Christina & Alex had a gorgeous backyard wedding in Sedona, Arizona. It was such a delight to meet them and photograph them on their special wedding day! Besides a warm welcome and lots of good vibes.. I felt extremely lucky for sunny weather and the ability to photograph from the balcony to include the Sedona Red Rock Views!
Officiant: Suzanne Loo-McCoy
Catering: Abbie’s Kitchen
Dress: Adrianna Papell
Rings: My Trio Rings
Florist: Jazz Bouquet Floral
Hair Makeup Artist: Patricia Vega
The wedding dress and rings were beautiful and everything at the wedding was made with lots of care & love! I was in awe of the details and food being prepared. The decor and food made the house more gorgeous then it already was!
The bathroom had the perfect natural window lighting to capture the Bride and her bridesmaids getting ready! =) The girls were so on top of everything that needed to be done. I've never met a sweeter group of Bridesmaids!
I photographed kisses and hugs to the Bride from family before the ceremony! I could see how loved and cared for Christina and Alex are because of the outpouring of love all day long!
The groom and groomsmen enjoyed a pre-wedding cheers and hung out on the balcony with stunning Sedona Red Rock views before the ceremony began.
As guests arrived and found their seats the smell of sage marked the start of the wedding ceremony. Christina and Alex decided to have Native American blessing befit of a south western Sedona, Arizona Wedding. They also incorporated readings from the Book of Corinthians.
After the wedding ceremony Christina and Alex signed their marriage license and then lined up to take bridal party, family, and bride and groom portraits.
I decided to take them up to the balcony to see if I could take some red rock view pictures and on the way up captured this sweet moment between the bride and groom!
After sunset, Christina and Alex joined their friends and family to continue the celebration! =)
Christina and Alex,
I can't tell you enough that I felt so blessed to be there to photograph your celebration! I wanted to say thank you again to both you and your family for being so loving and welcoming! Here is a Native American blessing I read and it made me think of you!
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness,
for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons,
but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the
journey ahead and through all the years,
May happiness be your companion and
your days together be good and long upon the earth.
Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and
remind yourselves often of what brought you together.
Give the highest priority to the tenderness,
gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves.
When frustration, difficulties and fear assail your relationship,
as they threaten all relationships at one time or another,
remember to focus on what is right between you,
not only the part which seems wrong.
In this way, you can ride out the storms when
clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives - remembering that
even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there.
And if each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your
life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight.