Sedona Wedding Studio featured in
Phoenix Bride and Groom magazine
Phoenix Bride and Groom magazine has published a glorious five page feature in the Sedona weddings section of the new issue. The feature’s photo shoot was produced in it’s entirety by talent from Sedona Wedding Studio. The remarkable images, by Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia of Sedona Bride Photographers, were shot at the magnificent Dancing Apache Lodge and vineyards, just outside Sedona, Arizona. Margaret Van Damme, of Van Damme Weddings, designed and coordinated the shoot.
Margaret wanted to create an atmosphere incorporating vintage elements. She comments, ” The collaboration of talented Sedona Wedding Studio members resulted in this inspirational design that reflects a southwest image not often imagined by brides that live on the east coast or Midwest. In the midst of the rustic country feel is incorporated a sense of casual elegance that might be found in the Italian countryside.” The photo shoot was intended, in part, to show the scope of Sedona weddings, as well as the talented artistry of Sedona Wedding Studio members. There are so many options that are just as exciting as the famous red rocks of Sedona.
Colorful vintage bottles were used as a staple element through-out the shoot. Among other areas, bottles were hung from tree limbs and filled with flowers to create a charming and playful setting for this image.
Wooden benches were used at the ceremony site instead of traditional folding chairs. Old bottles were set on the ends of the benches to serve as interesting aisle decorations. The explosive florals were made in vintage wire baskets straight out of the 1920’s, and included peach eremurus.
The gorgeous wedding bouquet, by Ken Heflin, of Events By Show Stoppers, incorporated a berry theme. Inspired by the vineyard location, complete with immature green grapes, Ken created a textured bouquet was both elegant, unique and vintage.
Varieties of blown garden roses in various colors dotted the design. Pepper berries added a hot pink texture and spicy fragrance that blended with the scent of roses for an exciting composition. Echinacea (cone flowers ) brought in another texture with the thistle look of the Southwest. Pale blue scabiosa gave the bouquet that touch of wildflowers that a vintage look demands.
So much thought went into this production. It was truly a team effort that really paid off with the combined efforts, superb designs and unsurpassed talent of every Sedona Wedding Studio member that participated. The dining table was particularly interesting and worked perfectly under the old-growth cottonwood trees that stand as protective sentinels around the property.
Studio member, Deborah Beggs, of Classic Party Rentals, provided her popular Descanso tables and Mahogany Chiavari chairs. Antique crochet table runners ran the length of the table, with mix-matched china, and dozens of vintage bottles in every size, color and shape imaginable. Pastel colored wine glasses accentuated the color of the bottles.
Kimberly McDowell, of Event Essentials, designed all the paper products. The invitation color scheme of ivory, wine, and Tiffany blue was lovely and maintained the theme. A wisp of feathers and tiny pearls finished the look.
Old planter boxes with pealing paint were used to house some of the vintage bottles in the center of the banquet table. This rustic look was just what the table needed. Bottles are so much fun to collect and can be wonderful keepsakes to use over-and-over, and as well, can be charming party favors.
Mix-matched china finished the homey, vintage look of the shoot. These images, as well as more wonderful detailed shots, were used in the Phoenix Bride and Groom feature. Pick up your copy and see the entire feature. The Sedona Wedding Studio is so pleased to have Phoenix Bride and Groom magazine as a member, and we appreciate the support of this fine wedding publication.
This photo shoot is just one example of the unsurpassed talent that the Sedona Wedding Studio has to offer Sedona brides. Any member may be contacted through their listing on this website.
Photo Shoot Designed and Coordinated by: Margaret Van Damme, Van Damme Weddings
Venue: Dancing Apache Lodge
Photography: Sedona Bride Photographers
Floral Design: Events by Show Stoppers
Cake: Sedona Cake Couture
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Make-Up Artist: Liz Margin
Hair Styling: Patricia Vega
Catering: Perfection Catering
Gown: Destiny’s Bridal
Grooms Attire: Saverio
Paper Products: The Event Essentials