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Forest Highlands Wedding

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.”

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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

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Sedona Wedding Inspiration

In the office today and deep in the process of spring and summer wedding planning I came across this inspirational and beautiful wedding.

The summer wedding of Caitlyn and Bryan at Creekside Inn is an all time favorite of ours.  They are the sweetest couple ever. They were so much fun to work with and both totally involved in the planning process and details reflecting their great personalities.

They met through mutual friends and after their first date were madly in love. It was the perfect setting, a beautiful day, heartwarming and romantic with all the perfect details. Brides Dress by Pronovias of Barcelona. Bridesmaids wore pale blush dresses from LuLu*s. Guys rocked stylish-trim blue suits. The floral by Events by Showstoppers were lush and to die for. We think these beautiful photos tell the story.

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Vendors

Venue: Creekside Inn

Event Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Photography: Vienna Glenn

Floral: Events By Showstoppers

Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Paper, Signage and Calligraphy: Paper and Posies

DJ: DJM4

Hair: Haley Munson

Make Up: Chanel Warick

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

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Fall Wedding at L’Auberge de Sedona

One of our last weddings of 2015 was this beautiful pair at L’Auberge de Sedona. Elizabeth and Jason had a wonderful day celebrated by close friends and family. This wedding had it all. A beautiful color pallet of blush, ivory and champagne, a gorgeous, elegant bride in Monique Lhuillier and Jimmy Choos, a bit of vintage, chalkboard signs and lawn games all woven together flawlessly creating a soft, romantic, elegant day. All captured perfectly here by Jamelle Kellly and Hailey Golich of Cameron and Kelly Studios.

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Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona

Event Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Photographers: Cameron and Kelly Studios

Floral: Events by Showstoppers

 Officiant: Intimate Weddings

Live Music: Giant Steps Jazz Combo

DJ: All Pro DJ

Make Up: Lauren Mitchell

Hair: Chelsea Sprinkle

 

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Sedona Creekside Wedding

This fall wedding has it all. A gorgeous bride and groom, great fun loving family and friends, and beautiful Sedona as the backdrop made for the perfect wedding day.

Jay and Hilary met each other while attending school at USC. Jay is originally from Phoenix, AZ, and Hilary is from Pasadena, CA.

Together for nearly 6 years, Jay and Hilary live in Playa del Rey, CA with their two cats, Nara and Toro. Jay is a video game sound designer and Hilary is an English teacher.

The day was filled with personal touches from the humorous couple. Jay and Hilary personalized signage with quotes from movies they love. Bar menu: “Now I’m lucky if I can find half an hour in which to get funky” –Homer Simpson

Guest Book: “You don’t need a mirror to know you look good”. –Finn, Adventure Time

Welcome: “ We have the tools and we have the talent” -Winston, Ghost Busters

From one of their favorite characters they chose an adorable cake topper of Wall e and Eve. It was a day filled with fun, laughter, and good food and dancing.

Congratulations Jay and Hilary

 

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Event Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Venue: Creekside Inn

Photographer: Kym Ventola Photography

Florist: Bliss Floral

Caterer: Rosalie’s of Sedona

DJ: Desert House Productions

Hair and Make Up: Sedona Beauty Team

Minister: Mike Allison

Transportation: Northern Arizona Limo

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Romantic Sedona Wedding

One of our last weddings of the year appeared recently on Project Wedding. This was one beautiful couple. Kathy and Matt were married on a clear day in November at the L’Auberge de Sedona Resort.

The ceremony was held Creek Side with a billowing backdrop of pale ribbon streamers and hanging flower vases. The couple included a wine ceremony and had their wedding party join them in their first toast before being pronounced husband and wife.

Kathy chose a stunning Monique Lhullier gown and her bridesmaids were in floor length sapphire blue gowns, matching the day’s brilliant blue sky.

The wedding was romantic, elegant and filled with warmth and fun.

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Event Planning and Coordination: Van Damme Weddings

Photographer: Renee Clancy Photography

Florist: Petals and Lucy

DJ: Andre Noe

Live Music: Drew Six

Invitations: The Champagne Press

 

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Elegant Vintage Australian Wedding

I am very excited to feature the wedding of talented designer/illustrator Tabitha Emma and Dan. Tabitha is the talent behind our own blog at Van Damme Weddings.

Tabatha created for she and Dan a beautiful and elegant wedding with so many of her creative touches in the details. The bride designed all the beautiful paper goods.

The couple, lovers of old architecture and vintage finds were married in The Great Hall at Sydney University.  The hall over 150 years old is a great example of Victorian Gothic revival architecture. Reception followed at the Petersham Town Hall where the over two hundred guests ate, enjoyed and danced the night away to a live Jazz band.

I am in love with the bride’s Maggie Sottero gown and headpiece by whichgoose. The bridesmaid’s dresses are the perfect compliment to Tabatha’s look.

The gorgeous bouquets by Clementine Posy are fabulous.  The beautiful images captured by Luisa Brimble of Serendipity Corner capture the day perfectly.

There are so many perfectly placed details that make this wedding beautiful. I especially love that the cake was made by the bride’s grandmother and decorated by the bride and her mother. This wedding is full of beauty, friends, family and lots of love.

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Classically Beautiful Sedona Wedding

This wedding had all the elements of gorgeousness; crazy beautiful bride, handsome groom, stunning bridal party and the most precious flower girls. Roseanne and Dave were married at the L’Auberge de Sedona resort outdoors under a birch arbor surrounded by family and friends. Cocktails and reception followed under the stars on the banks of Oak Creek. The wedding was Elegant and timeless in tones of Ivory, blush, dusty pink and platinum.

Vendors:

Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona

Photographers: Cameron + Kelly Studios

Event Coordinator: Van Damme Weddings

Flowers: Events by Showstoppers

DJ: Sedona Sounds

Minister: Matthew Pushkar

 

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L’Auberge de Sedona Wedding

This is one wedding that was perfection in its beauty, ease, and super fun loving couple.

Julie and Patrick were married at the beautiful L’Auberge de Sedona Resort last October. While attending the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona the couple had made several trips to Sedona to hike and fell in love with the beauty of Sedona. Julie and Patrick wanted their travel themed wedding to be unique, comfortable and fun, which it was. It would be the first time Patrick’s friends and family from Germany would be meeting Julie’s friends and family from the States. They also wanted to include their beloved miniature schnauzer, Winston in the ceremony. Winston dressed in a tux acted as ring bearer.

The bride wore a stunning Monique Lhuillier gown and her bridal party beautiful rich cranberry gowns. Guests enjoyed fabulous food and wine and danced the night away.

 

Vendors:

Wedding Planner: Van Damme Weddings

Photographers: Sedona Bride

Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona

Florist: Bliss Floral

DJ: Desert House Productions

Cake: Sedona Cake Couture

Minister: Intimate Sedona Weddings

Hair and Make-Up: Le Petit Spa

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Sedona Wedding Boot Camp

A New Year 2012. We are looking forward to some beautiful weddings in Sedona this year. We are so excited about the upcoming Sedona Wedding Boot Camp. The second annual affair will take place on February 18, 2012. This intimate bridal fete is a great opportunity for brides and grooms planning their wedding. You will be able to meet top vendors in an intimate setting. Sample wonderful food from top caterers, taste delicious desserts from an award winning cake artist and gather inspiration on fresh trends in wedding design from our planners. Our planners have designed inspirational tables with unique and unexpected details you will want to “steal” We will have ongoing mini seminars on topics that include, defining your style, music, photography, music and local things to do. Resister here.

 

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Handmade Adornments and Veils from Tessa Kim

I love the beautiful hair adornments by Tessa Kim. You can see them on her 2011 look book or on Style Me Pretty.

Tessa Kim’s line includes birdcage veils, tulle birdcage veils, bridal traditional veils, flower fascinators, feather hair combs, headbands, dress sashes, brooches and much more. All of her accessories are made with the highest quality organic cottons, silks, satins, silk organzas, feathers, pearls, genuine rhinestones and vintage millinery details.

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