Amy + Jim's Moody El Chorro Wedding
Amy and Jim were such a fun and relaxed couple. We connected only a few short months before their wedding, but we were so happy to be with them throughout every step of the process in creating their dream wedding. The blend of burgundy, blush tones, and golds in the florals and throughout the other details helped create a perfect, timeless winter wedding.
Their wedding day was a beautiful and chilly day set in Scottsdale, Arizona’s famous El Chorro venue. It was one of the coldest weddings we have had in a long time, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at their photos! In between shots with Elyse, Amy wore one of our snow jackets to stay warm, yet the smiles never left her or Jim’s face. Realizing the night would only get colder, El Chorro rolled in a dozen heaters onto the dinner lawn to set the tone for a warmed and fun-filled night!
Amy designed the wedding to feel wintery and colorful, and her florals were the perfect example of this! She loved the idea of personalizing small details that she could incorporate in her and her guests’ homes after the wedding. At the ceremony, Amy and Jim had pashminas set out for guests to use throughout the night when they got cold and even after the wedding. In the lounge area at cocktail hour, a custom neon sign hung on a green hedge wall with their last name—ready to be hung up in their home after the wedding! These small touches doubled as personal touches at their wedding, and as memories for them and their guests after the wedding weekend was over.
For dinner, guests headed to the heater-covered lawn, set up with round tables covered in beautiful velvet, rose-colored linens. The black velvet chairs were the perfect contrast to the other colored details. Amy and Jim wanted Jim’s three kids to feel special and included, so their long head table was made up of seats for the five of them facing their guests.
The couple danced all night long with their closest family and friends and no one wanted to leave at the end of the night! That’s when we knew it was an amazing event for the couple and their guests.
The historical venue of El Chorro located in Scottsdale, Arizona has dazzling views and luxurious amenities. El Chorro provides an authentic desert setting, perfect for life’s most important moments.
El Chorro can provide a timeless desert venue with impeccable service — all beneath the breathtaking view of the Camelback and Mummy Mountains. From their Casa Paloma Pavilion — which opens onto charming patios and vibrant gardens — to their Classroom Bar and Bocce Lawn, carefully restored to reflect its legacy décor, their event venues can meet a variety of luxury needs.
El Chorro also has many spots on location to customize your bridal portraits, bridal party portraits, and family photos. Their bridal suites are perfect for getting ready, and the staff has impeccable service.
HVH is a talented group of women who work magic on hair and makeup for many of my stunning brides! Heather is the head boss babe of HVH and shares a little bit about herself here:
“I am just a girl who absolutely loves art, makeup, and making women feel beautiful. I am obsessed with telling the story of your wedding through your beauty styling. I want to know your dressmaker, florist, color palette, style, fashion icons, and personality.
I understand that your aesthetic and style is personal and that you are choosing me to represent your best "you" for your event. I am skin and eyes focused always, but I do love a bold lip when the moment is right. My favorite styles to execute are boho glow or classic glam.
I am thankful to collaborate and work with the talented group of artists within my company, as well as amazing vendors throughout AZ and beyond.”
At Celebrations in Paper, they will help you realize your dream of the perfect day! They offer unique, custom invitations and stationery. Their goal is to create a distinctive theme for your event and will customize your invitation to fit your personality and style.
With over 20 years experience and combining a keen eye for clean, timeless and modern designs with printing methods like thermography, foil stamping, letterpress and digital, they strive to provide their clients with stationery that is both useful and beautiful.
They pride themselves on their personal service. They realize every occasion and event is unique and that is why they have made customer service their top priority.
Aspen with Mint Green Design executes every wedding she does flawlessly. Her designs are so unique and really bring to the wedding what the couple envisions for their wedding day. Mint Green Design offers custom curated florals & event design for your special day.
Elyse Hall is fine art film photographer who is passionate about love, life and documenting the memories that create the two. Her photography style is organic, genuine and romantic. She lives to capture beautiful and timeless moments that are as unique as the people in them, and ones that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Venue: El Chorro
Photographer: Elyse Hall
Florist: Mint Green Design
Linens: La Tavola
Hair: HVH Faces
Paper: Celebrations in Paper
Ceremony/Cocktail Entertainment: Sweetwater Strings
Reception Entertainment: Dave Leden
Cake/Desserts: Ruze Cake House
Beer Burro: Haul N' Ass
Signage: Lettering Latina
Rentals: Event Rents
Lounge Rentals: Prim Rentals
Rentals: Glamour and Woods