A tranquil wedding at Orange Tree Resort

The January sun skimmed over the treetops, the Canadian geese walked the well trimmed lawns of Orange Tree Resort. It was quiet, it was peaceful. Brandon stood on the pathway looking out toward the water and old growth trees. These moments leading up to a first look seem to last forever as you know that the love of your life will be calling your name any moment.

“Do I look ok?”

This anticipation leading up to a first look is well worth it and it instantly becomes our favorite part of the day. As Liz walked with Priscilla from the getting ready room to our rendezvous point Liz asked Priscilla the most innocent and sweet question; “Do I look ok?” to which Priscilla replied “is that even a question? Have you seen yourself? You’re stunning!!!” Her gorgeous wedding gown from Azteca Bridal glowed beautifully as she stepped out into the sunlight.

Nothing could slow her down on the way to his arms

The excitement grows and he can only think of her on their first day of forever. Palms get slightly sweaty, the heart begins to flutter as the sound of the door opens behind him. I can see the joy in Brandon’s eyes as Liz wastes no time in calling his name. Even in those tall heels nothing could slow her down on the way to his arms. They held each other tightly and whispered loving words to each other that they will never forget. They took full advantage of this romantic gesture, a moment just for them and their love.

Remembering how great this place is

When we first arrived at Orange Tree Resort we walked around remembering how great this place is. It has been a few years since we walked along shaded pathways next to the greens. Leslie from Leapin Lilly’s Event Flowers decorated the gazebo with lush greenery and soft roses. It was all coming back to us now and we just knew this day was going to be perfect.

Brandon and his dad finished their round of golf just a few feet away from where he was going to be standing shortly. He took up this sport several years ago to spend more time with his father (Randy). And I totally get why, Randy is a master at “dad jokes” and will keep you laughing the entire time.

A perfect metaphor for Liz and Brandon’s love

Orange Tree Resort is an oasis in the urban landscape. You’d have no idea this was in the middle of Scottsdale with the large trees and beautiful maintained grounds. It is a relaxing a tranquil place. A perfect metaphor for Liz and Brandon’s love and their wedding. Neither are people that wanted a large party or tons of attention. Just a celebration with their loved ones. The entire day felt calm, like an extended intimate wedding. Everyone kept remarking about how relaxed the whole day was.

Their mother was in love and happy

Gwen from Arizona Ministers spoke of their love and the joy of the family uniting. During the ceremony a bottle of chianti was placed in a small wooden box along with love letters to be opened and shared on their one year anniversary. That gesture along with their vows brought joyful tears to Elizabeth’s teenage kids Shayla and Bradon. Their mother was in love and happy, she couldn’t have chosen a better guy.

Congratulations Elizabeth and Brandon. Thank you so much for trusting us to photograph your wedding. Brandon, keep making her laugh and Liz always hold him tight. You two have a beautiful love. Cheers to a lifetime of love, happiness and So. Much. Laughter!

With Love,

Adam & Priscilla

Make sure to check out their unforgettable engagement session from last month in Sedona. “A December Engagement at Bell Rock


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  1. Ruth

    February 2nd, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    What a perfect day and perfect captures! Thank you both for your amazing work,time and love you put into these images. *sobbing

  2. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you for finding us Ruth! We are so grateful and will never forget Elizabeth and Brandon’s sweet day! Blessed to have met you all!

  3. Shayla Pollard

    February 2nd, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you both so much! These photos are perfect and I am so glad that we can beautifully perserve the beginning of our wonderful lives as a happy (official) family!!!

  4. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Awww Shayla! We were so happy to be there and do this for your amazing family!

  5. Anonymous

    February 2nd, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful couple, and beautiful wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple!! 💍👰🤵

  6. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks, It was a wonderful day for sure!

  7. Angie Moore

    February 2nd, 2019 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you so much for capturing such an amazing moment in their lives. These photos are absolutely stunning.

  8. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words Angie! We were so honored to be there!

  9. Laura

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    Beautiful!

  10. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you Laura!

  11. Anonymous

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos, beautiful moments and memories were captured for the happy couple!

  12. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you so much! It was such a beautiful day!

  13. Nelli

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Beautiful!!! xx

  14. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Nelli!

  15. Lesley

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos, beautiful moments and memories were captured for this special couple!

  16. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks so much Lesley! We were so happy to be there for them!

  17. Lesley

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos, beautiful moments and memories were captured for the happy couple!

  18. Justyne

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations to the happy couple!

  19. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks for checking out the blog Justyne!

  20. Casey

    February 2nd, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! Congratulations on your wonderful day!!

  21. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    February 2nd, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you Casey!

  22. Anonymous

    February 2nd, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!!

  23. Darlene

    February 3rd, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Gorgeous pictures! Best group of wedding photos I have seen in a long time ❤❤❤

  24. Amanda

    February 4th, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  25. Elizabeth Pulley

    February 5th, 2019 at 10:08 am

    oh my goodness!! I love these! I can’t stop looking at them!

  26. Kaylea

    February 5th, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!! I can’t choose just one favorite! You guys are amazing and it was so much fun with you guys out on the dance floor! Elizabeth and Brandon are the bestest and looked absolutely stunning! You guys captured the best moments on such a special day! ❤️

  27. Katherine Wiele

    February 5th, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures. You captured the love of the day so well!!

  28. Sirena

    February 7th, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful wedding!! Congratulations!!

  29. Adrienne Roake

    February 7th, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Such beautiful composition in the photos. Love the blog as well makes you feel a part of the day without being there.

  30. Lizzy

    February 7th, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!!! You captured all the magical moments of the night. Congratulations!!

  31. Erin

    February 7th, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Congratulations guys!!! Beautiful wedding

  32. Wendi Ruiz

    February 7th, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Beautiful photos! Amazingly done

  33. Amber Kaneshige-Creations

    February 7th, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    What amazing photos. You two are beautiful and I wish you a lifetime of happiness

  34. Kevin Koepke

    February 7th, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Congrats to Elizabeth and Brandon!!!
    Great captures of an awesome day!!!

  35. Tyler

    February 7th, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    So beautiful! Many blessing to you both!

  36. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    May 12th, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Tyler!

  37. saundie

    February 7th, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    This is amazing!!! Beautiful pictures were taken!! Congrats to the happy couple!!

  38. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    May 12th, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Ahhh thanks so much Saundie!

  39. Jan

    February 8th, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Beautiful pictures that captured a beautiful day!

  40. copperhillphotography@gmail.com

    May 12th, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks so much Jan!

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