Sedona Wedding Services wanted to share this dramatic blog post we found on the Events By Show Stopper’s website. This extraordinary vow renewal is featured in the current issue of Phoenix Bride and Groom Magazine. We hope you enjoy this post with expanded images by Sierra Blanco Photographers as much as we do.
Three years ago, when Ken I approached Tlaquepaque management about creating an annual Dia de los Muertos ( Day of the Dead ) festival, we never dreamed it would take off like it did. Well…. actually, yes we did. We just didn’t know it would do it so quickly. With the generous and enthusiastic support of Tlaquepaque, Dia de los Muertos is off and running, destined to be one of Sedona’s most popular public events. Ken and I and our fabulous staff are pleased to see our vision come to fruition.
It is gratifying and emotional to see so many people comforted by reminiscing, honoring and talking about their deceased loved ones, and at the same time, having so much fun with their friends and families. It was wonderful to hear all the stories. To think that we were, and are, a part of bringing this lovely celebration about is quite moving for us personally.
Not wanting to stop there, last year, Show Stoppers originally came up the idea of staging a Day of the Dead wedding shoot during the 2011 Dia de los Muertos celebration. Last year’s shoot was beautiful, becoming the precursor for this year’s elaborate shoot.
For this year’s festivities, we wanted to create an event within an event and have the entire project documented with jaw-dropping photography that told a story. There were several goals to achieve. We needed to capture the ethnicity of the event and the incredible visual backdrop of the Tlaquepaque property. We wanted to feel palatable excitement, energy, joy and emotion, all in one body of work that would dazzle. The decor naturally needed to be up front and center. To be sure, particularly for the wedding segment, we wanted romance, sexy and edgy to be the theme throughout. Thus was born this year’s Frida Kahlo inspired wedding. As you are about to see, everything came together with all the cultural ethnicity, romance, sensuality and excitement we had been looking for all along.
Show Stoppers knew exactly the photographers that would be the perfect fit. We hoped that we could get them and were thrilled when we did. We know you are going to be dazzled by these truly remarkable images by the incredibly talented artists at Sierra Blanco Photography. Kevin and Tina came on board without question and gave un unwavering support from the beginning. We especially appreciated them working diligently into the wee hours of the mornings to get these images edited in only two short weeks, especially when they had so much on their plate already. Welcome to Dia de los Muertos 2012, primera parte!
Photography: Sierra Blanco Photography
Models: Patricia Vega and Scott Lopez Haagh
Officiant: Reverend Andrew Murphy / Heart of Sedona Weddings
Floral / lighting / styling / planning / decor: Events By Show Stoppers
Hair and Make-Up: Patricia Vega
Jewelry: Nectar Design
Videography: Sedona Sounds and Video
Murals: Tracey Downes / Events By Show Stoppers
Cake: Sedona Cake Couture
Our models, Patricia Vega and husband Scott Lopez Haagh, were unbelievably professional and totally into it. Patricia, one of the popular artists at the Sedona Wedding Services, did her own hair and makeup.