We started off their Sedona elopement day with an adventure in the dark, hiking to the viewpoint for some engagement photos! They hadn’t had the chance to take photos for their engagement yet, so it was a special way to start the day, AND get more photos documenting a special part of their love story! As the sun came up, we soaked in the dreamy desert views of Arizona and had the best time documenting the early morning of their wedding day. During the session, Lindsey switched to a custom sweater which was SOO adorable!!
Before heading to breakfast, we made a pit stop at Berry Divine for some smoothies, because we had the time and why not! The night before, they had written each other letters to read the morning of their elopement. So, once they sat down with their smoothies, they read their letters from each other and it was so funny that they unintentionally wrote the same exact length of letters! Then we had a midday break and met back up at their room at the Enchantment Resort. Lindsey had her hair and make up done by Hellianna with Red Cheek Beauty and their family helped them both get in their wedding attire.
We ventured out to an easy-to-access ceremony spot with a pretty view of Cathedral Rock and they had their first look. Alex was in shock and they both just couldn’t stop smiling. Their family gathered around to witness them say I do. Happy tears were shed through their vows and sealed with a kiss and then we took photos with their guests. Once their guests headed back to the resort, they had their first dance and we adventured around for some bridal portraits. The whole time they were smiling and just so in love with each other. It was so sweet.
6:00 am Start hike to view
7:00 am Engagement photos
8:15 am Head down to trailhead
9:00 am Arrive at parking lot
9:30 am Smoothies at Berry Divine then pick up flowers
2:00 pm Getting Ready Photos at Enchantment Resort
3:00 pm Leave Enchantment Resort
3:30 pm Arrive at ceremony location
4:00 pm Ceremony
4:30 pm Family photos + champagne pop then bridal photos/first dance
6:00 pm End photos
Officiant: Karen Lynn with Sedona Wedding Ministry
Florals: Jazz Bouquet
HMUA: Hellianna with Red Cheek Beauty
Karen did an amazing job and gave us the most memorable experience. We are glad to have found her. If you are looking for an amazing experience, I definitely recommend Karen.
Hope you loved this Desert Elopement in Sedona as much as I did! Lindsey + Alex’s Arizona wedding was an absolute dream to document! If you’re thinking about eloping like these two did be sure and check out my full guide on How to Elope in Sedona, Arizona!
To make your elopement experience a breeze, start by booking an experienced Sedona photographer! Hiring a local who knows all the ins and out of eloping in Arizona can be SO helpful. I have done countless hours of research and location scouting for my clients, and can offer help in the planning process before your elopement day!
If you’re wanting to elope in Sedona, be sure and also check out these Sedona Weddings and Elopements I’ve photographed!
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