Addi + Howard | DC Ranch Country Club Scottsdale Arizona Wedding
Five years ago, the paths of Addi & Howard’s lives intertwined in a situation that can only be described as beshert (meant to be in Hebrew). They were only living in the same city for a couple of months, but they were introduced and began dating immediately. Howard’s British chivalry and charm were unparalleled – exceeded only by his love of America and rap. Their time in Scottsdale together was brief, but they made the most of it before Addi moved across country to New York. It was crunch time, as they packed in as many trips and dates into those months – making countless memories and falling in love along the way.
For a year, they made trips across the country to each other as well as meeting in states inbetween. After a year of long distance and spending more time looking at each other on Skype than in person, they made the crazy choice to move into a one bedroom apartment together in New York City. The following year was packed with incredible NYC experiences, but eventually they realized that they missed their family, friends, and community in Arizona (not to mention the constant sunshine). Howard and Addi are grateful for their lifestyle in Arizona and are constantly outdoors. They love the mountain scenery and the multicolored sunsets.
The day Addi graduated from her Masters program, December 14, 2016, she was definitely not expecting anything else to take the spotlight. She was completely blind to all the signs as Howard, her family, and friends created an epic proposal. After a beautiful dinner with the family to celebrate her graduation, the family (including Howard’s Mum & Dad) casually walked to “dessert” with Howard leading the way. As they got closer to a fountain, Addi heard music – their favorite song – “Latch” by Sam Smith.
The wheels in her head started turning. Then she noticed Howard was wearing a little microphone on his lapel and then there was no doubt in her mind. As they came around the fountain, she was surrounded by seven large pictures that captured different times in their relationship. Howard dropped to one knee (once he got Addi in the perfect spot for the photographer & videographer) and popped the question! Their families were anxiously watching and quickly flooded them with Mazel Tovs and excitement, but the night wasn’t over yet!
The family insisted now that they were going to dessert to celebrate, but the drive was really long as they headed towards Downtown Phoenix. They pulled up at one of Addi & Howard’s favorite bars, the Duce, which seemed like an odd place to Addi for dessert, but she was on cloud nine and didn’t think much of it. As they walked in the bar, they were met with a roaring “Surprise!” from friends and family who thought they were there for a Surprise Graduation Party. That’s when Howard grabbed Addi’s hand and help up the ring – now it was their turn to surprise everyone!
Photography | Ryann Lindsey Photography
Venue | The Country Club at DC Ranch
Wedding Planner | Sassy Soirees
Floral | Sarah’s Garden Style
Video | Good Vibe Media
Makeup | Makiaj Beauty
Hair | Modern Hippie Salon
Dress | Rue De Seine Bridal
designed by joanna moss creative |. photos by ryann lindsay photography | all rights reserved