October 6, 2020
Aubrey and Garrett’s Hacienda del Sol wedding in Tucson, Arizona was the perfect way to kick off the fall wedding season! They envisioned a fun, Southwest desert celebration so their closest friends and family could get a taste of Tucson. And Hacienda del Sol was the perfect outdoor wedding venue for that, as it displays beautiful desert landscaping and allowed for a more intimate reception with the number of guests they hosted.
Mollee with Peace of Mind Event Design helped execute the romantic Southwest theme with soft lighting, delicate details, and an abundance of flowers crafted by Gina with Old Pueblo Petal Pushers. Their wedding colors mimicked the mauve purple and sage green tones of cacti in the desert with accents of navy blue and gold. Their overall vision was for this to be an expression of them as a couple, and after getting to their joyful and playful personalities, I wouldn’t have seen it any other way. They had unique ways to surprise their guests like a beer burro a.k.a. donkey that greeted them after the ceremony, lawn games during cocktail hour, and a personalized neon sign at the reception for a cute photo op.
If you don’t already know, Aubrey and Garrett are a Tinder success story! Their first date was at (one of my personal favorite restaurants!) RA Sushi Bar at La Encantada, and after they closed, moved to Union Public House, and then when THEY closed, ended up talking in her car until 3:30 am. They were completely smitten with each other and have been together ever since! Things obviously went well because, here we are, 5 years later, and they are building a life together with their two dogs in a rural town close to Denver, Colorado.
Before the wedding, they told me they want to commit to being completely present and enjoying every little thing that they put so much hard work into for their wedding day, and I would say they did so with smashing success! They were completely authentic and soaked up the time during the first look, both of their moms had contagious smiles all day, and their bridal party supported and loved on them with such incredible kindness. It might have been a warm day in September but they didn’t let the heat or even the smallest things ruin their day.
Thank you, Aubrey and Garrett, for inviting me to share your day with you and your loved ones. It has been a true honor to have been able to meet you and celebrate this little slice of your lives with you guys ❤️
Pure in Art Photography, Assistant: Melissa Fritzsche
Venue, Caterers + Desserts
Florist + Wedding Favors
Bride’s Hair Stylist
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist
Rachel Haimowitz from The Powder Room
Dareth Colburn (earrings)
Stone and Strand (necklace)
Wedding by Laura
The Diamond Reserve
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Pure in Art Photography is a Wedding Photographer, Engagement Photographer, Boudoir Photographer, Portrait Photographer, and Destination Wedding Photographer based in Tucson, Arizona. Serving Arizona, including Tucson, Oro Valley, Marana, Vail, Green Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Flagstaff, Sedona. Available for destination travels worldwide. Featured on The Knot, Wedding Wire, Best Tucson Weddings, and Tucson Bride & Groom. Graduate from The International Academy of Wedding Photographers.