon.
As the night played on Tristan and Wes enjoyed their wedding reception. Playing the infamous shoe game and dancing with friends and family into the wee hours of the night. These two never stopped smiling the whole day. Just as it should be.
I want to thank Tristan and Wes for allowing me to photograph their special day. They have so much love for one another. I wish them all the best!!!
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