It’s a rare day that we feature a wedding out of season, but today I couldn’t resist sharing this stunning and intimate winter wedding shot by one of our fave photographers, Ryan Ray! I love that this sweet wedding was so heavily focused on the ceremony at L’Auberge de Sedona. You couldn’t ask for a more perfect setting! Check out what the bride, Diana Elizabeth (also a rad photographer in her own right!), shared with us about marrying her beau, Benjamin.
From the bride, Diana:
Our vision for the wedding was intimacy. It was most important to us to have a wedding about our marriage and not being overly flashy or over the top spending. We wanted everything to be quaint and sweet, and the focus to be solely about our marriage infront of God, witnessed by family and closest friends. The officiant was the groom’s cousin who is a pastor, and we chose the venue, L’Auberge de Sedona because of it’s beautiful location by the creek. It was an absolute bonus that it snowed. We honestly thought that because of the long summer it would be sunny that weekend in December but snow was a thousand times better!
My favorite part was how perfectly calming and intimate our ceremony was. It was amazing for us to feel so loved as we were placed in a beautiful snowy setting by a creek, surrounded by our guests. For Benjamin he said the first look was something he would never forget when he turned around and saw me. I won’t forget when I saw him from the hotel room when he was shooting with you first, it finally hit me, I’m getting married! I will never forget getting my makeup done and watching the snow fall all morning. What an incredible blessing to witness as I was getting ready. I also think the fact that our wedding was less about the wedding production but more about our marriage, so many of our guests told us after they had never been to a wedding like it!
What I enjoyed the most planning the wedding was my venue team. Being a wedding photographer myself, it was a dream to work with my favorite people in the business. From my event designer, cookie designer, makeup artist, venue, down to the most important, to the photographer that I had to have! I felt like I had the dream team and I couldn’t have asked for more, I’m so thankful that every one was able to come together and work their amazing talents.
I also loved that our ceremony was short, simple and sweet. I kept telling Benjamin I wanted to get married all over again, it was so much fun.
Photography: Ryan Ray // Venue: L’Auberge de Sedona // Event Designer: la Ricki // Cake: L’Auberge de Sedona // Florals: Bliss Extraordinary Floral // Hair + Makeup: Lizzy Marsh // Dress: Tadashi Shoji // Cream Belt: J. Crew // Black Belt: BHLDN // Earrings + Bracelets: Nadri // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Jewelry: J.Crew // Groom: Zegna // Tie: Calibrate // Shirt: Thomas Pink