This session from Sedona Wedding Studio represents what we love so much about inspiration shoots. There is a little something for everyone with a perfect blend of the old and the new, the timeless and the modern, the eclectic and the elegant. Arizona sweethearts are seriously lucky to have such a plethora of talented wedding folks at their fingertips! Check out all the steal-worthy details from vineyard to vintage in the full wedding gallery!
From Sedona Wedding Studio... The photo shoot was intended to show the possibilities for Sedona weddings. There are so many options that are just as exciting as the famous red rocks of Sedona. Margaret Van Damme wanted to create an atmosphere incorporating vintage elements. "The collaboration of talented Sedona Wedding Studio members resulted in this inspirational design that reflects a southwest image not often imagined by brides that live on the east coast or Midwest. In the midst of the rustic country feel is incorporated a sense of casual elegance that might be found in the Italian countryside."
Colorful vintage bottles were used as a staple element through-out the shoot. Among other areas, bottles were hung from tree limbs and filled with flowers to create a charming and playful setting for the ceremony site. Also, wooden benches were used at the ceremony site instead of traditional folding chairs. Old bottles were set on the ends of the benches to serve as interesting aisle decorations. The explosive florals were made in vintage wire baskets straight out of the 1920's, and included peach eremurus.
The gorgeous wedding bouquet, by Ken Heflin, of Events By Show Stoppers, incorporated a berry theme. Inspired by the vineyard location, complete with immature green grapes, Ken created a textured bouquet that was both elegant, unique, and vintage. Varieties of blown garden roses in various colors dotted the design. Pepper berries added a hot pink texture and spicy fragrance that blended with the scent of roses for an exciting composition. Echinacea (cone flowers) brought in another texture with the thistle look of the Southwest. Pale blue scabiosa gave the bouquet that touch of wildflowers that a vintage look demands.
Studio member Deborah Beggs, of Classic Party Rentals, provided her popular Descanso tables and Mahogany Chiavari chairs. Antique crochet table runners ran the length of the table, with mix-and-matched china, and dozens of vintage bottles in every size, color and shape imaginable. Pastel colored wine glasses accentuated the color of the bottles.
Kimberly McDowell, of Event Essentials, designed all the paper products under direction from Margaret Van Damme and Katrina Wallace. The invitation color scheme of ivory, wine, and Tiffany blue was lovely and maintained the theme. A wisp of feathers and tiny pearls finished the look.
Old planter boxes with pealing paint were used to house some of the vintage bottles in the center of the banquet table. This rustic look was just what the table needed. Bottles are so much fun to collect and can be wonderful keepsakes to use over-and-over, and as well, can be charming party favors.
Photography: Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride Photographers / Design + Coordination: Margaret Van Damme of Van Damme Weddings / Floral Design: Events by Show Stoppers / Venue: Dancing Apache Lodge / Wedding Cake: Sedona Cake Couture / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Make-Up Artist: Liz Margin / Hair Styling: Patricia Vega / Catering: Perfection Catering / Groom's Attire: Saverio / Paper Products: Kimberly McDowell of The Event Essentials / Mask: Sweet Ruin / Models: Katie Anderson and William Copsey of M Model Management / Gown: Destiny’s Bridal