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Apr 21, 2018

Lost Dutchman Wedding | Chelsea & Ronan

Chelsea and Ronan got married in the ever breathtaking superstition mountains at Lost Dutchman State Park.  Their wedding was a celebration of their cultures (Navajo and Irish) and incorporated their love of Star Wars!

Tattooed groom and bride in Navajo dress at the superstition mountains at Lost Dutchman state park by Arizona wedding photographer PMA Photography.

Chelsea and Ronan met while Chelsea was on holiday in Ireland.  Ronan invited a group of people (including Chelsea) back to his house for an Irish meal of coddle.  These two hit it off and they have been traveling back and forth between Ireland and Arizona ever since.

Chelsea  and Ronan love traveling together, exploring the outdoors, and attending sporting matches and concerts.  Their guest book embraced their love of travel.  They had a huge map printed where guests put a heart sticker over their favorite place to travel.  Then they had postcards the guests filled out with their favorite place to travel and their well wished for the couple.

On their wedding day, Chelsea and Ronan were on cloud nine.  There was smiles on their faces literally the entire day.  They were quick to make each other laugh and in great spirits from the beginning of the day through their light saber exit at the end of the night.  Their families and guests were just as excited for their wedding as they were.

The Star Wars details were off the chart!  The boutonnieres and bouquets included Lego Star Wars figures.  The bride’s bouquet had R2D2 and the groom’s boutonniere had Yoda to match their cake topper.  Their hand fasting chords had Star Wars charms.  Ronan’s wedding vows included very clever references.  They had a light saber duel to start their first dance.  There was the most amazing Native American inspired designed Star Wars blanket to get married on.  For cocktail hour they had themed snacks like “Light Sabers” (colored chocolate dipped pretzels) and “Jabba Jelly Bellies”.  All of the signs were in Star Wars font featuring Star Wars quotes and characters.  My favorite was the “Sit or Sit Not, There Are No Sides” sign at the ceremony.

 

During the ceremony they included traditions from both of their cultures.  Chelsea gave Ronan’s mother a Navajo wedding basket crafted by Chelsea’s late grandmother as a symbol of the binding of their two families together.  They also included a Celtic handfasting where their hands were tied together, literally “tying the knot”.  For their wedding favors they gave Irish Wedding Bells and Juniper Sage.  Their wedding cake featured a beautiful combination of native designs and Star Wars details.  They ended the evening with dancing to Irish songs before their light saber grand exit.

Chelsea and Ro, it was such a pleasure to be part of your wedding.  Never stop being goofy together and making each other laugh.  I hope you two have an amazing life in Ireland and traveling the world.  I will have to come visit you some time!

First Dance Song – Duel of Fate – Star Wars
My Favorite Detail – All of the turquoise!  (It is my favorite color, after all.)
My Favorite Moment – Their first dance complete with light saber battle.

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The Creative Team (Vendors)

Thank you to the amazing creative team that came together to make the day truly memorable!

Venue – Lost Dutchman State Park
Planner/Coordinator – DIY by Bride & Mother of the Bride
Rentals – Royalty Rentals
Photographer – PMA Photography
Videographer – 6/15 Films
Florist – DIY by Bride & Bridesmaids
Caterer – El Rico’s Mexican Food
Cake/Dessert – Ashley Malm
Stationary/Invitations – DIY by Bride & Groom
Hair Stylist – Mother of the Bride
Makeup Artist – Stephanie Nault
Bride Dress – Traditional Authentic Native Designs by Irene Begay
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Torrid & David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s Outfits – Brendan Kidd (Dublin Tailor)
Groom’s Ring – Stout Woodworks
Engagement Ring – R&C McCormack Celtic Jewelers
Bride’s Ring – Weir & Son’s Jewelers
Officiant – Jesus Villa
DJ – SKM Entertainment
Signs – DIY by Maid of Honor

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