She walked into the room and took his breath away. Megan had a way of making everyone feel so excited and at ease throughout the day. They started their love story at ASU their freshman year in college and their same interests in their engineering program in January 2012. Here’s how Dillon made sure she would be surprised in his proposal:
Having started our relationship in college, I knew I needed to wait until our undergraduate careers were done, so I decided to propose on the very afternoon of our graduation from Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering… I just couldn’t wait any longer! I sat through the entire commencement ceremony, next to Megan, with that ring burning a hole in my pocket. Let’s just say that receiving my diploma wasn’t the main thing on my mind. So, I decided to propose during a post-graduation “photoshoot” coordinated on campus with both our families there. Frances (Megan’s mom) was able to get some amazing shots of the proposal…and Megan crying.
Now on their wedding day, the pops of coral, gold and navy were just the start of the beginning of their lives. Their indoor venue proved well for the warmer day we had in Arizona, air conditioning required. Their strong commitment to their faith was also evident with blessings and prayers from everyone there. The support system to help them in their marriage was also included in their traditional wedding ceremony of communion. Megan wore a white gown with navy Betsy Johnson heels, beaded veil along with her colorful summer mixed bouquet. Dillon wore a grey Vera Wang tux with a boutinierre of two blumes of coral and white roses. The ceremony was held in the Blue Cielo with red brick walls, white twinkle light curtains, white chivari chairs, white flower petal aisle, wax vessels lighted, tall columns of colorful hydrangeas and communion table.
The reception in the Piazza Room was decorated with floating candle trio centerpieces, coral rose petals, gold charges, ivory lace linen tablecloths, and navy napkins. I loved the M (heart) D lights behind the head table with floral floor monograms. The wedding reception started off with grand introduction of a fun wedding party. They kicked off with a first dance and then off to a buffet dinner. The best man and maid of honor provided some great toasts with many cheers of happiness. Megan and Dillon danced with their father and mother with a few tears of joy as they now are a married couple. DJ Mike provided tons of great music that kept everyone dancing until the very end. I could jam to every song right along. Then, they jetted off to a sparkler grand exit.
They will be enjoying their gorgeous honeymoon in Melia Caribe Tropical Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. A great way to tie together such a beautiful event. Here were some other advice from the couple on their wedding day.
Words of Wisdom:
- What was your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it? The guest list. If you haven’t talked to someone in a year, they didn’t get invited (family excluded).
- Do you have any savvy money saving tips to share? Online RSVP (less to purchase on stationary and stamps). Choose centerpieces that don’t require flowers
- What words of wisdom can you impart on future couples? When you think of something you need for the wedding, write it down or buy it immediately so you don’t forget!
Wedding Day Songs:
- Grand Entrance: Marry You by Bruno Mars
- First Dance: I Have and I Always Will/God Gave Me You by David Barnes
- Mother/Son: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
- Cake Cutting: You Make Me Smile by Uncle Cracker
Make sure to leave a sweet message for the newlyweds!
Thanks to an amazing vendor team!
Venue/Coordination: Tre Bella |Officiant: Riccardo Stewart | Catering: Jacs Catering | Gown: David’s Bridal | Tux: Vera Wang | Rings: Shane Co. | Music: Premier Audio Visual | Florist: Blume Events | Cake: Phoenix Cake Co. | Invitations: David’s Bridal Invitations | Stationary: MagnetStreet.com