Archive for 'Weddings'
Candace and Rajiv fell in love in Gallup, NM while working at the Indian Health Service Hospital. After dating for four years, Candace, an ICU RN, and Rajiv, an Internist, were married on the sacred land of the Navajo Nation at the foot of Elephant Rock. The ceremony was extra meaningful because it was held in a hogan that Candace’s father built for the occasion. It was so wonderful to meet all their families, some traveling as far as India to attend. It was such an honor to have been there for this couple and their blending of families and cultures. Congrats you two!
Giovanna and Troy have been together for eight years and have a beautiful three year old daughter. Last week, the two decided to get married, and in under one week, planned a sweet, intimate ceremony at the foothills of the San Francisco Peak mountains in Flagstaff. Phil Waring from Arizona Ministries, led a beautiful ceremony under a canopy of ponderosa pines with Humphrey’s Peak in the background. Congrats Giovanna and Troy! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!
On a beautiful fall day in Sedona, Sarah and John were married at a picturesque home in Oak Creek Canyon surrounded by their closest friends and family. Sarah, who makes custom jewelry, wore a piece she made just for her day and it was spectacular. Her Anne Barge gown, simple and classic, was perfection. Shawn at Foster Wright Floral Design designed Sarah’s gorgeous bouquet and the ceremony and reception area flowers. The ceremony was so sweet and everyone at the intimate ceremony found themselves tearing up at the authentic vows.
After the ceremony, I spent some time hiking along a creek near the property with the couple and their dog, Juniper. Juniper is a gorgeous black German Shepherd who has been with Sarah since she was a puppy. In fact, Sarah met June when she was just a few weeks old when Sarah had been asked to help socialize a litter of puppies. (That has to be the best job in the world!) June, of course, spent most of her time in the creek, and we laughed at her antics. The couple was so sweet to photograph, you could really see their love for one another through the lens.
It was an amazing day and I was so honored to have been there for Sarah and John. Congrats you two!
Venue and Reception: Private Home inn Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography
Wedding Gown: Anne Barge
Bridal Jewerly: Sarah Walker Jewerly
Floral Design: Foster Wright Floral Design
Caterer: Simply Delicious
Nestled just a few miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee is the beautiful land of the Cumberland Plateau. Located at the foothills of Lookout and Signal Mountain, this piece of paradise is breathtaking. I am lucky to also call this place home. As little girl, I remember playing on these rolling hills, looking for arrow heads the Cherokee and Creek tribes used hundreds of years ago, and occasionally finding Civil War relics as well. It’s a land filled with history and beauty. And, my heart will always belong there. Needless to say, I was beyond ecstatic to photograph a wedding here.
In November I had the honor of photographing my cousin’s, Evan, and his gorgeous bride, Kelsey’s, wedding at The Barn at High Point Farms in Flintstone, Georgia. Barn and farm weddings are all the rage right now, and if you’re looking for a perfect venue for this type of wedding I highly recommend this beautiful piece of paradise. The venue is complete with a beautifully restored pre Civil War farmhouse (somehow spared from Sherman’s march through the South), a converted goat barn for the reception, rolling hills and gorgeous scenery and, my favorite, resident goats and horses more than willing to participate in the day. The owners converted this working farm to accommodate weddings and they are a delight to work with, so gracious and helpful.
The decor was a rustic, chic and the colors, turquoise and red, the bride choose for her attendants were perfection. The brides nephews were ring bearers and their attire was about as cute as it could get-those overalls were the cutest! The bride and groom also had very adorable flower girls and I loved the wagon for the smallest one!
Kelsey and Even were an absolute delight to work with and I loved their sweetness and adoration for one another. When we did a special moment where the couple held hands across a wall before the ceremony, everyone started to tear up, it was precious. It was so great to see my mother’s side of the family again too. My twin uncles and their families were a huge part of my life growing up, so this particular wedding held an extra level of sweetest in my heart.
Congratulations you two! I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! ~ Melissa
Check out their sweet wedding slideshow here:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Barn at High Point Farms, Flintstone Georgia
Photographer: Tangled Lilac Photography
Video: Arc Studios
Makeup: Rhonda Jones
Hair: Kristi Bloodworth
Catering: Pigeon Mountain Grill
Floral Design: Chickamauga Florist
Cakes: Sweet Angel Cakes Bakery
Wedding and Bridesmaids Gowns: David’s Bridal
Officiate: Jessica Fleming, friend of the groom
Amy and Andrew were married at the gorgeous Arizona Snowbowl Resort this summer. Living in Northern Arizona, we’re so blessed with such amazing venues for weddings. We love this venue for so many reasons, the spectacular view from the deck, the romantic meadow with amazing sunsets, the magical aspen groves and the rustic vibe of the lodge. Their ceremony was so sweet and heartfelt, we loved being a part of the day. Congrats Amy and Andrew!
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Arizona Snowbowl Resort
Floral Design: Celebrations Floral and Event Design
Wedding Cake: A Touch of Sugar
Entertainment: Ray the DJ
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
This special couple traveled to Sedona from the mid west to say I do and honeymoon. Karen and Steve love the outdoors and hiking so they thought Sedona was the perfect spot. The only requirement was that there had to be water involved:) Karen & Steve had their intimate ceremony with red rock views and then strolled along the creek at Crescent Moon Ranch. Congratulations Karen & Steve, we hope you have a blast at your reception back home!