True Bride Karissa & Cameron

Romantic, simple and elegant— three words that come to mind as we admire the images from Karissa’s and Cameron’s big day! The couple met in Arizona and instantly fell for each other. After a big move and becoming parents to a beautiful baby boy, they decided to tie the knot at The Ashley Castle in Chandler, Arizona. 

We can’t get enough of Karissa in her form-fitting dream gown from True Society in Mesa. Essense of Australia Style D3308 features vintage-inspired lace from head to toe and sheer sexy cutouts. In a classy yet modern bridal look, the bride said “I do” to the man of her dreams and best friend, Cameron.  

Follow along on this beautiful love story filled with surprises which led to this magical fall celebration.  


Cameron and I met while I was in Arizona on a bachelorette party trip for one of my girlfriends. I gravitated to his (now our) dog, Kevin, and that was it! I knew from the moment I met him that he was the one. We started Face Timing every single day right when I got home and made a couple of visits to Washington and Arizona. I decided to make the big move to Arizona less than three months after we met.   

Two weeks into living in Arizona, we found out we were expecting a baby! Our miracle baby boy was born the following February. 

Cameron wanted to take a weekend trip to Vegas, and we invited my parents. To my knowledge, it was just a short little trip to see them.  

Well, the joke was on me because he proposed right in front of a LOVE sign and then surprised me with our friends and families there to celebrate. Not only that, but he had a song written for me and proposed through the song. It was one of the best days of my life and by far the easiest YES! 


Initially, I was very anxious about wedding dress shopping since True Society in Mesa was the first shop I had ever gone to, and I didn’t have any family or friends with me.    

I wanted a form-fitting dress in allover lace and a long train. My dress, Essense of Australia D3308, fit my body so well and the train was to die for. When I arrived at the True Society store in Mesa, not only was everyone SO friendly, but they also made me feel very comfortable and were so sweet. My True Crew stylist led me through the shop and asked me about my style, budget and what I imagined my dream dress to look like. 

I had my iPad set up to FaceTime my mom and grandma during the appointment. My True Crew stylist was so helpful with taking photos and making sure my family could see and hear us. She also PERFECTLY chose the dresses I tried on! She took my two favorites and morphed them into one to make my dream dress. I couldn’t have been any happier! 


Our simple and elegant wedding was perfect for us! I designed almost all of our decor and all of our save the dates and invites by myself so that made it very special to me.   

I think besides marrying my best friend and the man of my dreams, the most amazing part was having our son involved. Seeing where we started and where we are now, in such a short amount of time, is really special and a true love story! 

Cheers to Karissa & Cameron!    

Photography: Kristianna McGee Photography 

Venue: The Ashley Castle 

Cake: Piece of Cake 

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