An unforgettable Munds Wagon wedding in Sedona

This lightly used trail with countless Sedona red rocks may not be on most people’s venue list, but it made for an unforgettable Munds Wagon wedding for Mike & Ashley.

The Munds Wagon Trail can be accessed from downtown Sedona near Schnedbly Hill Road. Its spectacular views of Merry-Go-Round Rock, Bear Wallow Canyon, and the Mogollon Rim make a perfect southwestern backdrop. A Munds Wagon wedding is easy to pull off because of the wide open space compared to some Sedona locations where you can only elope.

Munds Wagon climbs more than 1,000 feet of elevation over the four-mile one way trail. Additionally, there are many trails that can be accessed make sure you know where you’re going.

Keep reading to see more of this winter Munds Wagon wedding and Creekside Inn reception that I shot as an associate photographer with Jane in the Woods.

bride and groom in sedona arizona
bridesmaids from behind
bride and groom in sedona arizona

Preparing for Munds Wagon Trail

Mike & Ashley knew that their Munds Wagon wedding would take some special planning to pull off perfectly.

From outdoor appropriate shoes to fixing their hair and makeup, this couple thought of it all. Similarly, the couple made sure their ceremony location was near the beginning of the trail. The couple decided to hold their gathering near the main trail, meaning there was no danger of bikers or hikers moving through the ceremony.

groom getting ready
custom wedding bridesmaid glasses
wedding rings and details

Creekside Inn bridals

Before the wedding, we gathered the bridal party at Creekside Inn for their timeless bridal photos.

We took the bride, groom and wedding party to a secluded space for natural photos. This Bed and Breakfast is located near Tlaquepaque. It’s prized for its location near Oak Creek and the ability to rent out the space for your family and bridal party.

The light made a perfect backdrop for the photos, featuring one of the most dapper huskies!

bride and groom in fall setting
groomsmen in black and white
bride in black and white

Where is Munds Wagon Trail?

Munds Wagon Trail is located near downtown Sedona in Northern Arizona. As one travels south on the 89A from Flagstaff, it is located at the roundabout directly after Tlaquepaque.

Creekside Inn is a four minute drive, or 1.3 miles away, from Munds Wagon. Conveniently, Mike & Ashley thought ahead and took advantage of Mund Wagon’s location. By booking their reception at Creekside Inn, it was no trouble traveling between the two locations.

As a photographer with years of experience holding weddings in Sedona, many people underestimate the travel time in the small town. Traffic often clogs the two lane roads making long distance traveling between wedding and reception locations difficult. We recommend thinking ahead on this point!

bridal florals
bride and groom kissing in sedona

Creekside Inn reception

The couple, photos, and wedding guests made this an absolute joy to photograph.

As always, I focused on ensuring the couple was as comfortable as possible. I focus on posing my clients in ways that make them feel natural. The perfect end to a stunning winter wedding came with a mug of hot cocoa next to a warm fire.

reception details
bride and groom cutting cake
bride and groom by the fire

Victoria Nabours, a Northern Arizona local, founded White Desert Photography in 2018. Since then, the company has bloomed into one of the most in-demand wedding, elopement and engagement photography companies in Sedona. Additionally, her years of expertise has taken her to international wedding destinations and attracted the eye of local and bridal magazines.

Check out her photo galleries, elopement and wedding packages, and inquire today!

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Arianne & Eric

“My husband and I planned a small elopement in Sedona. I found Victoria on Instagram and loved her style. We went through the planning process without a wedding planner which proved to be difficult. Victoria was so helpful in making suggestions and pointing us into the right direction, even though I know she really didn’t have to do that as our photographer. On the day of the wedding, she was prompt in arrival and swift in ensuring that she captured everything. In our evening shoot, we went to 2 locations but looking at our pictures it appears that we went to at least 20. She has an amazing eye for photography and truly captured the spirit of our relationship. The quality is excellent and we could not be happier with how our photos turned out. Victoria is a gem. If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!”

If you are looking for a down to earth and talented photography, choose White Desert Photography!

Karina & Zach

“Totally WORTH IT! Highly recommend!

Victoria is amazing behind the camera. I am usually really camera shy but I was so comfortable. It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!”

It literally felt like a DREAM! We enjoyed each breath taking moment!

Izza & Reenan 

“Our wedding was originally March 2020 and she was so great during that difficult time of unexpected rescheduling. When we finally met 2 years after our first email exchange she made us feel so comfortable and at ease.

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.”

We would 100% recommend her to anyone and would be thrilled to have her take our photos again.

Sarah & Aaron

“We hired her for our engagements, bridals and wedding day and we absolutely LOVED having her to capture these special moments. Victoria, is personable yet professional, and by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.”

by the end of these shoots we felt she was a dear friend.