Sedona Destination Wedding
This was not my first time to Sedona but it was my first time to photograph a wedding there and at my favorite time of year. I love the seasons spring and fall. The light takes on another hue and the sunlight seems to make everything sparkle and this was visible this weekend in October. The colors were deep and the contrast was high. My absolute favorite.
As mentioned, this was my first time for a Sedona destination wedding in the fall, and it was 10 times more wonderful than I thought. The Arizona light changed a dozen times in the 20 minute ceremony, which was not easy to photograph, but lovely to see, experience and witness. At one point during the event, the sun hit the fiery red rocks and combined with the moisture in the air, resulting in a rainbow and eagles flew by, seriously.
My style is documentary and unobtrusive. I have said that from the very start and that has been a long time. It’s not the drama I seek (although I will take it) but the emotions, the feelings and the love of the day in whatever way it is expressed. Dan and Sherrie were silly, considerate of their guests, great hosts and know how to throw a party. They had elements of Arizona and to be sure Napa wine country where they live, work and play. They also rescue dogs from Korea and Thailand! How great is that! You know I love this couple and am honored to call them friends.
A wonderful start to a new marriage!
Sherrie and Dan’s wedding weekend started with cocktails the night before, where all 40 guests mingled and met each other, many for the first time. The room was stunning thanks to the combination of Classic Party Rentals and La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals.
L’auberge de Sedona provided an amazing view for the ceremony – see for yourself! I don’t think it could get anymore amazing than an eagle flying through the valley in the sun just as the happy couple says “I do”. I mean, come on.
The weekend ended with a group tour up the crimson rocks with Red Rock Jeep tours. Bumpy, but quite beautiful.
Sherrie and Dan’s wedding was an intimate and very real wedding, giving the couple the purest send off in their marriage.
Venue: L’auberge de Sedona
Wedding Cake: Marla Florez, L’auberge de Sedona
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental
Transportation: Red Rock Western Jeep Tours
Ceremony Music: Sweetwater Strings
Ceremony Wedding Blessing & Dancers: Applause Productions & Entertainment
Reception Band: Artists in Rhythm