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High Desert Romance

Natasha and Maris were married just prior to sunset, facing a backdrop of breathtaking panoramic terra cotta-colored vistas, in the High Sonoran Desert at Dry Creek Vista. The sacred Native American-style ceremony was performed by Mario Black Wolf, a Medicine Man from the Mechica-Apache Tribe. Our gorgeous, spirited couple picked out their own Native American blanket, which became part of the ceremonial service that would transform them from bride and groom to husband and wife. Bonnie Miller’s expert photography caught the light just perfectly, as it softly streamed through this life-changing event.

Natasha’s airy bouquet was created by Sedona Fine Art of Flowers, and was laced with baby’s breath, eucalyptus and soft white flowers. Anthony Flesch enhanced the ambiance with the melodic tones of the Native American flute.

With closest family and friends and their large and small Doberman Pinschers by their sides, they bowed their heads, laughed and celebrated, this day that would be unlike any other in their lives.

We invite you to set aside a moment to take in the stunning beauty of Natasha and Maris, and their extraordinarily unique wedding day.

“May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”
— from an Apache Blessing

Congratulations, Natasha and Maris!

 

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!

 

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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