From The Bride:
Nine years ago I moved into a house for my sophomore year of college right next door to my now husband Jim! We spent six years being great friends, always doing fun things together and spending time with our mutual group of friends. Finally the stars aligned for both of us, and I couldn’t wait another minute to ask Jim on a date! We spent two wonderful years falling in love and Jim asked me to marry him on Halloween night 2015.
The next year was spent consumed with wedding planning madness. Being from Arizona I knew the options of beautiful venues was endless! I went to every venue I could find in the Phoenix area, looking for a special place that spoke to my heart that would be the perfect backdrop for a rustic romantic outdoor wedding. After searching high and low and going to 14 different venues only to not feel the spark or be let down by a price tag that wasn’t in our budget, I began to get discourage. Finally I was told by a wedding planner that Northern Arizona had some gorgeous venues that were half the price of places in Phoenix. I thought I had searched every venue possible, but didn’t realize if we were willing to drive only a few hours then my options were endless! That’s when I found Granite Creek Vineyards. I will never forget the first time I watched the most beautiful wedding video from the venue that I found on Google, and knew I had found our spot! The vineyard is, to say the least, breathtaking. My heart was beating so fast when Jim and I drove up hoping the beautiful pictures I had spent hours looking at met my expectations. Well when we arrived in person the pictures didn’t even do Granite Creek Vineyards justice! It was perfect. Endless vines of grapes in the vineyard were the perfect backdrop for the ceremony. And the 100 year old red barn on property is so gorgeous. But to be honest, the best part of Granite Creek Vineyards if you ask me is Heather Bamberg. She is the event coordinator extraordinaire and all around amazing person! She plans your entire wedding and makes sure every single detail is perfect. She grew up with her family on the vineyard and has been seeing weddings since she was a little girl and planning them her whole adult life. Her husband is the amazing chef and all of the food he makes is cooked to perfection. There isn’t one detail heather misses. She is the wedding planner, sets up all decorations, is the bartender, stress buster, Cermony planner, and so friendly and helpful! My wedding would not have been what it was without her endless talent and dedication! Granite creek Vineyards will always be a special place to Jim and I for the rest of our lives. Our wedding was so beautiful and we will always look back at it with smiles and memories of the best day ever. After our wedding, we truly feel like we can live happily ever after.