Colleen & Brad – Married at Desert Botanical Gardens

It was such a joy to photograph Colleen and Brad!  They were married this past Saturday at the Desert Botanical Gardens. The event was coordinated by Sandy from In Awe Weddings, and it was such a pleasure to work with her. She made sure everything ran so smoothly.

I started the day with Colleen and her girls at the Marriott in Old Town Scottsdale:Allison Pynn was her make-up artist. She was great and so prepared! She even had a bag full of straws. I was impressed.Her beautiful wedding gown was from Demetrios in Scottsdale:Loved her Calvin Klein wedding sandals:Oooooh it’s time for the dress:Love this moment:A keepsake from the girls:Reading a card from Brad:It’s okay to be a little jealous, Colleen looked stunning!Their first look was so special. And even though Brad was initially against seeing each other before the ceremony and a little hesitant about the whole thing, his exact words were: “I’m so glad we did this!”. Yay :)My favorite image of the day:Loved all their bouquets by Flowers with Flair:

Such a sweet moment right before the ceremony:

Let the party begin!So many great moments! Colleen and Brad, thank you for trusting me so much and for making me a part of your day. I appreciate it more than I can put into words.


  1. Wonderful pictures and I must say these are some of the happiest people I have ever seen at a wedding. I really like what the Desert brings to the table. We obviously don’t have that here in B’ham. Enjoyed the pictures and take care.

  2. oh man! A dessert wedding is such a good idea! And her colors are so unique! Love the Bridesmaids walking. Their expressions are perfect. Well done, Chrisi!

  3. these are the most amazing pictures. they really capture the specialness of the day. my favorite is the moment they see each other and the groom and his mom. just magical

  4. This pictures really are fantastic and bring out all of the love and joy that was felt the entire wedding weekend. Thank you Cristi for doing such a wonderful job taking these incredible photos.

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