Katie and Zack both live in St. Louis, and reached out to our team to help them plan a wedding “somewhere that was accessible by the airport, as most of their guests would be flying in.” So, in the late summer of 2019 our team toured locations with them in Colorado, they selected an amazing venue for the summer of 2020! I am sure you can see where this story is going, yes, in the late spring of 2020, it became apparent that Katie and Zack would have to put their dream wedding on hold due to COVID-19 pandemic. After much deliberation, the couple and their families decided to move their date, state, and venue.
In February of 2021, Katie and Zack celebrated with their close family and friends at L’auberge Sedona.
One of the things that is so special about all L’auberge Properties is their attention to detail, and the Sedona, Arizona location is no exception! It has the most lovely outdoor patio area upon arrival with a river running through the property. It was the perfect location for after reception drinks or enjoying a book.
Katie and Zack opted to have an intimate wedding with only a few family members and guests. Katie’s family members wrote beautiful letters to the couple sharing well-wishes, advice, and their love for the couple. In addition, Katie had a special wedding dress reveal planned for a few girlfriends who were not able to attend via zoom! Sedona Beauty Team did an amazing job of making these women look flawless.
Paige Vaughn photography, who specialized in destination weddings and is based in Austin and California was amazing at orchestrating this beautiful first look at one of the venue’s most stunning overlooks, SpiritSong Terrace!
The ceremony was beautiful with the red rock backdrop of the mountain ranges at sunset. Sedona Wedding Ministry officiated a meaningful and sweet ceremony, while Sweetwater Strings played.
The reception was a stunning meal enjoyed in multiple courses. The guests enjoyed talking and laughing while white-glove service presented the meal
The end of the night, was shared in the lobby of the suites, while many guests enjoyed chatting with the bride and groom!
One of the best parts of a destination wedding is that you are already in place for the honeymoon! Katie and Zack are avid outdoorsmen, and they enjoyed hiking and spending time in the PERFECT temperatures!
Planning: Mayfield Events
Venue: L’Auberge Sedona
Photography: Paige Vaughn Photo
Entertainment: Sweetwater Strings
Beauty: Sedona Beauty Team
Bride’s Attire: BHLDN
Officiant: Sedona Wedding Ministries