Mike and Kelly met the second week of her freshman year at Arizona State University. Who knew standing in line at Einstein’s Bagels would lead to a marriage? With Michael being from Northern California, and Kelly from New Jersey, it’s hard to believe that two people from opposite sides of the country would have so much in common! Mike proposed four years into their relationship with a beautiful customized ring featuring a family stone. After a two-year engagement, their big day finally came, and it was a perfect weekend joining the East and West Coast families.
Not only was Mike and Kelly’s wedding a symbolic merging of the two geographical backgrounds, but with Mike’s Jewish background, and Kelly being raised Roman Catholic, they knew they wanted to ensure both traditions were honored. During the ceremony, the couple performed the lighting of the unity candle and the traditional breaking of the glass, and two close family members performed readings, one, a verse from the Bible, and the second, the traditional seven Jewish wedding blessings. Mike and Kelly were married by her Uncle Ron, a Magistrate from Alaska.
Mazel tov, Kelly and Mike!
Venue- DoubleTree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, AZ
Photographer- Tara Keator Photography
Florist- Flowers by Jodi
Cake- Piece of Cake
Videographer- Legacy Videography
Bride’s Engagement Ring and Wedding Band- Derco
Groom’s Wedding Band- Weisfield Jewelers
Entertainment Music- Got You Covered!
Bride’s Gown- Casablanca at I Do, I Do Bridal
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist- Kensington Makeup
Invitations / Stationery- The Wedding Accessory Superstore
Bridesmaids’ Dresses- Val Stefani at I Do, I Do Bridal
Tuxedos- The Wedding Accessory Superstore
Honeymoon Travel- Riu Palace at Cabo San Lucas