Alison Mae

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Upon arriving in Sedona, I immediately understood why Jess and Dustin chose to get married there. It really is a magical place. The weather is perfect and the views are unmatched. The contrast of the blue sky against the red rocks makes you realize how lucky we really are to experience this amazing planet. Jess and Dustin’s Red Agave Resort wedding was the perfect blend of gorgeous views, a relaxed atmosphere and resounding joy!

The Venue

Red Agave Resort was the perfect place for Jess and Dustin’s family to gather. Especially because so many of their guests traveled in from out of state to celebrate! Red Agave Resort is just as unique as Sedona itself. The red orange chalets mimic the colors of the rocks that tower above them. And the views of some of Sedona’s most iconic rock formations, including Belle Rock, are idyllic.

The Details

For their wedding day looks, Jess opted for an incredible braided mohawk that made her look like a warrior goddess! Her bright green eyeshadow matched her studded lime green heels perfectly. Green dinosaur earrings made by her flower girls reflected her sense of fun and love for the little ladies in her life. Jess chose a dress that showed off her beautiful tattoos, each one a work of art. She was beautiful inside and out! Dustin looked handsome in a light blue Indochino suit with a custom note from Jess on the liner. With single monk strap dress shoes and one of the coolest watches I have ever seen, Dustin looked super sharp for his bride!

Surrounded by red rocks and love

As their wedding day began, Jess and Dustin got ready in neighboring chalets. Jess with her mom, bridesmaids and close friends and Dustin surrounded by his groomsmen. One thing that immediately stood out was how incredibly supportive Jess and Dustin’s friends were. They were amazing and their genuine love and joy for their friends was so cool to see!

The First Look

Jess and Dustin were certainly surrounded by love and joy on their wedding day. But I feel strongly that this is a direct result of love they put out into the world. They radiate love for the people in their lives and one another. It’s the kind of love that you don’t just see, but you feel it too. Their first look was proof of this. Moments before seeing Jess, Dustin was overcome with emotion at the very thought of seeing her. And when her husband to be turned around to see her with tears in his eyes, Jess’s first instinct was to wrap her arms around him in comfort. They are the perfect match with the biggest hearts. It such an honor to capture their love story on camera.

The Ceremony

Jess and Dustin’s ceremony was beyond gorgeous. Belle Rock made for the perfect backdrop. A triangle shaped arch adorned with flowers and pampas grass completed the look. It was stunning! But no one was prepared for how beautiful Jess looked as she walked towards Dustin, escorted by her dad. She was glowing! And their ceremony wasn’t just pretty, it was entertaining too! Special thanks to Shawn and his bubbles for adding the extra pizazz we all needed!

The Sunset Photos

Following some photos with family and the bridal party, it was time for sunset photos! Sunset photos are one of our favorite parts of the wedding day. It allowed time for Jess and Dustin to just relax for a few minutes alone together. We were even able to get some photos with their sweet pups, Pip and Kratos! It was so wonderful to be able to take photos of Jess and Dustin before switching over to party mode!

The Reception

As the sun sank lower in the sky, Jess and Dustin settled in to enjoy their reception. With heartfelt speeches by their best man and maid of honor and sentimental dances, it was a great way to kick off a party! And speaking of party, Hype Man Entertainment kept the party going with endless and energy and the best music! The party went well into the night. Guests were given the choice to dance under the string lights or relax by the fire. Therefore it was the perfect blend of relaxed and exciting!

Be sure to check out more from our time in Arizona here!

Red Agave Resort Wedding in Sedona

Special thanks to the creative professionals who helped bring this day together: Venue: Red Agave Resort, DJ: Hype Man Entertainment, Invitations and Signage: Ren Parks, Rentals: Verve Events and Tents, Flowers: Safeway, Officiant: Joe Tower, Suit: Indochino.

Red Agave Resort Wedding in Sedona

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