“Hold my hand and we are halfway there, hold my hand and I’ll take you there.” –Maria, character from West Side Story
My mother, who was born in the 1930s, always thought when you fell in love, you should burst into song, much like the above-referenced quote from West Side Story. It was probably because she grew up in the time with musicals ruled the theaters, and admittedly, they were grand love stories weaved into the beautiful lyrics of movies like West Side Story. When I photograph a wedding, I can’t help but sing a song from a musical in my head, and think of my beautiful mother twirling in the living room and laughing. Maybe she was right, love should bring folks to song, because music does touch hearts like no other medium.
It was such a pleasure photographing this romantic wedding at Snowbowl Resort. Carmen and Andrew were so sweet and in love and it was so effortless to capture that feeling. Congrats to you both and I wish you all the love and happiness in the world!
If you’re interested in seeing their full wedding video, head over to our YouTube Page at this link.
Arizona Snowbowl is an alpine ski resort in the southwest United States, located on the San Francisco Peaks of northern Arizona, seven miles (11 km) north of Flagstaff. The Snowbowl ski area covers approximately one percent of the San Francisco Peaks, and its slopes face west and northwest.
Starting its skiing operations 82 years ago in 1938, the base elevation of Arizona Snowbowl is at 9,200 feet (2,805 m) above sea level, and the resort receives an average annual snowfall of 260 inches (660 cm). The lift-served summit at 11,500 feet (3,505 m) yields a 2,300-foot (700 m) vertical drop, the largest in Arizona, served by six chairlifts and two lodges, Hart Prairie Lodge and Agassiz Lodge.
For information on having your wedding or event there, please contact them at //www.snowbowl.ski/
Venue: Arizona Snowbowl Resort
Hair and Make Up: Chrissy at Bombshell7
Bridal Gowns: Suzanne’s Bridal
Floral Art: Foster-Wright Floral Design
Wedding Cake: Jacqueline Rose Cakery
Photography: Melissa at Tangled Lilac Photography