“On a splendid sunny day in Arizona, Anthony and Nicole were married in a darling backyard wedding in Scottsdale near Royal Palm Resort on November 14, 2015 surrounded by Italian landscapes and lots of love. My heart overflows with so much joy seeing how they love one another. I am honored to have documented their first day as husband and wife. I’m so thankful to be invited into their lives and I look forward to seeing what those two will do as a team!” –April Maura Photography

We're swooning over this darling desert wedding and gorgeous bouquet!
We're loving this gorgeous ring shot featuring their invitation and lavender detail!
We're loving this darling Bride and her DIY desert wedding!
Loving this classic wedding dress for this DIY bride!
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How sweet is this ring box and save the date? So cute!
How fun is this Bride's blue wedding shoes?! Love!
Loving this Bride and her Bridesmaids floral robes! Darling!
We're loving the gorgeous details at this DIY desert wedding!
How fun is this Bride and Bridesmaid getting ready shot?! Loving it!
Loving the lavender and darling invite details!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and veil!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and veil!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and veil!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and bouquet!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and veil!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and veil!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and bouquet!
How gorgeous is this Bride and her amazing bouquet?! Swooning!
We're loving this Bride and her Bridesmaid shot!
LOVING this fun Bride and Bridesmaid shot before the ceremony!
We're loving this Bride and her Bridesmaid shot!
How darling is this photo of the Bride and her flower girls?! So sweet!
We're loving this handsome Groom's wedding style and bow tie!
We're loving this handsome Groom's wedding style and bow tie!
Fun Groom and Groomsmen shot with their fun wedding socks!
We're loving this gorgeous Bride's wedding style and bouquet!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this super sweet first look!
Swooning over this super sweet first look!
Swooning over this super sweet first look!
Loving the handlettered chalkboard wedding signs!
Such a fun wedding ceremony program shot! Love!
We love this darling wedding ceremony sign!
We love this darling wedding ceremony sign!
Swooning over this sweet outdoor desert ceremony!
Swooning over this sweet outdoor desert ceremony!
Swooning over this sweet outdoor desert ceremony!
Swooning over this sweet outdoor desert ceremony and first kiss and Mr. and Mrs!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Swooning over this gorgeous Bride and Groom and their dreamy desert wedding!
Loving this dreamy desert cocktail party wedding!
Loving this dreamy desert cocktail party wedding!
Loving these wine cork and signage details at this gorgeous DIY wedding!
We're loving this unique and gorgeous guest book bench!
We're loving the gold details and signage at this desert wedding!
Gorgeous gold table numbers and wooden centerpieces at this DIY desert wedding!
Loving this dreamy desert cocktail party wedding!
Loving this dreamy desert cocktail party wedding!
We love this two tiered cake with lavender detail!
Swooning over these darling centerpiece details!
We're loving this gorgeous monogram and cake shot!
Loving this fun sparkler exit at the end of the night!

What is your favorite wedding day memory?

Wow, I don’t know if I can pick only one favorite memory! I loved every minute of my wedding day and I continuously replay everything in my head! One of the most meaningful parts of the day was the wedding ceremony. I always wanted my Grandfather to play a big part in my wedding ceremony. I didn’t know if he was going to be able to make it as my Grandmother had been ill, but he was able to make it and play a special part in our wedding which I will forever cherish.

What did you DIY for your wedding?

We did a lot of DIY for the wedding! Anthony and his Dad made the arbor that we got married underneath. Anthony and his cousin made the amazing bench that our guests signed as our guest book. Anthony’s cousin made the table that our cake was on. Fun fact on that table, it was a wedding present and is now our dinning room table! I DIY’d our invitations, menus, ceremony programs and table numbers. I also made the escort cards which were wine cork key chains! I made the stands that held the table numbers and our bar sign both out of wine corks! I handlettered all the wedding signage + chalkboards, guest book bench, bar menu and dance floor. Lastly, I DIY’d the box that our wedding rings were in.

Something old, new, borrowed and blue?

I had all besides a something old. My something new was my wedding dress. My something borrowed were the bobby pins in my hair! Lastly, my something blue were my wedding shoes!

Any advice for brides currently in the planning process?

Enjoy it! A fun thing to do is to journal things throughout the wedding process. I started to journal things, but got too busy. Looking back, I love what I did journal and miss what I didn’t. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help. I utilized my crafty friends when putting things together and I couldn’t have done it without them! -Nicole, the bride

Event Credits

Photographer: April Maura Photography // Venue: Private Residence // Wedding Planner: Events by Stephanie Antoinette // Florist: Stephanie Antoniette // Catering: Rolling Stone Pizzeria // Wedding Cake: La Dolce Pesca // Invitations: Teesha Derrick // DJ: Got You Covered Music // Engagement Ring: Shane Co. // Bride's Attire: Kaira's Bridal // Bride's Shoes: Focus Shoes // Bride's Jewelry: Sarah Walsh Bridal // Bridesmaid's Attire: Azazie // Hair and Make-Up: EGlow Boost Beauty // Groom's Attire: Men's Warehouse // Groomen's Attire: Men's Warehouse


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