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An Arizona Wedding at the Luxury Tanque Verde Ranch

Alexis + Daniel had a super sweet communion ceremony where they wrote their own vows and also filled a box with love letters to each other and a bottle of wine which is to be opened if they are going through a rough patch or on their 5 year anniversary. Such a great idea!!! Alexis designed and made the invitations herself. The beautiful photographs are by Hergert Photography.

I've seen this idea before and I am so in love with it. It's a new take on the first look for the couple that doesn't want to seach other before the ceremony. You stand on opposite sides of a wall or door and hold hands. It's a great way to make your day a bit more special for each other. In the case of the wedding of Alexis and Daniel, they wanted to be able to exchange a few words and pray together without actually seeing each other.

The cross necklace on the bride's bouquet was a memento of her late grandfather.

About the Venue:
Tanque Verde Ranch is a luxury dude ranch which spans 60,000 acres throughout the scenic Sonora Desert in Tucson, AZ. With warm weather year round, its the perfect destination venue for outdoorsy brides and grooms who don't mind a little dust. The wedding party and guests can partake in tons of activities while on property from horseback riding to fishing. The wedding coordinator works with couples to completely customize their day down to every little detail.

Wedding Vendors:
Photographer: Hergert Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Tanque Verde Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
Wedding Dress Shop: Kaira’s Bridal and Tuxedo
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Dillards
Tux Shop: Men’s Warehouse
Jeweler: Leo Ingwer
Cake: Village Bakehouse
Florist: Vail Flowers
Salon: Jessica Barcelo at Nueva Imagen Salon