Lush Garden Arizona Wedding | Jessica & Daniel
Jessica & Daniel got married last Saturday in Mesa, AZ in a beautiful garden setting. You might remember these two from their Boyce Thompson Arboretum Engagement session, where Daniel played a sweet song for Jessica with his guitar. In true romantic fashion, Jessica & Daniel really epitomize courtship and chivalry, which is so evident in the way Daniel cares for Jessica. A great example of this is their adorable proposal, which you can read about in their engagement blog post.
Before their big day arrived, Jessica told me that she wanted it to be filled with worship and mindfulness of God. This goal was so apparent as anyone who attended will tell you that Jessica and Daniel’s faith was the cornerstone of the celebration. We started the day photographing details as the Bride and Groom finished getting ready with their wedding party. Jessica and Daniel are blessed to have a TON of support and love in their life.. each had eight of their closest friends by their side, surrounding them with lots of laughs and prayers. Soon enough, it was time to photograph the first look between the Bride and Groom, and Daniel’s reaction said it all. As soon as he turned around, the biggest smile swept across his face and he couldn’t stop saying, “wow!” With good reason- Jessica looked stunning in her dress and the two looked elegant and timeless together. After the first look, we photographed the wedding party and before long Jessica was walking down the aisle.
Jessica & Daniel’s wedding ceremony was so full of love. When I asked Jessica how she knew Daniel was the person she would marry, she said, “He loves me in a way that I feel like I’m the only girl on this planet… Daniel has taught me that I’m deserving of love in a way I never knew possible.” These words couldn’t have rang more true throughout their wedding ceremony. What became even more clear was the amount of love provided by the community surrounding Jessica and Daniel. Together, everyone sang worship and prayed over the new husband and wife. The day was a perfect fall day with a slight chill in the air, and we couldn’t have been happier to document it for two of the sweetest people we’ve had the privilege to meet!
Jessica & Daniel: Your kindness is so very appreciated, and your genuine nature is contagious. Meeting you guys and getting to know you both has been so great! John and I found ourselves saying more than once “Gosh, Jessica & Daniel are seriously SO sweet!” And we mean it! Praying many years of God-glorifying marriage for you two! And hope to run into you at Korean BBQ again. 😉 Haha!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Katelyn Cantu Photography
VENUE: Garden Tuscana
FLORIST: DIY Bridesmaid / Friend
MAKEUP: Goeun Lee
HAIR: Denise Diaz
WEDDING DRESS: David’s Bridal
BRIDAL SHOES: Bandolino
PHOTO BOOTH: Etc. Entertainment
CATERER: Chef Martin with Santi’s Catering
CAKE: Bamboo Bakery
VIDEOGRAPHER: Sam Lee