Chris and Brie’s sun-drenched Starr Pass wedding // Tucson Wedding Photography

My friends Chris and Brie had a fabulous fall wedding this past weekend at the lovely Starr Pass Marriott, and I thought I’d share a few photos! I met them through my wife last year, and hit it off with both of them right away. They’re fun and funny and love nothing more than to hang out with their dog Lucy and have a laugh. They have an easygoing chemistry together that just makes you smile when you’re around them. I knew this would be a fun wedding!

Chris and Brie come from strong families and you could sense that connection and mutual support at the wedding. Not surprisingly, they made me feel like family too, and it was a pleasure to be on hand for their big day.

The weather was beautiful and the desert setting out at Starr Pass couldn’t have been nicer. If you’re going to have a wedding in Tucson and you want perfect weather, early November is about as safe a bet as you can get. The daylight runs out fast though, so everything from hair and makeup to ceremony time runs a bit earlier this time of year.

Two of my favorite wedding vendors helped make sure that all came together seamlessly – a big thank you goes out to the incredibly talented Raemie with Margarita Go Diva’s I Do Hair and Makeup Artistry, and the tirelessly fabulous Katie with Posh Petals. Not only do they both do gorgeous work, but they do it on time, every time, and that makes a huge difference in the flow of your big day.

Chris’s adorable grandmother presided over a short but sweet ceremony, and they both made it through their handwritten vows without a hitch – just lots of smiles and laughter and warmth.

With the “hard part” over, it was a party from there on out – guests enjoyed a gorgeous late afternoon cocktail hour overlooking the city, and we traipsed around the golf course, racing the setting sun and dodging hungry javelinas.

My longtime friend Luke from Saytr Entertainment provided great music and gorgeous lighting for the evening’s festivities, and beloved wedding pixies Stephany and Molly from Black Sheep Filmworks were zipping around enjoying themselves all day as well. It was a great team to work with, and we all agreed that there’s just something about Chris and Brie that makes them adorable, and made this day particularly special.

Please enjoy a few pics from the day while we sort through the rest!


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