Traditional Bride with Western Cowboy Groom

Back in April 2014 I had the opportunity to take a destination wedding and pleasure trip to Fountain Hills, AZ with my husband to provide wedding day makeup services for my friend, Jennifer Gillespie at the gorgeous Firerock Country Club.¬†After the wedding festivities we spent a few relaxing days in charming Scottsdale, AZ and took a day trip to Sedona, AZ. I can’t believe that Jennifer and Taylor’s one year wedding anniversary is almost upon us. I have fond memories of their wedding and our trip to AZ. I was elated to learn that Jennifer and Taylor’s Arizona based photographer, Amanda Marie Photography, submitted the wedding photos to the Knot to be featured. Here are links to the vendors, some screen shots of the article on The Knot and a link to the feature. Thank you to Amanda Marie Photography for submitting these photos and the Knot for featuring this stunning and memorable wedding of Jennifer and Taylor.

Firerock Country Club Wedding Makeup, Fountain Hills, AZ|Vendors

Hair: Tessa Keller
Brides Dress: Allure Bridals
Brides Dress Shoes: Betsy Johnson
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Flowers and Event Planning: Nonny’s of Fountain Hills, AZ



The Knot interviewed Jenifer and Taylor on how they met and what the inspiration was behind their wedding theme and here is what they had to say.

“Jenifer Gillespie (27, senior personal banker) and Taylor Gillespie (29, horse trainer) met through the husband of the bride’s best friend when he returned from deployment. The pair got to know each other better at a barbecue during the next month but didn’t end up going on their first date until a couple months later. From there, the couple’s relationship has been nothing short of an adventure: three states, three houses and one travel trailer later, the couple journeyed across the country and grew in love. Jenifer and Taylor were married at the Firerock Country Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona, since they had moved to Arizona only four months prior to their engagement and wanted a destination wedding. “It had a beautiful lawn area for the outdoor ceremony with a gorgeous view, and the inside was just stunning,” says Jennifer. The color palette was Taylor’s idea; he suggested pale coral with sage green with accents of different browns to tie in the rustic theme. The couple lives a country western lifestyle but the bride is from the east coast, so they wanted to throw in a twist of New York sophistication. The bride wore a traditional white strapless gown with an embellished beaded bodice and white sash, complete with a fingertip length tulle veil with lace lining. The groom dressed like a cowboy, complete with jeans, a cowboy hat and boots, for a sophisticated version of what daily life is like. Their rustic, western wedding was the perfect amount of casual and classy to reflect the couple’s personal styles and life together.

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