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Wedding at Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross

Anita and Armand were married at one of Sedona’s most breathtaking and visited landmarks, The Chapel of the Holy Cross. The Chapel was built on a twin-pinnacled spur about 250 feet high jutting out of a thousand-foot red rock wall. It is a true architectural marvel. Completed in 1956, only a handful of weddings have taken place at the Chapel. All the creatives that contributed to this wedding felt truly fortunate to have played a part. Our bride and groom are an exceptionally amazing couple. Full of love for family, life and each other. They are both fun loving and share a great sense of humor. There were many laughs and light hearted moments shared throughout the day. Family and friends dined on incredible food, sipped on Dom Pérignon Champagne and danced the night away to the big band sounds of the Hamptons. The beautiful chapel ceremony and wedding reception were perfectly captured by Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride.

 

Vendors:

Planning and Creative Direction: Van Damme Weddings

Photographer: Sedona Bride

Floral Design: Bliss Extraordinary Floral

Ceremony Venue: Chapel of the Holy Cross

Reception Venue: Agave of Sedona

Caterer: Creations in Cuisine

Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Signage: Isha Mehta

Band: The Hamptons

Ceremony Musicians: Sweetwater Strings

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Sky Ranch Wedding in Sedona

One of our last weddings of the fall season. This wedding was perfection, A beautiful couple, wonderful family and lovely friends. The heartfelt love and emotion was perfectly captured by thier photographer, Andrew Holman. Thanks to all our talented vendors below that contributed with their skills and love to create Tyler and Samantha’s beautiful wedding day.

From the Bride:

When Tyler proposed to me on top of Baby Bell rock in September 2015, we knew right away that Sedona was where we wanted to get married. With my parents getting married in Sedona, I had always held a special place in my heart for the beauty of its landscape. We both chose to have a smaller, outdoor ceremony so that the amazing red rocks could be fully appreciated! There is truly no other place I can imagine having had my wedding at, and am blessed that we will forever remember how beautiful this day was!

Living in Gilbert, AZ there was initially some concern about how the planning process would work. Without Margaret’s help, I don’t even want to think of how it would have turned out! I had no doubt the entire time that things were going to turn out beautifully. Her communication and precision with details allowed for my mind to be at ease and worry about all the other things a bride finds to worry about! I am so appreciative of all the work that was done to make our wedding day more than we could have ever imagined

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Our fabulous team:

Event Planner: Van Damme Weddings

Photographer:  Andrew Holman Photography

Video: Taltos Video Productions

Florist: Events by Showstoppers

Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings

Ceremony Venue: Sky Ranch Lodge

Reception Venue: Sedona Golf Resort

DJ:  MT Sounds

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Sedona Creekside Wedding

This couple stole our hearts from the beginning of the planning process until the very last dance of their wedding. They were involved, excite and enthusiastic about their wedding and inviting their closest friends and family to join them in beautiful Sedona, AZ for a week end of hiking, sightseeing, food and wine and laughter, with a little yoga thrown in for their community of yoga enthusiasts. The ceremony was held Creekside at the lush Los Abrigados property. The bride and groom DIY’d a beautiful invitation suite, the escort cards and holders and signage.. The highlight for me was that the groom took the time in his welcome speech to personally thank all of his vendors for their exceptional work.

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From the Bride:

We met long before professing our love. Dennis is a Bikram instructor, Jennifer a long time Bikram yogi. Our yoga relationship grew into an eight year friendship, and finally into a lifelong partnership after a yoga retreat to Spain in 2015. Dennis is a very big fan of Maynard Keenan, and wanted to go back to Sedona and Jerome, where he had visited many years ago. And so, shortly after our Spain trip, we took a road trip out to Sedona.   We both fell in love with beautiful Sedona and its’ magical surroundings. As wine lovers, we also fell in love with the local wineries. And so when it came time to planning our wedding, we just knew Sedona would be the place.

The planning and the day could not have been more perfect and beautiful because of our planner Margaret. I had so much fun researching and working with Dennis and Margaret to make the vision come to fruition. Being a destination wedding, it could have been so difficult and a disaster, but we trusted the best and never questioned her advice or assurance. The best part of planning was when Dennis and I made a trip prior to the wedding to meet Margaret and all of our vendors she recommended. We immediately felt calm and so very connected with everyone involved in our wedding. At that time, we knew everything was right and that we were in the right place with the right people.   The day itself, of course the best part of the day was seeing one another for the first time. You can’t beat that – planning this day, and that split second you plan so long and hard for suddenly presenting itself.   Nothing else matters at that moment.

Thanks to a great team of the following vendors for helping create a memorable event for Dennis and Jennifer

Event Design, Planning and Coordination:Van Damme Weddings

Venue: Los Abrigados Resort and Spa

Florist: Events by Showstoppers

Photographer: Birdsong Photography

DJ: Desert House Productions

Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Hair and Make Up: Sedona Beauty Team

 

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Sedona Monsoon Wedding

The wedding season is winding down in Sedona and it has been a year of many beautiful weddings. The spring was challenging with the very wet weather that we had.

Rain represents many things in different cultures some of which include fertility, cleansing, unity, renewal, and tears, on the positive side.

This superstition tends to have been interpreted by many different cultures, making what we hear today a mixture of many ideas and beliefs!

All brides of course wish for beautiful clear skies and perfect temperature for their day. Abbie and Chris’s wedding looked like it was going to be that perfectly clear day when it began to rain the night before. The weather cleared in the morning and we were all hopeful that the day would continue to be dry. It began rain shortly before the ceremony and continued all evening. With some quick moving about, a back up tent and some incredible vendors the wedding turned out beautiful. The beautiful thing about the entire wedding was the attitude of a very easy and accepting bride and groom who went with the flow, were present in every moment and were totally happy and in love.

The bride wore a fit-and-flair vintage lace wedding dress from the Martina Liana collection. Bridesmaids were in Jenny Yoo Evening Blue gowns.

The estate tables were designed with very long and low garland of greens and seeded eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, ivy, and myrtle, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus and magnolia.  Floral to include dusty sage green succulents, eryngium thistle, white hydrangea and white Star of Bethlehem The wedding details were personal and lovely. Many were DIY’d by the very talented bride. We loved that Abbie had sewed into the underside of her wedding dress a heart shaped piece of denim from her dad’s blue jeans. It was a very intimate and lovely evening celebrating love with close family and friends.

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Vendors

Event Planning and Coordination Van Damme Weddings

Invitation Suite  Yao Cheng Design

Venue Sky Ranch Lodge 

Photography Sierra Blanco

Floral Bliss Extraordinary Floral

Catering Fresh From the Kitchen

Officiant Intimate Sedona Weddings

Hair and Make Up Patricia L. Vega

Ceremony Musician Kip Fox

Rentals Classic Party Rentals

Cup Cakes Wild Rose of Old Town Tea House in Cottonwood

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Spring in the Air

After the weekend of beautiful snow in Sedona, the sun is out and spring is in the air. Time to start thinking of all the fresh blooms to bring into your wedding bouquets and décor. I pulled a few beautiful bridal bouquets by the creative and talented florist at Events by Showstoppers to inspire you.

 

 

 

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Events by Showstoppers

Jim and Ken of Events by Showstoppers have outdone themselves again. This time transforming the Palmera Salon at the Royal Palms in Scottsdale into a bride’s fairy tale wedding. Head over to their blogsite  for all the beautiful photographs of the bride and groom, exquisite wedding site, patio lounge area and the ballroom complete with ethereal fabric draping, chandeliers and fabulous floral. Photography by Phyllis Lane  The time lapse video of the transformation by Serendipity Videography, a Sedona Wedding Studio member.

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Creative Blossoms

I have wanted to post this particular work by Events by Showstoppers since they created it for a summer wedding at El Portal.  Their floral design is exquisite and it fit perfectly at one of my favorite venues El Portal Inn. El Portal has long been a favorite of mine for that intimate mid-sized wedding. (30) Guests.

The design created by Ken Heflin and Jim Bullock for this wedding was truly a “showstopper”

As a grand entrance for the bride, Showstoppers create one of their fabulous rose petal carpets. For this carpet two thousand roses were used in colors of red, fuchsia and deep pink. The wisteria growing near the outdoor ceremony site was hung with pink snapdragons up side down to create the illusion of blooming wisteria. Also at the ceremony site were the beautiful rose spheres made with 150 roses per ball and wound with rattan vines. The bridal bouquet was made of blush cymbidium orchids, peonies and rose hips. I think my favorite was the layering of all the elements on the U shaped dinner tables. Square vases were filled with coral peonies, double pink tulips, wax flower, genestra, French tulips, phlox and chartreuse reindeer moss. Spaces between were filled with fresh mushrooms, votives, small birds nests filled with quail eggs and Manzanita branches. English ivy trailed down the sides of the tables. Fabulous images by Sedona Bride

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Fall Is In The Air

There is a hint of fall here in Sedona Red Rock Country. Here are some rich fall colors we will be seeing in bridal bouquets soon.  These floral creations are by Bliss Extraordinary Floral.

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Details In Bloom

I love the wedding arrangements and design that come from Amy Mills and her team at Bliss Floral. Amy enjoys creating “magic” for intimate elopements to grand affairs. 

Amy has been an interior designer and floral designer for over 30 years. She is creative, enthusiastic, and filled with new and fresh ideas for your wedding.

 

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A Few Scattered Roses – Not A Chance

Our friends and designers extraordinaire Jim Bullock and Ken Heflin at Events by Showstoppers create some of the most beautifully designed wedding floral settings you can imagine. Stop by their blog and see their incredible list of preferred Sedona vendors as well as some of their beautiful designs. My favorites are the Rose Petal Carpets. Outstanding!  Ken and Jim can transform your venue into a fairy tale setting.

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