We’re Obsessed with the Use of Burgundy and Velvet in This Emotional Flagstaff Wedding

December 18, 2017 | colleen

Grab some tissues because this Flagstaff wedding will have you weeping by the end of the post. Marisah and Steven’s wedding is an emotional day full of love and joyous tears. Marisah walked down the aisle in a Watters wedding dress where Steven was waiting for her in his luxe burgundy velvet jacket from ASOS. Looking dressed to kill, these two sang worship songs along with their guests before saying “I do.” Their romantic and rustic vibe was perfect for their ceremony in the woods! They brought the outdoors in with lots of florals and greenery in their reception space thanks to Fox and West designing and planning the wedding of Marisah and Steven’s dreams. Cody and Allison Photo and Kaye Shaye Film effortlessly documented every tear, laugh, and special moment in the day.

The Couple:

Marisah and Steven

The Wedding:

Flagstaff, Arizona

The most important thing to us in planning our wedding was hiring the right people to make sure that we would have the day that we wanted. Not to just find the quick and easy option but to find what best suited us and what we were dreaming up in our heads.



Have fun in the process of planning and always make sure you choose what you want! It’s your day and thats what matters. You’re going to look back and forget all of the stress but remember how worth it all the planning was. It’s really special seeing all of your hard work and dreams come together on that day!

The most memorable part of our wedding day was having two worship songs at our ceremony with some of our close friends singing and playing acoustic. We met at church, and love to serve and worship Jesus together, so having time to praise God for each other was absolutely incredible. We just knew that His presence was there and we wanted to start off our marriage on the foundation of our faith through worship.

I walked down the aisle to Steven with I Will Follow You by Toulouse playing.  For our very first kiss as husband and wife we played the song You Make My Dreams by Daryl Hall & John Oates and that was our recessional song! Our First Dance song was I Get To Love You by Ruelle.

Working with our photographer, Cody and Allison Photo, was honestly not even working at all. It was very easy-going and light-hearted. The entire day Steven and I felt very comfortable and at ease. As photographers ourselves, we didn’t ever have to worry about him missing a shot or getting the things we wanted. It wasn’t your typical client/couple relationship. Everyone at our wedding got along so well with him, and he felt just like an old friend attending our wedding. He cared about us and our relationship and our love and that translated into the photos he took.

Both of us have grown up most of our lives living in the desert, so we knew we wanted our wedding in the middle of the forest surrounded by trees! This was what inspired our wedding colors to be wine/Burgundy and velvet textures and it fit in perfectly in the month of August. Our look and feel was very romantic with a little bit of rustic, and the style of everything just went perfect in the woods. It literally turned out better than I could’ve ever imagined!

Olivia Citro with Fox & West Designs was an absolute dream to work with. She met with us and took the time to hear exactly what we wanted the look and feel of our wedding to be. From the alter decor to every single flower in my bouquet, different textures, the list goes on. She listened to what we envisioned for our day and made them into an even better reality than I could have ever hoped for. I didn’t have to worry about any of the details on my wedding day because she had already thought of everything. She’s truly gifted in the art of design!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Cody and Allison Photo
Event Planning – Fox & West
Floral Design – Fox & West
Cake – Cakes by Helen
Videography – KayeShaye Films
Makeup Artist – Cierah Miller
Hair Styling – Adriana Hernandez-Toriz
Wedding Dress – Watters
Bridal Accessories – Francesca’s
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Camille Le Vie
Groom’s Apparel – ASOS
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – Zales
Calligraphy – Flourish Hand Lettering


Thank you so much to Junebug member Cody and Allison Photo for sharing this desert wedding with us! To see more of the magic this duo makes, check out this moody modern Nashville wedding inspiration at Riverwood Mansion.

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