There is nothing quite as beautiful as Flagstaff, Arizona in the Fall, unless you are this lovely bride getting married in this amazing venue.
I was offered the opportunity to capture the marriage of two wonderful parents in my old stomping grounds and I feel so blessed to have been able to witness their incredible ceremony at the Flagstaff Nordic Center at the base of the San Francisco Peaks.
Henry and Dana’s ceremony in the forest was filled with love, faith and a huge focus on their family.
Both bring amazing children to their marriage. The three boys, now brothers, were dressed with simple bow ties and they managed to stay very clean while I was taking their photos, even with the wet grounds of the Coconino National Forest.
Anyone who knows anything about Flagstaff knows that the weather is unpredictable. In fact, the old saying goes “Don’t like the weather, wait five minutes.” Well, you may not be able predict the weather but you can anticipate something in the early Fall in Northern Arizona and that’s afternoon showers. And while rain is not ideal for an outdoor lunch wedding, the light drizzle that sprinkled us provided for good luck for the bride and groom, not to mention cooler temperatures and some fabulous umbrellas and rain boots.
The details of this gorgeous outdoor wedding were beyond “Pin worthy” and there were few things that the Bride, Dana, didn’t think of for her big day.
From delicious and beautiful food, including cupcakes and individual pies for dessert, to simple bouquets of baby’s breath in mason jars with splashes of turquoise decorating the long picnic table for a family style lunch, the forest themed party was nothing short of exquisite .
I had so much fun getting to know this couple and I hope the memories of their big day are as beautiful as these pictures!