Autumnal themes are among our favorite, especially with all the rich colors and textural elements that are available during the fall months. Combined with the colorful red rocks of Sedona, the autumn season just cannot be beat for a Sedona wedding.
We have assembled the following images by Brooke Photography from a recent styled shoot at Sedona Golf Resort. We were very pleased that our efforts won another cover. This image appears on the current issue of Arizona’s Finest Wedding Sites and Services magazine along with a featured wedding article. Follow the link to see the on-line magazine and the entire feature on Show Stoppers.
We begin with this luscious display of autumn floral and textural elements. This, and similar designs, are perfect in the front entry of Sedona Golf Resort. It’s a great way to set the theme for the wedding and visually say, “Something special is happening here today!” Admittedly, this display is more than really needs to be done but, for a styled shoot, we pulled out all the stops. Show Stoppers has designed numerous lovely entry displays at SGR to accommodate every budget, theme and color palette.
The designers at Show Stoppers approach each design as if were a still life, ready to be drawn or painted by an artist’s brush. A good photographer captures the details and artistically frames the display much in the same way a painter would. Guests with appreciative and discriminating eyes are drawn into our designs, as if entering another world to be explored. We love using unusual natural elements from nature. The ring-tailed water wasp nests are fascinating and add an unexpected twist to the design.
One of our favorite set ups at Sedona Golf Resort is this “T” shaped head table conceived by SGR’s ever-so-talented event coordinator, Katie Draxler… who just happens to be Show Stopper’s bride herself.
This lavish table experience can only be described as stunning. Time and time again we have thrilled our brides with the kinds of displays that demand to be studied and enjoyed the entire evening. Guests cannot keep their eyes from moving in, out, through and around every nook of a masterpiece like this.
We love the contrast of sparkling glass tableware playing against vintage mercury glass, silver washed column candle holders and organic elements.
Each place setting affords a different visual experience, yet the entire table works as one continuous piece of art with vibrant fall colors, shiny vs. matt and organic elements that are both wild and sumptuous . The split pomegranates are especially fun.
Our popular beeswax luminaries ( with real flames) take the table to a new romantic level as the sun sets over Sedona’s fiery, red landscape.
Our new rustic wrought iron gazebo can be decorated numerous ways. We found this great domed arbor and shipped it from the Adirondack’s in up-state New York. The basic piece can be simply decorated with fabrics, flowers or a combination of both. Here we used a small, antique, Chinese table as a ceremony prop.
The drawer was pulled out just enough to house spilling whips of lush pyracantha and flowers. A beveled distressed mirror was used as a tray.
A typical guest table display incorporated a different color linen. Whenever possible, we like to make our table displays encroach on the place settings, making the entire table involved in the design.
The wedding bouquet was vibrant with wads of ribbon that form the cup of the bouquet. Again, the use of textural elements make this bouquet interesting as well as beautiful.