A timeless Sedona destination wedding at Yavapai Vista

Yavapai Vista’s open space provides the perfect spot for couples looking for a destination wedding or elopement in Sedona, Arizona.

Nicole and Brian, soulmates based out of California, brought friends, family and White Desert Photography to their Sedona wedding. The day started at Yavapai Vista and ended at The Wilde for their reception. Anyone location scouting should consider these spots for their wedding, elopement or reception.

Keep reading to see the gorgeous Yavapai Vista views and how Nicole and Brian made the most of their wedding day. And check out their day-after session at Cathedral Rock!

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bride and father dancing

Sedona destination wedding

Destination weddings can be hard to plan. Especially if you haven’t been to the locations before! It takes a lot of effort to scout the right locations, ceremony views, and vendors for your perfect day.

Yet this is what makes Sedona a great destination wedding location: many vendors have worked in the industry for years. Couples traveling from out of state should make a point to start their planning more than a year in advance to ensure the right vendors and venues are available on your special date.

If you see anything you like in these photos, continue to the bottom of the blog for a list of all the vendors from this destination wedding!

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the sedona wilde resort

Destination wedding at Yavapai Vista

Yavapai Vista is a wonderful location for those looking to get hitched in Sedona’s spiritual and beautiful landscape.

The word “Vista” normally implies a mountaintop view, but luckily the walk to Yavapai Vista is a short one. At the suggested ceremony location, the sun warms the mostly flat red rocks.

The area has a short, less than a mile hike that includes a slight incline. For this reason, the area is not wheelchair accessible and good walking or hiking shoes are recommended. Check out the bride’s footwear in the next photo — who says brides can’t be tough!

In addition, the area’s bathroom and medium-sized parking lot means it isn’t too far from the necessities.

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bride and groom getting married in sedona
bridal party jumping

The Wilde in Sedona

Nicole and Brian were so pleased with The Wilde Resort and Spa‘s reception space and were able to manage dinner, dancing and cake cutting for all their guests.

The Wilde is located at 2250 W State Route 89A, Sedona, Arizona. It’s in the heart of West Sedona with a view of Thunder Mountain in the background. Additionally, the 4.5 star hotel has gardens, courtyards, a restaurant and a private area for wedding receptions.

The vendors had plenty of time to set up a beautiful ceremony. So when the newlyweds made their entrance, it was to an extravagant dining and dancing area with a crowd of happy guests. Everyone ate, laughed and danced the night away.

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bride and groom walking
couple dancing
wedding cake

List of Vendors

The newlyweds were so pleased with their special day thanks to the all-star cast of vendors. As promised, check them out below:

  • Photographer (of course): White Desert Photography
  • Venue: The Wilde Resort and Spa
  • Caterer: Rascal’s
  • Flowers: Jazz Bouquet
  • DJ/Band: Christina LaRocca Entertainment
  • Cake: Sedona Bakery
  • Hair/Makeup: Carrie Kacen
  • Officiant: Sedona Destination Weddings
  • Rings/Jewelry: Robbin’s Brothers Wedding
  • Dress: Moonlight Bridal
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie
couple cutting wedding cake
groom and mother dancing
bride and groom dancing

Destination Weddings

In reality, Sedona offers so much for couples planning their elopement or wedding. There are seemingly endless spots both in nature and at established venues. Above all, couples should always be sure to do their research to find the location that matches their vision and interests.

Book White Desert Photography for your ceremony and you will gain access to a list of recommendations built through years of working and living in Sedona.

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.