Alyssa and Joey had a warm November Flagstaff wedding. Alyssa is an event planner herself so it’s always an honor to be asked to photograph another industry professional’s event. Alyssa worked so hard on this event and while I was going over the “list” of handmade and special items for her, she hadn’t filled that part in. I asked her what was important about the details she said, “you know honestly I’m just so excited to be marrying Joey that I haven’t even thought to tell you about all that.” Coming from a wedding planner, that’s impressive. I will note that Alyssa’s grandmother handmade each bridesmaid a different clutch, and those were super cool. I loved how Alyssa kept her head in the game on the wedding day and really enjoyed being a bride! Hailing from Pittsburgh, Alyssa brought a sweet tradition with her called a cookie table. For weeks ahead of the wedding family and friends bake and freeze cookies for the event. Everyone brings their cookies into the reception and then guests make a bag filled with various cookies. Personally I had a lemon bar and Buckeye. Both were delicious.  Alyssa said, “Joey and I have dated for many years and it was truly and overwhelming feeling of love and complete happinesses when the church doors opened and all of our family and friends where there to support us. We both really enjoyed getting married in the church too. It ment a lot to us to share our vows with God, Father Pat, and all of our family and friends. That cookie table is such a cherished tradition in my family and back in Pittsburgh. One of my favorite photos from this event is the Mother/Son dance… the look on her face says it all to me ( photos by Cameron and Jamelle).

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vendors:

reception: Flagstaff Ranch
church: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel
hair & makeup: Northern Arizona Glam Squad
coordination/planning: Grand Plan Events
 Design/Various Rentals – KD Event DesignsCreative Occasions
DJ: DJ – Dan Bare
invites: Just Be Designs
dress: Mikaelle
floral: Glamorous Occasions
transportation: Flagstaff Trolley
cake: Sugared n’ Iced

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