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Sedona Woodland/Bohemian Wedding

Emily and Marcin decided on a small intimate wedding. They did however; want it to be beautiful and special, evoking all the details of their vision for their day. They chose L’Auberge de Sedona as the backdrop for the woodsy, bohemian and free spirited look. Neutral colors and lots of greenery came together with succulents and antlers for this free spirited look. Events by Showstoppers created the beautiful table centerpiece according to Emily’s vision. It was covered in moss, antlers and cream colored floral with lots of greens, gold candlesticks and tapered candles as well as votive candle light creating a dreamy effect on the Creekside table. Miniature faux antler place cardholders with names of the six guests were at each place setting.

Emily wore a sheer black and white Free People gown. Her bridal bouquet picked up the black and white scheme with anemones with black centers and a black handle. Adorable cat and bear cake topper sat atop the cake. Emily and Marcin’s dog, Meeko played a big part in their day and had his own floral collar.

Rain threatened the ceremony but the sun broke through and Margaret Van Damme performed a Native American Blanket ceremony for the couple with native flutes playing in the background. Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride flawlessly captured the day and all the little details.

If you are tempted to elope and think the wedding might look plain or boring this wedding is just one example of how stunning an intimate wedding can be. Thanks to all the great vendors that added their talent to this beautiful day.

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Event Planning and Coordination-Margaret Van Damme

Celebrant

Photography

Floral

Venue

Hair and Make Up

Ceremony Music Jesse Kalu

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Sedona Wedding-What Love Looks Like

Jennifer and Tim wanted their wedding to be small, intimate, and laid-back. Both love the outdoors and camp, ski and mountain climb. They spent a year living in the Sierras working with a team doing mountain rescue. L’Auberge de Sedona was a perfect venue for this beautiful wedding without defined theme and just the things the couple loves; loving family, great friends, the beauty of nature and lots of love.

The Sedona monsoon season was still hanging on and it rained off and on before the outdoor ceremony. After a sudden downpour, the sun peeked out and the ceremony was held in the most beautiful light. Congratulations Jenn and Tim! Thanks to a great team of Sedona vendors and these stunning photos by Katrina Wallace of Sedona Bride.

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Photography: Sedona Bride

Floral: Events by Showstoppers

Hair and Make Up: Sedona Beauty Team

Ceremony Musician: Brian David

Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona

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Casey and Scott’s Sedona Wedding

It doesn’t get any prettier than the Sedona wedding of Scott and Casey. It was the perfect combination of rustic, romantic and total elegance.

From their photographer Katrina Wallace: “There are days in Sedona where the light is so amazing and we wish there was a wedding; when the sky goes dark and the sun peaks through and creates especially gorgeous dramatic light. Casey and Scott had just that”

The drop dead gorgeous bride was stunning in her Martina Liana Vintage-inspired corded lace gown and custom-made cathedral veil. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Her bridesmaids were beautiful in soft pistachio colored chiffon- each styled differently. The groom and his men were all dashing in modern Vera Wang grey suits.

The floral created by Bliss Extraordinary Floral was lush, soft and romantic.

Long bare wood feasting tables were filled with an abundance of lush floral in birch containers, Spanish dried moss, vintage ribbed glass mason jars, lanterns and lots of candlelight. Tiny Potted Succulents, hand wrapped in butcher paper tied with a cord and tagged with guest names served as escort cards and favors.

Casey carefully included so many personal and heartfelt details to her wedding. A brooch that belonged to her Nanny was on her bouquet. Also special to Casey was her wedding band that was handed down to her by her paternal grandmother, her Grammy. Casey’s mom did the hand painted Mr. and Mrs. Signs. All the small touches that make a wedding a memorable affair were in this Sedona wedding filled with love, family and friends. The talented team of Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride beautifully captures this love story here.

Casey and Scott’s love story in the brides own words:

“No one knows exactly how it happens, no one knows exactly why its true but some people are just meant to find each other and someday, somewhere and somehow they always do. Scott and I met on match.com. I had just moved to Boise, Idaho from Fort Myers, Florida for a job opportunity and most importantly to be near my family. I work in the medical field and have crazy hours, so living in a new town and meeting people became a challenge. Scott living over 1,000 miles away in Scottsdale Arizona, also worked crazy hours and was having no luck meeting that special someone. Scott then broadened his search and that is how we met. I was only on match.com for one day; if that is not fate we don’t know what is. I never thought I would meet my future husband online, but sometimes you have to do something you have never done to have something you never had. I knew Scott would forever be my always. (I have that engraved on the inside of his wedding ring. “You will forever be my always.”) Scott proposed on our one-year anniversary on a private jeep tour on the top of Merry Go Round Rock in Sedona.  Sedona has always been a special place for us and that is why we chose to get married there”

Vendors that contributed to the wedding:

Event Planner: Van Damme Weddings

Photographer: Sedona Bride

Florist: Bliss Extraordinary Floral

Venue: Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village

Minister: Rev. Andrew Murphy

Caterer: Heartline Café

Cake: Sedona Sweet Arts

Ceremony Music: Phoenix String Quartet

DJ: Noah Wylie

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Dove Release: Bob Sizelove

Photo Booth: Fun In A Flash

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Thanks to Matt Simpkins for all the fabulous images

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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.

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

 

 

 

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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

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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.

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

 

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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

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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 

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