Grace + Billy

October 15, 2016 | THE MonRoe Abbey

So this wedding in particular was a little different than most. Not only were we the florists, but we were also guests. Grace has been a close friend of ours for several years, so when she asked us to do the flowers for her wedding... well, there was no way that we could have passed it up. Grace and Billy are incredible people. Their energy is magnetic. They are creative, they are fun, they are goofy, they are dreamers and they are passionate, hard workers. They are everything anyone could ever want out of another human being. Their friendship is cherished by so many, and we truly mean it when we say that we were so grateful to have been a part of one of the best days of their lives. Not only did that day officially unite them both as a married couple, but it also brought together a group of friends and family unlike any other. It was a ceremony and after-party that so many will remember and look back on.

The location for the ceremony was absolutely incredible. The Monroe Abbey is a church that was built in the late-1800s. A fire was set inside the church in 1984, leaving it in complete ruins, hazardous and unoccupied for the last 30 years. So if you know Grace, then you know that she wouldn't have wanted it any other way. After the ceremony, it was straight to Crescent Ballroom. This local bar and music venue has become a staple in downtown Phoenix. Many nights have been spent there dancing, drinking and eating burritos with our eclectic group of friends. We kept the decor simple with greenery, bud vases, lots of candles and, of course, a couple of bull skulls (just wouldn't have been the same without them).


Published on The Venue Report

Photography: Jamie Allio + Chanelle Sinclair ❖ Event Coordinator: Arizona Wedding Planners

Ceremony Venue : The Monroe Abbey ❖  Reception Venue: Crescent Ballroom 

Dress: Melissa Sweet Bridal ❖ Makeup: Sherry Newnom ❖ Hair: Jaime Voelz

Rentals: Classic Party  ❖ Lighting: AZ Production Rentals ❖ Florals + Decor: 1209 Creative