In order to enjoy as much of their own cocktail hour and reception as possible, the bride and groom opted to take many of their portraits and other photos before the ceremony. It also helped with the lighting, since the ceremony started at 5 pm, and the sun sets here around 6 these days.
The Groomsmen, led by the Groom (courtesy of Chris Richards)
Next, it was off to the Tucson Meet Yourself festival, happening just over a block away from the Z. This festival was the reason the couple couldn't get married at their favorite Tucson building, the Courthouse, so it was apropos that they went and took some pictures there, amidst the crowds, food, and the beauty that is their beloved Tucson.
The Bride and Groom (courtesy of Chris Richards)
Smooches in Presidio Park (courtesy of yours truly)
On our walk back to the Z, we heard the bagpiper warming up. This was it -- it's time to get married!!