Golden Grace

A shining golden grace was palpable, as it wove throughout Chelsea and Colby’s wedding. From the crisp medallion leaves adorning their romantic and playful engagement photos, to the mid-December glow of the setting butterscotch sun, as it slipped through the canopy of leafy trees to catch a glimpse of that delightful moment, the First Look. It was nestled in the cozy courtyard of the El Portal hotel, where our bride and groom set eyes on each other for the first time on their wedding day. With their cherished teacup Pomeranian Chi Chi (proudly displaying a natural golden crown) tucked safely under arm, Chelsea and Colby made their way to the charming Chapel at Tlaquepaque. The melodic beauty of Elizabeth Elgin’s classic gilded harp accompanied Chelsea, as she walked arm-in-arm with her beloved and proud parents down the aisle, sprinkled with flower petals complimenting her splendid bouquet of deep reds and maroons. All of the floral designs were meticulously created by Sedona Fine Art of Flowers. The sweet affection of their intimate circle of loved ones enveloped them, as the spirit of God’s love for this devoted couple infused their sacred ceremony, led by long-time Sedona officiant Anthony Flesch.

Before, during, and after the ceremony, expert photographer Andrew Holman could be found lending his gifted eye to every shot. Our newlyweds were so taken with his work, that he is now their official family photographer!

The ambiance of Tlaquepaque with its holiday décor made for an especially festive backdrop, and although well past Autumn, there were wispy, autumnal-like leaves carpeting the ground. We’d like to give a nod of appreciation here to the unsung heroes behind Tlaquepaque that made the magic of Chelsea and Colby’s wedding happen, owner Wendy Lippman and manager Liz Mohler.

After the photos, it was off to the reception! Chef Lisa Dahl is credited for hosting Chelsea and Colby’s reception celebration at the newest addition to her Sedona family of restaurants, the exquisite Latin Inspired Grill, Mariposa. And anxiously awaiting the wedding party’s arrival was a delightfully delicious spiced carrot cake with cream cheese filling, and salted caramel cupcakes by Marla Hutchison Cakes.

Northern Arizona Limousine shuttled our happy couple and guests to and fro throughout the day and evening with elegance, and the expertise of Taltos Video Productions will enable Chelsea and Colby to relive their wedding over and over again throughout the years.

All of the elements of our finest, most complete package, the Tlaquepaque Completar were brought together at just the right times, to create a truly enchanting wedding experience for Chelsea and Colby.

The first definition of grace from Dictionary.com is elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. This couldn’t more appropriately describe our bride, Chelsea. Their second definition of grace is a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment. The quality of graciousness truly shines in and from her. From the beginning to the end of the planning process, Chelsea showed us nothing but grace. Her kindness is palpable, and when we met Colby, it was clear they were a match made in heaven!

It was our absolute honor and pleasure to plan your wedding, Chelsea and Colby, and we can’t wait to see your family grow over the years, infused with the golden grace of your love!

 

Tlaquepaque “Best of Everything” Union!

We invite you to take an exclusive journey with us, as we celebrate the marriage of Naomi and Andrew—they came all the way from Virginia to get married in our quaint town of Sedona! We had a blast planning their wedding, and being there on the day itself to watch them infuse their experience with laughter and meaning was truly a gift.

Tlaquepaque lived up to its meaning, “Best of Everything” on the day of Naomi and Andrew’s wedding, a uniquely beautiful backdrop for a uniquely beautiful couple! A symphony of bright flowers adorned the event, as hot pinks and deep purples nuzzled together in bouquets and arrangements bursting with orchids, hydrangeas, anemones, lilies, roses, callas, ranunculus, freesias and stock, all artistically arranged with a “pop of whimsy” by Mountain High Flowers. What a perfect accent to the emerald green dresses Naomi chose for her attendants! Their closest family and friends anxiously anticipated the couple’s arrival, as Eric Miller’s guitar gracefully set the mood with the classic melody of Pachelbel’s Canon in D. At that moment we watched gorgeous Naomi walked down the aisle to meet Andrew, her handsome husband-to-be. The ceremony was performed by our own Rev. Susan Perry, who herself had a hard time keeping her eyes dry!

Then on to the sparkling cocktail hour and stunning reception! Verve Events & Tents set the stage with tables and chairs, specialty linens, dinnerware, and more, creating an oh-so enchanted evening. Filling the plates with delectable fare, and the glasses with luscious libations, was Bonnie Grant and her crew from Rosalie’s of Sedona. The evening was topped off with a simply exquisite lemon lover’s cake with raspberry filling by Marla Hutchison Cakes.

There to creatively capture each memorable moment were top-notch Sedona-based photographers Katrina and Andrew of Sedona Bride. From the casual engagement photos, to the bride and groom “selfie” just after the ceremony, to the quiet moments stolen under an arch made of bricks, and so much more, Sedona Bride was there to capture it all.

Naomi and Andrew were such a joy to work with, that it didn’t really seem like work! They were so loving and inclusive, so responsive and appreciative — what a pleasure! We’d like to take this moment to thank Naomi and Andrew for choosing Weddings In Sedona for their “day of days.” And, we wish you, Naomi and Andrew, a lifetime of delightful experiences, woven together with miles and miles of laughter, happiness and contentment.

Sacred Native Nuptials

Our adventuresome and strikingly handsome couple, Cecilia and Thomas, became husband and wife high above Sedona proper, at the magnificent Merry Go Round Rock! Bon Miller Wedding Photography caught it all, as the excited bride and groom and their guests traversed the winding, bouncy road in jeeps provided by A Day in the West, to this truly one-of-a-kind setting. Native American Medicine Man Mario Blackwolf, from the Mechica Apache tribe, performed the sacred ceremony, with the smell of sage dancing on the wind, and Oman Ken’s Native American flute music filling the vistas with an ancient spiritual melody.

Upon their return to level ground, they landed at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa. As their guests enjoyed an inviting cocktail hour at Timo Restaurant, our newlyweds snuck off for a few more photos down by the creek. When they rejoined their party, they glided elegantly into their First Dance. Cecilia and Thomas then tipped their glasses together in celebration, as they  appreciated their unique cake, the topper being a whimsical expression of the moment that they met—on an airplane!

We send warm and happy wishes to you, Cecilia and Thomas, for a marriage graced with an exciting and romantic road that never ends!

 

Romance That Rocks!

Susy and Robby were a quintessentially stunningly-cool wedding couple! Check out their fashion statements—what a breathtaking dress and trendy suit!! They brought a bit of their hometown Miami spirit with them, to be sure. We were hired for Day Of Coordination, so when we first met Susy and Robby they were dressed to perfection. Their beauty and chic style were matched only by their kindness of spirit. These two were shining on every level!

Our happy couple exchanged their vows with panoramic red rocks and the quaint city of Sedona as their backdrop, at the ceremony site of Sky Ranch Lodge. Then we saw them off to Huckaby Trail for some up close and personal romantic red rock photos. Afterwards Agave of Sedona was the stunning setting for the time of their lives celebrating their marriage with family and friends.

Susy and Robby chose Mike Olbinski Photography to bring their special day to life, and Sedona Fine Art of Flowers tastefully added succulents to elegant arrangements, bringing a southwestern flair to the day. Our own Susan Perry wove the moments of the day seamlessly together, making sure that all was as it should be.

A toast to the happy couple:

“May thy life be long and happy, thy cares and sorrows few;
And the many friends around thee prove faithful, fond and true.
May your voyage through life be as happy and as free
as the dancing waves on the deep blue Miami sea.”

Happiness Always, Susy and Robby!

 

Here Come the Brides!

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We were so excited to help our two Sweetheart Brides, Terra and Megan, create their one-of-a-kind wedding day in Sedona! The events began with their First Look, and then they went on to take advantage of the breathtaking red rock panoramic views at Back O’ Beyond. Next, and of course, the highlight of the day, was their intimate wedding ceremony, which they shared with the closest of family and friends. It took place on a carpet of sprawling green grass, in front of a timeless terracotta-roofed gazebo at Poco Diablo Resort. A gorgeous photo session followed the ceremony, graced by a magnificently romantic willow tree, with their loved ones (pups included!) by their side. Terra and Megan’s reception brunch played out immediately afterwards in the ballroom, as their true love was celebrated by all.

Thank you, Terra and Megan, for trusting Weddings In Sedona to weave together your stories, laughter, thoughts, colors, tastes and inspirations, to create your extraordinary wedding day!

Also, a shout out to the professional vendors that helped to bring our special Brides’ dreams to life!

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Marion Maby, Violin
Marla Hutchison Cakes

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Cowboy & Cowgirl Get Hitched in Sedona!

cody-clayton-1You just can’t get any more romantic and down-to-earth than Cody and Clayton’s elopement at Merry Go Round Rock! Complete with cowboy hat, boots, a jeep and dizzying red rock vistas, this wedding was any country western couple’s dream. Cody’s bouquet reflected her sweet and spunky spirit, and Clayton was as charming as his bright blue eyes!

Our planning brought together the following vendors to make sure the day went off without a hitch (pun intended!):  Long time Sedona officiant Anthony Flesch, Sedona Fine Art of Flowers added splashes of color, A Day in the West provided a wild ride, Taryn with Love My Life Photography created photos filled with heart and style, and it wouldn’t have been legal without Alexandra of Weddings In Sedona happily adding her signature as a witness.

“When two hearts make a stand together
On the solid rock of trust
They could be a million miles from each other
And still be side by side in love.
I want to love you like that forever.”
–Country Artist, Chris Ledoux

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Love at L’Auberge

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We were delighted when our friend and former associate of Weddings In Sedona, Sherri, asked us to help plan her wedding! We instantly fell in love with Rob, too, and hit the ground running to bring everything together for their special ceremony and reception at the elegent L’Auberge de Sedona.

This handsome couple (and Ginger, their pup!), enjoyed an intimate ceremony on the banks of Oak Creek, with their closest family and friends, as they nestled beneath the lush green trees that arched overhead.

Sherri’s former boss and personal friend, Anthony Flesch, had the honor of officiating the ceremony, as the music of Eric Miller’s guitar filled the air with magic. Jane in the Woods Photography captured the joy of the day, while Flowers Unlimited brought seasonal color to the festivities with fabulous fresh floral arrangements and personal flowers.

Thank you, Sherri and Rob, for giving us the honor of planning your wedding day—we send you our heartfelt wishes for a lifetime of extraordinary moments together!

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Our bride and groom join hands to appreciate a reading during their ceremony.

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Anthony Flesch enjoying the moment as he marries our special couple.

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New Yorkers Wed In Sedona

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Leslie and Jason came all the way from New York to tie the knot in our little town, and we were honored to be chosen as their full-service wedding planners. We’re revisiting their wedding from 2012–we just loved it!

The Sedona Golf Resort and their fabulous red rock views provide the backdrop for our couple’s reception and this intimate moment in a dramatic “dip”!

Preparations were made at Poco Diablo Resort, where Patricia Vega brought her expertise to make Leslie’s hair and makeup fabulous for her once-in-a-lifetime day!

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The stunning red rocks of Huckaby Trail surround our not-yet-married couple, as they make their way to a photo shoot with award-winning photographers Tina Wright and Kevin Juberg of Sierra Blanco Photography. 3. HUCKABY Nieves-Chiaramonte.Huckaby.Sierra Blanco

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Bliss Extraordinary Floral gets the credit for the very classy flowers and decor.

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Anthony Flesch brings his years of officiating expertise to this touching moment.

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Sedona Sweet Arts baked this delightful cake with a southwestern flair! Bliss Extraordinary Floral weaves flowers, branches and candles together creating a unique floral decor design.14. GROOM.MOG Nieves-Charamonte.SGR. Sierra Blanco

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Happy endings grace this perfect day! Leslie and Jason, our heartfelt best wishes for a long and happy married life!!

Best of Both Worlds

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Katie and Chadd chose the magnificent red rocks to begin their wedding day with a sweet and sentimental “First Look” at Huckaby Trail, followed by a creekside wedding at Los Abrigados Resort – the Best of Both Worlds!

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Our bride quietly sneaks up on her groom, and gets his attention with a gentle tap on the shoulder.  Jane in the Woods Photography was there to catch the special moment.

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Katie takes a joyful spin with her groom-to-be!

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Mountain High Flowers outdid themselves with this beautiful bouquet for a stunning bride, a floral fantasy with a desert flair!

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Beneath the grace of the tall, wispy trees by the creek at Los Abrigados, this relationship is transformed, as it merges from two separate lives into one life of wedded bliss.

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They’re all smiles! Wedding officiant Anthony Flesh shares a happy moment during the ceremony.

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Katie’s awesome bridal party!

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Chad’s groomsmen wouldn’t miss this for the world!

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A visit from the rain routed the reception indoors, but a fabulous time was had by all!

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Mountain High Flowers strikes again! This centerpiece holds a grand place of honor at the reception, as it spills over the front of the Bride and Groom’s Sweetheart Table.

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Sugared ‘N’ Iced provided this simple but elegant wedding cake, along with a parade of heavenly treats that were enjoyed by all.

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Thoroughly enjoying the moment, our newly married couple tune in together to take in a toast.

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A classic celebration!

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This intimate dance begins the dance of a lifetime—Congratulations Katie and Chadd!

Weddings Bells at Bell Rock

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This time last year, Tamara and Rene decided to tie the knot on one of Sedona’s most recognizable landmarks – Bell Rock!

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Bon Miller Photography expertly plays with shadows and light during this stunning sunset ceremony.

View More: http://bonmiller.pass.us/tamarareneRev. Susan Perry performed a Celtic handfasting ritual during their ceremony.  The loosely bound hands, held in an infinity circle, symbolize freedom in joining in the bonds of matrimony.
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The couple took a quiet moment together to meditate at the base of Bell Rock.

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Best wishes for continued happiness in your married life together! Congratulations!

A September Elopement

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Ashley and Kevin came all the way from Canada to elope in Sedona last September, and they could not have picked a better day!

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David Sunfellow Photography captured some breathtaking moments as the couple made their way to the ceremony site.

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Mountain High Flowers did it again with this flawless bouquet and matching boutonniere.

09.22.15-ashley-kevin-041-X2Our very own Rev. Susan Perry wed Ashley and Kevin at The Point at Red Rock Crossing – one of our favorites! Since it was an elopement, Alexandra – Planner and Sales Consultant at Weddings In Sedona – came along to witness their marriage.

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We are so happy for the two of you, and wish you many blessings in your life together!

May Wedding Day Above Sedona

05-12-15-jamie-craig-198-X2Jamie and Craig’s wedding was anything but ordinary on this gorgeous spring day last May.

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A Day in the West Jeep Tours brought the whole group up the mountain to reach the perfect ceremony site.

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Our staff at Weddings in Sedona made sure that everything was perfect (and it was!).

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Never one to miss an opportunity for a good shot, David Sunfellow Photography went out on the ledge to capture some exquisite moments.

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Thanks to Sedona Fine Art of Flowers for the bouquet and boutonniere package, and pretty hair flowers for Jamie.

Congratulations on your beautiful day!

“Enchanted” 4th of July Wedding

Lindsey and Anish celebrated the 4th of July weekend in the best way possible – their wedding!

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Lindsey checks out the awesome view at the rehearsal as her mom walks with her down the aisle.

Enchantment Resort was the perfect location for this lavish celebration. You can’t get much better than the stunning setting of Enchantment Circle with Steamboat Rock as your backdrop!
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Sedona Bride Photographers were with us through the whole thing – from the rehearsal dinner to the cocktail party – to capture these gorgeous moments.

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Table decor provided by Bliss Extraordinary floral. Special lighting and draping provided by Talk of the Town Events.  Transportation by White Tie Limousine.

For the Rehearsal Dinner, they decided to feature a casual Mexican Fiesta to highlight their southwestern surroundings.

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Liz Margin, owner of Sedona Beauty Team, puts on the final touches before Lindsey’s big entrance.

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Anish’s groomsmen make sure he’s looking dashing and ready to go!

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First Look at the Wedding Knoll at Enchantment Resort.

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Anthony Flesch performed a beautiful ceremony for them underneath the towering red rocks, while Bliss provided sun umbrellas and fans in the bright colors of an Eastern Indian/ Southwestern fusion theme.

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With a nod to Anish’s Indian heritage, Lindsey’s bridesmaids wore stunning handmade saris in fuchsia and gold.

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Master violinist and entertainer, David Kim, accompanied the couple for their first dance as husband and wife on the ballroom terrace. He was also their DJ for the reception and dance party.

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They did it! Now time for a little fun…

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Flowers and decor galore! Bliss Extraordinary Floral did a fabulous job creating a gorgeous setting for the wedding.

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Congratulations to the happy couple!

Starry Night

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It was a magical Halloween evening when Alissa and Tom got married at one of our favorite venues, Rancho Los Lagos.

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Alissa gets some help into her dress as she prepares for the big reveal.

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You could feel the excitement in the air as Alissa and Tom got ready to say their vows.

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Kate, a friend of the bride and groom, officiated the ceremony.

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Photography was provided by Erin and Nick with Donner Photos – all the way from Virginia!

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MH Wedding Design did it again with their gorgeous flowers and decor. Alissa wanted the Midas touch – and she got it! – with lots of rose gold mecury glass vases as well as gold candle holders all around that she brought in herself.

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Our very own Senior Planner and Weddings In Sedona owner, Susan, was there for day-of coordination to make sure everything went smoothly!

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In order to stay warm on a chilly October evening, we rented a few portable heaters from Verve Events & Tents. They also brought in the farm tables and lighting for the reception.

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Simply Delicious created this amazing tiramisu mini wedding cake for the big day, along with catering the event with some scrumptious family-style food. Although it wasn’t a Halloween themed wedding, the couple had some fun with a few Dia de los Muertos style decorations.IMG_4284-X3

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The group ended the night around the fire pit and cozied up under some blankets.

All the best in the new year to our newlyweds!

Talkin’ About Tlaquepaque

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Christine and Bryan were joined by an intimate group of family and friends to witness their marriage in the cozy chapel at Tlaquepaque.

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Standing with the groomsmen in front of the altar

 

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The flowers and decor were provided by the wonderful designers at Bliss Extraordinary Floral.

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Flowers and floating candles lining the aisle

 

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The whole group gathered together before heading to the reception area

The photographer, David Sunfellow, went to new heights to get a great shot of everyone!

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Bride and groom enter their reception on the Patio de las Campanas in Tlaquepaque Village

Congratulations, Christine and Bryan, on an absolutely gorgeous and memorable day!

November Nuptials

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A year ago in November, a small group gathered at Dry Creek Vista to celebrate the marriage of Michelle and Sean.

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Even in the winter, Arizona is known for having absolutely gorgeous weather – which makes it a great place for weddings!

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Sean holds Michelle’s flowers as she signs their marriage license on his back

Nothing like a desk made from a groom!

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The family poses for some formal pictures with Sedona photographer, David Sunfellow

 

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The bouquet and boutonniere by Flowers Unlimited were a perfect match for this red rock setting.

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Well done, you two – and congratulations!!

Young Love in January

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It was all hands on deck as Breanna’s bridal party helped get her ready before this January wedding at the Sedona Creative Life Center Chapel.

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She does one final check in the mirror with her perfect bouquet from Flowers Unlimited before making her big entrance.

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Carl, a family friend, performs the ceremony as Breanna says her vows to Austen.

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David Sunfellow, wedding photographer, captured an amazing areal view of the whole group after the bride and groom said “I do!”

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Instead of the usual rice being thrown, Breanna and Austen decided to go for a different idea – BUBBLES!

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Northern Arizona Limousine was ready and waiting to take away the newlyweds to their reception. Congratulations to this young and vibrant couple!

Barefoot Bride

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On this perfect day in August, Megan and Joel were married in Oak Creek Canyon across from the Butterfly Garden Inn. It was only the day before that they had called us at Weddings In Sedona to give them a hand with their elopement.

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MH Wedding Design did an outstanding job putting together a last-minute bridal bouquet and hair halo for the beautiful bride.

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After making the hike down to the water in their bare feet, Reverend Susan Perry helped the happy couple on their way to married life.

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There were smiles all around!

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Photographer, David Sunfellow, captured Megan and Joel’s love perfectly. He was also able to be a witness for their marriage, along with Weddings in Sedona Planner, Alexandra.

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When out in the wilderness you have to make do with what you have! The couple shared a laugh as they took turns signing their marriage license on each others’ backs.

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Congratulations and all the best to Megan and Joel!!

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Showing off their dirty feet as newlyweds!

Winter Wedding Wonderland

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Although warm weather weddings tend to be the popular choice, getting married in the winter can be an even more beautiful experience. Erin and John discovered this for themselves during their New Year’s Day marriage at Red Rock Crossing.

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Gorgeous bouquet provided by Flowers Unlimited

The enormous amount of snow (for a desert!) was a welcome surprise when they showed up for their nuptials. This was the most snowfall in a 24-hour period that Sedona has had in years – 9 inches!!

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Their white wedding was performed by Weddings in Sedona’s senior planner, Rev. Susan Perry.

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Look at that smile! Love was in the air as they exchanged vows and rings.

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The newlyweds posed for some exquisite pictures in front of Cathedral Rock with wedding photographer, David Sunfellow.

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The contrast between Erin’s black dress, red roses, and the white snow was absolutely breathtaking.

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Bride and groom walk hand-in-hand down an icy aisle.

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Luckily Erin came prepared for the snowy weather and it was finally time to warm up!

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Congratulations on a gorgeous wedding!

 

A Lakeside Marriage in Sedona

Rancho Los Lagos is a perfect location for a summer wedding, and Kelly and Michael agreed when they were planning theirs for September, 2014.

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An excited groom gets his boutonniere pinned on by his mother

An intimate group of friends and family from all around came together to celebrate the marriage.

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The gorgeous bride, Kelly, is driven to the ceremony by her father

Mountain High Wedding Design did an outstanding job when creating the beautiful floral arrangements for such a beautiful day.

09.13.14-kelly-michael-068-XLThe group watched intently as Weddings in Sedona officiant, Anthony Flesch, performed their ceremony in between the picturesque red rocks and the serene, blue lake.

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The couple radiates joy as they say their vows

09.13.14-kelly-michael-031-XLThe whole family participated in a sand ceremony to symbolize their wonderful union.

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They just couldn’t keep their eyes off of each other!

09.13.14-kelly-michael-154-XLThere’s no turning back now! The bride and groom sign their marriage license alongside two witnesses.

09.13.14-kelly-michael-194-XLKelly and Michael were finally able to sneak away for a little photo shoot with world-class photographer, David Sunfellow. He was able to capture the perfect moments.

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A view of Cathedral Rock from the gazebo overlooking the ranch

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Moon Blessing over Cathedral Rock

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In this unique October wedding, Susan and Richard held their celebration in the picturesque setting of Red Rock Crossing.

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Flowers Unlimited provided gorgeous arrangements for both the ceremony and reception.

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Susan and Ric’s wedding combined both a traditional ceremony as well as a short Native American blessing performed by Uqualla, a local Shaman.

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One of our interfaith officiants, Rev. Joel Boyd, performed a beautiful marriage right under the famous Cathedral Rock.

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Friends and family gather around to celebrate their union.

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect!

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Uqualla gave a traditional Native American blessing during the nuptials for the newlyweds as they embark on their journey together.

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Burning sage at the couple’s feet for cleansing and blessing

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The moon peeking up over Cathedral Rock

They even had  a very special friend — the moon! — pop up to join them for some wedding photos taken by the brilliant David Sunfellow!

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Congratulations, Susan and Richard! Enjoy the rest of your life together!

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A Merry Go Round Wedding

On June 28, 2014, an intimate group of friends and family gathered at the top of Merry Go Round Rock to celebrate the marriage of Cheryl and Tom.

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Rev. Susan Perry, Senior Planner for Weddings in Sedona and a licensed Interfaith Minister, performs a beautiful ceremony for Cheryl and Tom

 

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Tom’s sons walk Cheryl down the “aisle” as her future husband patiently awaits her arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was the perfect day for a wedding in the red rocks. The sunshine lit up everyone’s faces from start to finish.

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The bride and groom share a laugh during their vows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharing a kiss as husband and wife

Bliss Extraordinary Floral created a gorgeous bouquet of calla lilies and a boutonniere to match for this extra special day.

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The paparazzi were eagerly awaiting the first appearance of the newlyweds! They couldn’t wait to celebrate the start of their new life as husband and wife.

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A big thank you to wedding photographer, David Sunfellow. He isn’t afraid to go out on a ledge with our brave brides and grooms to capture the perfect moment in the beautiful Sedona sunset.

 

Congratulations to the happy couple! You did it!!

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Goin’ to the Chapel!

Weddings in Sedona was happy to help with the wedding of Leilani and Drew, May 2013.  It began with preparations at the hotel, and a luxury limousine ride for Leilani and “the girls” to the Chapel at Sedona Creative Life Center.

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After a heart-filled ceremony performed by Anthony Flesch and a passionate kiss, “Husband and Wife” walked down the aisle to the joyous strains of the traditional “Wedding March,” performed by guitar virtuoso, Brian David.  What a beautiful view from the Chapel window!

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Thanks to Flowers Unlimited for providing a beautiful bridal bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, including Leilani’s nod to her Hawaiian heritage with purple orchids accenting red roses.  Also provided were silk altar arrangements, an inexpensive alternative to fresh flowers for anyone watching their budget.

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David Sunfellow captured the beauty of Sedona in the panoramic red rocks viewed from the upstairs balcony at the Chapel.  All in all, another beautiful wedding day in Sedona!

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Unique Native American Wedding

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What made this wedding so unique was the Native American sacred ritual performed by Mario Blackwolf, of the Mechica Apache.  In the Bride’s words, “We were blessed with a wonderful, memorable day – everything went off perfectly! My parents were moved by Mario’s words, as were we.  I still cry when I watch the video!”

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Joining Stephanie and Gary were just a few of their closest family members, with simple and elegant flowers provided by Mountain High Flowers.

03.30.13-stephanie-gary-124 (1024x680)Thanks also to Sunfellow Photography and Taltos Video Productions for capturing this special ceremony for us, and to Anthony Flesch, who provided beautiful Native American Flute.

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For information on our unique “Shaman’s Blessing” wedding ceremony, contact us at 800.973.3762, or info@WeddingsInSedona.com.  Check out all of our intimate wedding packages at www.WeddingsInSedona.com

Welcome to Weddings in Sedona’s Blog!

We’re so excited to get started on letting you know about what’s going on at Weddings in Sedona!

2014 is starting off with a bang, and we’re hopeful that it will be a stellar year.  AND, we’re certain that all of our experienced wedding vendors will create a phenomenal wedding experience for our Brides and Grooms.

Stay tuned to receive periodic updates on weddings we’ve planned, and creative ideas for your special day.  And if you have ideas that you would like to add to the discussion, feel free to share!

All of us at Weddings in Sedona

Anthony, Susan, and Alexandra (not pictured)

Anthony casual headshot 2012 hi-res

Susan pic from bio