Kiri and Brian’s wedding at the Arizona Biltmore was my last of 2011, and it was such a great one to end my season on. Gorgeous, fun, high energy, lots of laughter, warmth and touching moments best describe their wedding day AND Kiri and Brian as a couple and individuals. They each exude such joy and gratitude, intelligence and humor, and a genuine respect and love for one another that it was abundantly clear that these two were destined to be together. While they currently live (and play) in San Francisco (Brian grew up here) I was so glad they chose Phoenix as they place to marry, as they were an absolutely joy to work with and be around. Here are several of my favorites from their day:
We started the day at the Arizona Biltmore while the bride and groom got ready and had their first look with plenty of portrait time:
I LOVED Kiri’s two piece Monique Lhuillier gown and Jimmy Choo’s
Kiri, you are STUNNING.
Fellow AZ photographer Katina Patriquin agreed to come along and second shoot with me, despite being VERY pregnant, and she got some killer images of the guys and Brian getting ready. (On a side note about Katina, she recently had her baby boy who is seriously one of the most beautiful babies I have ever seen.)
LOVE love this one of Brian she took
Brian has such great style. He should be a model for Ralph Lauren.
Croquet anyone? Yes please!
After portrait time, the wedding party headed over to Brophy Chapel on Ollie the Trollie. A very good looking group of men, dont you think?
Because these guys are such a fun group and they were working the Ray Bans, we decided to recreate a cheesy group “prom” picture. Gotta say, they rocked the 1980′s posing standards for group proms :-)
Another one below by Katina that I love. Kiri’s flower girl SO adorable and sweet – and took her role very seriously. I love the tenderness here.
I sent Katina up in the rafters to get the money shot. Sometimes I want to second shoot my own weddings. (Left image below by Katina, right image below by assistant Nicolle Moshiri – another great one.)
After we left the chapel, we headed back over to the Biltmore for the cocktail hour and reception, and a few more portraits.
The gold room looked stunning. White orchids and flowers everywhere. (Florals by Angelic Grove)They had a seriously rocking reception. After the band The Hampton’s left, a DJ took over for the after party.
Thank you to all of the fabulous vendors:
Ceremony Venue: Brophy Chapel
Reception Venue: The Arizona Biltmore
Wedding Coordinator: Victoria Canada Weddings and Events
Photography: Jennifer Bowen Photography
Videography: Simply Cinema
Florals: Angelic Grove
Ceremony and Cocktail Musicians: String Serenade
Band: The Hamptons
Trolley: Ollie the Trolley by Dunn Transportation
Rolls Royce: Aries Limousine
Hair: Julia Hernandez and Mandy Samford
Makeup: Kayla Kellar and Jovita Campbell
Gown: Monique Lhuillier
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Brian and Kiri, thanks for being so amazing to work with! You guys ROCK. :-)
Katina & Nicolle, thank you thank you for everything. xoxo