As the air begins to cool in Arizona, and the feels of Fall arrive, Rachel and Mitch say I do in a beautiful backdrop of greenery at Arrowhead Country Club.
Rachel and her girls began their day getting glammed up in gorgeous golden robes, and of course a bridal white set for Rachel! They arrived at Arrowhead Country Club looking SO beautiful! Rachel got in her dress with her bridesmaids, sister and Gram watching and soaking in how gorgeous she looked.
The boys, not taking long to get ready, were up at the bar, having a quick drink and cheers-ing to Mitch! Mitch put the final touches on his vows to Rachel, and met the guy’s at the bar to celebrate, too!
Rachel’s dad, Jay, awaited a first look with Rachel among the gorgeous tree’s. Her brother Alex, and sister Jami watched as their dad saw Rachel in her gown for the first time. Jay, overcome with emotion, hugged Rachel, as she shed tears too. Behind them, Jami, Alex and Gram looked on, feeling all the feels with them. It was a heartfelt moment. Seeing how absolutely stunning Rachel is, as a Bride! Daddy daughter moments are the sweetest.
As the ceremony took place, their officiant, close to Mitch, shared insights into their relationship. Interviewing them both previously, and reading aloud what they said about one another. They laughed and smiled at one another as he listed off the things they love about each other. Then he shared truly beautiful words that each of their parents said about them. Leaving their family and friends laughing, and dabbing tears. Rachel’s Gram, and Mitch’s mom both had the honor of reciting heartfelt words and prayer at the altar, with the soon to be newlyweds.
As they were officially announced as Husband and Wife, and shared their first kiss, they both had the biggest smile’s on their faces! Their loved one’s cheered as they joyfully recessed down the aisle, sharing a sweet celebratory kiss at the end!
As guests enjoyed cocktail hour, Rachel and Mitch snuck away with us for some official HUSBAND AND WIFE portraits, soaking in the newlywed feeling, and the golden sunset glow.
The reception began, and they were officially announced to their friends and family as Mr + Mrs Haynes, sharing a first dance as the room looked on. Just after their first dance as Husband and Wife, Rachel and Mitch gave the most touching speech, honoring the life of her mother Michelle, bringing the whole room to tears. Then, cheers-ing to Michelle with her signature drink, served in her honor,
“Shelly’s Spicy Margarita”!
Their day, filled with terracotta, navy, and neutrals was the perfect Fall color palette. Seeing it all come together had an extra special meaning to them. Rachel’s mom, Michelle, helped her plan her Wedding. Seeing all the colors, decorations, florals, and so much more, was the sweetest gift, knowing she helped create the ambiance of the Wedding with her. Their vision came to life in the most beautiful way. A sentimental feeling when you looked all around and felt Michelle’s presence in every stunning detail.
Surrounded by their family and friends, Rachel and Mitch celebrated their love for one another through touching speeches by their most loved family and best friends. They danced and made their day so intentionally THEM. Incorporating special moments, like Mitch’s brother in the Mother Son Dance! He was so surprised when the DJ swapped over to his favorite song; The Cha Cha Slide! Bringing everyone on the dance floor, where they opened a night full of dancing and joy!
Rachel and Mitch,
Thank you so much for the absolute honor of being there with you as you two became Husband and Wife. What a gift to be surrounded by all who love and adore you both. Seeing the love and commitment that you both grew up witnessing in your own parents marriages, and how that blessing will be passed down to you was truly special. The way you both spent the day with so much intention, making every detail of your day special. There are no words to adequately say how meaningful your Wedding day was, in so many ways. Congratulations to you both!
Hair: KB Glam
Makeup: Eye Candy by Brandy
Planning + Floral: Lisa
Venue: Arrowhead Country Club