Rachael and Jordan took a cue from their bohemian at-home style to create their cozy wedding at The Icehouse Phoenix. The couple used pieces from their own home in their ceremony and reception decor and added lace, sparkles, and gorgeous floral arrangements from Array Design to elevate the overall look and feel. Rachael kept her look effortless yet elegant with a long-sleeved, open-back lace dress from Dreamers & Lovers and romantic braided hairstyle, and Jordan looked classically cool in a black suit from Topman. We are hopelessly in love with every image that Annie Ruby Photography captured, especially of the couple’s tearful first look in an abandoned church.
Rachael and Jordan
The Icehouse Phoenix, Arizona
We wanted to really create a space where people felt extremely comfortable and invited. We wanted the day to celebrate life, love and the decision we were making to honor and serve one another forever!
The feeling we felt moments before seeing each other for our first look was our favorite moment of the day. We were all alone together at an abandoned church that has held significant meaning to us, so it was extremely intimate and one of the most memorable moments of our lives.
I wanted to feel comfortable because I had full intentions of “cutting a rug” as they say, on the dance floor. So I chose this gorgeous dress from Dreamers and Lovers called the Valentina. It’s stretchy, form-fitting lace with long sleeves (literally my dream dress) I wanted to keep it simple and not distract from the dress so the only jewelry I wore was a simple gold necklace from Anthropologie that had the initial of my new last name. I decided to go with a half up half down hairstyle. Lots of loose curls with a fishtail braid!
Because Jordan and I are both from different states, we wanted friends and family who were traveling to feel as if they were hanging out with us at our home. We wanted to present a very cozy/ warm feeling, and also incorporate some elegant winter touches since we were having it in January! Our home style is very boho, so we brought a lot of pieces from our house to the venue and then presented more of an elegant side with sparkle, lace, and banquet styled candlelit tables. The reception area has a comfy tavern feel to it which was perfect for guests to relax and unwind!
Both Jordan and I have had Grandparents pass away and we wanted to honor them at our wedding. For our communion, we used my Grandma’s table from when she was young. Jordan’s Grandmother passed away months before our wedding, so we made sure that we had a picture of her as well as a chair in the front row with flowers.
Annie Ruby is an actual dream. She made me feel so comfortable and beautiful the entire day. Extremely professional but also feels like your best friend. She is very good with natural poses and, honestly, I could not imagine having anyone else capture those moments!
Bridal Party Processional – “The One” by Kodaline
Bride Processional – “O” by Coldplay
First Dance – “Sea of Love” by Langhorne Slim
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Annie Ruby Photography
Venue – The Icehouse Phoenix
Floral Design – Array Design
Catering – Zcaters
Cake – Urban Cookies
DJ – Valley Mix Entertainment
Videography – Hallee Keeth
Wedding Dress – Dreamers & Lovers
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Topman
Macrame Backdrop – Woven By Ro
Our biggest congratulations and thanks to Rachael and Jordan for sharing their cozy wedding at The Icehouse Phoenix with Junebug! Want to see more bohemian wedding goodness? You will love this retro bohemian California wedding at The Condor’s Nest Ranch!