Jenna and Noah wanted a simple wedding day, focusing on their commitment to each other and celebrating with their closest friends and family. The setting they chose was perfect: a cozy and intimate wedding at the Stillwell House in Tucson. The original forecast for their summer wedding was disheartening: rain clouds and thunderstorms. But, like almost every day during Arizona’s monsoon season, the forecast changed. Luckily, it was in Jenna and Noah’s favor! Their guests gathered in the beautiful stone courtyard outside ready to see them start the next chapter of their lives together.
Jenna and Noah’s wedding day has been a long time coming. They met back in 2009 while working at the Macaroni Grill in Tucson. Jenna was a hostess and Noah worked in the kitchen. They dated for two years and then Jenna made the difficult decision to move to San Diego to continue her education and go to law school. 8 years passed and they reconnected. The spark between them was still there and stronger than ever. Noah sold all of his belongings and moved to San Diego in September of 2019 to be with Jenna. A couple years later in early 2021, they got engaged at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens and moved back to Arizona together.
The Stillwell House made sure that it was prepared to keep guests nice and cool for this summer wedding!
Jenna looked absolutely stunning! Aren’t her blue eyes just gorgeous?
This bridal portrait of her in the courtyard surrounded by greenery is hands-down my favorite from the whole day!
While Jenna was freshening up before the ceremony, I got to spend a little time with Noah. He was incredibly chill and just ready for the celebrations to kick off.
Officially Mr. and Mrs. Bamford!!!
The Reception took place in two separate spaces of the venue. The dinner was served in the main house while the cake, dancing, and bar were housed in the 1901 Room. Both spaces have a cozy vibe full of historic charm and elegance.
Before their guests left Cocktail Hour and entered the main house, Jenna and Noah used that little bit of quiet time to cool off with some indoor portraits.
Jenna and Noah left the wedding day and went right into their honeymoon celebration! They’re visiting two popular but very different spots while on vacation together. Their original plan was to only go to Hawaii. But when they saw that they would be stopping over in San Francisco on the way there, they decided to extend their stop and soak up a little bit of that California sun, too.
Thank you so much for allowing me to battle the summer heat with you both, Jenna and Noah! I wish nothing but the best for you both and your new little family.
Photography | Christy Hunter Photography
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering | Stillwell House and Gardens
Flowers | Lola’s Desert Blooms
Hair | Marian Mendivil Beauty
Makeup | Vanessa Lopez with My Vanity
DJ | Mike Lopez with DJ MasterMixx
Bride’s Dress | BHLDN of Anthropologie
Christy Hunter is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Tucson, Arizona.
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