David has always been a man of big, romantic gestures. He asked Anna to move in with him by showing up on her doorstep "Bachelor-style," with a single red rose in hand. So when he proposed in October 2014, it was only fitting that he planned something just as grand. "We were on vacation in northern Wisconsin, and he got down on bended knee just as the sun was setting," says Anna. "He had hidden the ring inside a small envelope that read 'sunsets are most enjoyed with this!'"
For their May 23, 2015 wedding, the couple picked The Clayton on the Park in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona and invited 112 guests to join in on the fun. Continue reading to see how Rachel Solomon Photography captured their big day below.
Anna and David gave their navy-and-white invitation suite an extra special touch by personalizing it with their initials.
Anna chose a strapless lace gown by Allure Bridals, accessorizing it with a beaded sash, fingertip veil, and a double strand of pearls. "I loved the tiers of lace on the dress and couldn't stop thinking about it," says the bride.
She carried a tight bouquet of white peonies, dusty miller, scabiosa pods and succulents.
The groom accessorized with blooms reminiscent of the bridal bouquet, dressing his lapel with a succulent, white rose, and scabiosa pod boutonniere.
Anna's bridesmaids matched in short pewter dresses, coral statement necklaces, and nude heels. They carried more colorful bouquets of pink and coral roses mixed with succulents.
The couple incorporated the bride's Catholic upbringing with his Jewish background into their ceremony, incorporating the Seven Blessings and the breaking of the glass with a New Testament reading and the Lord's Prayer.
For their escort cards, the pair worked with Ladybug Pixels to create cards with colorful images that represented different cities they've traveled together.
The sunny dining room was filled with circular tables dressed with white linens, and surrounded with modern velvet-covered chairs. Wreaths of white hydrangeas, roses, succulents, and scabiosa pods were the focal point at each table.
After a buffet-style dinner, guests snacked on donut holes before hitting the dance floor. The newlyweds danced to Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" for their first dance before breaking into the Hora. "We were lifted up in chairs and spun around while everyone danced in a circle around us," says the bride. "It was so fun!"
The couple, who honeymooned in Antigua, has this piece of advice for brides-to-be: "When things get stressful, envision yourself on your honeymoon!"
Venue & Catering: The Clayton on the Park || Bride's Wedding Dress: Allure Bridals, purchased at Lillian Lottie Couture || Veil: David's Bridal || Shoes: Badgley Mischka || Hair & Makeup: Jessica Fiero || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bill Levkoff || Groom's & Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry || Flowers: Flower Bar || Invitations: Write-ons, Etc. || Place Cards: Ladybug Pixels || Music: The Encore Quartet || Cake: LF Eats by Candi Rice || Photography: Rachel Solomon Photography
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