It couldn’t have been a more beautiful Arizona winter day on the afternoon of December 30, 2008 when Nicole Bennett wed Daniel Johnson at FireSky Resort & Spa.
North Valley Magazine partnered with wedding planner Aleasha Shelton for an unprecedented wedding giveaway last spring, and Dan and Nicole were selected from scores of applicants because of their extraordinary community involvement and volunteerism. For two people who give so much of their time, energy, and talents, it was only fitting that they would in turn be given a wedding of a lifetime.
Some of the Valley’s best wedding experts came together to make this celebration a dream for the happy couple. Once their December date was chosen, an elegant Christmas theme was developed. Invitations and programs were custom printed with an elegant snowflake motif. Nicole found the perfect dress. Everything was in place as the sun shone through the trees, and evergreen and red roses surrounded the open-air ceremony garden. Nicole and Dan took their vows and their very first kiss ever before 100 family members and friends.
As the reception began, guests were greeted by centerpieces shaped as wrapped Christmas gift boxes with bows atop made completely of flowers. Luxurious linens in deep reds and greens draped the tables. The setting was perfect as the newlyweds took their first dance together—only after making a point to grab the microphone to thank friends, family, and even the wedding professionals. As the reception came to a close, guests were invited to take home a tree ornament made custom for the occasion. Now every year, as each family decorates their tree, they will remember the special day they shared with Dan and Nicole at their wedding.
North Valley Magazine would like to once again thank the wedding professionals who made this incredible wedding giveaway possible:
A Day to Cherish Weddings
Eyes 2 See Photography
The Invitation Lady
Brides by Demetrios
Creative Touch Entertainment