I remember the day that I first met Theresa and Paul so clearly. They walked up to me at an event and we started talking about their wedding and photography. I fell head over heals in love with both of them. Theresa’s smile totally lit up the room and Paul was a totally nice and classy guy. I KNEW that they were my type of clients and perfect for me. When they called to tell me that they wanted to book me I was so ecstatic!
The wedding was held on December 31, 2010, New Years Eve, at the Royal Palms Resort. It was BEAUTIFUL! Theresa and Paul, with the help of one of our favorite coordinators, Jen Thye (Imoni Events), put on the event of the year. The ceremony was held outside at night in the Alegria Garden (one of my favorite locations). They lit the area where they were standing and it made for a very memorable night. The reception was decorated like nothing i’ve ever seen; Theresa had a specific vision for it that turned out beautifully.
Both Theresa and Paul have amazing kids from previous marriages, that were very involved in the entire day. I love how they incorporated the entire family.
I had a wonderful team with me for this wedding and I can’t thank them enough (I had no voice the day of the wedding due to a nasty cold, so they were so very helpful and did an amazing job). Thank you to Briana, JennyP and KB for all your wonderful help!
And, as always, I must give a huge shout out to all the amazing vendors who really made this a day that Theresa and Paul will never forget! You were ALL amazing.
Here is the list of who we were lucky enough to work with at this wedding:
Venue + Catering: The Royal Palms
Event Coordinator: Imoni Events
Videography: Serendipity Videography
Florist: The Flower Studio
Officiant: Scott Swanson
Hair: Jessica Lawson
Makeup: Linda Wagner
Linens: Wildflower Linens
Gown: Suzanne’s Bridal
Let’s start out with some of the amazing details of the day. Look at all this yummy goodness!! Ahhhh… details.
When I walked in Theresa was relaxed as ever. Candles were lit, Champagne was flowing… it was wonderful.
kb got ready with Paul and his son and Theresa’s son. She got some great pictures.
Look at how gorgeous Theresa is.
Theresa’s daughter walked in and we got this beautiful mother+daughter shot.
I’m so thankful for first looks. They really help us to get some amazing images and show some very RAW emotion.
He got her a beautiful watch. Love the reactions!
PORTRAIT TIME=Kim’s favorite time of the day! LOVE THESE!
Our newest team member, Briana, walked around and got some gorgeous detail shots of the day. Way to go Briana!
Ceremony details! Isn’t it gorgeous?
Theresa with her son… I love this moment.
I normally don’t post many formal portraits, but I couldn’t resist these.
The Ceremony was VERY dramatic. Love these next few.
Nice capture by Briana.
Off to the GORGEOUS Reception Details.
Paul’s kids walking in… LOVE!
Beautiful First Dance.
I love this shot that kb got!
Paul’s son had the best speech any of us have ever heard. He had everyone roaring with laughter.
Tender moment. New Favorite.
Dances with the kids.
Thank you Theresa and Paul for letting me be a part of such a beautiful and amazing day. You guys are perfect!
Now, off to a little more about the us side…. December 31st, 2010 was one of the coldest days EVER in phoenix… so we were freezing… as always we got a few pictures of each other and I thought I would share some of the fun, craziness, and heavy coats (at least for Arizona).
A few pics of the vendors that worked the event!!
Serendipity, SKM, the KJ team, and Imoni Events. We have a lot of fun!