Considering the bitterly cold winter we faced this year as Ottawans, shooting a wedding in Arizona this past February was a challenge welcomed and eagerly accepted by Andrew and Derrick. Who wouldn’t want to escape the cold; trade in those frosty temperatures and heaps of snow for the desert sun and striking red canyons? Erika and Tim, Ontario natives currently residing in San Francisco, had the right idea when they planned their nuptials for the picturesque backdrops of Sedona. Andrew and Derrick couldn’t have been more thrilled to capture their special day and even took advantage of the spectacular location to set up a “day-after” shoot.
Although both Erika and Tim attended the same business school, it wasn’t until much later that a mutual friend brought them together over a few casual drinks. Nothing came of their first meeting, but as fate would have it, the two bumped into each other a few months later in the busy city of Toronto. They scheduled a lunch date and in Erika’s own words, “the rest was history”.
The couple’s history continues to write itself, with the most recent chapter being their gorgeous wedding at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona. The neutral colour palette chosen by the couple perfectly complemented the unique wedding location. Subtle tones of peach, gold and pink allowed for the focus to be kept on the simple yet striking beauty of nature: the rust coloured cliffs and bright blue skies characteristic of the area, which served as the backdrop for their “i do’s”.
When asked what three words would best describe their wedding day, Erika and Tim answered “Awesome. Perfect. Magical.” Here’s wishing them many more awesome, perfect and magical memories, as they continue to write the chapters that will ultimately sum up their history as husband and wife.
Union Eleven Photographers: Andrew Geddes & Derrick Rice
Venue: Enchantment Resort
Wedding Coordinator: Michelle Posner
Wedding Gown: White Toronto
Flowers: Mountain High Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Sedona Beauty Team
DJ / Entertainment: Gabriel Browne / Downtown Browne Productions