Gab and Jim had selected their location to have the Intimate Elopement Ceremony at Yavapai Trail Sedona. A week before the date I started looking around at other locations as well to give them a variety, and they were totally down for whatever vision I had in mind. I was in heaven, because the best thing any of my clients can do, is to give me the creative freedom and trust that I will do what they paid me to do!
Fast-forward to the Friday before the elopement when I got into town. Gab and Jim invited me and my second over for dinner and drinks. Anytime I go into a town I don’t visit often I love to try the local flare ( I stay away from chain restaurants ) but I was totally down for drinks later. So we showed up to their Airbnb and started chatting and drinking wine. Not long after their 2 friends showed up- Emily and Josh ( Josh offciated the wedding ). Emily planned a sort of “bachelorette party” With lots of fun games. If you followed my Insta stories during this time, you were laughing your butt off as much as I was.
Morning of the elopement my second and I went and hiked some spots that I wanted to take my couple too. We decided on a first look, so I knew the location had to be spectacular! Slide Rock State Park delivered that wow factor for us!
Later Gab and Emily came to my Airbnb to get ready so I could get shots of them since mine was more photographically friendly. We showed up to Slide Rock about 4:30 ish to get the guys in position for the first look.
The rest of the day just went so perfectly, we went straight to Yavapai for the ceremony and a few shots and a toast. Right after we headed to Airport Vista aka Airport Vortex for our final shots.
I am not really one to “ feel energy “ but I felt it when I was is Sedona. The energy is so calming, and even though we were in the hustle and bustle of driving all over to get to each spot on time. Sedona is such a beautiful place to get married and I totally recommend it!
Sedona Elopement Dream Team:
Photography Janae Marie Photography
Dress : Luv Bridal Phoenix
Suit : Indochino