Ray + Katie are so special to us. We don’t often shoot “holiday” weddings but I knew when I met Ray and Katie that we would absolutely make an exception and we wanted nothing more than to spend our New Years Eve with these two and their loved ones. We were honored to be asked to document their love story and their wedding was everything a New Years Eve party should be.
There were a few set backs leading up to the wedding day as the forecast changed and predicted serious storms and rain. Instead of the beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking Camelback mountain that Katie had hoped for, her wedding was moved last minute indoors to Omni Montelucia Resort. The staff there was happy to work with her and they were so gracious and accommodating… it was truly perfect and didn’t seem like a Plan B at all! We stayed out of the rain as much as we could but not even the gloomy skies could keep the smile off of Ray and Katie’s faces. These two have patiently waited many years for their soul mate, and they knew when they met that they had finally found the one they had been waiting and searching for. He’s a doctor… she’s a lawyer… what more could they need? Witnessing their love and excitement and everyone else surrounding them who were THRILLED about their union was such a blessing to us.
A big thank you to the fabulous Samantha with IMONI Events who cheerfully slaved the day (and the months prior to the wedding) away to make sure Ray and Katie had their dream wedding. Her hard work and dedication was beyond amazing to everyone and she is a truly talented woman.
Here are a few of our favorites from their wedding day… enjoy! -A&J
Congratulations Ray + Katie! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together! -A&J
A BIG thank you to the amazing wedding professionals who made this day so special:
Wedding Planner: Samantha Glascock with IMONI EVENTS
Ceremony Venue: Omni Montelucia Resort & Spa
Reception Venue: El Chorro (Thank you, Lindsey Rendon!)
Florals & Decor: Andrew & Tamar Jones (You two are amazing!)
DJ: MT Sounds
Videography: Simply Cinema
Cake: Piece of Cake
Table Linens: La Tavola Linen
Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings
Invitations: Allison Alvidrez + Etsy.com
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Wedding Gown: Nordstrom
Makeup: Sarah Sanmarco