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Scott + Mandy | Sedona Golf Resort | Arizona Destination Wedding

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It was a stunning wedding day in Sedona Arizona only rivaled by the bride in a GREY STEEL Hailey Paige wedding gown and the calm composure of her close friends and family. Here are a few highlights from Scott + Mandy’s recent Destination Sedona Wedding.

VENDORS

Venue: Sedona Golf Resort // Gown: A and Be Bridal Shop // Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridal // Bridal Jewelry: Olive & Piper // Bridesmaids Gown: Vici Bridal // Cake: Sedona Cake Couture // Stationary: En Love Occasions // Florist: Events by Show Stoppers // DJ / MC: Starz Entertainment // Makeup: Patricia Vega Studios

Q. What was the style/mood that you were going for from your wedding? What were your highest priorities?
A. We wanted a very classy yet whimsical wedding. My dress had a very fairytale like vibe and I wanted to continue that feeling throughout. We used a lot of whites, soft blues, and silvers, with a touch of a starry night theme to bring everything together and give it that whimsical feel we hoped for.

Q. What other vendors particularly rocked your world?
A. Our venue, Sedona Golf Resort, was amazing! The staff were so helpful and the location was perfect. Our DJ was Jimmy D. With Starz Entertainment and he was awesome! Super organized, kept the day moving, and kept the dance floor full! Our hair and makeup was done by Patricia Vega and she did a beautiful job, she really knows her stuff! ~ bride


CLIENT REVIEW (from the Bride:)


Q. Why did you initially hire Laura K Moore Photography?
A. Choosing a photographer for our wedding was actually the most difficult part of wedding planning for us. There are so many great photographers out there, how were we supposed to choose?! When we found Laura’a site and saw her pictures and how amazing she was at capturing the candid moments, it became a much easier decision! In addition, Laura seemed like someone who would be fun and easy going to be around. Since you spend more time with your photographer than any other vendor on your wedding day, this was really important to me. Laura made the day fun, easy, and made us feel confident that we were getting all the amazing shots we wanted and then some!
Q. What were some of the key highlights and memories of having LKM shoot your wedding?
A. She made things so easy! From the moment she got there, she went to work getting pictures of the dress, shoes, little details, everything! I never felt like I needed to give her any extra direction because she was already a step ahead of me, which made it much easier for me to relax. She was also great about helping us figure out posing and making things light and funny. My husband hates having his photo taken, but she made the process fun and easy!
Q. If you were to refer LKM to future brides & grooms, what would you say?
A. You can stop looking, you’ve found your photographer! Her pictures are timeless and elegant and really do capture the day. I spent hours researching photographers and could not be more thrilled to have chosen Laura for our big day! She’s an absolute gem!

Scott & Mandy, What an honor it was to be trusted with your wedding day! Your families were beautiful and your day was stunning! Excited to stay in touch as your future unfolds! // LKM

VENDORS

Venue: Sedona Golf Resort // Gown: A and Be Bridal Shop // Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka Bridal // Bridal Jewelry: Olive & Piper // Bridesmaids Gown: Vici Bridal // Cake: Sedona Cake Couture // Stationary: En Love Occasions // Florist: Events by Show Stoppers // DJ / MC: Starz Entertainment // Makeup: Patricia Vega Studios

Patrick + Carly | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | Destination Wedding

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VENDORS

Venue: Hotel Playa Fiesta // Photography: Makayla w/ Laura K Moore Photography // Wedding Gown: Rue De Seine Modern Wedding Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Coordinator: Hotel Playa Fiesta (ask for Gabi Gabi@playafiesta.com) // MUAH: Bree Rubin Hair & Makeup // Florist: Flora Art Vallarta // Videographer: Still & Motion Storytellers // His cuff links: Luxe Gifts Co // Bridesmaid Robes: Robed w/ Love // Officiant: Luke Starr // Bride’s shoes: Steve Madden // Groom’s shoes: Aldo // Bride’s gift to groom: LuxeGiftsCo // Groom’s Tie: MyTieShop


LKM & Makayla did an amazing job being present and catching all the important moments for our wedding. She created little scenes we never would have thought about. She is hilarious when you are being awkward and don’t know how to stand or what to do with your hands etc.. She made it so fun and natural. Looking back through there are moments and things she captured that we didn’t even notice she was getting. The whole thing was seamless, she’s a pro with great artistic insights and everything just exceeded our expectations. Highly recommend for any important event. - Patrick, Groom

The morning of the wedding came together seamlessly thanks to Gabi, the day-of coordinator, and all of the amazing staff at Playa Fiesta! We had a blast playing with confetti and watching Bree Rubin, the sister of the bride, work her magic with hair and makeup.

The ceremony space had an incredible view of the ocean where Carly and Pat had their guests toss shells into the ocean. It was such a special moment for their friends and family! Everyone watched in awe at the way Patrick looked at Carly and threw confetti in celebration as they came down the aisle.

After Carly and Pat slipped away for bride and groom portraits they were welcomed back by all of their family and friends in a “ready to party” mode. Of course we had to get all of them squished together hyping up the bride and groom with the ocean in the background.

A shot of tequila for the entrance to cocktail hour followed by an epic dance party. The only thing missing was fireworks….

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… but of course they had already thought of that! Thank you Carly and Patrick for including us in your special wedding weekend. It was a blast of a trip that we will always remember! ~ Makayla // LKM


Working with Makayla is a dream! She photographed our engagement, and we knew we had to fly her to our destination wedding after we had our photo shoot and saw the finished images. She’s very professional and direct, ensuring we got the photos and emotion we were looking to capture. At the wedding, she captured everything from the first looks, to the sunset veil shots, all the way down to the dance floor dips and guests having a blast. We can’t imagine anyone else being there with us, and wouldn’t recommend anyone else to capture such special moments. Laura, thank you for supporting Makayla, your quick response times and attention to detail. You two are a dream team! ~ Carly, Bride

VENDORS

Venue: Hotel Playa Fiesta // Photography: Makayla w/ Laura K Moore Photography // Wedding Gown: Rue De Seine Modern Wedding Boutique // Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu // Coordinator: Hotel Playa Fiesta (ask for Gabi Gabi@playafiesta.com) // MUAH: Bree Rubin Hair & Makeup // Florist: Flora Art Vallarta // Videographer: Still & Motion Storytellers // His cuff links: Luxe Gifts Co // Bridesmaid Robes: Robed w/ Love // Officiant: Luke Starr // Bride’s shoes: Steve Madden // Groom’s shoes: Aldo // Bride’s gift to groom: LuxeGiftsCo // Groom’s Tie: MyTieShop

FEATURED WEDDING | John + Lauren Destination Wedding | Bisbee, Arizona

John + Lauren's small destination wedding in Bisbee, Arizona is being featured on INTIMATE WEDDINGS this week! IntimateWeddings.com is the #1 go-to wedding site for planning a small wedding! Go here to see the full feature! 

Go HERE to see the rest of the feature and HERE to see some of the behind the scenes story :)

Some sweet words from the bride: We hired Laura K. Moore of LKM Photography to capture the whole day, and we wanted to truly enjoy seeing our guests and enjoy our time with them, without seeing a bunch of cameras instead of their faces! It was great and I felt like our guests were really present with us, in every moment instead of being distracted by phones and cameras. And can I just give a shout out to my photographer Laura?! She is AMAZING! She caught moments that I don’t think anyone else even noticed. She is a true artist. Hands down the best wedding photographer out there! She blended herself right in and it didn’t feel like we were at a photo shoot. She made sure we kept the intimate vibe flowing throughout the entire day. // Thank you so much John + Lauren!! Congrats on the feature!

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DIY Backyard Wedding Details {teaser} | Texture Tuesday

This DIY Backyard San Jose wedding is about to hit the blog :) There were SO many DIY details, textures, colors and awesome garden plants at this wedding.  I figured it only appropriate to release a few as part of "texture tuesday." Check back shortly for the whole wedding story! | LKM