John + Amanda Paradise Valley Country Club Wedding

High school sweethearts, that’s what Amanda and John are when they met at Scottsdale Christian High School.  They dated, then life took them elsewhere for a few years, John off to Wheaton College and Amanda to Trinity University.  Eventually as God would have in His divine plan, the two reunited and were wed at Paradise Valley Country Club.

This couple is very special to me, since I am incredibly good friends with John’s family, a family that I love to pieces.  After I met Amanda for the first time, I immediately text messaged John’s sister-in-law, Jennifer, who is one of my bests and said, “I love her, I wish she would be my future sister-in-law!”  Lucky for me, I’m close with the Markle family that I get to carry on a relationship with the newlyweds for what I know will be the rest of my life.

Amanda, you are so sweet, incredibly elegant and absolutely drop dead gorgeous.  I am so happy that the Lord had it planned for you and John to be together.  Congratulations to you both, you had an amazing wedding that glorified our Lord and Savior and I pray that your relationship continues to bring glory to Him.  Love you both.

To view the wedding slideshow CLICK HERE!

Venue: Paradise Valley Country Club / Second shooter: Amy Gallagher / Music: Quartet Sabaku / Dress designer: Galina / Bride shoes: Caparros / Hair: Cathy Angulo / Makeup: Lizzy Marsh /John’s suit designer: Baroni Couture / Bridesmaid dresses: Ann Taylor / Bridesmaid shoes: Kelly & Katie / Jewelry: Carolee / Bouquets & decorations: DIY by mother-in-law Pammy Markle and Costco / Boutonnieres: Cactus Flower /  Cake: Paradise Valley Country Club Pastry Chef Shannon R. Lorenzo

Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II / 50mm f/1.2L / 35mm f/1.4L / 85 f/1.8EF / 100mm f/2.8EF / 70-200mm f/2.8EF / Speedlight 580 EXII + 480 EXII / Radio Popper JrX System + RP Cube / Lowe Pro Roller x100

Diana Elizabeth loves brooch bouquets, they are so darling!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.

1 Comment

  • Brenna

    they are so beautiful and I love that they love Jesus. That’s pretty much the most amazing bouquet ever. Great job Di!


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