A Rustic, Romantic Wedding at Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona

Nicole Carpenter (25 and a medical aesthetician) and Derek Formsma (30 and a sales manager) toured Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Derek’

Nicole Carpenter (25 and a medical aesthetician) and Derek Formsma (30 and a sales manager) toured Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Derek’s family during a spontaneous layover in Arizona, and when it came time for them to choose a wedding venue, this place was on their minds. The rustic stone and stucco architecture and gorgeous desert scenery was perfect for their outdoor wedding, and it’s always sunny in Scottsdale. Imoni Events helped Nicole and Derek pull off an aura of comfortable elegance suitable for the venue's warm atmosphere. Butterfly Petals created the textured floral arrangements, including an amazing ceremony setup: shepherd hooks covered in eucalyptus (native to Arizona) and rose petals lining the aisle up to a garland and fabric-draped wooden arch. At the reception, the Main Squeeze brought the funk and got everyone out on the dance floor. They even got an encore at the end of the night. Another highlight? Nicole and Derek saw icebreaker opportunity in dinner: With a travel theme in mind, they had small-plate stations with dishes from Spain, Italy, Asia, Mexico, North America (including charcuterie famous from their hometown of Richmond, Virginia), and for dessert, and France (pastries and three flavors of the gorgeous ombre wedding cake); guests could mingle and try new foods. See the pretty details, captured by the talented April Renee Photography, below.

Blush and Gold Wedding Invitations
Nicole's dress was incredible: She wore a fit-and-flare strapless dress with added off-shoulder sleeves. The bodice had intricate detail, which faded into a flowy skirt. The style was gorgeous, and it allowed her to dance all night.
Off-Shoulder Tulle Skirt Wedding Dress
Nicole's bridesmaids chose their own floor-length chiffon dresses by Dessy in Suede Rose, which fit beautifully with the desert backdrop.
Nicole's textured bouquet included Juliet garden roses, ivory dahlias, cinnamon roses, coral ranunculus and soft greenery. Her florist, Butterfly Petals, tied in some native Arizona flowers with some of the more big and bountiful varieties Nicole envisioned.
Eucalyptus-covered shepherd hooks and rose petals lining the aisle defined the ceremony space with a desert mountain backdrop.
Eucalyptus-Covered Shepherd Hook Aisle Decorations
Sheer, peach fabric and a eucalyptus garland draped across the birch wedding arch with groupings of coral roses and dahlias completed the warm, romantic wedding style.
Romantic Silverleaf Club Wedding Venue in Scottsdale, Arizona
Eucalyptus-Draped Escort Card Display
The escort cards were luggage tags, each listed with a table that corresponded with a place Nicole and Derek have traveled together.
A soft mix of glittery gold, ivory, peach, blush and lilac accents created a warm, rustic and romantic environment at Nicole and Derek's reception at Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Blush and Gold Floral Menu Card
This beautiful ruffled ombre three-tier wedding cake was part of the French-themed dessert station, which included creme brulee, fruit tarts and churros with chocolate sauce.
Off-Shoulder Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress
Embellished Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress