We met Katie last winter when she came into our Flagstaff studio to talk about her Memorial Day weekend wedding. And, at the end of the meeting, when she promptly said she wanted to hire us as her photographers, we were very excited! Katie is one of those ladies you meet where you become instantly friends, she’s that welcoming and has an infectious laughter that makes you feel part of her family. We anxiously looked forward to her wedding weekend, and loved getting to know both of their families and friends. Katie and Rob were married at the always gorgeous L’Auberge de Sedona. Katie and the ladies got pampered in the Creekhouse where the expansive doors open up to the beckoning sounds of Oak Creek. It truly is a magical place. Katie choose a beautiful Liancarlo Couture gown from Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, and it fit her to perfection. We think it was truly the perfect gown for her!
Katie had a wonderful and talented makeup and hair stylist team in Faith Hare and Michele Lee. All the ladies looked perfect and Katie was such a stunning bride! Going down to the creek is one of our many favorite things about photographing at L’Auberge. Katie’s bridal portraits under the trees were so beautiful! Katie has one of the most dramatic and gorgeous veils we’ve every seen and the way that the wind down by the creek moved her veil around ever so slightly made for a perfect photograph!
We loved the Monique L’huillier bridesmaid gowns! And, we loved how Katie’s sister, the Maid of Honor, had a special aubergine color gown. The platinum gowns looked amazing alongside!
Katie and Rob have a child, well, a four legged one named Spanky. We were delighted to find out that Spanky would be a part of the wedding party. We think it’s a perfect choice to include all the family members on such an important day! Spanky wore a gorgeous wedding day collar adorned with the colors of the wedding day of orange, purple and green. Rob’s boutonniere was made from his favorite flower, a Bird of Paradise. Petal Pushers made him a special variation of the flower that suited his artistic side.
The ceremony, on the Spiritsong Terrace, was a perfect mix of smiles and tears. Jake Hanson delivered a sweet and sentimental ceremony that had us all teary eyed. When it came time for the vows, there was not a dry eye in the house! Even little Spanky got caught in up the vows 🙂
L’Auberge‘s ballroom opens up to a beautiful grassy area perfect for the cocktail hour and looks just gorgeous during twilight. Petal Pushers adored the ballroom with artistic displays of flowers at every turn. It was spectacular!
Katie and Rob opted to see each other for the first time as Katie walked down the aisle. So after the ceremony, we walked down to the gorgeous creek to get some great photographs of the two of them together, for the first time, as husband and wife. We love these first moments together for the bride and groom, and they are definitely always our favorites of the day.
Congratulations Katie and Rob! We loved being there for you and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! ~ Melissa and Kristen
Ceremony and Reception Site: L’Auberge de Sedona
Bridemaids Gowns: Monique Lhuillier
Floral Design: Petal Pushers
Hair Stylist: Faith Hare and Michele Lee
Makeup: Michele Lee
Entertainment and DJ: Desert House Productions
Invitations: Ali Ink Custom Designs