Emotion Filled Wilderness Wedding | Flagstaff, Arizona Wedding Photography

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The month of October is by far one of my favorite months of the year in Arizona. With it comes the beginning of crisp mornings, early evenings on the porch, pumpkin flavored everything, the elimination of Mosquitos (can I get a hallelujah?!?!) and the opportunity to drive up north only two hours to witness some of the most amazing natural beauty of yellow aspens mixed with the pine trees on the tallest mountain in Arizona. It was fitting that Jimmy and Elisabeth set their wedding date on October 1st, the beginning of all things wonderful in Arizona and selected the perfect location in the wilderness of Flagstaff, Arizona.

This couple got married at a unique and venue in the middle of the forest…in fact it wasn’t really a venue at all but a beautiful clearing in the forest with a big white tent for the reception. Jimmy & Elisabeth exchanged vows in the middle of the forest off of a windy dirt road with Humphrey’s Peak towering over them in the background. The wedding was followed by a traditional New Orleans “second line  parade” complete with a brass band, parasols and waving handkerchiefs.

Elisabeth’s preparation for this wedding was not your typical as she prepared to celebrate her wedding without the attendance of her father, who had to have emergency surgery several days prior and on the other side of the country. This was not a small surgery and necessary to manage a severe illness that he has been battling. Understanding that he would not be able to attend, Elisabeth hired a last minute videographer to capture the wedding day for her so her father could watch it after recovery and still be part of this day with his daughter and son-in-law. Upon arriving to the getting ready suite of the bride, we were informed by her best friend that their family secretly chartered a private jet that same morning to quickly and carefully allow her father to attend the wedding IN PERSON. We were filled in on this secret only so we were prepared to capture the moment when her father arrived. To say it was an overwhelming and emotional experience to witness and photograph is an under statement.

Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Tometich!

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Thanks to these great vendors:

Videographer: Kolor PHX Photographic CO.

Planner: Arizona Destination Management

Cake: Jacqueline Rose Cakery

DJ: Synthesis Entertainment

Flowers: Celebrations Event Floral

Catering: Plated Projects Catering