Kari and Charlie's early summer wedding at a private estate merged their love for the beach with their life in the Arizona desert. With the help of Alchemy Fine Events and Invitations, who executed their vision in everything from the stationery suite that featured hand-drawn jellyfish and cactus, to the glamorous event design, they created a dream affair using a soft seafoam and blush palette.
Modern elements dressed the ceremony scene, including a mirrored structure which showed off the picturesque surroundings, clear acrylic bases, and white chairs, along with ombre teal fans to keep the guests cool. Kari wore the gorgeous Monique Lhuillier "Candy" gown with nude Jimmy Choo pumps, and carried a bright bouquet filled with peonies, king proteas, ranunculus and tulips by Arrangements Floral & Party Design. Charlie wore a handsome light grey suit and boutonniere that included ivory roses, brunia, and dusty miller, along with a heart-shaped keepsake charm, to honor his late mother.
The location's driveway was transformed for the reception with a custom open mirrored dining structure, designed by Alchemy Fine Events to highlight the beauty of the surrounding desert landscape. Show-stopping candle-lit floating floral arrangements suspended over guest tables, while a modern combination of geometric and sequined linens added style and glamour, decorated with oceanic theme filled centerpieces with ceramic sea urchin votives, air plants, and aqua sea glass. Elegant hand painted feathers served as place cards, and a desert-themed menu card at each place setting featured fun facts about Kari and Charlie. A romantic lounge area was set in front of string lights and sheer flowing fabric, and featured sequined pillows and stunning jellyfish lanterns by Roxy Russell Design. The intimate and dazzling wedding was captured by photographer Gina Meola.