Kristen & Alex

April 17, 2010 at Boojum Tree Hidden Gardens in Phoenix

When Alex Chernyak proposed to Kristen Keller, his girlfriend of three years, he kept it simple: He woke his bride-to-be from a nap, got down on one knee and popped the question. The couple wanted to keep their green-themed wedding similarly unfussy. “I didn’t want to look back at pictures in 20 years and wonder, ‘Why did I choose that?’ ” Kristen says. Ninety-plus guests witnessed their heartfelt ceremony, danced to Top-40 tunes and—in a nod to Alex’s days as a New York City DJ—signed a vinyl record and album cover of The Cure’s Lovesong, the couple’s first dance.

Gown: Mori Lee from Azteca | Shoes: M by Marinelli from DSW | Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Apparel: Men’s Wearhouse | Flowers: Flowers by Jodi | Cake & Linens: Robert’s Catering

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