©Mindy Deluca, Life Story Photography.

There’s just something special about intimate weddings. The focus of the day zeroes in on the love & lives that are uniting. Two families join, and the people who are dearest to them are witness. Simple, beautiful, tender…. And isn’t that what a Wedding is really about?

Amidst the summer heat, and amongst friends and family, Guiovanna and Rob held their ceremony in Phoenix at The Croft. The setting was sweet and romantic, an eclectic mix of modern and rustic, a hidden gem downtown.  Then on to The Secret Garden for the Reception, which felt much like a large family gathering. The setting at The Secret Garden  is intimate, relaxed, comfortable, inviting, and beautiful all rolled into one at the historic property. Much like the love that is apparent between these two amazing people.

Guiovanna and Rob, thank you for allowing me to document your beautiful wedding. I wish you the best as you journey through life together, and as you continue to write your Life Story….

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The decor at The Croft is amazing. They had so many lighted signs, but this heart spoke to me, and fit the feel of the day. The couple said their I Dos under a canopy of candle-lit lanterns and a crystal chandelier. Very romantic!

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Love is all you need…

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Details make me giddy.  How cute are those beer bottle wraps?

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These shoes!! Like Ruby Red Slippers. So BEAUTIFUL, just like the woman who wore them!

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The Secret Garden has so many beautiful spots to sneak a kiss or have a snuggle.

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The best part of taking photos is when I get to see someone’s personality shine through. I love when my brides want to have fun! Thank you, Guiovanna for showing me your “goofy” poses!!! You’re Awesome!

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How sweet is this family? Guiovanna’s daughter is just toooo cute! And her son got in on the “goofy” action!

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I said my good byes as these two sweet people joined their friends & family in celebration. Congratulations, Guiovanna & Rob!

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Ceremony Venue: The Croft Downtown

Reception Venue: The Secret Garden