My pals Ryan and Kylee held a wedding at Hacienda del Sol this past weekend that was equal parts ceremony and bacchanal family celebration. The theme was good wine among good friends, and happy toasts were raised from start to finish – and along the way we made some really nice photos as well. Congratulations you two, enjoy your Hawaiian honeymoon!
The summer heat is mostly gone, and Tucson was pretty much the perfect place for a wedding this past Saturday. We planned a quick “first look” and a few portraits out on the grounds before guests arrived and took advantage of the gorgeous late afternoon light.
The ceremony itself was sun-drenched and gorgeously back lit, with a symbolic wine blending ceremony at the altar. We followed it up with a fun full-guest-list photo from the rooftop, while everyone was still grinning ear-to-ear…or wiping away the tears of joy in a few cases!
After that, sunset portraits around the grounds and then on to quite the party ’till midnight (and on and on, I hear). Thanks to JP Connelly for great second-shooting (from the rooftops when necessary), and running a very popular portrait station all night long.
I love working at Hacienda del Sol – it has real history in Tucson, with its noble rustic architecture and air of authenticity. It’s an amazing place to just wander around, let alone make photos. The service is impeccable and the food is frankly awesome too.
Thanks to Rachel Allen at Hacienda del Sol for making everything flow seamlessly. Thanks also to Coleen LaFleur, of LaFleur Plantscapes, for her stunning floral arrangements. Village Bakehouse pulled off a three-flavor cake that I couldn’t resist trying, and DJ Yes brought the club beats to the courtyard for a great night of dancing.
Here’s a few favorites from the reception slide show and after – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!