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Marisa & Mike ~ Royal Palms Resort Wedding ~ Phoenix, Arizona

You really need to love someone special in order to witness an outdoor wedding in Arizona at the end of May in 106 degree heat.  Marisa and Mike were surrounded by 100 caring destination guests at their May 2013 holiday weekend wedding at the Royal Palms Resort in Arizona.   Not only was it hot, it was not a “dry heat” as is often joked upon in Arizona.  Unusually hot and humid conditions did not stop this great wedding celebration.  Marisa and Mike, who live in Boston, chose the Mediterranean vintage style of the Royal Palms Resort to showcase their romantic wedding style.  Crisp and earthy, their decor was showcased vintage style by adding wooden dining tables and chairs accented by lots of white florals and ivory candlelight.  The bride’s lovely demeanor was apparent in her gorgeous ivory gown.  The couple photographed beautifully through the lens of Marisa’s summer camp friend and photographer Jenn Winter.  And a big thank you to Jenn Winter for taking that shot of me next to my table designs, a first for me!  Images by Jenn Winter

Author: Suzanne Taussig

Scottsdale, Arizona based destination wedding planner and designer