Grace and beauty was the essence on the wedding day for Queenie and Dan. Their family and friends joined these two celebrate their beautiful Christmas weekend wedding in Arizona at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. The weather was crisp and cool with not a cloud to be seen. Including many Chinese traditions on their day such as the Hello Kitty tea set they used to honor Queenie’s grandmother during tea time that evening. You could tell by the way that Dan spoke about Queenie that day and the sweet moments they shared when I arrived that set the tone for happiness. I don’t think they even imagined this day coming after they first met when Queenie arrived in the states from China. Simply a perfect match with both families so supportive and happy to welcome this new family together.
Dan wore a navy blue suit and Queenie chose to wear two dresses this day. Every girl dreams of changing throughout the day but Queenie wore her white sweetheart neckline gown for the wedding. She slipped into a beautiful cocktail dress for the reception that included a memorable tea time with her grandmother (plus parents and other important family members). All the guests joined on the grassy cove area that was set with floral pillars of fresh pink and white roses, hydrangea and greens. At the altar table was the sand ceremony set with personalized wood names etched for the occasion. As the quartet played the bridal party made their way down the aisle. You could see in Queenie’s eyes the joy of knowing her father was walking her down the aisle. Sweet giggles during the exchange gave you goosebumps knowing this was the best part – the ceremony was beginning.
After the ceremony and portraits, family members joined inside the family reception set inside. While walking inside you passed an amazing dessert table decorated in vases of yummy sweets and a gorgeous 3 tier wedding cake. The reception area was set with gold chargers, fresh floral centerpieces, and gold boxed thank you gifts set on top of the curated menu for the evening. The newlyweds made their grand entrance, shared some sweet toasts, and dinner together with those they love. Congrats to Queenie and Dan that celebrated a day to remember.
Thanks to all the amazing vendors!
Venue: JW Marriott Camelback Inn | Wedding Planner: Debbie Kennedy Events | Officiant: Mark Culbertson, Your Dream Ceremony | Hair/Makeup: Glam Lounge Artists | Quartet: Encore Quartet|Flowers: AJ’s Fine Foods