Happy Tuesday, friends! I cannot believe this day is here- we are finally posting our LAST wedding of 2016! 2016 was an incredible year for us! We had the pleasure of capturing 37 amazingly beautiful and unique weddings… and even more incredible than the weddings were the couples that we got to journey with. Every single couple touched us so deeply and made us feel so loved and valued. Every single couple made us love our job even more and thank God that THIS is what we get to do for a living. 2016 was more than we could ever have hoped for!
We ended our year in Sedona at the beautiful L’Auberge de Sedona. The day threatened rain and it was chilly outside, but Allison never stopped smiling. Actually, I should stop here. When I say the day threatened rain, I mean that it sprinkled while Allison was getting ready, stormed right before we planned a first look, the sky cleared up right as Allison and Eric saw each other for the first time and then stayed clear through all of our photos and into their ceremony. We had an indoor option for the ceremony but everyone pushed to keep it outside- you CANNOT BEAT the STUNNING ceremony views at L’Auberge (scroll down to see). Then it started sprinkling again right at the end of the ceremony. When Allison and Eric kissed for the first time as husband and wife, a beautiful, HUGE double rainbow formed across the sky behind them and all of their guests gasped. It was too perfect- like something out of a movie! Cocktail hour was beautiful, and then the storm came right as all of their guests headed inside for dinner- and then it poured rain the rest of the night! What are the odds? Allison and Eric had the perfect weather, it’s as if the rain was working around their schedule. Either way, these two never lost sight of the most important aspect of their day: COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER.
Andrew and I loved watching them as they smiled at each other throughout the day, as Eric tenderly held his new wife during their first dance, as their loved ones cheered all day long, as Allison quietly cried as she read a personal letter from Eric sharing his heart with her, as her grandmothers watched her getting into her dress from across the room with such contentment on their faces… There was one special moment after the next and we were so humbled to be there.
Congratulations Allison and Eric! Your wedding was truly the PARTY that you hoped for! Cheers to 2016 and all the excitement that 2017 has in store! 🙂 -A&EJ
Our amazing wedding team:
Wedding Planner: Courtney Olsen with Ashley Gain Weddings
Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona | Florals: Events by Showstoppers | Hair: Hair By Kaylee Kauffman | Makeup: Ashley Doran | Officiant: Dan Fisher | DJ: Kyle Colley | Cake and Desserts: A Bake Shop | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Verve Event Rentals | Wedding Gown: Brides by Demetrios | Groom’s Suit: Suit Supply | Stationery & Calligraphy: Courtney Larsen | Photography: Andrew&Jade Photography