Archive for 'Weddings'

July 09, 2015
|

Amy and Troy met at NAU and had a long friendship before falling in love.  The two currently live in Texas and decided to return to Arizona for their wedding.  Having beautiful memories in Sedona, the couple fell in love with L’Auberge and decided to say their vows on the banks of Oak Creek.  It was a perfect afternoon and evening and we were so blessed to have been there.  Thank you Amy and Troy!  We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness!

lauberge_sedona_wedding001

lauberge_sedona_wedding002

lauberge_sedona_wedding004

lauberge_sedona_wedding005

lauberge_sedona_wedding006

lauberge_sedona_wedding007

lauberge_sedona_wedding008

lauberge_sedona_wedding010

lauberge_sedona_wedding011


 

Wedding Team

Bridal Hair and Makeup: Carrie Kacen

Reception and Ceremony:  L’Auberge de Sedona

Floral Design:  Mountain High Floral

Entertainment:  Downtown Browne Productions

June 30, 2015
|

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!

Navajo_Wedding_Native001

Navajo_Wedding_Native004

Navajo_Wedding_Native002

Navajo_Wedding_Native005

Navajo_Wedding_Native006

Navajo_Wedding_Native008

Navajo_Wedding_Native001 (2)

Navajo_Wedding_Native002 (2)

Navajo_Wedding_Native003 (2)

 

April 16, 2015
|

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!

Flagstaff-elopement001

Flagstaff-elopement002

Flagstaff-elopement003

Flagstaff-elopement007

Flagstaff-elopement005

Flagstaff-elopement006

Flagstaff-elopement004

Flagstaff-elopement010

Flagstaff-elopement011

Flagstaff-elopement008

Flagstaff-elopement012

 

 

January 13, 2015
|

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!

oak-creek-sedona-wedding001

oak-creek-sedona-wedding002.1

oak-creek-sedona-wedding002

oak-creek-sedona-wedding003

oak-creek-sedona-wedding004

oak-creek-sedona-wedding005

oak-creek-sedona-wedding006

oak-creek-sedona-wedding007

oak-creek-sedona-wedding008

oak-creek-sedona-wedding009.1

oak-creek-sedona-wedding009

oak-creek-sedona-wedding010.1

oak-creek-sedona-wedding010

oak-creek-sedona-wedding012


 

Wedding Team:

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

 

January 09, 2015
|

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

0000-farm-high-point-farms

001_farm-wedding-

000_Georgia-farm-wedding

002_Georgia-wedding

003_farm-wedding

004_farm-wedding

005_farm-wedding

006-farm-wedding-goat

007_georgia-farm-wedding-goats

008_georgia-wedding-farm

009-farm-rustic-wedding

010.5-rustic-farm-wedding-first-look

010-rustic-farm-wedding

011-rustic-high-point-farm-wedding

012-rustic-farm-georgia-wedding

013-barn-wedding-georgia

014-barn-wedding-goats

015-barn-wedding-georgia

016-rustic-barn-wedding

017-georgia-high-point-farms

018-georgia-farm-wedding

019-georgia-barn-farm-wedding

020-barn-wedding-georgia-farm

021-rustic-barn-farm-wedding

022-rustic-barn-wedding

023-rustic-wedding-barn-sparklers

024-farm-wedding-barn-georgia-chattanooga

 

Check out their sweet wedding slideshow here:


Wedding Team:

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

January 08, 2015
|

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!

snowbowl-wedding001 snowbowl-wedding002 snowbowl-wedding003 snowbowl-wedding004 snowbowl-wedding006 snowbowl-wedding007 snowbowl-wedding008 snowbowl-wedding009 snowbowl-wedding010 snowbowl-wedding011 snowbowl-wedding012 snowbowl-wedding013 snowbowl-wedding014 snowbowl-wedding015 snowbowl-wedding016 snowbowl-wedding017 snowbowl-wedding018

 


 

Wedding Team:

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