February 4, 2020
Alex and Travis have a way of making you feel like a lifelong friend even when you’ve only just met. We officially met for the first time on their wedding day! Of course we’d talked on the phone and emailed back and forth. But they had traveled for their Forest Highlands Canyon Clubhouse Wedding in Flagstaff, Az all the way from Southern California! So we just hadn’t had the opportunity to meet in person beforehand! But when I introduced myself to Alex when she was getting ready she greeted me with a big hug! And all her bridesmaids instantly welcomed me into the getting ready room. They asked how they could help, cleared a perfect getting ready corner for photos, and even fake laughed on command! It was pretty much the best thing ever.
But it didn’t end there! Travis greeted me with the same amount of enthusiasm! And when we set everything up for the first look he stayed totally calm. Well, until he cried when he saw Alex. And then cried again when she walked down the aisle. Travis getting emotional with his soon to be wife each time he saw her made me get emotional. I even teared up again during their first dance because it was so sweet. And in case you didn’t already know this first looks are my favorite moment of the day! Getting to hug, kiss, chat, and just be together on your wedding day is pretty much the dream.
And speaking of “the dream” their ceremony checked every dream item off of my bucket list. Not only was it outdoors, but also the light was perfect, they were surrounded by fresh florals, and they had their puppy as a member of the bridal party! At the risk of becoming a cliche… it was swoon worthy!
Alex and Travis, thank you so much for trusting me to be a part of your big day. I had such an amazing time celebrating with you. And I can’t wait for the next time my hubs and I are in SoCal so that we can double date at Disneyland!
And of course none of this would be possible without the fabulous creative team!
Venue: Forest Highlands Canyon Clubhouse
Wedding Coordinator: Karen Harting
Florist: Christine Dominquez
Cake Artist: Flagstaff Cake Company
DJ: Peaks Pro Events
Makeup Artist: Ashley Blunt Beauty
Hair Artist: Megan Leland Hair Artistry
Bridal Gown: Deborah’s Bridal, Upland, Ca
Bridesmaids Gowns: Anthopologie, BHLDN
Men’s Suits: BlackTux.com
Lighting: Peaks Pro Events