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Brenden + Michelle: A Saguaro Buttes Wedding Story In Tucson

May 17, 2013

Filed in: WEDDINGS

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A few years ago, a very girly twenty-something fashion designer/magazine worker stepped into the world of business and finance when she landed a new job and was looking for a little change. Little did she know that all the single guys in the business world would swoon over this new beautiful woman who was completely out of place in the world of finance and was all things fashion… Brenden was one of them. Michelle caught his eye the moment he met her and he kept his feelings for her hidden for more than a year until she received flowers at work from an anonymous person and he was JEALOUS. 🙂 He made his move and finally asked her out. They had an ongoing game during the time they worked together that every time the clock struck 11:11am, they would make a wish together (never revealing their wishes). This game continued throughout their relationship and finally on 11/11/2011, Brenden surprised Michelle and got down on one knee with a beautiful diamond ring in his hand. He confessed something to the effect of “you remember all those times we made a wish at 11:11am? My wish was always that you would be mine.” Their love story would make any hopeless romantic CAVE at the knees!

Andrew and I were thrilled to have the opportunity to capture their wedding day and every meeting that I had with Michelle, I was on Cloud 9. Her love for life and excitement for photography made me feel so anxious for her wedding day to watch her glowing in love!
On the day of the wedding, there was more than just a little that didn’t quite go the way Michelle would have wished. 🙂 The weather was NUTS and almost changed the ceremony! Michelle was so calm and collected, though, and has been through this whole process. For those of you who haven’t tried, it’s an incredibly stressful thing to plan a wedding on your own and what she and her vendors put together was a stunning and incredible wedding! What I loved most about their wedding was during their ceremony, when their officiant sharing their love story to everyone and I got to hear it once again! From start to finish, they have an amazing story from being co-workers, to friends, to dating to deciding to spend the rest of their lives together!

Here is their wedding day told by us. Enjoy! 🙂 -E

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The weather was incredibly ominous… at any moment, it looked like it was going to thunder and storm all of us into the banquet hall. Thankfully, the weather was held at bay, and what could have been a disaster turned into a completely unique and adventurous wedding ceremony 🙂 Windy, cloudy, and thunder rolling in the distance, but the wedding went on…
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Going the extra mile 🙂
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  1. Amanda says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

  2. Andrew says:

    Thanks Amanda! 🙂

  3. Abigail Gorman says:

    I love love love the clusters of lanterns on the aisle leading to the alter!! so many great shots!!!

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