Vy + Deejay were out on a hike when they happened upon wedding venue The Paseo in the desert hills near Superstition Mountain east of Phoenix. They weren’t even engaged yet, but they knew it would be the place they wanted to tie the knot when the time came.
When wedding planning started, Vy + Deejay leaned into a terra cotta color scheme that reminded them of their beautiful Arizona desert surroundings and teamed up with planners and event designers from Your Jubilee to create a wedding day full of personalization, flair, and THREE killer outfits for both the bride and the groom.
Beautiful photos to look back on were important to the couple, and photographer Suzy Goodrick captured every carefully chosen element of Vy + Deejay’s day. Let’s take a look!
Vy + Deejay’s rich red wedding invitations came from Zazzle.
Vy’s smoky glam makeup look and curly, colorful down-do full of sparkly hair gems were the work of hair and makeup artists from Le Beige Beauty.
Loving the pink and black satin robes that Vy’s ladies wore while they got ready! Check out the 39 best bridesmaid robes your bridal party will love if you’re sorting through robe styles for your besties and need some ideas.
Also, bridal lingerie is for more than just the honeymoon! Explore our list of the best bridal lingerie looks if a getting ready slip like Vy’s is speaking to you!
“We picked out the color terracotta for the groom suit before everything else,” says the couple. It was tough to find a look in the color they were imagining, but when Vy happened across this bold orange suit from Nordstrom, they knew it was the one.
Vy is a professional nail artist, so Deejay got to rock custom desert-inspired pinky nail art on the big day!
The black Christian Louboutin dress shoes that Christian wore were so shiny and fab!!
“I found my wedding heels before I even found my wedding dress,” bride Vy says of her amazing platform Jimmy Choo’s. “They’re made to order. I picked out the material and even had our wedding date engraved on the bottom.”
We are all about the subtlety of a bridal party palette on the neutral side. Explore our list of the most stunning champagne bridesmaid dresses in every style to recreate Vy’s bridesmaids’ look for your ladies.
All of the warm pinks, reds, and oranges pop beautifully against the Arizona desert landscape.
The couple honored Vy’s Vietnamese heritage by incorporating a traditional tea ceremony into their “I do’s.” Get into our collection of creative and meaningful wedding ceremony ideas if you’re looking for the best way to express your union as a couple.
Thuyvy: "For Deejay, it was when I read him my vows. He said he wasn’t expecting it because I didn’t have my vows submitted. (I actually wrote my vows the morning of the wedding. When I woke up that morning feeling so emotional, everything just felt like a dream come true.) For me it was when we did our first look and the moment when I walked down the aisle seeing everyone’s face and Deejay was trying to hide his happy tears."
Shots shots shots!!! How fun is the custom shot board that Vy + Deejay used to toss one back as a newly married couple!?
Loving this pearly white mani!! We can’t all be talented nail artists like bride Vy, but our list of 41 beautiful wedding nail designs and ideas might help you find the perfect bridal nail look.
Vy + Deejay love to play Jenga, so they had their guests sign Jenga blocks instead of a traditional guest book. Now they can enjoy memories of who was there on their big day every time they play!
All that fresh eucalyptus worked into the lush floral centerpiece garland means Vy + Deejay’s reception must have smelled so lovely and fragrant!
The dangling greenery of those floral hanging installations is beyond romantic. Take a look through our list of the most creative hanging installations for your wedding to take your reception’s floral decor vertical like Vy + Deejay did!
Processional: "You Are the Reason" by Callum Scott (live violin cover)
Recessional: "Love On Top" by Beyoncé
First Dance: "Slow Cooker" by John Legend
The first outfit change of the night was into these vibrant looks! We’re so into the way the florals of Deejay’s suit pick up the rich red of Vy’s gorgeous structured bodice gown.
Get familiar with our list of the 31 beautiful red wedding dresses we’re obsessed with if you think there’s room for some fiery color in your bridal look.
Is there anything more touching than parent dances?! Never a dry eye in the house. Look though the top 103 father daughter dance songs to play at your wedding to pick the right tune.
And don’t miss the top 70 mother son dance songs to play at your wedding so the MOG can haver her moment!
Purple Elephant Cakes created this dreamy desert-tone wedding cake!
If you have a budget to stick to, you must know which categories are important to you and focus on those. For us besides the venue, the things that were important to us were food and drink, music/vibe, and photography. The majority of our budget went towards those. Also, be yourself and do what you want because it’s you and your fiancé’s wedding, not other people’s weddings. Take your time to save for the wedding. Don’t rush into having a wedding right away. Take lots of pictures along the way so when you look back at those pictures you can relive those precious moments.
Trego the DJ had Vy, Deejay, and their guests dancing all night long.
Cue the cold sparks!! Look number three for the couple consisted of this super cute strapless and feathery reception dress for Vy and a sleek gray suit for Deejay!
Congratulations, Vy + Deejay! Your Arizona desert wedding day was full of flair! All the best from GWS!
photography: Suzy Goodrick Photography // venue name: The Paseo, Apache Junction, Arizona, USA // event design: Your Jubilee // planning: Your Jubilee // florals: L&B Weddings // wedding dress boutique: Bella Lily Bridal // bride's shoes: Jimmy Choo // hair stylist: Le Beige Beauty // makeup artist: Le Beige Beauty // groom attire: Nordstrom // groom's shoes: Louboutin // videography: Something New Media // paper goods: Zazzle // catering: Creative Hands Cuisine // cake: Purple Elephant Cakes // desserts: Purple Elephant Cakes // music: Trego // cocktails: On the Rocks // ceremony musician: Jonathan Levingston