Here’s a Closer Look Inside Jamie & Eugene’s Contemporary Wedding / by Kristen Bradley

We’ve just had a first look at photos from Jamie and Eugene’s incredible wedding at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa; needless to say, we are still glowing for this beautiful couple!  Here is a closer look inside their wedding, and how they made their day as unique and as special as they are.

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

The Venue: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Jamie and Eugene were looking for a venue that would support their vision of having an elegant and contemporary wedding, and after looking at many different venues in Scottsdale, the Andaz was the clear winner.  Anyone considering the Andaz will undoubtedly first notice the stunning views of Camelback, and this couple incorporated the mountain views beautifully for their celebrations.  Check out this shot below.  We particularly loved how the mountain’s silhouette came alive as the sun set behind it! 

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Another aspect the couple considered when choosing a venue was their guest’s overall experience.  Though this was the very first full-scale wedding held at the Andaz, the resort delivered a first-class experience and event.  The Andaz offers a very comfortable stay in their Spanish casita-style guest rooms, does a phenomenal job in their culinary and beverage offerings, and overall, is very conscious of customer service.  If you, like Jamie and Eugene, are invested in creating a wonderful wedding experience for your guests, this is a solid venue choice.  

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Wedding Ascetic

Jamie and Eugene’s design vision was to create contemporary elegance as their wedding day look.  The Andaz lent to this vision as the resort beautifully fuses art with nature.  The Andaz vibe is contemporary, with pops of bright color, curated art, cultural patterns, and at the same time is also serene with cacti and large trees interwoven throughout the property. 

For Jamie and Eugene’s ceremony, they selected acrylic ghost chairs and brought in farm tables for the reception with Camelback Mountain as their backdrop.  Because the couple opted to serve food family style, the farm tables worked well, and this was the a great example of form meeting function.  Farm tables are less traditional and formal, but at the same time are very polished and current.  We just loved how everything came together!  Check out these photos below to see how this create a look of elegance in a relaxed and fun environment.  

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Personal Touches

We absolutely loved the way the couple brought their ceremony to life with some personal touches and new traditions.  Check out this cute photo of their table number cards below.  Each table was numbered by a year, and the cards included two photos - one of the bride and one of the groom from that specific year.  

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

We also were blown away with how the couple made each guest feel welcomed and special.  Not only did they recognize people’s birthdays and anniversaries in their opening toast, but they also included a photo of the guest with either the bride or groom (or both) at every single table setting.  You can see in this photo below how the tables were set, and within each name card lay the specific photo.  

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

And finally, here’s an adorable picture from Jamie and Eugene’s ceremony that proves kids add an element of spontaneity and joy to any celebration.  

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Photo by Jedidiah Roberson

Whatever your vision is for your wedding day, let our team of professionals at Sip and Twirl help you make your vision come to life.  We are passionate about what we do, and love helping couples of all different backgrounds and budgets.  We are located in Scottsdale, AZ, and can be reached at (480) 648-0663 or at info@sipandtwirl.com.