The theme of jewelry designer Kendra Scott and now-husband Matt Davis's wedding, kisment, or fate, was incredibly fitting. "From the moment we met, we knew it was meant to be," says Kendra. "We were at dinner with separate groups of friends, locked eyes across a crowded restaurant, and took each other's breath away." And when Matt took Kendra back to the doorway where they'd shared their first kiss and got down on one knee, she didn't hesitate to say yes. "It was perfect!"
"From the moment we met, we knew it was meant to be."
Even the venue was destined. Matt and Kendra were in Sedona after she opened a store in Scottsdale, and fell in love with Enchantment Resort while sitting on the balcony of their hotel room. Inspired by their location, Kendra's design aesthetic, and the joining of the couple's families, they hired Amy Mancuso Events to handle the details and Katrina Wallace Photographers to take the gorgeous photos on June 6th, 2014.
After hunting for a wedding dress from New York to Los Angeles, Kendra finally struck gold when she called up Claire Pettibone and found out they happened to be having a bridal trunk show the next day. The timeless vintage feel was exactly what she was looking for and — a major bonus — was totally comfortable.
Kendra's built a career on her passion for jewelry design, so there was no question that she'd be wearing pieces she'd created on her wedding day, including statement earrings and the wedding band she'd designed. "I wore my best friend's wedding band on another finger as my something borrowed," she says. To complement her embroidered and lace gown, Kendra carried a white bouquet with hints of yellow, made up of roses, lisianthus, and cattleya orchids.
The Moroccan-inspired flower petal carpet down the aisle mimicked the inspiration for the Kendra Scott logo, and incorporated the bride's favorite colors, white and yellow.
Her two oldest sons walked her down the aisle. "There wasn't a dry eye in the house when our guests saw the two of them next to me," Kendra remembers.
In addition to writing their own vows, Kendra and Matt had their closest friends read "I Carry Your Heart" by e.e. Cummings during the ceremony.
The reception took advantage of the gorgeous Arizona weather, with tables set up in front of the red rock cliffs. Tables were topped with arrangements of lilies, roses, and lush greenery. The menu? All local. "I'm still dreaming about the salad," Kendra says. Guests sipped on Kismet Cocktails, a mix of Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka and lime soda.
The couple shared their first dance to "All of Me" by John Legend before inviting guests to join them on the dance floor. They'd planned to choreograph a dance, but realized that it wasn't quite them only a few minutes into their first lesson and ended up improvising. "My favorite memory," says Kendra, "is of Matt and my 10-year-old son having a dance-off. They weren't even on the dance floor, but everyone stopped dancing to watch."
Matt and Kendra, who honeymooned in the Maldive Islands, advise couples to keep sight of who they are. "After all, this night is about celebrating the beauty of your relationship," she says, "no matter how silly, imperfect, or uncoordinated you might be!"
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Enchantment Resort || Wedding Planner: Amy Mancuso Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone || Shoes: Jimmy Choo || Jewelry: Kendra Scott || Hair & Makeup: Alyssa Garcia || Bridesmaids' Dresses: J.Crew || Florist: Events by Show Stoppers || Invitations: Paperless Post || Music: ceremony - Miguel de Maria, reception - Desert House Productions || Catering: Enchantment Resort || Videography: Keith Pitts || Photography: Katrina Wallace Photographers