Jennifer and Anthony — Los Abrigados creekside

On beautiful Spring Saturday morning, Jennifer and Anthony got married Creekside at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa.  It’s a beautiful location — an oasis of lush greenness in Oak Creek’s riparian corridor.

They did things a little differently — including a tree-planting ceremony that included all those present.  Each guest was given a small vial of earth, and the bride and groom starting things off by adding their own vials of dirt to the sapling in a pot.  They then passed the sapling around the gathering, so that each person could add their little piece of earth to the pot. Then they watered it together…

The ceremony ended with the bride and groom doing a first dance — a beautifully ritualized expression of their relationship.  It was a magical morning!  As a Sedona wedding officiant, I feel truly blessed to both facilitate and experience these kinds of lovely experiences, in beautiful places.  I love my job!

by Anthony Flesch, founder of