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Earthy Rustic in Flagstaff

Mia & Charles  |  February 18th  |  Flagstaff, Arizona

From the bride, Mia:
We are from the city and LOVE everything about Flagstaff. Having the mountains and snow as the backdrop for our dream wedding was more then we could have asked for. Our wedding day was by far the most beautiful setting we could have ever imagined.
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Mia’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Event Planner: Kim Duncan, KD Event Designs. Kim was amazing and our wedding wouldn’t have been as beautiful without her. Flagstaff Ranch has beautiful views, but she made it made Extraordinary. Charlie and I gave her free reign and she rolled with it.

Photographer: Tangled Lilac Photography. Melissa and Kristen were amazing!

Venue & Caterer: Flagstaff Ranch Golf Course  //  Floral Designer: Bliss Extraordinary Floral  //  Wedding Gown Designer: Alita Graham //  Makeup Artist: Northern AZ Glam Squad

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Destination Devil’s Thumb Ranch

Amy & Joe |  April 13th  |  Devil’s Thumb Ranch

From the bride, Amy:
We wanted a wedding destination where everyone could come and stay for a few days and be together.  Devil’s Thumb Ranch was the perfect fit. The ranch has something for everyone: outdoor activities, a relaxing spa and great food.

Our inspiration for our celebration was the beautiful Colorado landscape with New York City in our hearts. As a surprise, I sewed a heart on Joe’s tie that said I Love You.

My most memorable moment was our first look.  We were both a little nervous during the morning, but we both relaxed once we were able to see each other.  At that moment, we both said “I feel so much better now” and I just reaffirmed that no matter what with everything going on that day is really was just the two of us.

Brinton04When they opened the barn doors immediately before the processional , there was an audible gasp in the room. Both the setting and the view were stunning. I walked into the barn and down the aisle to M. Ward’s, “Here Comes the Sun”.

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The ceremony was short and sweet, but incredibly memorable. The whole thing last about 8 minutes!

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My advice:  Try not to argue too much during the process of planning a wedding. And during the wedding, take a few steps back to hit pause and take note of what is happening.

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Amy’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue, Food, Lodging: DEVIL’S THUMB RANCH { more info | website }

Event Planner: JA Special Events. Jessica was an essential part of our wedding. We could not have done it without her. She made everything so easy. We would highly recommend her.

Photographer: Brinton Studios. CR and Tiffany take amazing photos and blend into the wedding incredibly well. We barely knew they were there, and were thrilled with the results.

Wedding Gown Designer: Anne Barge #617

Honeymoon Location: Dunton Hot Springs and St Lucia (Ladera and Ti Kaye). One week we were snowshoeing, and one week we were on a beach. It was a great mix. Highly recommend both.

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Styled Shoot: Woodsy Vintage

From the photographer, Amanda Lloyd Photography:
I’m over the moon about the details in this styled shoot! Washington has its own element of outdoor romance and is the perfect place for an outdoor styled shoot! Dyan and Daniel were celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary and were so excited to do this shoot! Vintage was the theme and local antique shops proved to be exactly what I was looking for! We went for a neutral color palette: tans, browns, grays and colors with a hint of teal and yellow.  Let me say that the weather for our shoot was total CHAOS! It was sunshine, then pouring rain! Then, we decided to head up to Summit at Steven’s Pass for insanely gorgeous snowfall! It was DOWNPOUR snow! Dyan and Daniel were complete troopers and totally rocked the shoot! The weather was typical of Washington, and I loved every bit of it!

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Zong Her of Her Couture designed the gorgeous veil and all the amazing flowers.  ALoyod02 ALoyod03 ALoyod04 ALoyod05

Dianne’s Delights in Seattle provided the seriously adorable cream colored ruffed cake, complete with a burlap banner style cake topper. ALoyod06

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