When I got a call from the bride's mom and heard about the vision for their fall wedding, I knew it would be an amazing celebration to document. Tracy and Isaac met back in 2007 while attending Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. They moved to New York in 2011 but wanted to have their wedding surrounded by friends and family in Tucson. I spoke with the Brooklyn couple late last summer and we immediately hit it off. They described the feeling they hoped for their day to be casual, loose and not too serious, but full of love. They wanted to embrace the location (since many guest would be traveling in from out of state) with southwestern/desert tones, succulents, etc. Candid and journalistic were the style of photos most important to them. They got married on a beautiful October day in Tucson, with their first look in a garden at the University of Arizona campus, and their ceremony and reception at Merci Gallery downtown. Everything about their day just fit them. The location, the colors, the food, the music, the dancing, the celebrating, the love and the laughter. I have truly never seen a couple surrounded by so much love and happiness.
My favorite part? The groom is a musician (founder/owner of Orpheus Piano Co.) and composed a piece for Tracy in honor of the day. Just before dinner and as a gentle rain fell on the patio, Isaac brought the guests into the gallery, introduced the piece and the string quartet began to play. The feeling in that room when the string quartet serenaded the audience reminded us all that love truly does conquer all.
VISION: MUSIC, FAMILY, GREEN, GALLERY, CACTUS
PLANNING: ERIN LOWNDES / MERCI GALLERY
BRIDE'S DRESS: BHLDN
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: ANTHROPOLOGIE
GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: MACY'S
DECOR/FLORAL: ATELIER DE LAFLEUR
LIVING WALL: ATELIER DE LAFLEUR
ART: WILL BARTON
PARTY RENTALS: PROEM PARTY AND EVENT RENTALS
CATERING: LITTLE POCA COSA