When local television personality Olivia Fierro wed Tony Boyle last March, the couple shared all the wedding planning and celebrated every step of the way.
“The engagement was so much fun,” she recalls. “We shared in all the details, and we celebrated an engagement anniversary every month so we kept the focus on us and our love and we never let the wedding stress get to us.”
The couple, who met during one of the bride’s many television interviews, entertained friends and family at The Royal Palms. The wedding ceremony, which they personally designed, took place in the private garden while the bright Arizona sun gave them a warm welcome to wedded bliss.
The couple enjoyed more than one private moment during their ceremony—the groom just couldn’t wait to hear the words “kiss the bride!” “He must have kissed me at least four times before then,” blushes Olivia. “But we were just in our own moment, it was private and sweet.”
Naturally, everything was captured on film since the bride’s colleagues from Channel 3 were there to document the details, including their favorite song, “Better Together” by Jack Johnson, and the many high-fives once the couple was pronounced husband and wife.
While the guests were invited to enjoy a cocktail hour, Olivia and Tony took time for some photographs alone.
They joined their guests for an elaborate buffet dinner on two outdoor patios. The wedding feast included scallops and pancetta, beef tenderloin with gorgonzola, three made-to-order pasta stations and an amazing five-tier cake.
The couple enjoyed their first dance to Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together,” which set off an all-night dance party. Olivia and Tony stayed with their guests until midnight, when they were escorted to the honeymoon suite amid scattered rose petals and romantic glowing candles.
Among the most memorable details of their wedding was the guest book. They included a Polaroid camera so that guests could insert a photograph alongside their wishes for the couple. later that evening, they enjoyed a quiet moment reminiscing with the memories in the book.
As their family and friends left the wedding, they were given two special gifts from the couple as thanks for sharing their special day.
“We ordered individually boxed, personalized ‘ooey gooey’ cupcakes with T+O on the top. We also sent guests with a personalized water bottle featuring a cartoon image of us when we met (Tony in his police uniform--he has since
retired--and me with a microphone interviewing him). We used that image on the guest book as well and it still makes me smile any time I look at it.”
The Royal Palms Resort & Spa
Harrison Hurwitz Photography
Brides by Demetrios
Tammie Coe Cakes