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Arizona Destination Weddings ~ Sedona Destination Weddings

The Red Rocks of Sedona – Josef Pichler Photo

Just a 90 minute drive north of the Phoenix metropolitan area lies the red rock graced town of Sedona, Arizona where the world quickly changes from low desert landscape to high desert grandeur amid trees that change color in the fall and wildflowers that fill the fields in the spring as if they were gallons of spilled paint.  Within this gorgeous clean air town lie many wedding venues, most perfect for both intimate and larger group affairs.  One such venue on Oak Creek is L’Auberge Sedona where I have had the pleasure of curating many special weddings.

L’Auberge Creekside Ceremony – Chadwick Fowler Photo

On this beautiful lawn that runs parallel to the creek, we were inspired to promote a very rustic seating scenario that doubled as the creekside cocktail area once the ceremony was over.

Chadwick Fowler Photo

The area also serves as a conduit to a very private rock formation embedded in the creek itself, just perfect for private couple photos either before or after the ceremony.

According to Amy Mills, longtime Sedona floral designer and proprietor of Bliss Extraordinary Floral, the best times for a Sedona destination wedding are April and May prior to the monsoon season and then late September through early November, after the monsoons have past.

With a natural green and brown color palette surrounding Sedona and Oak Creek, color is the ultimate accent for any wedding whether a neutral white focal piece or some fun sun shading parasols, which are always a big hit with guests and used frequently by designers such as Amy.  As a planner, I always suggest pashminas for the ladies, especially when the ceremony and cocktail events are creekside since once the Sedona sun goes down, it can get chilly.

It is a delight to plan Sedona destination weddings with partners such as Amy.   For further information on Sedona wedding flowers please contact Amy Mills at Bliss Extraordinary Floral or call me at +1.480.688.1226 for your customized Sedona wedding planning.

Chadwick Fowler Photo

Until next time, stay calm and plan on!


Author: Suzanne Taussig

Scottsdale, Arizona based destination wedding planner and designer