Reflecting on traditions that have been passed down through the generations is one of the more poignant parts of getting married.
For Lindsay Irwin and Ty Hayes, their modern wedding included touches of the traditional, beginning with the ceremony. “We chose to say the traditional vows as we feel there is something special about saying the same vows that have united couples for hundreds of years,” explains lindsay.
Romance played a starring role in the outdoor ceremony. Taking advantage of the Arizona setting, guests were greeted by a spectacular sunset upon arrival at the fountain terrace. The ceremony was lit by a fire wall at the end of the terrace as well as several tall iron trees with floating candles along the aisle.
The bride’s gown, “out of a fairy tale,” featured a cream lace bodice and tulle skirt with a cream taffeta sash. “in keeping with tradition, I was fortunate enough to wear my great grandmother’s pearls and the garter that both my grandmother and mother wore on their wedding days,” recalls the bride. Bridesmaids were dressed in black strapless gowns that provided a stunning contrast to their deep red bouquets.
A black and cream color scheme, reminiscent of old hollywood films, was the inspiration for the reception décor. Glowing candles and pin spot lighting lent a romantic mood to the ballroom, which was dressed with white damask linens and black table runners. Couture centerpieces of white dendrobium orchids and blooming white phaleonopsis orchids adorned with delicate strands of pearls “provided an angelic aura for the celebration,” recalls the bride.
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale
Amy Vandervort, iDo Weddings
Darby Elizabeth Photography
My Wedding Film
Flora Europa Inc.