Choosing the perfect venue for you and your partner can be challenging, but for Amanda and Matt, they knew it was love at first sight. To pay homage to Matt’s Arizona roots, they felt it only right to have their wedding with the Superstition Mountains as their backdrop. Their elegant Paseo wedding featured warm color tones, an outfit change, and a perfect desert sunset. By incorporating the desert’s natural colors, wedding planner Your Jubilee created an elegant, yet totally dreamy space for this couple to tie the knot.
Amanda looked completely gorgeous with her sheer, beaded dress with a tail of tulle coming from her shoulders. The look was complete, with her stylish mismatched bridesmaids. And to finish the evening, their reception included a photobooth VW bus, Amanda’s sequin reception dress, and a glamorous streamer send-off.
Keep scrolling to see more of this show-stopping wedding as captured by Morgan McCanne Photo. But don’t blame us if you opt to get married in the desert after!
Amanda and Matt
The Paseo, Apache Junction, Arizona
Focusing On Their Love
Since our wedding was during COVID, it was an important reminder that this moment was about us and our love for each other. We were there to get married and then celebrate that moment after the fact. Whoever showed up, showed up. But at the end of the day, it was the fact that we were officially husband and wife.
Reading Their Vows
When we got engaged, we were totally on board to just let the officiant run the show, but then Amanda read another bride’s thoughts on the subject. She brought up the point that this is the one time you’ll get to express how much your spouse means to you in front of the entire world. With that in mind, we knew we had to make it personal because our love for each other is personal. It’s unique to us and we wanted our commitment to each other to feel that way too—it was 100% worth it.
Hire A Wedding Planner
If you are planning a wedding out of state, it’s so worth hiring a planner. It kept us sane throughout the whole process. You can lose your mind with all the options that are out there. Don’t waste time getting lost with what’s out there. Your planner will know your style, look, and goals to help narrow down selections for whatever vendor you need help finding. Plus, they usually have options for every budget.
A Perfect Paseo Wedding
Amanda grew up in California right by the beach, and Matt grew up in Arizona surrounded by the desert and mountains. Both met in Texas, which was lacking all of those things. Matt proposed on the beach, so that was one piece of our marriage journey. To round it all out, we knew we had to go with mountains for the big day, and you cannot compete with the Superstition Mountain views at The Paseo. They’re so breathtaking!
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The Wedding Team:
Photography – Morgan McCanne Photo
Event Planning – Your Jubilee
Venue – Paseo Venue
Floral Design – J Barry Designs
Catering – Straight to the Plate
Cake – Sue Jacobs Cakes
DJ – Downtown Brown Productions
Videography – Brette Morgan Films
Invitation Design – Freed Hands
Makeup Artist – Lily Colletti
Hair Styling – Leslie
Wedding Dress – Destiny’s Brides
Groom’s Apparel – Celebrity Tux & Tails
Rentals – Lace and a Barn
Congratulations to Amanda and Matt on their stunning desert Paseo wedding! Major shoutout to Morgan McCanne Photo for capturing and sharing this day with us. If you’re into these desert wedding vibes, check out this bright and whimsical desert wedding and this intimate Las Vegas desert wedding for more inspiration.
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