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October 14, 2013
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Anneliese and Malte planned an amazing destination wedding at Shoshone Point and Thunderbird Lodge at the Grand Canyon.  They had a small group of friends and family from all around the world celebrate with them on their big day.  Anneliese and Malte live in Washington D.C. but travel to the Grand Canyon as much as they can.  They enjoy the amazing hiking, relaxation and beauty.  We got the pleasure of traveling around the canyon to all their favorite spots taking their couple photos.  Just before sunset we met their guests at Shoshone Point for their ceremony and champagne toast.  To finish off the evening, Anneliese,  Malte and guests enjoyed a relaxed reception at the Thunderbird lodge.  Congratulations to the beautiful couple! ~Kristen

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October 14, 2013
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Kim and Tim celebrated their wedding day at the beautiful El Portal and Segner Ranch in Sedona, Arizona.  The bride and groom were surrounded by their closest family and friends at their outdoor ceremony and reception.  The guests were treated to an amazing English garden reception.  The design and floral were perfect for the occasion, lots of bright whimsical floral and decor.  Kim and Tim, we wish you years of love and happiness!  Thank you for letting us share in your special day! ~Kristen

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Coordination and Design: Kim Duncan Event Designs

Floral: Bliss Floral 

Catering: Big Foot BBQ

Venues: El Portal and Segner Ranch

Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography

October 01, 2013
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Since I’ve been a wedding photographer, I’ve come to expect the unexpected.  I’ve seen couples panic from big issues like lost wedding gowns at the airport, incorrect catering and floral orders the day of the wedding, to small things like missing shoes, spray tan disasters and the dog-as-the-ring-bearer chasing a duck into the golf course pond.   We, at Tangled Lilac Photography, always tell the couple to release all their expectations and to just embrace their day as it unfolds.  More likely than not, a little something will go wrong, and more times than not, the couple does not even notice.  That’s because it’s usually something so small and insignificant that in the big scheme of things, it doesn’t really matter.

I wasn’t expecting this latest hiccup however.  This morning at 12:01AM in Washington DC, the government shut down.

But, what does this have to do with anyone’s wedding?

We at Tangled Lilac Photography photograph a lot of destination weddings at the Grand Canyon.  If you’ve seen any of the photos there, you can see why so many couples from around the world are drawn to this majestic wonder of the world.   It is a scene that conjures no words to adequately describe the beauty, serenity and magic of this place.  We’ve had couples from Germany, Switzerland, New York, Maine, Florida, Kansas and all states in between that have been married while looking over the rim.

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So, when we were contacted by our friend, Andrew, at Heart of Sedona, to photograph a Grand Canyon wedding at Shoshone Point, we were delighted.  It’s definitely one of our favorite places to photograph in the world, and to have it in our own backyard is a fortunate blessing afforded to us living in Northern Arizona.

What we didn’t anticipate is the Government Shutdown.  This morning, the gates at the Grand Canyon were closed, permits revoked and a “I’m truly sorry” was issued to the couple from New Jersey who we were scheduled to photograph tomorrow as they exchanged vows overlooking Shoshone Point.

Lucky for the couple, they had the foresight to hire a great team of professionals.  Andrew and I brainstormed and decided that a different location, not too far from their original destination, Merry Go Round Rock, would be a beautiful option.  It offers a beautiful overlook and heartstopping sunsets.   It’s going to be the perfect solution and, more importantly, gives the couple the peace to know they are going to have that perfect wedding after all.

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We’re looking forward to going to Merry Go Round Rock tomorrow and helping our new friends celebrate their life together.  Thank you for trusting us to be part of your new life together! ~ Melissa

 

September 30, 2013
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Kristen and I photographed Stephanie and Eugene’s wedding in gorgeous Lake Tahoe three years ago at the Zephyr Cove Resort.   We were amazed then, at the magnitude of how much this couple adored each other.  They are one of those couples that by just being around them, you leave feeling surrounded by love.  When Stephanie contacted us about doing her maternity session, we were ecstatic!  What a lucky and blessed little soul to be born to these sweet and devoted parents.  To add an element of surprise, they have decided to wait to find out the gender of the baby.  We can’t wait to find out too!  Steph and Eugene, congratulations!  You’re going to be two of the most amazing parents ever and we’re so blessed to be a small part of that journey.

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September 10, 2013
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Melissa and I photographed Caitlin and Jason’s engagement session last February and couldn’t get over how sweet this couple is together and with their cutie daughter Emma.  They were so amazing we could not wait for their August wedding! Caitlin and Jason were married on a gorgeous stormy day at  Sedona Golf Resort.  We were lucky enough to sneak away for a few photos to bell Rock pathway with Jason’s restored yellow Corvair.  The clouds and scenery were beautiful and dramatic for their couple photos.  We arrived back at Sedona Golf Resort to have a evening ceremony with red rock views as the backdrop.  Caitlin and Jason enjoyed the night dancing and drinking with a close group of family and friends.  They ended their special day with a fantastic sparkler exit!  Congratulations to Caitlin and Jason! ~Kristen

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August 28, 2013
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Congratulations to the Meiners!  Baby Hank is the perfect addition to their beautiful family!  The Meiners chose to do our two location session.  We were able to capture some family photographs downtown Flagstaff, utilizing the colorful graffiti art.  The second half of the session was done in our studio so we could get those precious close ups of baby Hank.  Congratulations, baby Hank is amazing! ~Kristen

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