In my years of planning beautiful weddings and events, I have learned so much from some very creative brides and vendors and I would like to pass some of this on to you. If you are thinking about getting married in this beautiful and magical place called Sedona, I think you will enjoy some of my couples’ stories and beautiful photos. I am also excited to share wedding trends, new finds, and fabulous vendors. I hope some of these posts will inspire your creativity for your wedding celebration.I believe that beautiful weddings are about the details and these can be obtained with an eye for beauty and a style that says, “This is me.” We at Van Damme Weddings would love to hear from you. What has inspired you. Send us your favorite wedding; fabulous décor; shopping find, ideas for the unusual, large and small.
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Tag Archives: wedding details
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.
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
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
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
There were so many beautiful, intimate and moment driven photos taken by photographer Danelle Bohane on her four day documentation of Jordan and Nicole’s wedding that it was hard to choose or not post every single one. I wish I could have been there.
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.
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
Kati and Chad celebrated their casual, yet beautifully elegant bohemian inspired wedding in the natural outdoor beauty of Sedona.
It’s no secret that the Creekside Inn at Sedona is a perfect venue for an enchanting wedding. Tucked away on two acres of woods, lawns and Oak Creek the grounds are covered in a canopy of beautiful Arizona sycamore trees. It was perfect for these two writers and teachers who wanted an intimate easy going and fun day with loved ones. Although both busy professionals, we had a great time in the planning process. We included an afternoon tasting some great craft beers from Sedona that were served to guests. The outcome was a direct reflection of the love for family and friends and each other.
Kati chose a beautiful BHLDN jewel encrusted gown with a small train that pooled perfectly to the floor. It was glamorous with an Old Hollywood appeal.
There were lots of perfect details that made the wedding so personal. A nod to Chads heritage were the Loteria Mexican playing cards framed and used for the tables and as escort cards.
Thanks to a great team of wedding professionals. And a big thanks to Liza Parenti, Kati’s mom who was so hands on and fun to work with. She organized a family basketball game prior to the rehearsal dinner as well as a big family dinner the night before the rehearsal dinner. It was a memorable weekend. Congratulations to all.
Planner/Coordinator: Van Damme Weddings
Photographer: Kym Ventola Photography
Florist: Bliss Floral
Caterer: Heartline Cafe
Cake: Sedona Sweet Arts
Ceremony Musician: Brian David
DJ: Sedona Sounds
Hair and Make Up: Sedona Beauty Team
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Transportation: Northern Arizona Limo
Celebrant: Courtney Fowler
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
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
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.
Guys have recently been seen sporting fun, colorful bow ties for their wedding attire. The classic is back, trendy and hip. A splash of color, polka dots or stripes adds certain flair to the less formal wedding or great at a vintage wedding. And of course the black formal bow tie is always elegant. Here are a few I spotted on the web.
How adorable are these tulle tutu’s from Bambaroos? I saw these on 100layercake today. Perfect for your little flower girl. And I want one to dress up a little princess for a wedding inspiration shoot.
Here are a few photographs of the vintage tabletop we designed last month. The Aerialist Press created the beautiful letterpress invitation suite for us. Katrina Wallace of Sedona Bride photographed at Tlaquepaque. The awesome cake was the work of Andrea at Sedona Cake Couture. Cute fun and casual, Van Damme Weddings can do something equally awesome for your wedding.