Graham and Elizabeth were wed on a beautiful spring day at Merry Go Round Rock in Sedona. They had traveled from Wisconsin with the groom's family while the bride's family joined us from Southern Arizona. We met at Sedona Rouge Hotel and jumped into the Jeeps which the guys skillfully maneuvered up the rocky trail. It's as if you are driving on a dry riverbed, lots of bumps and switchbacks! This is no place for your standard vehicle! Such a fun adventure! As you can see from the photos, the location is well worth it.
Graham and Elizabeth are such a sweet couple; high school sweethearts. One of the things the bride said to me from our first conversation was how important the ceremony was to them. I couldn't wait to read their questionnaires and create their unique love story! It was a non-denominational ceremony and we began a moment of silence, connecting to our hearts and opening to gratitude. The bride and groom wrote their own vows and we included their adorable daughter in their family vows. Their daughter also wrote the sweetest poem for them which she read after the vows and many tears shed.
Elizabeth said, "We are so happy that we had Jen as our officiant at our wedding! After our initial phone call, she gave us questionnaires to fill out so that she could get to know us better. Based on that information, she was able to create a ceremony "script" that was unique to us. When she gave it to us to read through, we were able to change anything as we saw fit. I felt that she was committed to creating a ceremony that we were completely comfortable with and met all of our needs. I also appreciate her willingness to make the 45-minute ride out to our ceremony site at Merry-Go-Round Rock in Sedona. Overall, Jen is a kind, thoughtful, accommodating officiant, and I would highly recommend her!"
Jen Paul, Life Cycle Celebrant, Ordained Minister, Wedding Officiant, Life Coach, Death Doula