Leslee + James – Phoenix Wedding

They met at work and the rest is history. Bringing together a blended family is something these two know how to do well. Celebrating the love between Leslee and James was beautiful in their close friends, The Castleman’s backyard. Setting up two wood doors with a banner across it with a photo of Leslee’s father who passed hung carefully on the podium. Plenty of cool signs adorned the property to help you laugh and realize this wedding is going to be fun. Painted mason jars lined the aisle of white chavari chairs leading up to the flowing trees shading the altar. At the welcome table, a suitcase for cards, tiny hearts and a date idea jar were there for guests.

The ladies prepared for the wedding upstairs with floral dresses and bright pink petty coats underneath. As the guests started to make their way, the groom and his groomsmen settled in as James practiced his vows for the ceremony. Their ceremony began and their daughter held a sign preparing guests for the bride’s arrival. James was overcome with emotion and you could tell this was exactly where he wanted to be. Each started the ceremony with a drink from their flask and passing to the bridal party in fun. Some of their friends and family reading bible passages and great readings. They kissed as they were pronounced husband and wife. Joining the family at an off site park for family photos while they flipped the ceremony site to reception. Guests welcomed themselves to snacks and lots of great beverages. Reading more funny signs.

Their reception began with a grand entrance of their bridal party. Then, James and Leslee kicked off with a first dance, dinner, toasts, newlywed games, money dance and then the always fun sparkler grand exit. Perfect way to start a new beginning together. Lots of great food, fun and fire sparklers! Check out more from their day below. Cheers!


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Thanks to my amazing vendor team!

Venue: Castleman’s Home | Catering: Carolina’s Mexican Food | Music: All American DJ, Chad | Dessert: Cupcakes A Licious | Officiant: Will Davis | Rings: Neil Lane | Gown: Oleg Cassini | Bridesmaid Dresses: Floral Dandridge Strapless Swing Dress | Suit: Vera Wang Black | Linens & Rentals: Affordable Party & Event Rentals | Florals: DIY