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

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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.


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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Sedona Wedding at Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge from Victor Zerga

When I tell you that you are about to fall head.over.heels for this next stunning Sedona affair, believe you me, I have never been more on the money.  Because any wedding that boasts two adorable high school sweethearts, one vintage-inspired detail after another (all styled by the beautiful bride!) and a breathtaking Sedona setting is most definitely a fall crazy in love kind of affair.  Victor Zerga snapped up every last heartwarming moment… and the gallery?  Your new best friend.  See it all right here.

From the Bride… Mike and I both grew up in Sedona, Arizona. It is a magical place with beauty beyond belief. We live in San Diego now, but we wanted to have our celebration in the town where we met and fell in love. Mike and I are high school sweethearts and spent many days getting to know each other in this sweet little town, so it was fitting for us to tie the knot in Sedona. We decided on holding the ceremony and reception at Garlands Lodge up in the canyon on the creek. It is a rustic setting with beautiful gardens and a big, grassy lawn. We both had spent time at Garlands as children and had fond memories of the place. While I was planning the wedding, Mike was deployed overseas. It was interesting trying to include him and make the wedding just as much about him as it was me. It actually brought us together and brought up opportunities to communicate and work through things.

We decided to go with a vintage rustic theme. It embodied both our personalities. I wanted to make every part of the wedding unique to our love and union. I bought every plate that our guest dined on at thrift and antique stores. I made a heritage table with pictures from both sides of our families, and every frame, vase and book was picked out by me and my mom. The burlap table runners and gift bags were all made by a good friend. The wood frames, ceremony arch backing and seating arrangement stand were all made by my dad. On each place setting, there was an mad lib that we had made, a seed packet of flowers and some Vosges Haute Chocolate.

The flowers were one of the first things I thought about when planning the wedding. I had a clear vision of wildflowers and a Sedona sunset. Sedona’s sunsets are one-of-a-kind. Cathy, our flower lady, did such an incredible job of capturing my vision. The food was done by Heartline Cafe in Sedona, and it was incredible. The photo booth was also a hit. Everybody love going in and taking fun pictures! It got used all night long. The DJ was a close friend! She was just wonderful. I made a playlist of all the songs I wanted played, and I also made a do not play list. We kept it light and sweet during dinner with standard love songs and a few indie favorites. When the dancing began we had a mix of bluegrass, lots of Alabama and a throwback to ’90s hip-hop with a ton of Notorious B.I.G. There was lots of dancing and jumping around. My day of planner was so together and helpful. That would be my best advice for brides planning their own weddings. Make sure to hire a day of coordinator. It’s your day and you need to put the stress into someone’s hands besides your own. A professional wedding coordinator is a must.

Wedding Photography: Victor Zerga / Wedding Venue: Garland’s Oak Creek Lodge in Sedona, Arizona / Event Design: The Bride / Wedding Day Coordination: Alexis Vickers / Floral Design: Cathy Switzer / Officiant: Nate Hansen / Catering: Heartline Cafe / Wedding Cake: Sedona Cake Couture / Wedding Stationery: Minted / Ceremony Music: Redlands / DJ: Jeanie Carroll / Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet / Bride’s Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. / Bride’s Shoes: Vintage / Hair: Sara Pinckney / Makeup: DIY / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Various / Groom’s Suit: Theory / Groom’s Shoes: Vans / Groomsmen’s Suits: Jos. A. Bank / Wedding AdLibs: August Press