Allison and Tony contacted me about help with their wedding having heard from their friends Jay and Hillary that I had coordinated their Sedona Creekside wedding. They chose as their destination venue Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff Az. Surrounded by mountains, and ponderosa pine forests it was the perfect location for their beautiful, woodsy, intimate and fun wedding.
It was important to both Allison and Tony that their wedding be intimate and personal, a great experience for their guests and remain true to who they are. Photography was important to them and they went with the awesome duo of Kelly and Sergio who reflected their personalities perfectly. Both Allison and Tony were hands on and created DIY projects that were clever and playful and an expression of their lifestyle. Personal touches included a custom monogram, two whimsical foxes which they used as cake topper, photo booth print outs and tags for the s’mores favors. Their signage included funny hashtags and clever sayings. They also transported from home large navy high back Mr. and Mrs. Chairs for their head table. They struck the perfect balance of rustic and romance in the décor.
With close friends at their sides, many from high school, the day for these long time sweethearts was filled with lots of fun and humor.
Heartfelt vows were said on the green overlooking a lake under a huge grandfather pine tree. Their very best friends stood witness along with their handsome beloved Pomeranians who were dressed to the nines.
Guests were transported after to a meadow lawn for cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres and to play croquet and bocce ball on the expansive green.
Dinner felt like a family affair with a mix of round and rectangular tables surrounded by floor to ceiling windows to view the greens. The king’s table was adorned with running garlands of eucalyptus and flowers. Lots of candlelight added to the atmosphere. Guests were a partying, fun loving bunch and danced the night away.
There was a prescribed burn in the forest on the wedding day, creating smoldering smoke at the resorts entrance. Some might have been upset, but Allison and Tony used it their advantage and with their photographers, Kelly and Sergio ventured into the forest for post ceremony photos in a mystical backdrop.
The Love Story of these two quirky, beautiful humans is best told on their website. Although I must include the last paragraph of this story, in their own words. http://allisonandtony.net/about
“She is truly selfless and puts her pack above all else. Tony, well, he does the impossible, he keeps Allison sane. He eases all her worries and concerns about the dogs. He makes her stronger and confident, whether it be her fear of heights or winding roads, he reassures her. He’s helped her become more outgoing and spontaneous. He keeps her smiling because he is personable and truly hilarious; even when his jokes are ill-timed and inappropriate (which Tony would like to mention is never the case). They are lucky enough to have found their truly better halves in which to share a life with, which is all anyone can ask for.”
Awesome vendors who contributed to this wedding
Event Planner: Van Damme Weddings
Photographer: Kelly and Sergio
Florist: Events by Showstoppers
DJ: John Y Rogers for Desert House Productions
Cake: Sedona Cake Couture
Venue: Forest Highlands
Photo Booth: Flagstaff Photo Booth
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals