Thanks to Ciara and Noah, we can share their amazing Badass Wedding xxx
We decided to have our ceremony and reception at two local State Historic Parks/Museums because we both adore history, and while we were still dating we would try to go to as many museums together as possible.
Our ceremony was at Riordan Mansion, a home that belonged to one of the founding families of Flagstaff, Arizona, built in 1904, and our reception was at The Pioneer Museum which actually served as a hospital until 1938.
Almost everything inside of Riordan is original, so that beautiful wallpaper behind me in my bridal photos is actually from the 20s.
Our wedding was so beautiful. It was actually a perfect day, better than I ever imagined. The night before my bridesmaids, nieces, nephews, sister, and I all made the bouquets and centerpieces.
My maid of honor actually made those gorgeous flower arrangements on the porch out of buckets and some left over fabric! Noah and I both made all of the garland and made all of the beautiful fabric flowers on them one by one.
Everything else was either recycled, re-purposed, or purchased at the dollar store, and our families and friends helped decorate and set up in the morning before the ceremony began.
So much time and effort went into our wedding that when it finally all came together it was so much more magical because of all the love that went into it.
Noah and I had been engaged for over a year and a half because we waited for him to end his active service in the Marine Corps to get married.
It feels amazing to finally be his wife. I really thought I was going to be the one that couldn’t stop crying on that day and Noah would be all smiles, but it was just the opposite. I could hardly stop smiling, and he couldn’t stop crying, tears of joy of course.
It was the best day ever; filled with so much love, laughter, good food, and our incredible friends and family, who we absolutely could not have done this without.
photographers name is Karl F Mullings from KFM Designs