Desert Bridal Photo Session in Sedona, Arizona: Style 2270 Wisteria
When we first caught a glimpse of this stunning bridal session, we were instantly smitten! Maya Lora Photo teamed up with Casablanca Bride Eliza and her husband Alex to create this breathtaking desert photoshoot in Sedona, Arizona. Style 2270 Wisteria’s long, floral lace sleeves add to the depth of the other-worldly scenes in this intimate shoot. After all, few things are more eye-catching than a white lace wedding dress against a desert backdrop!
Keep scrolling to hear all about how Eliza went from thinking her now-husband was ‘kinda cute,’ to walking down the aisle! Be sure to visit your local Casablanca Bridal retailer to find your very own dream dress.
Photography: Maya Lora Photo
Describe your experience of saying “yes to the dress!
“I actually didn't have the ‘aha!’ moment like many brides do! I slipped my dress on and remembered being in awe of the intricate, classic, details in every inch of the fabric. I carefully walked up and down the store, fearful of tearing any parts of the dress, though, surprisingly found myself incredibly comfortable and, in essence, "beautiful" in the gown. After 10 minutes of mindlessly walking around the store, I found myself containing my excitement, attempting to appear calm.”
“After about the 20th time of looking in the mirror, I saw myself glowing with a smile, thinking, this might be, ‘the one.’ I continued to try on an array of sensational gowns my Casablanca stylist provided, though, I could not stop thinking about this particular one.”
“A lot of the credit in helping make this decision goes to my mom. She immediately knew this was THE dress for me, continuously expressing, ‘This is the one Eliza....this is it!’ When the bride and Momzilla (yes they're out there) can agree on the same dress, it becomes a winner. To this day, I still find myself in awe of its beautiful detail, and am so happy I said, ‘yes.’”
Tell us your love story!
“I met Alex in the Filipino Club in college, thinking, 'Hey he's kinda cute!' During my attempt to nonchalantly flirt, I made a Tagalog (Filipino) joke, to find him looking at me weirdly, confused, responding, ‘Oh, I'm not Filipino. I'm Cambodian.’ Of course, I had to retaliate with an awkward laugh, but fortunately for me, he did majority of the work afterwards. Here we are 8 years later!”
What is your favorite thing about your husband?
“His confidence in himself and how he thrives to make me, and our future family happy.”
What is your favorite moment from your wedding?
“So many favorite moments! As much as I don't want to sound cliché, it might have to be the moment I walked down the aisle and saw Alex at the end of it. Butterflies in my stomach went away, and I was left with a combined sense of tranquility and excitement once I saw him smiling at me. The essence of ‘love is in the air’ couldn't be more true, alongside the heartfelt happiness and joys from all our friends and family surrounding us.”
Do you have any advice to other brides?
“Take 3 deep breaths in every new segment of your wedding. Allow your senses to be awake, and embrace the moment you're in, and allow your mind to capture this particular memory, forever.”