Amber and Stan, Huckaby Trail, Sedona

Another breathtaking ceremony in a stunning location! Just off Highway 179 at the foot of Schnebly Hill Road near Uptown, the Huckaby Trailhead is cradled in Red Rock glory. Amber and Stan chose this wedding location for these traits. Their long journey from the East Coast was validated by a beautiful day and perfect photographic conditions! It is a joy … Read More

Ken and Janet — Private Residence, West Sedona

New love can be kindled at any age. That is especially true of timeless love, that which will stand the test beyond our earthly limitations. Ken and Janet had both experienced the disappointment of unsuccessful partnerships. In their sixties, both had eventually gone the modern route of online dating to seek a new connection. Left frustrated and exasperated by the … Read More

Katie and Ethan — Crescent Moon Ranch, Sedona

What if that carefree, joyous apprenticeship of adulthood known as freshman year in college could last a lifetime? In many ways, that spirit imbued the lovely family ceremony Katie and Ethan held on the lush lawn of Crescent Moon Ranch, the dreamy property on Forest Service land near Red Rock Crossing. With the imperious Cathedral Rock aptly serving as backdrop, … Read More

Megan and Austin — Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village, Sedona

One of the most unique places to get a married in Sedona is within the confines of Tlaquepaque, a varied commercial destination along Oak Creek, designed to recreate a Spanish Colonial village from central Mexico. Large weddings command the wide corridor between the main buildings. Smaller ceremonies have the choice of the enchanting Chapel – also crafted in the image … Read More

Lindsay and Nathan — Horseshoe Bend

This was truly a wedding to remember.  When we got to the location, high above the Colorado River, it was just starting to rain, and the wind was picking up.  We all decided to go ahead anyway. So, the ceremony was conducted in the midst of a rare, early Fall storm, with winds gusting to 50 mph, and pretty heavy … Read More

Karen and Anthony vow renewal — 10 years after

I officiated at Karen and Anthony’s wedding at Red Rock Crossing ten years ago.  I got a call from Anthony one recent Friday, saying they were going to be in town, and he had the thought to surprise Karen with a vow renewal close to their anniversary.  So, two days later, I met them at the location, and when Karen … Read More

Karen & Curtis — Pyramid Trail, Sedona

Being a wedding officiant in Sedona is a great job, and I love it!  Last week, I got to do my job for Karen and Curtis on one of my favorite hiking trails here — Pyramid Mountain.  Karen and Curtis had come in from the Dallas area, and had spent the previous day scouting red rock locations.  We have a … Read More

Kara & Matt — Suncliff Sedona

Suncliff is a new and unique “resort” in Sedona — just one luxury casita, with amazing views of the iconic Cathedral Rock formation, and red rock views in every direction.  See here: Kate and Tom Joy run it, and they do an amazing job to ensure that each of their guests has a once-in-a-lifetime experience. As a Sedona wedding officiant, … Read More

Jen and Michael — Red Rock Crossing

Michael and Jen drove down from Boise, Idaho to celebrate their 25th anniversary and renew their vows.  Theirs is one of those wonderful stories where they felt from the start that they were destined to be together — and they still feel that way! They’ve endured a lot of challenges together, notably, Michael’s healing and recovery from a serious illness.  … Read More