Said best by Paper & Posies….It’s safe to say that it’s impossible not to get lost in this day. Starting with this adorable first look, then this proud Dad, of course this little upside-down monkey, and how could you not melt with this first dance. And packed in between all those special moments? Is a wedding planned by Margaret Van Damme filled with details galore. See even more captured by Vienna Glenn in THE VAULT.
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From Paper & Posies….It’s safe to say that it’s impossible not to get lost in this day. Each photo will leave you endlessly dreaming of the romantic photography that is so full of beauty and inspiration. What is to love most about these photos is the effortless joy that was captured in each and every moment.
A heart warming “First-Look” of the bride and groom was captured prior to the ceremony that will warm your heart for days. This moment was followed by an intimate mountainside view for an infinity of life’s new wonder and adventure together as husband and wife.
The bride wore a strapless, sweetheart neckline gown by Lillian Lottie Couture, which was later adorned with a laurel wreath in her hair. Long, effortless curls, and natural make up completed this bride’s soft look. Her bridesmaids complimented her in backless, blush Lulu gowns.
The groom offered a cheerful approach in a navy suit, polka dot tie, festive dress socks, and an heirloom watch passed down by his grandfather. Soft and delicate colors of cream, sage, blush, and grey were so graceful in this Sedona, Arizona wedding. Bold, peach peonies, white roses, and bundles of rosemary were dripping in every corner of the ceremony and reception. A hand-painted, floral watercolor signage welcomed the guests.
The reception table displayed rosemary tied escort cards which were finished with a modern calligraphy. The bride chose a large globe to use as her “guest book” for a unique and personalized approach. Leafy garland rested upon the simple and delicate white, three tier cake. The guests spent a wonderful weekend away at the Creekside Inn Sedona, which offered a weekend of full festivities for their celebration as family and friends.
Photography: Vienna Glenn Photography | Event Planning: Margaret Van Damme | Floral Design: Events by Showstoppers | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Sedona Cake Couture | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulu's | Makeup: Chanel Warwick Beauty | Hair: HBH Hair | Venue: Creekside Inn Sedona | Calligraphy + Signage: Paper & Posies | Groom's Heirloom Watch: Omega Watches
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
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 | Coordination: Van Damme Weddings | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Catering: Dan's Bistro | Venue: Creekside Inn | Tent: Classic Party Rentals | Floral: Jazz Bouquet