Ryan Ray Photography sent us such a sweet bundle of goodness, we could hardly stand the wait to share. It's all at once intimate and wildly gorgeous with a couple exchanging vows in front of a handful of loved ones in the vast beauty of Sedona. There's snow, there's lots and lots of love and insanely pretty imagery by Ryan Ray. You know what that's called? A Wedding Trifecta. Head over to the gallery for even more.
From the bride... Our vision for the wedding was intimacy. It was most important to us to have a wedding about our marriage and not being overly flashy or over-the-top spending. We wanted everything to be quaint, sweet and the focused solely on our marriage in front of God and witnessed by family and closest friends. The officiant was the groom's cousin, who is a pastor, and we chose the venue, L'Auberge de Sedona, because of its beautiful location by the creek. It was an absolute bonus that it snowed. We honestly thought that because of the long summer it would be sunny that weekend in December, but snow was a thousand times better!
My favorite part was how perfectly calming and intimate our ceremony was. It was amazing for us to feel so loved as we were placed in a beautiful snowy setting by a creek, surrounded by our guests. Benjamin said the first look was something he would never forget when he turned around and saw me. I won't forget that when I saw him from the hotel room when he was shooting with Ryan first, it finally hit me — I'm getting married! I will never forget getting my makeup done and watching the snow fall all morning. What an incredible blessing to witness as I was getting ready. I also think the fact that our wedding was less about the wedding production but more about our marriage, so many of our guests told us after they had never been to a wedding like it!
What I enjoyed most about the planning was my venue team. Being a wedding photographer myself, it was a dream to work with my favorite people in the business, from my event designer, cookie designer, makeup artist, venue and, most importantly, the photographer that I had to have! I felt like I had the dream team and I couldn't have asked for more. I'm so thankful that everyone was able to come together and work their amazing talents.I also loved that our ceremony was short, simple and sweet. I kept telling Benjamin I wanted to get married all over again. It was so much fun.
Wedding Photography: Ryan Ray Photography / Wedding Venue + Cake: L'Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, Arizona / Event Designer: la Ricki / Flowers: Bliss Extraordinary Floral / Hair + Makeup: Lizzy Marsh / Wedding Dress: Tadashi Shoji / Cream Belt: J.Crew / Black Belt: BHLDN / Earrings + Bracelets: Nadri / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: J.Crew / Groom's Suit: Zegna / Tie: Calibrate / Shirt: Thomas Pink