Mike and Gracie are a magical blend. Her smile makes you smile. His laugh makes you laugh. They walk into a room and you know right away something fantastic about to happen. It should surprise no one that they met at a party where they talked and laughed together. On her way home later Gracie mentioned casually to a friend that she "thinks she might like him". As a couple they exude a genuine warmth and love joined with a charismatic fun and friendly attitude. You can immediately feel how happy they are together.
Mike and Gracie knew the Creekside Inn in Sedona would be able to comfortably hold their multitude of friends and family. There’s plenty of room and great shade to keep everyone cool. It’s this kind and caring energy along with unending joy that makes everyone feel so loved. No wonder they have so many friends.
The bright sun streaming in through the trees lit up the leaves while also creating great shadows. The depth and richness of the photos are proof. The naturally filtered sun gave us some beautiful soft lighting that made Gracie and Mike glow. Even Walter, their pup, looked especially handsome. ;-)
Mike’s brother Jonathan planned the WHOLE wedding and did a spectacular job organizing the beautiful details and the flow of the day. Earlier that morning the girls dolled up with giddy excitement and laughter as the guys put on their fancy shoes and got the party started with drinks, dancing, and lots of hugs. As the bride and her girls stayed tucked away, Mike and the boys greeted the arriving guests. By mid-afternoon Gracie took her dad’s arm and started to walk down the aisle.
There were so many loved ones to witness their ceremony that I couldn't even capture the whole crowd with my wide-angle lens!
Their wedding day was a blast like one big party all day…just look at them coming down the aisle after the ceremony!
The reception was a BIG PARTY exactly how an AWESOME reception should be! Filled with lots of dancing and laughter. Mike and Gracie, being the party starters they are, danced their way into the reception for a good 5 to 10 minutes making the crowd cheer and clap for their grand entrance.
Mike & Gracie + friends and family of these AMAZING newlyweds.... THANK YOU so much. Not only did I feel your gratitude but so many of you were so kind to express it. This is truly my dream to be photographing weddings like Mike and Gracie's. To be working with wonderful people like you, I can hardly call it work. It was truly a magical day and everyone made me feel so welcome! I know we captured some memorable times for the whole family to enjoy for years to come. Mike and Gracie, I can't express this enough. You have hearts of gold AND YOU ARE SO MUCH FUN!! Love you guys and we will be sure to stay in touch with you! =)
A SEDONA ARIZONA, NATIVE WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH LOVE STORIES, FAMILIES, CHILDREN, TRAVEL, NATURE, AND PHOTOGRAPHY.