Samantha and Tyler met on the Internet. Not surprising because the web is where a lot of people meet these days, but their story is a fun one! It turns out Samantha and a best friend had this thing where if they weren’t married by a certain age, they’d both do online dating. Samantha wasn’t really into the whole online dating thing, but a promise was a promise and she went with it anyways. She didn’t put her all in her profile and didn’t take it seriously. She didn’t expect much of it.

But, to her surprise, Tyler took an interest in her profile and quickly messaged Samantha. Of course, Samantha was taken aback since she wasn’t exactly hoping to meet anyone but went with it anyways. The two started messaging and before they knew it were meeting up for dates at local coffee houses, restaurants and more. After about two months of casual dates, she knew Tyler was her one and only!

Don’t you just love stories like these? I know I do and am very happy to have had the opportunity to document these two lovebirds. Tyler proposed to Samantha after only nine months of dating, but he knew the instant they met face-to-face that she was the one he wanted to spend his life with. These two are really so compatible with each other, they literally finish each other’s sentences!

The two really wanted to have a wedding in the Tuscany region of Italy but after doing the research in seeing the cost they opted for a more affordable option which fit their budget. They hired Modern Grace Events to take care of the planning and design to turn the desert oasis of Phoenix Arizona Into Italian Tuscan dream.

Groom Kissing bride on cheek

Groom Kissing bride on cheek

Their wedding was just a dream to do. Everything was amazing and was simply perfect. You would have thought these two had been together forever! But when you love someone like these two, you just know you’re meant to be no matter how long you’ve known each other for. Samantha and Tyler looked stunning and as a photographer, I couldn’t ask for two better subjects!


Everything about the shoot was perfection and that’s due to the planning and design of Modern Grace Events. They really went all out for this wedding. The flowers were done by Juliet le Fleur, which only made the Country Club at DC Ranch venue (Phoenix, AZ) that much more gorgeous than it really was. The venue provided a Tuscan look that really gave the wedding elegance and sophistication. The detailed table décor was done by The Confetti Studio, which was a dream to capture alongside the couple. They made sure everything was beyond perfect and made Samantha’s dream wedding a reality. Linens were provided by Frou Frou Chic and the tables were catered by Glamour and Woods.


Samantha wore a lacey wedding gown by Lazaro bridal purchased from Schaffers Bridal AZ and a custom veil from The Veiled Beauty. The shoes are Bella Belle Shoes. Samantha’s hair was done by Hair By Bai, while her makeup was provided by Pearls Makeup. Tyler wore a refined vintage Versace suit that looked as if it were made for him! Tyler picked out the perfect rings from Trumpet and Horn. A Bake Shop came up with the most delightful wedding cake on Earth, while the enviable classic 1961 white Rolls Royce that whisked the couple away was from Classic Wedding Cars! The stationary and car sign is the work of Nora Belle Designs, which was the perfect finishing touches for the amazing wedding.

The beauty of it all combined to create a shoot like no other!


Photographs By: @danbushkin

Planning & Design: @moderngraceevents
@ashleyraephotography Videographer: @lovestoryfilms
Floral Design: @julietlefleur
Venue: @thecountryclubatdcranch
Tabletop Decor: @theconfettistudio
Bridal Gown: @schaffersbridalaz @lazarobridal
Custom Veil: @theveiledbeauty
Groom’s Attire: @versace
Stationery & Car Sign: @norabelledesigns
Makeup: @pearls_makeup
Hair: @hair.bybai
Rings: @trumpetandhorn
Cake: @abakeshop
Chairs/Table Rentals @glamourandwoods
Lounge: @glamourandwoods
Shoes : @bellabelleshoes
Linen : @froufrouchic @bbjlinen
Car: @ClassicWeddingCars