For many, a wedding would not be complete without your furry best friend. For Renee and George, their pup Chewie was a central part of their intimate elopement, and in many of these pictures captured by Jane in the Woods, Chewie totally stole the show, and our hearts. Renee and George met at a festival in Illinois a little over eight years ago, and their connection was instant! The couple enjoys traveling, food and especially dogs! When George decided it was time to propose, he made sure their pup was part of the equation. On their first road trip, the pair brought Chewie to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, and while in Sedona, George surprised Renee by dropping to one knee and asking for forever, with Chewie by his side.
Early on, the couple decided they wanted a subtle ceremony, and their final guest list included 16 members of their closest family and friend group. The couple road tripped once again to Sedona with their four-legged best friend for their Cathedral Rock Elopement. George’s steel gray suit was accentuated by the soft greens and white in his boutonniere, and Renee’s exquisite nude and cream dress was a central focus, with the unique appliqué design melding with the landscape in a beautiful collaboration.
After the ceremony, the couple used some much-needed alone time to take in the sights and sounds of Sedona while taking their wedding photos with Jane in the Woods. Afterwards, the couple returned to reality and had a quiet dinner with their family and friends at Cucina Rustica. The newlyweds then continued their road trip for their honeymoon, driving with Chewie to the wilds of the California coast, and finished their adventure in Seattle before heading home, love in their hearts and images of rustic Sedona flashing in their minds.
Cathedral Rock Elopement
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PHOTOGRAPHY: Jane in the Woods
CEREMONY SITE: Cathedral Rock | RECEPTION SITE: Cucina Rustica | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: BHLDN | MENSWEAR: Men’s Wearhouse | FLOWERS: Jazzy Floral Boutique | OFFICIANT: Heart of Sedona Weddings | ENGAGEMENT RING: Rogers and Hollands | HAIR/MAKEUP: Sedona Beauty Team