Madison and Patrick’s Wranglers Roost wedding

When Madison and Patrick reached out to me for their intimate wedding in New River, AZ at Wranglers Roost Ranch, I knew immediately I wanted to be a part of telling their story. We spoke about their lives as wildland firefighters, their adventures traveling with their cattle dog Kyote, and their love of their family and close friends who would be joining them at the vacation rental property. Once we started planning, my excitement only grew. With touches of elegance mixed with DIY charm, Madison and Patrick’s wedding was perfect in every way.

After meeting in high school, Madi and Patrick had gone their separate ways to college. Although many of the people in their lives believed these two were destined for a life together (especially their cross country coach!), they hadn’t quite come to agreement yet. It wasn’t until reconnecting again that their love story blossomed, and they became inseparable adventurists together!

With a travel lifestyle, planning a wedding was already difficult. Add in all the uncertainty of the pandemic, and these two decided a trip to Wranglers Roost outside Phoenix over the Thanksgiving Day weekend would make the perfect time and place for an intimate wedding. They invited both of their families and a handful of close friends to join them while they solidified their commitment to each other.

It’s all in the details…

With their cross country coach as an officiant, their pup Kyote as their ball crazy flower girl, and their mom’s helping make everything from the florals to the deserts, the day was intimate and fun loving. Madison wore her late grandmother’s veil, and she and Patrick both hand wrote their vows. They both chose a sibling and best friend to stand with them during the ceremony, and everyone was treated to gourmet pizza and drinks as the sun set behind the desert hills.

Every beautiful wedding day is made possible by the hard work and talents of amazing vendors!

Below are the wedding vendors who brought this vision to life.

Love the location? More about Wranglers Roost Ranch and Resort Venue

Wranglers Roost is a beautiful desert vacation rental property available for your intimate wedding ceremony and reception in New River, Arizona. Tucked away in the hills just to the north of Phoenix, this property offers rustic charm combined with friendly owners who love having couples stay on site and enjoy their wedding on the grounds.

Complete with giant saguaros, large cactus gardens, horse corrals on site, and a large gathering area with a fountain and walkway from the old stone house for the bridal party, this location is a dream venue for couples looking for a southwestern vibe.

  • Location Cost: Variable- https://wranglersroost.net/
  • Guests Allowed: Up to 100
  • Setup: Chairs and tables available on site
  • Parking: ample, no fee
  • Restrooms: On-site
Shannon Durazo- Arizona Elopement Photographer

Hello! I’m

Shannon Durazo

and I want to be your Elopement or Intimate Wedding Photographer!

I wholeheartedly believe that elopements and intimate weddings are the best way for couples wanting more freedom and spontaneity for their wedding day. I love helping couples visualize and craft an experience that feels true to you. The way your marriage begins matters. Set your marriage up for success by allowing yourself to get married your way!

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8 Comments

  1. Such an amazing day filled with so much love and warmth! And that wedding venue…my heart is full for the couple!

  2. These two had such a deliciously Arizona wedding day! Loving the vibes here!

  3. angela hays says:

    Beautiful captures that tell a compelling story of their wedding day. Loved seeing the whole day unfold! Nice work!

  4. What a beautiful gallery! I love that their dog’s name is Kyote! That’s so cute!

  5. Such a lovely wedding, I love that their pup was able to attend!

  6. Erica Swantek says:

    What a gorgeous intimate wedding at Wranglers Roost in AZ. I just love the desert! Happy this couple found their way back to love!

  7. Talk about a gorgeous wedding venue! Love all the cacti and that dusky reception light for their day.

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