Holly & Kori's Late Summer Sedona Wedding

We LOVE working in Sedona. Love it. Those red rocks are BREATHTAKING and to be honest, we can't get enough of that view. I also think that the energy in Sedona sets the perfect stage for a happy, dreamy wedding day.

Last September, Holly & Kori tied the knot among the red rocks then celebrated their new marriage at Tlaquepaque. Their day had all the right desert touches alongside a beautiful, upscale design details. It's a wedding we've been dying to share and I can't wait to walk you through all the beauty today!!

Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding - Half Flower Crown Bridal Hair Inspiration
Sedona Wedding - Getting Ready

Let's start by talking about flower crowns. I will always and forever support tiny crowns for tiny people. They are never, not cute and you definitely need them. and while we're on the topic... You know what else we support? Floral collars on dogs. The cute overload is EVERYTHING. 

Sedona Wedding - Flower Girl Flower Crown
Sedona Wedding - Ceremony on the Red Rocks

Holly and Kori's standing ceremony was one for the books. If you're planning a short ceremony, you can skip chairs entirely. I love the intimacy this set-up created and the connection between the guests and the happy couple.

Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding - Standing Ceremony
Sedona Wedding - Standing Ceremony
Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding
Sedona Wedding - Desert Inspired Bridal Bouquet
Sedona Wedding - Bridal Party
Sedona Wedding - Desert Inspired Bridal Bouquet
Sedona Wedding - Desert Inspired Bridal Bouquet

Following their ceremony, Holly and Kori moved to Tlaquepaque with their guests to celebrate. This sweet space is one of our favorite places to work and you're about to see exactly why.

Sedona Wedding - Tlaquepaque Reception

Guest tables were marked by calligraphed cactus paddles and the centerpieces alternated between fun, desert inspired arrangements and candles in gorgeous, minimal glass cylinders. The set-up was simple but the end result was incredibly chic.

Sedona Wedding - Cactus Paddle Table Numbers

One of my favorite details throughout the reception were the terra cotta signs. Each guests' seat was marked by a calligraphed terra cotta plate and this detail was mirrored in their menu signage and in small cacti potted in terra cotta at each table.

Sedona Wedding - Calligraphy Cactus Table Numbers
Sedona Wedding - Terra Cotta Name Cards
Sedona Wedding - Desert Centerpieces
Sedona Wedding - Tlaquepaque Reception
Sedona Wedding - Cactus and Candle Centerpieces
Sedona Wedding - Reception Dancing
Sedona Wedding - Reception

credits:

photography: Jordan Voth // venue: Tlaquepaque // Makeup: Stephanie with Phoenix Makeup Collective

Chelsea + Mike's Sky Ranch Lodge Sedona Wedding

Chelsea and Mike's wedding took place in Sedona at the sky ranch lodge with one of the best views I've ever seen. These sweet lovebirds met when Mike hired Chelsea to work in his first bar/restaurant and after working together for a month, they were certain they were soul mates. Fast forward six years to a dreamy beach proposal on vacation in Santa Monica (you can see the photos of it over on Chelsea's blog!) that left them both floating on cloud nine as they began wedding planning.

Boho Sedona Wedding - Invitation Suite
Boho Sedona Wedding - Lace Gown
Boho Sedona Wedding - Triangle Arch

Chelsea and Mike's ceremony had the most incredible view of the red rocks in the background. All the rest of her decor was kept neutral so the focus could be on the beauty in the nature around them.

Boho Sedona Wedding - Walk down the aisle
Boho Sedona Wedding - Flower Girl Flower Crown
Boho Sedona Wedding - Ceremony
Boho Sedona Wedding - Succulent Bouquet
Boho Sedona Wedding - Photo Booth Bus

We loved the fun details Chelsea and Mike peppered into their wedding day. At the entrance to the ceremony, guests were able to stop into The Foto Booth Bus and snap some photos with a whole collection of cute props. I also love that sweet lil' VW as a fun detail for portraits.

After the ceremony, guests headed in to find their seats in the beautifully lit reception space. A dreamcatcher held name cards to guide guests to their tables and brought in the perfect boho touch.

Boho Sedona Wedding
Boho Sedona Wedding - Dreamcatcher Escort Card Display
Boho Sedona Wedding - Reception Set-up
Boho Sedona Wedding - Centerpiece
Boho Sedona Wedding - White and gold cake with geometric topper
Boho Sedona Wedding - Centerpiece with gold and white flowers

If you're torn between adding color or focusing on a neutral palette - stress no more. Recently we've seen many of our couples choose a classic color palette for their ceremony than add in more color at their reception. You get a great balance of timeless designs and more of-the-moment floral without sacrificing on either. You can do the same with a flower crown. I love that Chelsea kept her look more pared down for her ceremony and portraits then added a big flower crown to party the night away at her reception.

Pro tip: You CAN have it all. Who knew?

Boho Sedona Wedding - Bride with flower crown

Credits

Planning: Darling Found // Cake: Sift Bakehouse // Gown: Grace Loves Lace // Cinema: Everlasting Cinema // Photography: Trisha Shelley Photography // Venue: Sky Ranch Lodge// Photobooth: The Fotobooth Bus

Kelsey & Eric's Backyard Wedding

I think that backyard weddings get a bad rep and Kelsey and Eric's dreamy backyard wedding is here to remedy that. If you have a dream of a yard and you want to party all night long then sleep in your own bed, you should really consider hosting your wedding at home. Not convinced yet? That's okay. I have pictures to help sway you.

Blush and white backyard wedding

Kelsey's floral design was minimal but impactful. Her bouquet featured mainly blooms with small touches of greenery for a lush, springtime look. Her tables focused on clusters of candles accented with gorgeous, dark greenery for a pop of texture.

Blush and white backyard wedding - Bridal Bouquet
Blush and white backyard wedding - Bridal Portraits
Blush and white backyard wedding - Groom Portrait
Blush and white backyard wedding ceremony
Blush and white backyard wedding - Arch with draping and white candles
Blush and white backyard wedding - Bouquet Details
Blush and white backyard wedding - Farm Tables with Loose Greenery
Blush and white backyard wedding

Credits

Photography: Monique Hessler // Planning & Coordination: Desert Whim // Coordination Assistant: Casa Mia Events // Florals: Hoot & Holler // Lighting + Rentals: The Event Co. // Table Top Rentals: The Confetti Studio // Arch + décor: Material Girls // Lounge: Prim Rentals// Stage: Classic Party Rentals // Linen: La Tavola // Cake: Sift Bakehouse AZ // Hair: Teresa Shambaugh // Makeup: Adriana Fontes // Bridal Dress: Uptown Bridal // Groom Attire: Magro Clothing