Real Wedding at McDowell Mountain - Dylan & Kimberly
We are excited to share the romantic wedding of Dylan and Kimberly, which took place at McDowell Mountain Golf Club on a beautiful spring day. They chose McDowell Mountain Golf Club as the wedding venue because the setting was exactly what they were looking for. The amazing Arizona spring weather calls for an outdoor ceremony site. From the bride: "The staff was also very willing to be flexible to accommodate my vision within a reasonable price range. The room where the reception was held had beautiful windows that brought the outside in and doors the folded back into the walls to let the cool night air in. It was the perfect combination to enjoy the beautiful Arizona nights."
Dylan grew up in Arlington, Texas and Kimberly grew up in Glendale, Arizona. On a trip to visit her older brother in Austin, Texas one summer, Dylan happened to accompany him to pick Kimberly up. "You could say sparks flew at first sight much to my older brother's dismay. A year later, Dylan was proposing to me on the beach in Port Arkansas, Texas and our fairy-tale continued!"- Kimberly
The couple's vision for the wedding was to create a simple, rustic atmosphere. From the baby's breath in mason jars, to the burlap table runners, and the tea lights. They also wanted their guests to be as comfortable as possible so Dylan and Kimberly chose not to do assigned seating and let their guests choose their seats. She stained chalkboard signs and Dylan wrote sayings on them. Kimberly's favorite table was her loved ones table. It was turquoise cabinet along the side wall where they put the photos of theri loved ones who will forever be in our hearts.
We asked Kimberly what was the most memorable part of her big day, this is what she had to say: "I think a lot of our guests will remember the extremely strong winds during our ceremony. My mom had sprinkled rose petals down the center aisle and by the time I walked down there was not a single one left. I think I have two moments that will forever stick out in my mind about our wedding day. First, Dylan's expression when he turned around and saw me in my dress for the first time. His face was priceless. Second, the family that walked up to Dylan and I as we were getting ready to take pictures and the mom telling me her shy six-year-old girl wanted to be me when she grows up. I think hearing that melted my heart almost as much as Dylan's vows."
As for advice for brides"I think any venue a bride picks for her wedding day will be the perfect place because that's the start of their forever. In the end, I picked a venue that worked for our budget and had the beautiful scenery I was after. - Kimberly
Ceremony & Reception Site: McDowell Mountain Golf Club
Photographer: Life Through A Lens // Florist: Butterfly Petals // Entertainment: Bolt Entertainment
Cake: Sweets Unlimited view website in a new tab // Rehearsal Dinner: Pinnacle Peak Patio