Category Archives: Sedona

A World of Magic in Sedona

The enchanted world of Harry Potter served as a bewitching backdrop, as Andrea and Jimmy brought their family and friends together to witness and celebrate their joining. This couple’s joy was palpable, as you can see from the photos, with their laughter woven throughout all of their wedding events! And each event had a different location: their First Look was at A Sunset Chateau, and at the exquisite Agave of Sedona the vows were exchanged on the Ceremony Terrace, the cocktail hour was on the Celebration Terrace, and the reception was in the Montage Ballroom. They even enjoyed a romantic photo shoot at Merry Go Round Rock! Andrew Holman brought his photographic expertise to each shot, guaranteeing memories that will last a lifetime.

The ceremony was graced with unstructured romantic flowers by Bliss Extraordinary Floral, and elegant music flowed from Marion Maby’s violin.

Andrea and Jimmy’s classy Harry Potter-themed reception included a Sorting Hat to guide guests to their seats, with the sign reading: “Catch your key to find your house (seat),” and passages that were turned into paper flowers alongside candles as centerpieces.

From the First Dance, “How You Love Me” to the Last Dance, “Beautiful Now,” Downtown Browne rocked the scene! Reliable and festive Verve Events and Tents supplied the rentals, and our own Susan Perry helped with portions of the planning, and tended to each and every detail throughout the entire day.

Andrea and Jimmy, we are so happy that you chose Weddings In Sedona to partner with you on your special day, and we wish you a great deal of magic and wonder, laughter and love, in all of your future adventures as a married couple!

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!

Jane in the Woods Photography
Flowers Unlimited
Marion Maby, Violin
Marla Hutchison Cakes

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“My prince charming is a princess.”
— Author Unknown

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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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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Leslie takes one last look at the scenery and her groom-to-be, as they are about to be chauffeured to their ceremony by Northern Arizona Limousine.6. STUNNING BRIDE Nieves-Chiaramonte.Huckaby.SGR Sierra Blanco

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Our handsome, happy groom!

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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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Eggplant and gold graced with succulents adorn the the tables, waiting for a feast!12. TOASTS Nieves-Chiaramonte.SGR.Sierra Blanco

Giggles and grins from the groom, as the bride raises her champagne glass to punctuate a toast!13. CAKE Nieves-Charamonte.SGR. Sierra Blanco

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!!

Wedding 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.

Merry Go Round Rock has some of the best views around, but it’s not for the faint of heart!05-12-15-jamie-craig-016-X205-12-15-jamie-craig-083-X2 (1)Rev. Susan Perry, Owner and Senior Planner of Weddings in Sedona, performed their ceremony right on the edge!
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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!