Uhm…I know I haven’t even started talking but I am obsessed over this fall wedding. You will see why in a few. Dallyn + Chris chose this extravagant mansion located in Mesa called Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings. It is a beautiful mix of greenery, brick walls, spiral staircases, and has the most charming ceremony space.
Dallyn and Chris met singing Karaoke at a bar. Through the years, they love traveling to Disneyland and spending time with their four dogs. These are two things that you will see throughout their wedding too! All the tables at the receptions were named after different Disneyland rides. They also had 4 signature drinks, one for each of their dogs. Something that was super fun at their weddings was a Drinko board that landed on one of the signature drinks! It was perfect to get the party started when it was time for cocktail hour!
Dallyn and Chris opted to not do a first look, but prior to the ceremony we got to do a majority of the wedding party and family photos. I have said this before, but if you aren’t planning a first look I highly recommend getting some photos done prior to the ceremony! I want you two to have fun, talk, and dance with all your guests! If you want to learn more on what you should do prior to the ceremony don’t hesitate to ask! Dallyn and Chris did do a first touch. Stonebridge Manor gives me movie star vibes, so watching Dallyn come down the spiral staircase was just everything. I was definitely internally screaming over this special moment. Next it was finally time for the ceremony!
Okay now, where do I start. Oh, Dallyn’s grandma was the flower girl and it was the sweetest thing ever. Once Dallyn turned the corner, Chris was just so happy to finally see her and Dallyn was so happy to see him. Their ceremony was full of laughs and Chris spoke his vows straight from the heart. It was a perfect ceremony for the two of them! My favorite part was when they walked down the aisle as husband and wife and flashed their rings up at me!
Next was of course my favorite part the bride and groom portraits! There are so many places to take photos at Stonebridge Manor. I started the day with the greenery wall, which is where we took the wedding party and family photos. There is also the ceremony space in the back which is green and has fun bistro lights (I am a big big fan of bistro lights!). But I also loved getting a few shots over by the pool! It is such a unique spot and made for some fun photos encompassing the entire venue.
Couples will ask me, “what is the best way to get a photo with everyone on my wedding day?” And to be honest, table touches can take up SO much time because you will get stuck talking to everyone. Talking to everyone isn’t the bad thing, but sometimes the timeline just doesn’t allow for that much time to be spent at each table, some tables may get missed because of this, and it can just be a mess.
Right after dinner before open dancing, Dallyn and Chris had the DJ play one song. During the one song they ran to each table to take a photo. The tables got to pick a pose and it was so much fun! After the last table got their photo, everyone was rushed to the dance floor to take one giant group photo! It was my favorite way to get a photo with everyone and then start open dancing. So if you want a photo with everyone who was there on your special day, I highly recommend talking to your DJ about this! And that is it! They danced the night away and it was just perfect! Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings is one of my favorite venues in the greater Phoenix area. I definitely recommend checking it out for your special day!
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Venue: Stonebridge Manor
Photographer: Lacie Photography
Videographer: Altitude Weddings
Hair: Shear Designs by Liana
DJ: Direct Sounds
Florist: Fred’s Flowers
Cake: Piece of Cake
Dress: Brilliant Bridal Boutique
Tailor: Tailored in White
Suits: Generation Tux
Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
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