Warning: include_once(/home/gretchenwakeman/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase1.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/gretchenwakeman/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php on line 22

Warning: include_once(): Failed opening '/home/gretchenwakeman/public_html/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/wp-cache-phase1.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/php71/pear') in /home/gretchenwakeman/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php on line 22

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/gretchenwakeman/public_html/wp-content/advanced-cache.php:22) in /home/gretchenwakeman/public_html/wp-content/plugins/sg-cachepress/core/Supercacher/Supercacher_Helper.php on line 77
Outdoor Wedding at The Scott Resort | Gretchen Wakeman Photography

Erin & Derek – How They Met

Derek and Erin were married in an outdoor wedding at The Scott Resort in Scottsdale.  Yet, their story started a decade ago during college at Arizona State University.  They were introduced by mutual friends and quickly became close.  Derek swore he would never date an Asian woman, but as he got to know Erin better she started to change his mind.   He became interested in dating Erin, but she was unavailable at the time.  Derek waited until Erin was single, and then moved right in and swooped Erin off her feet.   Together, they survived the rest of undergrad together as a solid couple.  Since then, they have had many adventures together. They have since traveled to rural Honduras, and got their first apartment together. They have also gone through the ups and downs of a few job changes.  Possibly the most challenging, they have also survived Erin graduating medical school. Medical school is no easy task in itself – but the commitment to school can also be a real test of a relationship.
 

The Proposal

 
On February 24, 2016, Derek decided to make it official.  After dating for nearly 10 years, he wanted to make sure Erin was surprised  He took her out to one of their favorite restaurants (Restaurant Mexico) for a quiet dinner together.  After dinner, they took a walk along Tempe Town Lake to enjoy the weather.  While watching the sunset, Erin turned towards Derek and realized he was down on one knee!  She was so taken aback all she could do was gape with her mouth open for a few seconds.  After reality finally set in she said, with a huge smile. “Are you serious?”.   After confirming this was, in fact, a real proposal… “Yes!”
 
The couple was married at The Scott Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They had an outdoor ceremony followed by a dinner reception in the Ballroom.  It was a beautiful December wedding day in Arizona!   Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:  Enjoy!

A detail photo showing shoes and jewelry alongside wedding invitation
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
Photographing the Bridal jewelry is always one of my favorite parts of the day, but when the Bride is wearing a pair of her Grandma’s pearl earrings… it’s even better.The Scott Resort Wedding
The vibe of the Bridal room was very relaxed.  Erin’s mom popped into the room with her morning coffee to check on the girls.The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort WeddingThe Scott Resort WeddingDerek and his groomsmen were in the hotel room next door to the girls.  Just a few minutes before the much anticipated “First Look”, he got into his suit.The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
Erin’s mom and sister helped with the final touches of getting into the gown, and the buckling of the shoes.The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
Derek’s mom got a sneak peek of her son’s Bride to Be.  The Scott Resort Wedding

Bride & Groom: First Look at The Scott Resort

The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding

Outdoor Wedding at The Scott Resort: The Ceremony

The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort WeddingThe Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding
The Scott Resort Wedding

Venue: THE SCOTT RESORT

Bride’s Dress: DAVIDS BRIDAL

Bride’s Shoes: BETSY JOHNSON

Florist: LUX

Hair and Makeup: BRIDAL4THEWIN

Groom’s Suit: VERA WANG

Ceremony Music: BELLE TRIO

DJ: MATT MANCINI 

CAKE: CAKES BY WHISK 

Invitations: GARTNER STUDIOS