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Elise and Kory were married at Aldea Wedding & Event Center in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 17 — St. Patrick’s Day! “The character and architecture of Tiaquepaque is romantic, unique, and timeless, so it fit our personalities as a couple,” Elise said. “Also, the flexibility and confidence of the staff gave us assurance that they could make our wedding just as special.” The bride wore a beaded-bodice mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with her hair in a sideswept ponytail updo, while the groom wore his uniform. Doesn’t he look dapper? “The anticipation of seeing each other at the ceremony made the walk down the aisle the most memorable,” she said. “Having all of our family and friends watch and smile as we made our commitment was priceless.” The reception was filled with romantic decor, and a cake that was topped with “Love is Sweet.” The newlyweds’ advice? “Be patient, sit back, and relax,” Elise said. “Don’t stress. Save everything; it goes by too fast.”

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Photography: StepOnMe Photography | Videography: Zach Friedbauer | Venue: Aldea Wedding & Event Center | Floral Designer: Petals and Lucy | Dress Designer: Mori Lee from The Almond Tree | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Caterer: Babbo Italian Eatery | Cake: Fleur De Lis Unforgettable Cakes | DJ: Push Play Entertainment