Destination weddings come in all shapes and sizes and this Scottsdale gem is proving you don't have to travel all the way to Europe to capture that old world charm. With the help of Imoni Events and Sarah's Garden, the Silverleaf Country Club was transformed into a bright, floral filled celebration with major Tuscany vibes. Take a peek at the full day so beautifully captured by Rachel Solomon, plus a film by Bright Bokeh below. From the bride...Because we are both born and raised in Oklahoma, Colby and I were always asked a lot, "So why Scottsdale?" Since the beginning of our relationship, the two of us have always visited Scottsdale with my parents. I remember we were at an outdoor spring concert at Silverleaf in April 2015, and I was absolutely sold on that venue after that night (even if we did have to wait 18 months for the perfect wedding date). The venue is absolutely stunning, and the breathtaking views don't hurt either.When it came to the planning of the big day, we took full advantage of the 18 month engagement and we planned in stages. We made a handful of visits out to Scottsdale from Oklahoma throughout the process and each visit was so productive, thanks to the amazing team at Imoni Events. From the first meeting sitting down with Jenni, she absolutely NAILED my vision. She had collaborated with my Pinterest board and created a vision board that nearly had me in tears it was so perfect. Every single vendor they recommended was perfection and helped to make the day as dreamy as I had imagined. I can say that I had little to no stress during the entire process, and I couldn't be more appreciative of that.The beauty of Silverleaf Country Club speaks for itself, so I knew I wanted to stay away from any "bold" colors or decisions. Gold, rose gold and greenery are just so timeless, and that is what took precedence when making all of our decisions. I think it also helped to accentuate the stunningness of Sarah's Garden's floral arrangements. I also had so much fun selecting all of the eclectic cocktail furniture from Prim Rentals, it was almost like building my own little dollhouse garden.Another popular question I got throughout the process was "As a photographer, how do you choose one for your own wedding?" The answer to this question was so easy--just take a look at Rachel Solomon's body of work. I randomly found an image of hers on Pinterest before we even got engaged and the Monday after he proposed I had an email out to her. I thought she might think I was a little cooky booking her so far out, but I knew what I wanted! We flew out about one year before our big day to shoot our engagement photos and the turnout just solidified my decision even more.Colby and I can both confidently say, it was THE best day of our lives. I am just in awe from the photos from that day and I will absolutely cherish them forever.
Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography | Videography: Bright Bokeh | Event Planning: Imoni Events | Floral Design: Sarah's Garden | Gown: Watters | Cake: Ruze Cake House | Invitations: Smock | Reception Venue: Silverleaf Country Club | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Makeup: Courtney Montes | Hair: Emily Hughes | DJ: Desert House Productions | Mens Attire: The Wardrobe Modern Menswear | Bridesmaids' Dresses Store: Prim | Gown Boutique: The Bridal Boutique | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper: Celebrations in Paper | Rentals: Prim Rentals | Rentals: Glamour And Woods