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AZ Luxury Resort Wedding Photo from a Scottsdale private balcony ceremony at the Phoenician

Luxury Wedding Photos from a Scottsdale Venue | private balcony ceremony at the Phoenician Resort in Arizona

With the railing decorated with a string of floral garland and the desert sun setting in the background, Tanay reads her vows to Jordan on the private balcony of The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

At one point, Jordan and Tanay had a grand and formal wedding planned for the fall of 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to delay their plans. Once they realized that it would not be possible to have the wedding they had originally imagined for quite some time, they decided that the next best step was to simply get married to one another. 

It may not have been the dreamlike day that they had first planned, but their intimate wedding ceremony on the private balcony of The Phoenician Resort on a balmy spring evening in April was no less magical. 

Real Wedding Detail Image from Scottsdale AZ Wedding of The grooms friends toasting him and bride

Real Wedding Image from a Scottsdale Wedding Venue | The groom's friends toast him and his new bride

The groom's friends toast him and his new bride before their wedding ceremony begins.

Arizona USA Resort Wedding Photo of the bride Looking peaceful and pensive while makeup pro applied

Phoenician Resort Wedding Photography | Looking peaceful and pensive, the bride has makeup professionally applied

Looking peaceful and pensive, Tanay has makeup professionally applied as she gets ready for her wedding ceremony.

Desert Destination Resort Wedding Venue Pic from Scottsdale, AZ of The MOB walking bride down aisle

Phoenician Resort Wedding Venue Pic - Scottsdale, AZ | The mother of the bride walked her down the aisle

The mother of the bride walked Tanay down the aisle, and the two shared a glance filled with just about every possible emotion before she gave her daughter away to her groom.

BW Wedding Pic from Phoenician Resort of AZ showing The bride was clearly moved by the ceremony

Wedding Pic from the Phoenician Resort in AZ | The bride was clearly moved by the power of the moment

Clearly moved by the power of the moment, the bride sheds a solitary tear as she reads her vows to her husband.

Phoenician AZ Desert Resort Wedding Ceremony Picture of The couple looking into one anothers eyes

The Phoenician Resort Wedding Ceremony Picture | The couple look deep into one another's eyes

Tanay and Jordan look deep into one another's eyes as they commit their vows to one another.

BW Phoenician Wedding Ceremony Pic from Scottsdale as The bride gives her groom a look of love

A Phoenician Wedding Ceremony Pic - Scottsdale Wedding Venue | The bride gives her groom a knowing look filled with love

The bride gives her groom a knowing look filled with love during the private and personal wedding ceremony.

Phoenician of Scottsdale, AZ Wedding Image created during the balcony ceremony showing happiest of tears

Phoenician of Scottsdale, AZ Wedding Image | The wedding ceremony brought out the happiest of tears

The wedding ceremony not only brought out the happiest of tears, but it also reduced the mother of the bride to fits of joyful laughter.

Outdoor Wedding Resort Venue Portrait in Scottsdale, Arizona created as The groom looks at his bride

Outdoor Wedding Venue Portrait in Scottsdale, Arizona | The groom looks at his bride with pride and love

The groom looks at his bride with pride and love as he clasps her hand after the ceremony is complete. Together, they walk side-by-side knowing that an uncertain future will now most certainly be filled with love.