Brett & Anna, Married : Southern Arizona Wedding Photographer

I knew it was going to be a special day when Anna invited me to arrive early at her parent’s home to capture the trickery her family from Russia was going to play on Brett. :)  Evidentally in Russia it is common for the groom to pass a few tests, from the bride’s family, in order to see the bride.  Brett overcame the language barrier and played along like a champ.  His first task was to sing Abba’s hit Dancing Queen outside of the house.  This drew the attention of a few neighbors, he did quite well with the help of his father/best-man. 

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Next he had to illustrate his love for Anna on the sidewalk, chalk was provided for a small $10 fee. :)

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He had to find a way to enter the house through the fabric covering the front door.  Scissors were available for purchase as well.

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Once inside he was handed a daisy to count the ways of his love one petal at a time.  Once that task was complete he was able to choose a door to locate Anna.  He was very surprised when he was greeted by the wrong bride.

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After trying another door he had to guess which sheet his bride was hiding under.  He picked correctly on the first try because Anna was giggling so hard she was shaking, that’s how he knew. :)

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Even though I couldn’t always understand what was being said, I enjoyed capturing these moments for Brett and Anna,  laughter and love always translate. 

Now for some serious getting married pics

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Anna was overcome with emotion once she was dressed and ready to go.  Her fabulous friends came to the rescue with tissue and love

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Time to get married

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A happy groom

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They wrote their own vows which were beautiful

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Married

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Brett and Anna were TROOPERS after the ceremony; they braved 106 degree heat so we could explore a bit and get these shots that I love!

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The rings

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A few from the reception

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Brett and Anna, Thank you for letting me share your traditions and your special day!  Wishing you much happiness and laughter! :)

Venue: Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

DJ: Harmony Entertainment

Cake: Busy B Bakery

Wedding Coordinator: Destination Insight

Flowers: Bon Jour Flowers

Officiant: Steve Shermett

Make up: Stephanie Hawley (520)551-5626

See Brett & Anna’s Engagment Session here

 

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by Maria

3 comments

June 15, 2010 - 5:04 pm

denise karis - your photos are so clear! love!

June 10, 2010 - 3:54 pm

sara - What a gorgeous bride AND location!! That groom can’t get that smile off his face! I love it!!!
Awesome, Maria!

June 10, 2010 - 10:00 am

Kristen - Was this one the model’s wedding? Cuz she sure had skeelz, with sportin’ a ‘tude! Beautiful!

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