A Classic Museum Wedding at the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, Arizona

Jessika Baker (23 and a nonprofit program coordinator) and Lee Baker Jr. (25 and works in insurance) were engaged surrounded by their friends and family and wanted to plan a wedding day that celebrated their traditions, and heritage, “Our wedding day was a huge deal to both us,  our family and our church,” Jessika says. They were married in the church named after Jessika’s great-great-grandfather by Lee’s father, who officiated the ceremony. Jessika created a subtle color scheme adding hints of gold and blush to the ceremony and reception spaces. The Phoenix Art Museum hosted and inspired the reception, the minimalist space provided a blank canvas for them to make uniquely their own. Planning a big wedding they brought all hands on deck to make their dream wedding happen, calling in her family to make the centerpieces, sprinkled blush flower petals around several tall gold, mercury-glass candleholders. Focusing on adding personal touches throughout the wedding they made sure it was a day that would truly reflect who they were as a couple, they invited close friends to EmCee the reception, and brought in her great-great-grandparents' 50th-anniversary china set for their sweetheart table, “The sweetheart table was our favorite piece of the reception, but being surrounded by so much love is all we really wanted, and we got it.” —Jen Leahy