This Lush Romantic Scottsdale Wedding was Like a Desert Garden Party

July 27, 2018 | juliette

With flowers and vines this sumptuous, it’s hard to believe Paty and Justin’s Scottsdale wedding actually took place in a desert! From the overgrown design of the ceremony arch to the crawling ivy anchored with flowers on the cake table, Carte Blanche Design used vibrant coral, peach, cream, and blush blooms to add unbelievable dimension and elegance to the private estate venue. The rest of their decor was understated but elegant, with neutral linens and rose gold accents adding a hint of color without taking away from the inherent beauty of the outdoor landscape. The bride shined in a lovely lace Watters gown and, in keeping with the rest of the floral design, her free-form bouquet of large, vibrant blooms was one of the most stunning we’ve seen! Alexandra Loraine Photography truly captured the beauty and the intimacy of this exceptional Scottsdale wedding.

The Couple:

Paty and Justin

The Wedding:

Private Estate, Scottsdale, Arizona

There are obviously a lot of important factors that went into our wedding, but making sure the guests we invited were people who we truly wanted to be there, was the most important aspect of planning. We wanted to find that fine balance between keeping it romantic enough for us and making our guests welcome and comfortable for such an intimate occasion.

From the groom: For me, the most memorable part of the day was definitely when I saw her for the first time. In the months leading up to that moment I had been thinking of what she would look like, but I was clearly not prepared when she came into sight and I saw exactly whom I was marrying. It’s a moment I get to have forever.

Working with Alex on the day of couldn’t have been any easier! Alex’s bubbly personality and her hype skills made it so easy to be comfortable in front of the camera. It’s impossible to feel nervous when you have Alex on the other side of the camera singing praises to how incredible you look! Alex really captured the essence of our wedding. I look back at our photos, and I relive the moment in my head. Her work is incredible!

We chose to get married at a family estate in Arizona; the estate was lush, romantic, and the perfect place for a celebration. Venues can easily eat up a chunk of the budget so we opted to use that money on other important aspects (i.e. photographer, videographer, food). Having our wedding here also gave us the freedom to be creative with vendors and make our day magical!

From the bride: The most memorable part of the night, by far, was our first dance. We danced to Frank Sinatra’s version of “Moonlight Serenade” in the dusk glow. It was a magical day and we got to hold each other at that moment under the stars in front of our closest family and friends… you could feel the love!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Alexandra Loraine Photography
Event Planning – Sealed With A Kiss Events
Floral Design – Carte Blanche Design
Catering – M Culinary Concepts
Cake – A Bakeshop
DJ – Desert House Productions
Live Music – Aletheia String Quartet
Videography – Àle Vidal
Stationery – Beacon Lane
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Hair & Makeup by Kiana
Wedding Dress – Watters
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Generation Tux
Rings – Brilliant Earth
Rentals – Glamour & Woods, Classic Party Rentals, and Event Rents
Favors – Mia Krafts Shop


Congratulations to Paty and Justin, and a big thanks to Alexandra Loraine Photography for sharing this gorgeous Scottsdale wedding with Junebug! Love the desert vibe of this wedding? You have to see these southwestern wedding color palette ideas for your desert-inspired affair!

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  1. What a stunning wedding. Love the green and intimate feel of the thing and that table setting! Wow!!

  2. Wow these photos make me want and Arizona wedding! All of the details were put together so perfectly and the lighting is amazing, awesome job!!

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