Married! Sean & Bonnie

You know how I said in my last post that so many of the images of Bonnie and Sean’s wedding were among my favorite wedding images ever? Well, then you’ll excuse me the length of this post, right?

Bonnie & Sean’s wedding was an amazing dinner party in Phoenix, AZ. They gathered their closest family and friends and then went to town with the venue and details and food. The ceremony was one of the sweetest and most heartfelt I’ve ever witnessed. And in spite of a dust storm, high chance of rain, and a last-minute change of location (from outdoors to indoors) they never once lost their sense of humor or their cool. They were so excited to get married, I don’t think anything could’ve happened that would have made them less excited about the day.

I have to give a shout-out to Andy DeLisle, my second-shooter. He’s a fantastic photographer and is great to be around. Working with him for several hours feels a lot more like hanging out with a good friend.

First, I dropped by Sean & Bonnie’s house to hang out with the guys for a bit and watch them get purty…

Then I was off to the ceremony/reception site – The Farm at South Mountain. Since I was unfamiliar with Phoenix, I figured our destination would feature a lot of cacti, succulents, and other dry-climate vegetation. But this place was incongruous to the rest of the Arizona landscape. It was a farm in every sense of the word, with chickens and livestock and lush flower beds and beautiful trees. It was an ideal place to have a unique wedding.

Some detail shots…

The lovely flowers were done by Kristi Pohly at Fleur Decor. I especially loved the velvety green leaves and those fiddleheads!

Then it was Bonnie’s turn to get ready. Can you believe her mom made her dress?!!

Bonnie and Sean decided to do a “first look” before the wedding to take advantage of the natural light for portraits. (Too bad Mother Nature didn’t stick with that plan and sent a dust storm our way when we got everyone together!)

A few of the bridal party, who escaped most of the dust storm…

Then it was the moment we all were waiting for… time to get married!

If you remember how awesome Bonnie and Sean’s engagement session was, then you KNOW I was excited to get some shots of them as giddy newlyweds…

The rest of the evening, as described by the bride, was a “sexy dinner party,” with a little bit of dancing, lots of laughing, and close friends and family. I’ll let the rest of these images speak for themselves…

Thank you, Bonnie & Sean for letting me be a part of this wedding. It was intimate and unique and so very special… just like the two of you. Much love and happiness to you always!

Jan Hall - You did a fantastic job of capturing the beauty, love and happiness on the day!

Bonnie Berry - YOWZA! These are STUNNING!

Marlene - Wow! Bonnie, I was in tears as I viewed these. You make a beautiful bride. Thanks for sharing these. Here’s wishing you many, many happy years and happy kids together!!!! :0) Love you.

Amy G. - Makes me wanna get married all over again, these are wonderful.

Kristi Pohly - AMAZING work Deann!!! Thank you for highlighting some of the florals–I really appreciate it! I will be using your work in my portfolio:) Great to meet you and great work on capturing the beauty of Bon and Sean’s wedding!

Leanne Higgins - Several pics could easily grace the cover of BRIDES magazine! Bon, you were radiant (not that you aren’t still radiant) Anyway, there I go!
The entire event was MAGICAL***

Bonnie - Deann … I have no words! These are exquisite! Thank you so much for making Sean and I look so good. We had such a great day and playing with you at the Farm (and knowing that you were loving it as much as we were) was sublime! I am so excited to see the rest of the magic you made. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Jonathan Hall - A-frickin-mazing. I knew you had talent Deann. But these pictures….wow, there’s no words for it. I love my sister and Sean is a great guy and for you to be able to portray this so wonderfully…. I’m speachless.

Kate Wiseman - Bonnie,

Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful wedding with me. You looked gorgeous! And so happy. The location does seem magical and intimate and wonderful- it must have been an incredible day. I want to wish the two of you all of the happiness in the world and my congratulations!

Sean Brookshire - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I love them all.

Kim Hayes - dang d! these are beautiful!! i LOVE that last shot (B&W) in the portrait series of her looking at the camera. could easily be in a bridal mag. you rocked it!

Joanne Magoon - Bonnie, you look so beautiful! Congratulations to you and Sean. Wishing you all the best for a wonderful life together.

Andy DeLisle - I had a great time shooting with you. Thanks for the wonderful compliment. Despite the dust storm it was an awesome afternoon/evening. Plus the day is always much more fun with a great couple like Sean and Bonnie.

I should be out your way for a weekend in January. We’ll have to grab some coffee and talk photos.

Heidi@Truly Engaging - Hi Deann,
We’re following each other on Twitter! I’m so glad I dropped by for a visit to your blog. These photos are simply stunning! I love your organic, natural style. Really, really lovely! See you soon.
Heidi

Mandy Tomczak - Amazingly wonderful ~ everything, from Bonnie & Sean, to their attire, and of course their wedding rings, to the flowers and I just have to say that my favorite 2 photos are of Bonnie & Sean on the table bare foot! And the Black & White where Sean is leaning into Bonnie and Bonnie is looking at the camera ~ fabulous!!
All the best….Mandy

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