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Raelyn & Mitch: Spring Splendor in AZ


With lovely climate and sunny skies, there are few issues higher than a spring day in Arizona. Raelyn and Mitch picked an ideal day to tie the knot at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings. Prepared for a fairytale occasion? Stonebridge Manor is a real oasis in the midst of the desert, and Mitch and Raelyn had been drawn to all of the greenery discovered on the expansive property. 

Hear from the couple themselves as to what their visitors needed to say about Stonebridge Manor:

So lots of our visitors stated they beloved our marriage ceremony fashion and venue, and the way inexperienced the panorama was. The pool was successful, as I feel that’s one thing distinctive that not lots of venues have.


Mitch and Raelyn by the pool at Stonebridge Manor

On the massive day, Raelyn spent the day preparing along with her bridesmaids and VIPs. They wore matching cozy units and sipped mimosas whereas getting their hair and make-up executed. After the ladies had been primped and prepared, they headed to Stonebridge Manor to place their clothes on and for closing touches. Raelyn put her beautiful robe on within the get-ready room, and the women took just a few moments to loosen up earlier than the festivities began. In the meantime, Mitch and his groomsmen had been preparing of their get-ready room in fashion – with pizza and beer. Raelyn shared a humorous behind-the-scenes story:

We had been a bit of bit behind when it got here to the photograph schedule due to the boys, surprisingly not the women. None of them knew how one can placed on their boutonnieres!

Mitch at Stonebridge Manor

Mitch with his groomsmen at Stonebridge Manor

Raelyn and Mitch selected to do a primary look earlier than their ceremony. With the unfold of the property, the couple’s photographers from Finch and June had been capable of seize so many wonderful moments. The couple did their first look in entrance of the dramatic pool and among the many lush ivy, making for a beautiful backdrop. Doing a primary look helped them to complete {couples}’ portraits and marriage ceremony occasion photographs earlier than the ceremony, capturing lovely photographs in entrance of the spiral staircase, massive pool, gazebo, ivy tunnel, and luxurious greenery. 

Raelyn on the spiral staircase at Stonebridge Manor

Mitch and Raelyn's first look at Stonebridge Manor

Mitch and Raelyn at Stonebridge Manor

Mitch and Raelyn at the ceremony site at Stonebridge Manor

Mitch and Raelyn with their wedding party at Stonebridge Manor

In addition they took time to take photographs with two essential visitors – their canines! The couple’s cute Goldendoodles, Moose and Murphy, had been successful on the ceremony. In addition they had been the inspiration for the signature drinks: the Murphy Mule (a Moscow mule) and the Moose-a-rita (a thin margarita)!


Raelyn and Mitch's details at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Goodendoodle Dog at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Their coordinator, Alissa, beloved that element:

I at all times love when {couples} have private touches, and naming their signature drinks after their canines was so cute! The canines had been cute (I used to be obsessive about their bow ties!), and it made our entire crew’s day attending to see them earlier than the ceremony.

Mitch and Raelyn's gazebo ceremony at Stonebridge Manor

When it was time for the ceremony, visitors loved a glass of champagne as they entered the venue, together with the improbable spring climate that Arizona is understood for. The Backyard Pavilion boasts a collection of a number of ceremony choices, and Raelyn and Mitch opted for the timeless gazebo. The luxurious garden (which is a uncommon discover in Arizona!) and wonderful greenery surrounding the gazebo made for an attractive backdrop. The couple additionally added a floral association of ivory hydrangeas, impartial roses, and eucalyptus from In Bloom to essentially make the gazebo shine. 

Hear from Raelyn about how she and Mitch selected to make their ceremony additional private:

We’re each fairly low-key in the case of the intense mushy stuff, so we had my brother be our officiant. He was cracking jokes and saved issues lighthearted. 

Mitch and Raelyn's fun ceremony at Stonebridge Manor

She additionally shared one other ceremony tip: 

Do not be so nervous. I do know that’s simpler stated than executed, however nonetheless attempt your finest to loosen up. We had been each tremendous nervous about our vows, however I could not think about if we ended up not doing private vows, as lots of our marriage ceremony visitors instructed us they loved listening to them.

Mitch and Raelyn at the gazebo at Stonebridge Manor

Mitch and Raelyn recessing after the ceremony

Mitch and Raelyn's kiss at the end of the aisle

After sharing a number of laughs and heartfelt vows, the newlyweds took a second to take all of it in earlier than signing their marriage license to make all of it official.

Raelyn and Mitch at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Throughout cocktail hour, visitors loved the out of doors terrace, the place drinks and appetizers waited for them. The welcome desk featured a artistic Jenga sign-in that may make a improbable memento. 

Raelyn and Mitch's details at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

After indulging on this satisfying completely happy hour, visitors entered the backyard pavilion for the grand entrance. The backyard pavilion is one more reason why Raelyn and Mitch felt Stonebridge Manor was the precise match for them: 

We actually appreciated our reception area. It was an ideal mixture of “out of doors/inside” and supplied the vibe we wished.

Contained in the pavilion, greenery hung from the chandeliers, and Raelyn and Mitch rented massive “Mr. and Mrs.” marquee letters from Desert Sage for a show-stopping backdrop. The tables had been embellished with white linens, sandalwood napkins, and gold charger plates. Within the heart of the desk had been three white pillar candles in clear vases with white hydrangeas and greenery surrounding them. Every desk additionally had a customized menu made by Raelyn and Mitch, itemizing out the scrumptious entrees for his or her plated dinner.  The lover desk featured an elaborate floral association of terracotta and white roses, white hydrangeas, and eucalyptus. 

Raelyn and Mitch's first dance at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings

Mitch and Raelyn's tablescape


The couple loved their first dance, in addition to mother or father dances, earlier than partaking of their scrumptious plated dinner service of panko parmesan crusted hen and petite filet mignon. After dinner, they loved a personalised cake from Piece of Cake with chocolate raspberry, churro, and almond with cream cheese. 

The night time continued with tons of dancing, a spirited recreation of limbo, and a photograph sales space (at all times a visitor favourite) earlier than the reception ended. In reality, Raelyn shared:

If I may relive one a part of our marriage ceremony day each day, I feel I’d choose when all of our family and friends had been collectively on the dance flooring. It was a blast!

One other hit of the night? The couple ordered pizza to be delivered later within the reception! Their DJ from Direct Sounds shared,

I assumed that was so enjoyable and such an ideal thought. Who doesn’t love pizza?! It positively helped to maintain visitors dancing and maintain the occasion going!

On the finish of the night time, Raelyn and Mitch shared a candy non-public final dance in entrance of the marquee letters. Their visitors gathered exterior for a grand sparkler exit, and Raelyn and Mitch shared yet one more kiss earlier than heading off into the night time. 

Congratulations, Raelyn and Mitch! Thanks a lot for letting us carry your marriage ceremony day to life and sharing your expertise. Raelyn shared one final tip for another {couples} planning their massive day: 

Take time to get to know your distributors. Communication is vital and simply ensuring everyone seems to be on the identical web page. We actually loved assembly them – ALL of our distributors had been wonderful!! 

If you wish to say “I Do” at Stonebridge Manor by Wedgewood Weddings, name or textual content 866.966.3009 to schedule your free tour.

Thanks to our wonderful distributors!



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