Bride and groom kissing.

Renaissance Hotel Wedding | Chris and Leah

Chris and Leah had an amazing Renaissance Hotel Wedding over in Glendale AZ. These two celebrated their wedding day just as you should, surrounded by family and friends. 

When I first met Leah, I was immediately drawn into her personality. A combination of rambunctious with a clear direction of what she wanted for her wedding (if that can make sense, haha). As the big day approached we kept in sync as to how the day would go. One concern we both had would be the Arizona heat. With their wedding in June there was a huge concern of whether it would be indoors or outdoors.

As I was packing for their wedding I was watching the weather forecast religiously. It was going to be hot. Upon arriving at the hotel, my second shooter and I quickly scouted the hotel grounds. We were looking for possible shady spots that we might be able to use for the bride and groom formals. We finished up and made our way to Leah’s room. I introduced my second shooter Matt to Leah. After which Matt made his way towards Chris’s room to start photographing the guys. I began shooting some of Leah’s details as she and her bridesmaids continued getting ready.

With the ceremony fast approaching Chris and Leah were faced with a judgement call of where to hold the ceremony, indoors or outdoors. The temperature was rising with no hope of it stopping. Indoor ceremony was the call. The staff at the Renaissance Hotel had planned well for this being a possible situation. They had one of the ballrooms already being setup for the ceremony.

Leah made her way down the aisle as friends and family looked. She looked stunning as Chris stood waiting for her. A few tears were shed as well as a few laughs as the vows united these two into one. The reception followed with a night of dancing and fun. I want to finish up with a sincere thank you to both Chris and Leah for allowing me to photograph their special day. Such a loving couple that I wish nothing but the best! Below are a few of my favorite images from their Renaissance Hotel Wedding.

Bride's mother helping bride get into her dress.

Bride getting help from her sister and mother with her wedding dress.

Best man helping groom with his jacket.

Groom posing in a leather chair at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale Arizona.

Brides wedding shoes.

Bride posing with her bridesmaids.

Groom posing with groomsmen at a pool table.


Bride and groom smiling after their first look.

Bride and groom posing on a victorian couch.

Groom staring at bride on a staircase.

Bride and groom posing in front of a large mural at the Renaissance Hotel in Glendale Arizona.

Groom putting wedding ring on finger of bride.

Bride and groom exchanging vows.

Wedding rings closeup.

Grand entrance for wedding party.

Wedding reception place setting for Renaissance Hotel Wedding.

Bride and groom's first dance for their Renaissance Hotel wedding.

Wedding cake on display at reception.

Bride leading a conga line dancing.

Wedding reception dancing.

Bride and groom dancing at their wedding reception.



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