The most beautiful Sedona Micro-Wedding happened this week, and we wanted to share a few important details that truly made this wedding unique and absolutely authentic to this amazing couple.
For many couples, their wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. It’s a day when they declare their love for one another in front of their closest family and friends. And it’s a day when they start their journey as husband and wife.
For some couples, though, a traditional wedding just isn’t their style. They may prefer a more intimate setting, with just close family and friends in attendance.
Jenny and Andrew knew they wanted a small, intimate wedding with only their closest people surrounding them in love. When they first reached out to us, they told us how important having their parents and friends there. When planning their Sedona Micro-Wedding, we got to know them and sent out a Guest Guide so that everyone they were inviting felt included and loved. The way we do weddings is so unique, that most people don’t know what to expect! Most larger weddings feel rushed, but we make it a point for our couples to have moments throughout the day to breathe it all in. Shelby also wants the guests to know they are a part of the experience! They aren’t in the way. Her goal is to capture moments so you can stay in them.
One of the things we feel out (or sometimes ask directly) during the intake call is: Why are you inviting the people you are inviting? The people you have at such a small intimate space is so crucial to the atmosphere and vibe of your entire day. If you invite people out of obligation rather than absolute pure JOY, it definitely comes out on the day of the wedding.
We’ve had a few brides regret inviting people out of obligation because of the stress they made them feel the day of. We truly want the BEST for you, and we want to give you the permission you need to speak your truth and have the people there that you WANT to be there. Sometimes this means it’s only the two of you! And that’s ok!
Back to this beautiful Sedona Wedding!
The perfect way to celebrate Jenny and Andrew’s love for one another was to have their hype squad with them when they tied the knot! And that’s exactly what happened. They invited only their closest friends and family, and we had an absolute BLAST on their beautiful wedding day!
When we walked in the door of the beautiful Airbnb they rented, music was blasting, we were greeted with so much love and joy, and everyone was truly having the time of their lives. Andrew was a little nervous, but he was so excited and couldn’t wait to see Jenny in her dress!
FIRST LOOK WITH PARENTS
Andrew’s parents were the CUTEST, and were so proud of him. They exchanged a few words and blessings over him and of course told him how handsome he was. The joy on their faces was permanent the entire day!!
One of the sweetest things the bride and groom did was give personalized gifts to all of their guests. Because the guest count is so small for Sedona Micro-Weddings, you can truly make everyone feel so special and loved by having little moments with each of them throughout the day. Jenny and Andrew didn’t want to see each other until later, so the wall was actually a perfect divider for them to both give gifts to everyone without seeing each other.
They also wrote each guest a personalized letter telling them how important and loved they are. I think hand written notes are the sweetest thing to receive, and highly encourage all couples to write some sort of letter on their wedding day- whether it be to just each other or important family member or friends.
The bride and groom wanted their wedding to be intimate and special, and that’s exactly what it was. From the first look with their parents to the gifts they gave to their guests, every detail of this wedding was perfect.
They guys were all gifted socks of their dogs printed on them (ADORABLE)! This is a cute way to include your pet when you don’t want to physically bring them to the ceremony space.
Sedona Micro-Wedding: Ceremony
Jenny and Andrew exchanged vows and had a really light hearted ceremony. It was joyful, fun, and a beautiful reflection of who they are as individuals and a couple.
Jenny and Andrew chose to do a Tea Ceremony for their Unity Ceremony. This wasn’t the extremely traditional way of doing a Tea Ceremony, but Rich collaborated with them to create a blend that was still true to their Chinese heritage and honored their family members. They served Andrew’s Parents tea to honor them and symbolize the two families becoming one.
Sedona Micro-Wedding: First Dance
When it comes to Elopements and Sedona Micro-Weddings, the first dance as husband and wife is a moment that is often overlooked. This particular first dance was so beautiful and filled with so much joy. We believe it is important to have this special moment, so we hire a professional musician to serenade the bride and groom as they sway along with the music and look into each other’s eyes.
While normally the first dance is really just a “sway”, Jenny and Andrew actually had a choreographed dance for their first dance! Ocotillo Music played a beautiful classical rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” and the Red Rocks were serenaded along with the beautiful wedding party.
CHAMPAGNE + TOASTS
Just because you’re only inviting a few people, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the alcohol and speeches! Jenny’s brother gave a sweet (and funny) toast to the newlyweds and we all celebrated them together!
Your Day, Your Way
Choosing to have a smaller wedding, does not mean skimping or missing out on important moments. It actually means you can be intentional with the people you ARE inviting and create really unforgettable memories together. Order custom socks of your dog’s face, write sweet letters to those that you care about, but really make your wedding completely YOU.
No wedding is ever the same because every person and couple is unique, different, and one-of-a-kind. This is why we offer so many personalized and customizable additions to each wedding we do! Do what feels authentic to you! We are simply here to make it all happen and collaborate with you to make your dreams a reality.
Sedona is truly a magical place, and we feel so lucky to have been able to capture this Sedona micro-wedding. We hope you enjoy these sneak peeks! If you’re considering a Sedona elopement or micro-wedding, we would love to chat with you about our Sedona elopement packages. Contact us today!
We hope this post inspires you to have your own Sedona Micro Wedding! Thank you for reading and be sure to comment below with any questions or thoughts. We love hearing from you 🙂
Let’s Knot and Say We Did offers all-inclusive wedding and elopement packages so that all you have to do is show up! We specialize in adventure elopements because we believe in the power of authentic love. Rather than have weddings be a production. We value marriage and the sacred union that takes place in a wedding ceremony.
Rich is a Master of Ceremony. He creates a grounding presence that allows people to feel safe to be fully themselves. He and Shelby (your elopement photographer) bring their joy + high vibes into your ceremony space with intention, love, and creativity. Whether you’re eloping or having a small wedding, we’ll take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy your special day.
Rich and Shelby create a detailed timeline of your wedding day and coordinate with all vendors. They hand pick every vendor involved and only work with the best. They offer Ceremony Design + Floral Coordination, and provide everything you need to get married in an absolutely beautiful location.
Let’s Knot and Say We Did is based in Sedona, Arizona. Rich and Shelby travel world wide to create epic elopement and intimate wedding experiences for couples who are authentic, joyful, and madly in love.