We are in the season of saying goodbye to the snow and welcome in the beautiful sunshine and warm weather. Lemon Zest and Sunflower are just the right colors to perfectly illustrate that natural transition. As Flagstaff and Sedona senior portrait photographers we could not be more excited about this years spring fashion. Lots of bright fresh colors that are youthful and really pop in a portrait. Below are some fun outfit ideas for all you ladies and gentlemen. If you are planning for your Senior portrait or family photography session, these are some great outfit inspirations that follow the spring and summer fashion trends.
Ladies, Lemon Zest is a vibrant citron yellow color that is optimistic and the perfect fit for that playful attitude the spring season brings about. According to the Pantone Fashion Report for Spring 2013, this happy color can be complimented best by colors such as deep raspberry, bright chambray, or acid green.
And for all you gentlemen out there, the robust yellow found in Sunflower offers and earthy flavor and feel, that when combined with emerald and monaco blue, creates a sort of sophistication to something so simple.
Melissa and I met Mara and Cole last year as they started planning their destination wedding in Sedona. They are one of those couples you meet and instantly think, wow, they have something special. As we talked with Mara and Cole they told us their amazing story and journey up to this point. Mara and Cole met eight years ago in high school and shared their first kiss at age 14. They both knew from the start that they were meant to be together forever. They have brought amazing support to each other and their families through the ups and downs of life, they have traveled the world, and both graduated from the University of Arizona. They have accomplished so much, all while being at each others side.
Mara and Cole’s wedding was not only beautiful, it was very romantic and personal. You could feel the high level of respect family and friends have for this young couples love. It was very special to be involved and witness.
Mara was a stunning bride! Her dress was perfect for her and the outdoor Sedona wedding. We loved the bridesmaids in green chiffon dresses with their gorgeous colorful bouquets. Amy from Bliss Floral did an amazing job with Mara’s vintage rustic garden theme.
Mara and Cole had a very emotional first look, such a special moment for the couple!
Melissa and I fall in love with Sky Ranch Lodge every time we get to photograph there. The panoramic views of the Sedona red rocks are spectacular. Mara and Cole added to the natural beauty with their beautifully decorated Chuppa, designed by Encore Production Company.
After Mara and Cole’s ceremony at Sky Ranch Lodge we jetted off to Schnebly Hill for their couple photo’s before heading to the reception at Los Abrigados. Mara and Cole were so easy to work with, we really just stood back and snapped away. What a gorgeous couple!
The reception was held a Los Abrigados Resort and Spa in the heart of Sedona. The ballroom was magical, complete with amazing centerpieces designed by Bliss Floral.
Mara and Cole danced their first dance as husband and wife to Hero by Enrique Iglesias. They danced to this song at their high school homecoming dance before they started dating. Unfortunately, their dance got cut short by their limo showing up and having to leave the dance. The night of their wedding they finally got to finish their dance.
What a special day! Mara and Cole we wish you lots of love and laughter. It was a pleasure to get to know you and be involved in your amazing love story, thank you! ~Kristen and Melissa
Wedding Coordinator: Margaret Vandamme
Ceremony Venue: Sky Ranch Lodge
Officiant: Rabbi Alicia Magal
Reception Venue: Los Abrigados Resort and Spa
Florist: Amy Mills Bliss FLoral
Wedding Cake: N.Y. Bagel Deli
DJ: DJ Miles Gilbert SKM Entertainment
Chuppa & Rentals: Encore Production Company
Videographer: Serendipity Videography
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography
Dene’ and Levi have a lot to celebrate! This sweet young couple graduated from Northern Arizona University on Friday and got married on Sunday. Their beautiful and intimate ceremony was held at Thornager’s on Kiltie Lane. Thornager’s was a perfect spot for them to set up games and enjoy the outdoors with their family and friends. Dene’ added a lot of personal touches to make the wedding have a relaxed and fun feel. They even enlisted their guests to make a light saber arch while they exited the ceremony to the Star Wars theme song. Congratulations to the beautiful couple!
Alterations: Anne’s Alterations
Cake: A Touch of Sugar Bakery
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Thornagers on Kiltie Lane
Floral: Sister of the Groom
Invitations on Etsy: Jack and Ella Paper Press
Photography: Tangled Lilac Photography
Rentals: Classic Party Rental
check out more of Dene & Levi’s wedding on Facebook!