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A Southwestern Celebration!

The Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, located in the heart of Sedona, provided the perfect ambiance for Megan and Darren to join their hearts together! We were happy that they chose us to provide our “Day Of” services for their wedding, so they could be free to thoroughly enjoy each and every moment of the day!

Megan and Darren had an awesome time, as you can see from the stunningly creative photos by Addie Mannan Photography. Their special day was filled with an exquisite blend of gentle moments, emotional exchanges, mischievous expressions and gleeful celebrations!

Splendid flowers were provided by Bliss Extraordinary Floral, and at the center of them all was Megan’s unstructured crescent-shaped bouquet, abundantly filled with orange dahlias, white lilac, deep orange peonies, orange ranunculus, light orange garden roses and Queen Anne’s Lace. Megan chose the popular Sedona Beauty Team for her hair and makeup.

Megan and Darren’s lives became as entwined as the bright green ivy vines that arched overhead. They exchanged their loving vows while friends and family happily gave their support to this marriage.

And then it was time to make merry at the reception! The festivities were enjoyed by all, as the evening ended with dancing under the stars.

Megan and Darren, we thank you for inviting us into your incredible day, and we bid you a final farewell, as you continue to transport the joy from your wedding day into all of your future endeavors!

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!

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!

 

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.”
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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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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

This sweet, soft moment lights up the dance floor.15. BRIDE DANCE 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!

9. Paradise-Bennett Centerpiece

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.

10. Paradise-Bennett Cake

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

11. Paradise-Bennett Toasts

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!

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!

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!

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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