Elise & Reed met at the University of Michigan their freshmen year through Elise's sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Reed's fraternity, Theta Chi. They lived in the same student dormitory, Bursley Hall and started dating their Senior year of college.
Reed proposed in their New York City apartment on May 5, 2016. He taped plane tickets on the door to the apartment so when Elise came home she saw the tickets, walked in the door, and asked him what they were about. At that moment Reed got down on one knee and asked Elise to spend the rest of their lives together. The tickets were for a surprise weekend trip to Quebec City, Canada to celebrate.
Elise's paster from MN and her mother officiated their wedding ceremony. It was such a special and personal ceremony that made everyone tear up.
The two have such a strong connection that was so special capturing their day. Every time they were around one other they couldn't help but tear up in joy and smile together.
Some Like It Classic out did themselves with their design, Inspired Environments curated the most charming floral arrangements, and El Chorro was the perfect setting for their whole day to come together flawlessly.
Inspired Environments are a team of artists, organizers and builders. They passionately believe and commit to a communicative environment that is transparent with each other, their clients, and partners. They value creativity, attention to detail and quality and it truly shows in their work, every single time.
The historical venue of El Chorro 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.
Some Like It Classic is a premiere wedding planning company located in Scottsdale, Arizona. They strive to make your dream wedding day come to life. “Propelled by your vision, it is our distinct pleasure to provide you with the wedding day of your dreams.”
They are there from the moment you say, “YES!” helping you plan every step of the way. Each wedding Some Like It Classic has done has been unique to the couples vision, and again they exceeded the expectations of Elise and Reed making it a one of a kind day for them. Bringing their visions to life and creating their stunning dream wedding.
Nine years in the “baking”, A Bakeshop has always been passionate about baking. She grew up in an Italian family learning how to make Italian deserts with her grandmother. In 2008, she dove head first into the bakery business with All Caked Up, specializing in custom weddings cakes, party cakes, cupcakes, and anything else that can satisfy a mean sweet tooth.
In 2014, she ventured out on her own and open her first bakery in Phoenix, Arizona. She now runs the finest bake shop in Phoenix creating the most incredible custom wedding cakes and other sweet treats.
Venue: El Chorro
Planning + Design: Kayla with Some Like It Classic
Photographer: Elyse Hall Photography
Videographer: Serendipity Cinema
Florist: Inspired Environments
Hair & Make Up: Make Up Collective
Music: The Encore Quartet & Sapphire Sky Live
Stationary: Idieh Design
Rentals: Revelry + Bright Event Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Dress Designer: Tony Ward from Kleinfeld