Photography by Ben and Kelly Photography
I am not even sure where to start with this couple and their gorgeous, modern, edgy, Downtown Phoenix Wedding and Reception. We met in 2014 before any planning had begun and we knew this one would be extra special. Jessica had a lot of ideas about what she didn't want and very distinct thoughts on how she wanted her wedding to turn out. Different. Edgy. Authentic Jessica and Thomas. Every detail, from their engagement, to her dress to the ceremony and reception decor...was very distinct. Very Jessica and Thomas! Our vendor team was AMAZING. Just look at these photos from Ben and Kelly Photography....this was the perfect team for these two. Modern, cutting edge, authentic. In a time that natural light photography has gained in popularity (more on that later), Ben and Kelly have demonstrated time and time again, not just a mastery of natural light, but of the technology necessary to capture every shot along the course of the day and night.
Fiori Floral Design created elegant, modern floral arrangements for the day. The bride's bouquet was anenome, garden rose and hydrangea. Gorgeous!
We love this idea and are seeing it more and more often lately. Dad's deserve a first look at their little girl's too! This one is priceless! Ivers was one of the most enjoyable, loving dads we have met. (Jessica's whole family was incredible throughout the wedding planning and design process).
The couple and their wedding party had an incredible, modern suite at the Palomar Hotel in downtown Phoenix. It was just minutes away (by trolley) from the Icehouse, an old Ice Warehouse where the wedding and reception would take place.
The ceremony "cathedral" was open air which industrial walls. The structure itself was so striking, we chose a romantic but minimalist design to compliment. Ghost chairs were provided by Event Rents of Phoenix. Instead of acrylic or vases we contained Cymbidium Orchids in Ice Columns created by Artistic Ice Creations. The Ice House provided shelving we covered with candles and from which our design team hung string curtain in layers. We tied Jessica's confirmation cross to the string curtain at the request of the family. Lovely!
When Thomas had proposed to Jessica in Omaha, Nebraska, he surprised her in the middle of a cobblestone street. We couldn't just sign the marriage license anywhere! It had to be unique and stunning! So we had moved a table into the middle of the street in Downtown Phoenix and signed together right there. It was so beautiful out, the scene was perfect and so "them"! It made for a great portraiture photo shoot before we returned to cocktail hour.
Black. White. Gold. Candles. Modern Elements. Great food. LOTS of candelabras! Modern and delicious. The reception was modern, stunning and set the perfect stage for a fabulous party!
We at Sip and Twirl could not have enjoyed this wedding more. For the months leading up to wedding day, we deliberated and mocked up a variety of design choices and sifted through scores of wedding and reception elements with our lovely bride, Jessica. My dear, despite all your visitors, all of the anticipation and *everything* going on, you were calm, joyful and the definition of grace. We are so incredibly pleased to know you and to have shared your vision with you. Your elation on wedding day meant the world to us. We look forward to many years of friendship with you!
Our Fabulous Vendor Team
Wedding Planning and Design: Sip and Twirl
Wedding Photography: Ben and Kelly Photography
Wedding and Reception Venue: The Icehouse
Flowers: Fiori Floral Design
Ice Sculptures: Artistic Ice Creations
Catering: Santa Barbara Catering
Desserts: Paula Jacqueline Bakery
Bridal Gown: Destiny's Bride
Menswear: Celebrity Tux & Tails
Reception Band: Treja Vu
Rentals (chairs): Event Rents
Rentals: La Tavola Linens
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Tabletop Rentals: Desert Aisles
Hair: Kaylee Kauffman
Makeup: Lauren Mitchell
Extra Special thanks and hugs to Riette of Downtown Phoenix Venues for being my emergency person during set up! You are one fierce lady and a wizard with super glue, vodka and duct tape.