Seven Canyons Photo Shoot
A planned Sedona elopement on top of the world offers an elegant setting for a private celebration designed especially for two. Showcasing the glorious, panoramic 360-degree view atop Rachel’s Knoll, high above Seven Canyons Golf Club, Sedona’s past as a prehistoric seabed takes center stage.
The famous red rocks of Sedona were formed by iron oxide remaining from the ancient sea; visitors can still find remnants of sea life in the area. It seems only fitting that shells and elegant neutral hues set the tone for this timeless story of love.
Photojournalists, Andrew Mejia and Katrina Wallace of Sedona Bride captured every loving element of the ceremony, al fresco dinner and even some fun and games in this engaging setting.
Here is a gorgeous time lapse video showing the installation by Sedona Sounds and Video.
The marriage gazebo was designed with luxurious silvery champagne fabrics. The top was garnished with a royal crown. Hand-made ribbon flowers garnished the tie off points.
A charming sea-life chandelier decorated the upper inside of the gazebo
The sweeping vistas at Seven Canyons Golf Club are impossible to top. Rachel’s knoll is a popular site for engagement sessions and intimate weddings.
The center of each plate was adorned with a delicate, lacy gold sea fan. An “easel” made of white sea stars standing back-to-back, anchored a hand-made sugar place card by Sedona Cake Couture. Stemware with gold rims and gold utensils finished the look. The centerpiece was a study in tones of white a beige with natural sea-life elements including
Marvelous hand-made flowers were used throughout the decorations. Show Stoppers produced the flowers during a 4-day marathon. Polished silvery white turbos, white sea stars, sea fans and ribbon flowers accented the tiebacks and were repeated as a garnish for the chair backs. Nectar Design provided the jewelry including a handmade melon shell necklace from the Santa Domingo Pueblo. The earrings were a Navajo design of orange spiney oyster set in sterling silver.
The bride carried an exquisite bouquet of ribbon flowers with a couture-embroidered handle sporting a rhinestone sea horse. Show Stopper’s designer, Ken Heflin, fashioned the ribbon flowers, shells, sea-life, shellflowers and sprays of pearls into an exquisite couture masterpiece.
The bride’s hairpiece was fashioned from a delicate sea fan with a gold seahorse, pearl bubbles and a ribbon flower and worked perfectly with the model’s hairstyle. The groom wore a matching boutonniere that popped against his handsome brown tuxedo.
In addition to these spectacular images by Sedona Bride, you can view a time-lapse video of the entire installation and day’s activities by Bobby Russell of Sedona Sounds DJ & Video.
THE SEDONA WEDDNG STUDIO PRODUCTION TEAM:
The Club at Seven CanyonsPhotography:
Floral Design and Decor:
Events by Show Stoppers
Sedona Cake Couture
Seven Canyons Chef Joseph Wickham
GiGi Bridal Boutique
A Tailor Tuxedo and Bridal Shop
Rentals and Tabletops:
Classic Party Rentals
Time Lapse Videography:
Sedona Sounds DJ & Video
Hair Styling and Makeup: