Katie & Matt {October Wedding at Carillon Beach}

A perfect, Fall wedding was definitely in the makings for this Phoenix, AZ couple!  It all started back in September of ’09 when Katie’s mother came to pay us a little visit.  Susie had heard from a past-Carillon Weddings MOB, that Victoria was the person to see for a perfect wedding!  We knew we were in for a treat when this very enthusiastic family graced us with their presence.  Katie knew she wanted a very relaxed, yet elegant look.  GREEN was definitely the color of the year and we took it to a whole other level!  The linens made such an amazing impact on the reception decor!  We sat with Katie and her mother and picked out some of these fabulous green linens that they envisioned with Christina at Events by Nouveau.  Apples, limes & lemons were also a very “fresh” and organic touch to their Village Green reception.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Katie’s gorgeous blue eyes really made an impact with that pretty, blonde hair! She anxiously awaited the day as she got ready in her “Permanent Vacation” rental house in Carillon Beach.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Katie’s handsome groom was finally able to see her as she walked into the Meeting House. Her light & airy ceremony set the tone for the entire day. Perfectly-placed and whimsical flowers lined the window that overlooks the lake.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Who doesn’t love multi-functional arrangements?! From the ceremony, to the dining tables… these made a seemless transition! They were perfectly paired with the mahogony chiavari chairs.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Before Katie & Matt went down for their sunset pictures, they were able to share their first dance as husband & wife! The lake was the perfect backdrop!

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Green-galore! Katie opted to go from a seated dinner to a more casual, strolling-reception. The easiest way to make this transition was to take away the place cards, plan a delicious station-menu, plan great lighting over a dance floor under the stars, encourage lots of dancing with a fabulous DJ & to provide cigars to entice the gentlemen to the dance floor!!… Mission Accomplished!

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

Sunset during firefly season is always gorgeous! Can you spot them flying above the walkover?! What a perfect night.

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

A beautiful green, grapevine-inspired cake was the perfect pick!

Katie and Matt at Carillon Beach

I was completely impressed to see a wedding group that was on the dance floor the entire night!! After we were able to drag them off the Green, it was time for the sparkler send-off! The perfect end to a perfect day!


Venues:  Carillon Beach Meeting House & Village Green, exclusive to Carillon Weddings

Photography: Rae & Wesley Leytham of Rae Leytham Photography; Katie’s wedding blog

Floral/Event Design:  Christina Springfield of Events by Nouveau Flowers

Minister:  Rev. Harry Houseman

Catering:  Donna & David Townsend of Townsend Catering

Cake:  Rhonda Joodi of Confections on the Coast

Ceremony/Reception DJ: Paul Kirker from GTS

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