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June 12, 2017
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When I photographed Julianne and Andrew last summer for their engagement session in Oak Creek, they told me about planning their wedding full of Scottish details.  I love being a Sedona wedding photographer, but I’ve never had the honor of photographing a Scottish wedding!  Andrew’s family is from Scotland and brought with them rich cultural heritage and customs. I loved seeing all the traditions unfold during the wedding.  Andrew’s family presents the Arizona Highland Celtic Festival here in Flagstaff every year!  And it goes without saying…those Kilts were fantastic! Julie was breathtaking in her lace gown and her Badgley Mischka shoes were what so many women dream of :).  The couple chose to have their wedding at the panoramic Sky Ranch Lodge over looking the red rocks of Sedona.   They definitely have one of the best views in Sedona!  But what I loved most about this wedding was meeting the couples’ family and friends and seeing just how much they were adored. It was so wonderful to spend a day surrounded by so much joy, love and laughter! Congrats you two!  xoxo ~ Melissa

Wedding Team:

Photographer:  Tangled Lilac Photography

Ceremony Site:  Sky Ranch Lodge

Reception:  Agave of Sedona

Hair and Make Up:  Northern Arizona Glam Squad

Bride’s Shoes:  Badgley Mischka

Floral Art:  Jazz Bouquet of Sedona

Wedding Cake:   Sedona Cake Couture

Catering:  Heartline Cafe

Linens and rentals:  Verve 

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December 01, 2016
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Laura and TJ met two decades ago when TJ hired Laura for a job at a video store.  TJ said he hired her because he fell in love with her instantly…her smile, laugh, and beauty immediately stole his heart.  But, he said, it was her kindness, her strength and her boundless love for her family and others that made him love her forever.  Laura and TJ were friends for a long time before they got engaged just two months ago.  And once they realized the beautiful love that had grown between them, they didn’t want to waste any more time.

Originally, this sweet couple was going to get married on the San Francisco Peaks, but scheduling problems with their wedding party changed the plans and Laura and TJ decided to elope in Casa Grande and drove up immediately after for our photo shoot.  It was Veteran’s Day, so traffic was heavy and they didn’t arrive in Flagstaff until just before sunset.  We got some great photos downtown into the night, and the next day headed up to the peaks near Snowbowl for more.

I loved spending time with Laura and TJ and hearing about their love story.  Congrats you two!  Thank you for including me in your special day! ~ Melissa

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July 25, 2016
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Julia and Bryan were married at Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club in Flagstaff, AZ on a picture perfect day.  Julia’s gown was perfection, we loved the mermaid fit and the piles and piles of ruffles.  Her vintage inspired updo went beautifully with it and those orange shoes were amazing!  Bryan and his groomsmen looked very daper in their suits, and in case you’re wondering, they are all huge Star Wars fans.  We laughed until we cried when they all busted out their own light sabers.

Afte the ceremony, we got a golf cart and explored some of the Golf course.  The cinder hills are some of our favorite backdrops there, and of course the high grasses and expansive views of the golf course and the San Francisco Peaks!   Being Flagstaff Wedding Photographers is pretty amazing.  Congrats Julia and Bryan!  Thank you for having us at your wedding!

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Wedding Team:

Ceremony and Reception Site:  Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club

Photography:  Tangled Lilac Photography

 

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July 11, 2016
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While living in North Georgia, Jeanna and Bryan became friends through Jeanna’s brother, Evan, and ultimately fell in love. They were engaged within three years and married nine months later.  During their friendship and ultimately, courtship, the couple would vacation in a beautiful gem of Florida, Apalachicola and nearby St. George Island.  Because of their affinity for that piece of the world, they chose to have their ceremony and reception in Apalachicola, Florida.

Jeanna relied on the beauty of the natural surrounding for inspiration for her decor of her classic, southern wedding.  “The decor was more simple as we had to plan it and bring our decorations 400 miles for the wedding,” says Jeanna. The couple chose a pastel color palette with peach and pale blue as their wedding colors. Jeanna and Bryan also wanted to tie the ceremony and reception locations together with their decor. “It drew on a vintage theme, which I love, and went nicely with the gazebo and the Owl Cafe’s vintage feel,” says Jeanna. One vintage-inspired element at their wedding was a small orange suitcase for “love notes” written by guests. Their ceremony location and floral arrangements also held a special place in the bride’s heart. She had always considered the gazebo in Apalachicola’s historic Lafayette Park to be a special place and wanted pale blue hydrangeas to reflect the flowers outside her childhood home.

Jeanna’s dress was a gorgeous lace mermaid gown which looked like it had been made for her.  She definitely was a vision of beauty.  However, the couples two boxer dogs, Rosco and Boss, stole the show when they started barking during the vows.  Their wasn’t a dry eye in the crowd as they exchanged vows and had their first kiss.  It was a sweet moment.

After the ceremony we explored the area around the gazebo and pier and then headed over to where the boats were docked for more photos.  It was a blast being a Florida wedding photographer!  I hope to get back there soon.  It was an enchanting southern evening.  Congrats Jeanna and Bryan!

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Wedding Team:

Ceremony Site:  Lafayette Park Gazebo

Wedding Consultant:  Amy Price, Bayside Events

Officiate:  Nedra Jefferson

Wedding Gown:  Anya Bridal of Atlanta

Hair and Makeup:  Salon Lux

Reception Site and Catering:  Owl Cafe

Floral Art:  Bayside Events

Cake:  Rhonda Tull Cakes

Photography:  Tangled Lilac Photography

 

 

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July 07, 2016
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Erik and Alyson joined lives surrounded by blue skies, red rocks and their closest family and friends.  Alyson looked gorgeous in her vintage inspired lace gown and her updo with delicate roses in her hair, and Erik looked very dashing in his bowtie.  The day wasn’t without a glitch (most weddings have them!), and no one even knew that Erik had to borrow his uncles pants just moments before they walked down the aisle.  We loved the sweet Catholic ceremony, and how easily the couple laughed and cried all through it.  As Sedona wedding photographers, one of our favorite venues is Sky Ranch Lodge.  It offers breathtaking views, a gorgous ceremony site over looking red rocks and a desert trail just steps from the ceremony.  It’s definitely one on the short list of places we love to shoot, for obvious reasons.  Congrats Alyson and Erik!  We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Wedding Team

Ceremony and Reception Site:  Sky Ranch Lodge

Catering:  Heartline Cafe

Photography:  Tangled Lilac Photography

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June 27, 2016
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Jon and Megan were all smiles on their wedding day, and we had so much fun documenting their sweet wedding.  The Foothhills Golf Club is a beautiful venue tucked away at the foothills in Tempe, AZ.  We loved the outdoor reception area with it’s gorgeous canopy of flowers and twinkle lights.  Megan’s WToo gown was gorgeous and she was a vision of beauty as she walked down the aisle.   There was not a dry eye as Megan and Jon started to exchange their vows and we loved how easily they laughed and cried through the ceremony.  Afterwards, we enjoyed a loved reception and of course, the delicious cake from Honey Moon Sweets.   Congrats Megan and Jon!

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Wedding Team:

Venue:  Foothills Golf Club

Officiant:  Tom Stone

Floral Art:  Fred’s Flowers

Wedding Cake:  Honey Moon Sweets Bakery

Bridal Gown:  WToo

Photography:  Melissa Dunstan, Tangled Lilac Photography