VENUE TYPE: Church / Chapel / Temple

This Abandoned Arizona Church Turned Into A Wedding Venue for One Lucky Couple
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 27040
VENUE:
The Monroe Abbey
LOCATION:
Phoenix
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Abandoned Church Wedding
Distressed Feminine
Abandoned Church
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

If you’ve ever explored Phoenix, you’re well aware of the architectural mix of old storied buildings and modern developments. Possibly no other singular structure tells the story of the mix of old and new as the The Monroe Abbey, a former Baptist church that was destroyed by a fire in the mid ‘80s and is now undergoing a transformation to keep its early 20th century exterior intact while cleaning up the inside to hopefully host open-air events inside the roofless shell.

Prior to the restoration kicking off at Monroe Street Abbey, a lucky couple was able to plan a wedding inside the crusty, crumbly old building that dates back to 1929. A gathering of local bar and restaurant pros, their wedding was one full of celebration and simple design in not-so-simple spaces.
We recently reached out to photographer, née storyteller, Jamie Allio for the 411 on this wedding. Because really, why get married in a church when you can get married in church ruins?

Words + Photography by Jamie Allio

 

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A Magical Time Worn Ceremony in Mexico at Hacienda Uayamon
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26933
VENUE:
Hacienda Uayamon
LOCATION:
Uayamon, CAMP
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
1700's Mexican Jungle Hacienda
Time Worn Luxury
Luxury in the Yucatan Penninsula
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

In your heart, no matter the life around you, there keeps a passionate hope to be swept into an epic romance — a daring affair of the old world, all candlelit and serene. Well, as luck would have it, the folks at Hacienda Uayamon cordially invite you to wholeheartedly disappear from the modern age by escaping to their timeless oasis on the Yucatán Peninsula.

At this breezy daydream of artisan revival, the walls keep their centuries-old history and guests instantaneously abandon all stress. Deep, rich colors adorn everything from flooring to furniture, in contrast to the mystical ruins that weave throughout, while an enchanting jungle landscape surrounds and practically pours in through the open doors and windows. It’s as much an escape for young spirited newlyweds as it is a Hemingway type in search of novel inspiration.

So, with us beyond intrigued, we sat down with event planner Mahla Pourshamsa of The Eventeur Inc., to talk about this stunning photoshoot she planned with The Love Studio who shot this magnificent Mexican idyll.

 

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Eberbach Monastery, A Historic Time Worn Venue in Germany
Jordan Willner
REPORT
No. 26909
VENUE:
Eberbach Abbey
LOCATION:
Germany
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Winery / Vineyard
Gothic
Historic Monastery
REPORTER: Jordan Willner

They say that marriage is a journey, so what better way to start off this fabulous adventure of matrimony than by getting a bit bold when choosing your venue? We’re thinking of a place that’s big, beautiful, historic, filled with art, and rich in culture. The spot we’re talking about is Kloster Eberbach a stunning Romanesque and Gothic abbey found in the heart of Hesse, Germany. This stunning spot has been in existence since the 1100’s and is considered today to be one of the largest and most impressive monastic sites in Germany!

 

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A Tipi Woodland Wedding At A Historic Chapel Venue In New South Wales
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26880
VENUE:
St Josephs Guest House
LOCATION:
Lower Macdonald, New South Wales
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Church / Chapel / Temple
Traditionally Historical
Historic Chapel in the Hills
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

St. Joseph's Guesthouse is like an old dream that stays with you. An intimate Australian chapel, wonderfully strengthened by history and dynamically surrounded by a grassy landscape, the forest gem enthralls couples and guests alike. It practically sings from the hilltop. Sneakily tucked in the Lower MacDonald Valley, the restored five-bedroom family-owned stone getaway invites you with a charm that seems to transcend centuries, a vibrant relic that welcomes the art of conversation over grand feast. But there’s a plunge pool and deck with a barbecue, so imagine Game of Thrones with a bed and breakfast twist.

 

St Joesph's Guesthouse

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Solange Knowles, Knows What's Up In Louisiana
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 16090
VENUE:
Marigny Opera House
LOCATION:
New Orleans
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Church / Chapel / Temple
Fashionable Frescoe
The Big Easy
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

Solange wasn’t the first to stumble upon the hallowed steps of the Marigny Opera House for her famed nuptials. These sacred halls have been previously walked by the likes of Lake Bell and her tattoo-artist hubby, you may recall the fantastically inventive dress she wore.

 

marigny-louisianna-wedding

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