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Red Rock Engagement Session

If you haven’t been lucky enough to travel to Sedona, I totally insist you do.  It’s the kind of place where casual, laid-back elegance and downright romance mix and mingle with the majestic Red Rocks and breathtaking scenery.  In other words, it’s a true lover’s paradise… and the perfect place to celebrate impending “I do’s” with an engagement session captured by Amy Leah.  Click here for the full gallery.

From Amy Leah Photography… When I first met Lauren and Andy, there sweet and gentle personalities really allowed me to dream up a day that personified everything they were. Words like romantic, gentle, sweet, soft, floral, organic, intimate, natural, calm, quiet all came to me as I planned out their engagement session in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. The day of the session, the sky was dreary with clouds and gave the perfect moody tint… and at certain points of the day, there would be lovely splashes of sunshine that created a dreamy glow through the trees.

With such a soft scenery set, their choice of outfits for the day played right into their love story. A flowy, white, backless maxi dress from For Love and Lemons on Lauren was an exquisite choice as she was crowned with the delicate roses adding a beautiful, romantic and poetic touch. In contrast, Andy look absolutely handsome in his suit with the laid back feel of the open collar and no tie. I loved the girlish charm of dress number two from Free People with the sweet lavender pattern on it coupled with fantastic boots and a matching fiance.

The two have an obvious love for one another that is not LOUD but sweet, soft and whispered. I am really proud of the images and how we really captured the essence of their love for one another. We had an awesome time adventuring through the humid Sedona summer day and finding different hidden locations that would showcase their love in a romantic, organic and intimate way –  it was absolutely perfect. My favorite part of the session was at the very end where we did some moody shots in front of a line of trees. In the quiet, we could hear nothing but sprinkles from the light rain as Lauren and Andy embraced and really leaned into the moment. It was absolutely beautiful. Such an amazing way to bring this session to a close. Its really amazing to see a couple bloom right in front of you as you document their love. I am honored to have been a part of this moment in their love story. The two have a stunning wedding planned for this June in Maui where they will say “I Do” in an old sugar mill that was built in 1858.

Photography: Amy Leah | Flowers: Amy Leah | Location: Sedona Hills | Location: TLAQUEPAQUE Galleries And Shops | Short Dress: Free People | White Dress: For Love And Lemons

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Sedona Wedding from Cameron & Kelly Studio

No doubt about it, this wedding rocks.  And not just because it was held in the awesome little locale known as Sedona.  No, it also happens to feature one seriously adorable duo (high school sweethearts, no less), lush, colorful blooms from Jazz Bouquet and a stunning setting (Creekside Inn) that will sort of take your breath away.  See it all captured beautifully by Cameron & Kelly Studio right here.

From Cameron & Kelly Studio… Samantha always wanted a backyard wedding and Creekside Inn rose to the occasion with its shady lawns, rushing creek and opportunity for the family to stay in one house. Brenan’s younger brother, Kyren (current QB at Northern Arizona University), mentioned during his toast to the couple that his Mother is always “getting on to him” for “this or that.” One day he remarked to her that “Brenan was never in trouble like this when he was my age.” His mother quipped back, “That’s because Brenan had Sam.” These two have been an item since high school, in fact, their relationship started eight years ago as “just buds” and according to Samantha and that nickname has stuck. Sam even surprised her groom with a sign for the flower girls to carry that said, “Here comes your Buddy.”

Sam had bundt cakes instead of regular wedding cake and “Poe” Corn for after dinner treats. The ceremony was beside the rushing creek and cocktail hour just above on the the upper lawn. Guests imbibed a signature cocktail called the “Sedona Greyhound.” I loved the large chalkboard menu as guests walked through an arch to enter the tented dinner part of the evening. For guest favors Sam had personalized coozies at each place setting. All the table names were from restaurants where the couple had made history!

From the Bride… Brenan and I are high school sweethearts. We started dating our senior year and have grown together over the past eight years. I went to the UA and he went to ASU, so you can say that we have a divided house and still argue about our schools but love when our teams play each other. Odd enough but we call each other Buddy and our friends and family know this nickname. When my mom would ask me if we were dating during senior year I would say “No, we are just budds.” We also referred to each other as budd and it has stuck with us.  We enjoy riding our bikes together around Tempe and going to one of our favorite places Four Peaks to grab a beer.

Photographer: Cameron & Kelly Studio | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Dan's Bistro | Coordination: Van Damme Weddings | Floral: Jazz Bouquet | Tent: Classic Party Rentals | Venue: Creekside Inn

Sedona Wedding from Aaron Delesie + Lisa Vorce + Mindy Rice

There’s this powerhouse duo that kills it in the wedding world. That designing and floral artistry twosome better known as Lisa Vorce and Mindy Rice have a way of creating the most magical affairs. The kind that transport you to a whole new world where everything from the paper goods to the teepees (see below) convey a sense of who the couple is and perfectly reflect the spot that they’ve chosen to host such a big day. Sedona is today’s spot and the beauty is in all the millions of details and in the killer imagery captured by Aaron Delesie. Have a look here for every last little bit.


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From Lisa Vorce… The wedding took place at the wonderful Enchantment Resort in breathtaking Sedona, Arizona. So, so gorgeous! Our clients put an extraordinary amount of trust in us and let us do our thing, so Mindy and I had a blast. So much inspiration from the natural environment there. Starting with the Save the Date – we set the tone for what was to come. We partnered with Device Creative Collaborative who created the most amazing tipi save the date. One of my favorites!

For the wedding ceremony, our groom selected a spot in the middle of the secluded Boynton Canyon. Surrounded by red-rock formations, it was simply breathtaking. Mindy created an enormous hand woven dream catcher ceremony structure – embellished with feathers and wood beading inspired by the colors of the surrounding earth. The bride carried a beautiful organic bouquet composed of eucalyptus, garden roses, hellebores, millet, bunny tail, euphorbia, spray roses, and feathers. For the petal toss – guests were given gilded leather pockets embellished with native stone beads – filled with micah and a variety of soft feathers.

At the cocktail hour, a friend of the bride made a beautiful dream catcher as a gift. We had die cut feathers made in the wedding colors, and had each guest write a message to the bride and groom and then hang their “message feathers” on the dream catcher. So cute!

For the dinner reception in the ballroom, we brought in a truss structure and had the most incredible “tufted” ceiling created. The walls were draped in a beautiful plumy taupe fabric, and twenty-four foot dinner tables showcased loosely woven linens, mother of pearl flatware, stone washed lavender napkins, petite “booklet” menus which also functioned as place cards (each guest’s name was calligraphed on the cover of the booklet), tufted gold mercury glass candles, and hand thrown pottery housing collections of bleached feathers. For the centerpieces, Mindy created the most beautiful combination — wooden vessels holding feathers, sterling silver and prelude roses, eucalyptus, succulent blossoms, and astilbe. Gorgeous!

Other fun dinner reception details included lounge vignettes detailed with moroccan wedding blankets, ethnic punched tin lanterns and and metallic taupe pillows. Each lounge vignette had petite wood containers with metallic bon bons in silver, purple, lavender, and plum. Was such a fun detail!

Sedona was the perfect peaceful environment for our genuinely kind and sweet clients. An amazing celebration of their love and we were so happy to be a part of it.

Photography: Aaron Delesie Photographer, Inc | Event Design + Production: Lisa Vorce Event Design & Production | Floral + Event Design: Mindy Rice Floral & Event Design | Stationery: Device Creative Collaborative | Officicant: Janice Midkiff, Love in Sedona | Tipi Marquee: Under Canvas Events | Linens: Custom from Lisa Vorce Event Design & Production + La Tavola | Rug Rentals: Casa de Perrin | Catering: Enchantment Resort | Specialty Event Furniture: Elan Event Rentals | Lighting + Trussing: Lighten Up Inc | Music: Guacho Jazz | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Shoes: Hadleigh’s Bespoke Evening Slippers  | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Wedding Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

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