A Rustic, Romantic Wedding at Pioneer Living History Museum in Phoenix, Arizona

Mindy Adami (30 and an advocate) and Jon Shook (33 and a manager) worked together at a counseling agency for three years before their friendship flourished into romance. Jon proposed by leaving Mindy a trail of love notes that led her up the stairs at their home; at the top of the stairs, he was waiting and got down on one knee, ring in hand. Mindy and Jon were married at Pioneer Living History Museum in Phoenix, Arizona; the ceremony took place in the historic chapel, and the reception moved into the open Livery with the Arizona mountains in the background. The couple wanted a rustic, romantic wedding incorporating the colors of spring, aqua and peach with accents of antique brass. The bride does freelance work as a floral designer and serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona State Floral Association, so spectacular flowers were a priority. She carried a show-stopping cascading bouquet of peonies, blooming branches and sweet peas that dragged on the floor as she walked. Mindy also wore a veil handmade by her grandmother, which was a meaningful addition to her bridal fashion. As a unique touch to their wedding, Mindy and Jon did not have a wedding cake; instead, they had fresh, hot donuts for their guests with the option to add sweet toppings. “We just wanted to treat our guests to a fun, laid-back event that was unlike any other wedding they’d ever been to,” says Mindy.