Welcome to the intimate wedding of Amber and Micah! When they were trying to decide what their wedding day would look like, it only made sense to say I do on their private family property in Tucson, Arizona.
It borders the Saguaro National Park and provided an amazing natural backdrop their ceremony and celebration!
Check out the photos and some Q&A with the couple below!
Photography: Anna Bowser Photography
Flowers: Posh Petals
Wedding Gown: Studio I Do
Hair Stylist: Circa 79 Salon
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
How did you meet?
We met at work. We worked together for several years in different capacities and over the years realized there was a real connection. We thought alike, could complete each other’s sentences, and we had a similar perspective on life. One late winter day Micah asked Amber to escape to Key West and that was the beginning of our many travels together that led to a life together.
How did you decide to have a tiny wedding and what challenges did you face?
We started down the path of planning a local wedding with plans of inviting all of our friends and extended family. As the planning progressed it began to become clear that it was not the right path for our wedding. On our drive across town to meet our photographer for the first time we made the official decision to switch things up and have a small ceremony across the country with only our immediate family and a few close friends with a larger celebration on our original date for our extended family and friends. Thankfully our photographer loves travel and new adventures.
Planning a wedding 2,000 miles away can be challenge. Thankfully at the time we decided to change the ceremony to Tucson we already had a trip scheduled to visit in a couple of weeks. We took advantage of our time in town to meet with vendors and got just about everything booked.
How did you decide on the location?
We are fortunate in that we own the property where we had the ceremony and hope to one day build a house together there. Most of our immediate family and friends had never been there so this was a way to share it with them and a wonderful moment to have our ceremony where we plan to literally build a home.
How did you tell your friends/family about your tiny wedding plans?
Our immediate family and a few close friends were invited to join us for the ceremony. For our extended family and friends, we waited until just after our ceremony to send out invites for the celebration party scheduled for a couple of months later. We didn’t do any other announcement but were open about our plans leading up to the ceremony.
What was your favorite part of the wedding day?
The simplicity of our day removed all stress and allowed us to be us and enjoy all the moments of the day.
What advice would you give to couples who are currently planning their weddings?
First and foremost, do what works best for you! This is your day and should reflect you and it can be as simple or as complicated as you want. Hire a good photographer to capture the day.