Vintage Arizona Wedding// Jamie + Mirnes

I've been so excited to share this Vinatge wedding with you all!

This wedding is a long time coming! Jamie + Mirnes have been together almost an entire decade. They were highschool sweethearts, but life took a turn and they took a break, but they just couldn't stay away! Mirnes is Bosnian which meant having a non-bosnian girlfriend was tough to hear for his parents. But Mines’ family grew to love Jamie as their own daughter. So when he asked Jamie on a plane “Why aren’t we married yet” and they decided to get married his parents were overjoyed!

From the beautiful beige, golds, and creams to the incredible florals, this was a wedding to remember! Sahuaro Park Ranch in Glendale AZ really brought everything together perfectly! Jaimie was skeptical at first when she looked at the venue online but when she saw it in person she could see everything coming together. She is a sucker for everything vintage!

Okay, but while everyone was getting ready, I was dying over the natural light spilling into the rooms. It was perfect!! Remember, cute brides: natural light gives such a life to your images! Just take a peek at these getting ready photos, and you'll know what I mean. While I shoot in any and all different kinds of lighting, natural light is by far my favorite! Luckily, it was a beautiful and bright day. Beautiful weather for any wedding.

Jamie and Mirnes decided to have an "unplugged" ceremony, where all attendees are asked to not take any images on their cell phones and to stay off any social media. I completely recommend this! It gives everyone a chance to live in the beautiful moment. And good thing, too, because this ceremony was INCREDIBLE. There were tons of smiles, hugs, and tears. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.

They were so sweet together. They constantly laughed with each other and joked around, and I basically smiled along with them all day long. They also looked BOMB. Look at her catherdral veil. Literally dead. It flowed so beautifully, especially in the vineyard! He looked sharp AF. And not only that, sunset was good to us that day.

So much work went into this wedding, and the detail images really show that! Hand made signs were all over the property, flower petals scattered throughout the aisle, and the brick walls were the cherry on top. The florals were probably my favorite part. Scattered delicately on the tables, the cake, and the buffet tables, it really gave the perfect touch to the entire reception look. When you work so hard on such an important date, it’s so rewarding to see it all come together in such a beautiful way!

The whole night was a party. The night ended with a insanely fun Bosnian dancing! But the fun wasn’t over yet! We decided to do a day-after shoot, which I ALWAYS get so freaking stoked to do. It’s another excuse to put the formal wear back on, but not just that, we get a whole different look with couples photos! Literally obsessed with these red rocks and blue skies in Sedona! I will always tell my brides that day-after shoots are so, so worth it!

Jamie and Mirnes!! It was an absolute honor to work with you both on such an incredible day in your lives! I had a freaking amazing time, and I know you did, too. Thank you for having me, and letting me love on all of your fur babies!


Sedona, AZ// Day After Session

Ten reasons you should do a day after session especially if you are having a destination wedding

1) You get to get the most use out of your wedding clothes.

2) An entire day is set aside for you to love on your new husband/Wife.

3) Sometimes the wedding day goes by so fast that you don't get more than 20 minutes of photos. 

4) A whole new location gives you two different vibes for your portraits (more choices) 

5) You won't be as overwhelmed with pictures on your wedding day and it lessens the stress of having to fit everything in one day. 

6) This is a time for you to really soak in your first day as Husband and Wife.

7) You get a ton more photos! 

8) ITS FREAKING AWESOME!

9) NEED I SAY MORE?!

10) JUST DO IT!! <3 

Location: Sahuaro Ranch Park

Dress: Bella Lilly Bridal 

Flowers: Cook Love Create

Flower Crown: Etsy

Veil: Amazon

Nails: Tips2Toes

Extensions: Amanda Peterson hair

Rachael Bernstein

Uriel Photography, 1112 Grant av E Grant Ave, Colton, CA, 92324, United States

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