Elegant Black and White Phoenix Desert Wedding

July 31, 2017 | gabby

Lauren and Kendrian channeled trendy vibes in their Phoenix desert wedding with an elegant black and white palette, edgy accents, and totally chic florals. The couple began their day with a gorgeous church ceremony, followed it up with an urban portrait shoot around Phoenix, and ended their perfect wedding day with an industrial and greenery-inspired reception at Events on Jackson. Not wanting to abandon her love for romantic ballgowns to match her wedding’s hip style, Lauren wore a stunning tulle strapless gown by Watters! Lauren and Kendrian wanted to fully showcase their love for the desert in their wedding photos, so they asked their photographer Abby Roses to join them the day after their wedding for an edgy desert photo shoot, complete with a leather jacket, a beautiful horse, and sweet sunnies.

The Couple:

Lauren and Kendrian

The Wedding:

Trinity Cathedral & Events on Jackson, Phoenix, Arizona

The most memorable part of our day was during the ceremony where we both felt so much love, and the tangible presence of God around us.

I tried on so many dresses, and really wanted to go with something really trendy – perhaps something with lace and long sleeves, and I did find some I loved, but I when it came down to it my fiancé told me to choose something that made me feel like a princess- and so I went with something a little more classy and glamorous than I imagined. I have no regrets, our wedding was “ballroom meets the desert” and I loved it. The thick tulle on my wedding dress was my favorite. Everyone else wore black and white – what a classy crew we had.

Our advice: There’s going to be a lot of things that have the potential of stressing you out – take it moment by moment, and prioritize the things that are most important, and don’t worry so much about the other little things.

The essential for us was making sure the day was saturated in joy from start to finish. We planned the whole day to be the most fun and relaxing chill wedding we could ever have. Also candles.



My favorite picture is one of us in the desert the day after our wedding, there is so much joy on our faces it makes me want to cry!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Abby Roses
Ceremony Venue – Trinity Cathedral
Reception Venue – Events on Jackson
Officiant – Murray and Deborah Hiebert
Videography – French Film Co.
Makeup Artist – Lauren Dueck
Hair Styling – Shelby King
Wedding Dress – Watters via Love & Lace Bridal Salon
Bridal Accessories – Anthropologie, BHLDN
Groom’s Apparel – Topman


A huge congratulations to Lauren and Kendrian, and a special thanks to Abby Roses for sharing their day with us. Love this desert wedding’s vibes? Get inspired with these 33 southwestern wedding decor ideas!

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  1. What a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

    May I know where you get the vow books from? Thanks a bunch!

  2. Beautiful wedding photos. Loved the black jacket the bride was wearing!

  3. Stunning wedding photos!

  4. Thanks for sharing this Gabby! A truly unique wedding filled with love. The leather jacket was a nice touch too.

  5. Love the unique wedding elements and the serenity in the photography!

  6. What a beautiful wedding. Congratulations! May I know where you get the vow books from? Thanks a bunch Beautiful wedding photos. Loved the black jacket the bride was wearing!

  7. Fantastic photos, I’ve never seen anthing like this in my entire life. Absolutely stunning, thanks for posting!

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