Romantic Wedding at the Royal Palms

If you live in the AZ, you know there are only a few right ways to DO Southwest Décor and a lot of wrong ways. The Royal Palms in Scottsdale seriously knows how to do the Southwest. You arrive to a circular pathway with a stunningly pretty fountain in the middle. It’s surrounded with Spanish Colonial architecture all set within Camelback Mountain. As you walk around, you notice private pockets through every arch while the sounds of water follow you.

I met up with the crew at the back of the property among a cluster of jasmine and orange trees. It smelled divine and I took a moment to take in the lavish setup of tables, cake and the arbor. They were so romantic, walnut tables draped in silk of faded queen pink paired with mid century bar cart glasses and complete with antique gold candlesticks. The Flowers were packed with green and spotted with fresh anemones, lavender color garden roses and white David Austin roses.

Our cake tables centerpiece was a two tiered white buttercream cake decorated with very subtle pink icing. The ladyfinger tarte looked good enough to try to shamelessly swindle a bite and the marbled macaroons made for the perfect accessories for one of my favorite ring shots. Cakes are such artistry and when a table is so light and delicate, I can’t help but appreciate the little perfect desserts.

I met up with Devon and Zachry close to sunset at the Palms iconic blue doors. These rustic, cornflower blue double doors are surrounded by mandacaru and elephant food adding in a gorgeous green to the pallet. Devon was looking stunning in a lace and button down back dress and an elaborate headpiece. Her bouquet was a sweet section of greens with light pops of pink and white roses. Her bridesmaids wore a light ivory halter dress and the other wore a dusty pale pink dress with lace sleeves from BHLDN.

Enjoy the wedding of my heart, friends. It’s pretty dang beautiful.
Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

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Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

      Denise Karis Royal Palms Wedding

The creative team:
Venue: @royalpalmsresort
Floral: @moonchildfloralco
Farm Tables: @scottsdalefarmtables
Photography: @denisekaris
Table Settings: @theconfettistudio
Hair: @thebeautybar_allison
MUA: @moniqueflores83
Dessert: @suzybz_goodies
Wedding Gown: @uptownbridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: @bhldn
Rings: @oliveavejewelry
Tux: @celebtuxntails
Paper goods: @norabelledesigns
Coordinator: @theamburgeys_photography

Denise Karis is an Arizona photographer who enjoys musicals, Doctor Who and breakfast burritos. IG @denisekaris

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