Sedona Engagement Session

We are looking forward to the Sedona Wedding of Casey and Scott in a few weeks. Katrina Wallace of Katrina Wallace Photographers and Sedona Bride Photography recently photographed the engagement session for the couple. Photographed in Sedona’s beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, the engagement session is a great time for a couple to interact with their photographer and each other in a playful way prior to the wedding. As much as I love seeing the beautiful wedding day photos, I always smile at the relaxed playfulness and adoring glances I see from couples at their informal engagement session.

sedona bride photographers casey fb 01 Sedona Engagement Sessionsedona bride casey 0012 Sedona Engagement Sessionsedona bride photographers casey fb 25 Sedona Engagement Sessionsedona bride photographers casey fb 221 Sedona Engagement Sessionsedona bride photographers casey fb 273 Sedona Engagement Session

Posted in Engagement Session, Photography, Sedona, Sedona Outdoor Engagement Session | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Winter Wedding in Sedona

While parts of the country were in a deep freeze, Sedona winter was perfect for a beautiful outdoor wedding. Cassie and Eddie left the sub zero temps of Minnesota to celebrate their intimate February Sedona wedding. The couple were joined by their parents and wedding party for an outdoor wedding in Sedona Red Rock Country. Here are a few fabulous shots by Birdsong Wedding Photography. We will have the whole lovely she-bang right here soon.

tlaq Winter Wedding in Sedonaarch Winter Wedding in Sedonaon bike Winter Wedding in Sedona

Posted in Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Sedona, Van Damme Weddings | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fall Sedona Wedding, II

We could not get enough of this wonderful wedding, the bride and groom, their families and fun loving friends.

We love, love the details that make your day personal and memorable here at Van Damme Weddings. These small touches add charm to your wedding and make your guests feel special.

Daryl and Kyle thought of and included so many personal details in their wedding day. Signage included hand painted wood signs for the specialty cocktail “You’re the Bees Knees”, Hot Apple Cider and GORP table. Initial letters of the bride and groom sat on the guest book table, which held a Polaroid camera for guests to take photos of themselves and tape in the book with their message for the bride and groom. There was a large mirror on an easel to welcome guests to the ceremony. Program cards were handed to each guest coming into the ceremony. Escort cards were held on vintage keys and made it easy for guests to find their table. Daryl took different styled picture frames and inserted photos of places the couple have visited to place at each table. There were also lots of wonderful photos of the couple placed throughout. A basket of warm fleece blankets were available to guests when the evening got chilly.

Congratulations Daryl and Kyle. It was a wonderful day.

bide and groom  Fall Sedona Wedding, IIdeck Fall Sedona Wedding, IIescort 2 Fall Sedona Wedding, IIGorp Table Fall Sedona Wedding, IIgorp sign Fall Sedona Wedding, IIguest book 2 Fall Sedona Wedding, IIlanterns Fall Sedona Wedding, IIparis table 2 Fall Sedona Wedding, IICouple Toast Fall Sedona Wedding, IImirror Fall Sedona Wedding, IIgirls w flowers Fall Sedona Wedding, IIDancing Fall Sedona Wedding, IIfun dance Fall Sedona Wedding, IIdancing 3 Fall Sedona Wedding, IIPatio Fall Sedona Wedding, IIlast rainbow Fall Sedona Wedding, II

 

Thanks to Matt Simpkins for all the fabulous images

Posted in Details, Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Sedona, Van Damme Weddings, Weddings | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Fall Sedona Wedding

A perfect way to end our wedding season is this beautiful wedding. The bride and groom are a dream couple, beautiful, and gracious and so in love.

Daryl and Kyle’s Sedona wedding was held this fall at L’Auberge de Sedona. Daryl and Kyle wanted their day to reflect their love for each other and time spent in “the city of love” Paris. It was the perfect mix of warmth and elegance and a fête champêtre. (Garden party)

The bride chose a natural color palette of dusty rose, ivory, and taupe, punctuated with terra cotta. She wore a pearl beaded cap sleeve gown from Sarah Seven Her bridesmaids were in BHLDN gowns of different styles and color, while the groomsmen wore rich brown tweed suits with vests from J Crew.

Daryl and Kyle incorporated so many great personal details to their day. Escort cards were placed on individual skeleton keys. Table names were favorite places of the bride and groom.  A gorp table was available for guests to fill bags with tasty treats. There was beautiful hand made signage and the couple provided warm blanket throws for guests to use when the night got chilly.

The couple’s love of the outdoors gave the affair the look and feel of the French countryside. Relaxed yet elegant. Songs they heard while strolling the streets of Paris inspired music. Daryl’s friends sang at the ceremony. Everyone danced the night away.

There were so many beautiful moments captured by Daryl’s friend and photographer Matthew Simpkins that I will  have to add part II to this beautiful wedding.

getting ready 1 Fall Sedona WeddingGetting ready 2 Fall Sedona Weddingfirst look 1 Fall Sedona Weddingfirst look 2 Fall Sedona Wedding

Ceremony chairs Fall Sedona Weddingdad walks Fall Sedona Weddingceremony bride Fall Sedona Weddinggroom looks at bride Fall Sedona Weddingkiss hi res Fall Sedona Weddingbride and girls Fall Sedona Weddingwedding party2 Fall Sedona WeddingGazebo Fall Sedona Wedding

A huge thanks to all the vendors that participated in this beautiful day

Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona

Event Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Floral Design: Bliss Floral

Officiant and friend: Mary Karen Vellines

Music: Artist In Rhythm:

Photography: Matthew Sinpkins:

Hair Design: Jonathan Sharpless

Cake: L’Auberge

 

 

 

Posted in Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Sedona, Van Damme Weddings, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sedona Summer Wedding

Heather and Eric were married on a perfect summer day at Amara Resort and Spa. When I first starting working with Heather she described her wedding day vision as being low-key, modern, subtle and elegant. And it was just that!

Heather and Eric are fun loving and seemed to enjoy every moment of their wedding day. Beginning with their first look to the heart filled ceremony and their seriously fun filled reception it was non-stop smiles. Dueling Pianos kept the guests dancing and entertained.

Heather chose turquoise, yellow, cream with a spatter of greens for her colors. She was a stunning bride and knows how to accessorize. Bright turquoise heels and turquoise bangles set the pop of color to her beautiful gown. She wore her mother in laws chapel length veil for the ceremony.

 Sedona Bride captured the day with these beautiful images, always flawless, always with an eye for that unexpected moment. Wedding Planning by Margaret Van Damme, lighting and floral by Events by Showstoppers, hair and make up by Patricia Vega of Le Petit Spa de Sedona and April Bates of Amara as always on top of all the resort details rounded out this team of vendors. Ceremony music was provided by friends of the couple  Ryan and Betsy Uttech

First look Sedona Summer Wedding

First look a Sedona Summer Weddingall smiles Sedona Summer WeddingHeather and David laughing Sedona Summer WeddingHeather and Dad Sedona Summer Weddingsedona veil Sedona Summer Weddingkiss Sedona Summer Weddingdetails Sedona Summer Weddinglighting Sedona Summer WeddingFirst Dance Sedona Summer Wedding

End of a perfect Day Sedona Summer Wedding

End of a Perfect Day

 

 

Posted in Brides, Groom, Photography, Sedona, Van Damme Weddings, Weddings | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A Blended Family Wedding in Sedona

This sweet wedding celebrated the joining of Randy and Heidi as man and wife as well as celebrating the joining of two families. Between them, they have six beautiful children. The bride’s three daughters and the grooms two sons and a daughter all attended their parents in the wedding ceremony. The family chose a sand ceremony to reflect the blending of their two families into one new family.  The love of family could be seen and felt in all the details of this intimate wedding.

The couple, busy medical professionals living in Idaho chose, sight unseen, L’Auberge de Sedona as their destination venue. It was the perfect gathering place for family and close friends to surround and celebrate the couple’s love for each other and the love of their family.  Dinner was held on the patio by the creek-followed by dancing. Andrew Holman captured the day in these beautiful images.

The couple was off for Bali on a honeymoon vacation.

heidi randy 1003 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1004 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1001 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1006 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1007 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1008 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1010 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1011 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1012 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1023 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1024 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1025 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1027 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1017 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1019 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1030 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedonaheidi randy 1032 A Blended Family Wedding in Sedona

Fabulous vendors that made the day beautiful

Event Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Floral and Lighting: Event by Showstoppers

Photographer: Andrew Holman

Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona

Venue Event Coordinator: Teagan Tudor

Ceremony Musician: Brian David

Hair and Make Up: Patricia Vega

Officiant: Ken Froessel

 

Posted in Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Sedona, Van Damme Weddings, Weddings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sedona Perfect Summer Wedding

We love this Creekside wedding. It is filled with family, friends, fun, lots of love and a gorgeous bride and groom. The bride was stunning in her Monique Lhuillier gown. Every beautiful moment was captured by Cameron & Kelly Studio

Samantha and Brenan wanted a wedding with a backyard feel. After looking at several venues they chose the charming Creekside Inn.  Nestled on the banks of Oak Creek, with lush lawns and beautiful old trees, it gave the couple the perfect setting for their wedding day.

Working closely with Samantha for almost a year we created her “backyard wedding” with wood ceremony benches; bare wood estate tables, small bud vases with a variety of flowers that looked fresh picked from the garden. There were so many details that made this wedding personal and charming. Samantha’s super talented friend, Carly Bennett, created a chalkboard menu on an old door and chalkboard sign for the wine barrel bar.

As a surprise for the groom Samantha had her paper designer make a special sign for the Junior bridesmaids to carry that said “Here Comes your Buddy” a nickname that has stuck with the couple since they started dating as “buddies’.

Rather than the traditional wedding cake, the couple had various flavored miniature Bundt cakes. They also had a popcorn table where guests could fill bags with flavored popcorn; the sign read “Poe Corn” Poe the groom’s last name.

The ceremony was held on a shaded lawn near the creek. Guests then enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the upper patio/lawn. Dinner was held under a clear top tent strung with bistro lights. We were all obsessed with the beautiful tent where the crowd danced the night away.

A Perfect Outdoors Summer Wedding

Sam and Bren 1 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingGetting Ready 2 Sedona Perfect Summer Weddinggettting ready 5 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingFirst look 7  Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingCeremony 8 Sedona Perfect Summer Weddinghere comes your 9 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingChalkboard 10 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingChalkboard11 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingBarsign12 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingTable1 Sedona Perfect Summer WeddingTable2 Sedona Perfect Summer Wedding20130601 OP 0894 Sedona Perfect Summer Weddingpoecorn Sedona Perfect Summer Weddingdancing Sedona Perfect Summer Wedding20130601 OP 1111 Sedona Perfect Summer Weddingtent1 Sedona Perfect Summer Wedding

creekside inn sedona wedding 15 c1b1 Sedona Perfect Summer Wedding

End Of A Perfect Day

Vendors

Design and Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Photography: Cameron and Kelley

Paper Goods: The Event Essentials

Floral: The Jazz Bouquet

Minister: Ken Frossel

Venue: Creekside Inn

Catering: Dans Bistro

Hair and Make Up: Patricia Vega

DJ: Jeremy from Ray the DJ

Ceremony Musician: Dave Robinson

Bundt Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Transportation: Sedona Trolley 

Posted in Brides, Details, Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Sedona | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Outdoor Adventure Wedding in Sedona

Van Damme Weddings outdoor styled shoot is in the June issue of Arizona Finest Wedding. The feature article is all about Adventure Weddings. I styled and coordinated this sweet shoot at L’Auberge de Sedona with Meghan Rudolph It was photographed by Katrina Wallace of Sedona Bride. The brides gown is by our Arizona bridal designer Jennyvi Dizon now in NYC. Bridal bouquet by Ken at Events by Showstoppers and hair and make up by Patricia Vega. I always love working on these projects with great vendors creating new looks and ideas for our brides.

photo shoot image Outdoor Adventure Wedding in Sedona

Posted in Inspiration, Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Styled Shoot, Van Damme Weddings | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sedona Wedding At Sky Ranch

We are very excited that the lovely wedding of Mara and Cole was featured on the Wedding Yentas. You can see the entire event and gorgeous images captured by Tangled Lilac Wedding Photography HERE. Thank you Melissa and Kristen from Tangled Lilac and Alison of The Wedding Yentas for the beautiful feature.

MC11 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC13 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC15 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC18 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC19 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC20 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC21 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC23 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC25 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC29 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC31 Sedona Wedding At Sky RanchMC34 Sedona Wedding At Sky Ranch

Posted in Outdoor Sedona Weddings, Van Damme Weddings | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

EMERALD-PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR

This year, Pantone’s color of the year for 2013 is Emerald. Emerald green represents balance and harmony. Van Damme Weddings used the color in their table design for Sky Ranch Lodge at the Sedona Wedding Studio bridal boot camp. The color emerald lends itself to a variety of feels-from elegant to casual and edgy. Margaret went with a casual funky feel and paired it with silver/grey and black.  The ombre escort cards were a fun project using paint chips to create a budget friendly DIY element. Photographs of the table and the event were taken by Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of  Sedona Bride Photography. Cake by Sedona Cake Couture Flowers by the Jazz Bouquet Paper by Wedding Paper Divas

sedona bride 0286 EMERALD PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEARsedona bride 0288 EMERALD PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEARsedona bride 0291 EMERALD PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEARsedona bride 0296 EMERALD PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR

sedona bride 02931 EMERALD PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR

Posted in Cakes, Details, Table Design and Decor, Van Damme Weddings | Tagged | Leave a comment