Colten & Riley’s intimate Sedona elopement wedding at L’Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, AZ was absolutely gorgeous. A little back story on these two… Colten and Riley met at work. Riley was engaged to be married at the time of their meeting. However, fate would run its course. Colten was responsible for showing Riley the ropes at the hospital they were working at while Riley was doing her med school rotation. After 2 weeks of this particular rotation the two were madly in love without the other knowing. Knowing that Riley was engaged Colten was playing it cool and trying to keep his distance. In fact, he left on a trip to Haiti shortly after meeting Riley. But, you know what they say, “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” This was true love. Riley knew from the day she met Colten that he was “the one.”
Fast forward, Colten and Riley both knew that they couldn’t live the rest of their lives without each other. As fate would have it, they were engaged not long after meeting, which led to them this beautiful L’Auberge de Sedona elopement wedding almost 1 year to the day after their first non-date, which later ended up being their first date. It’s confusing. We know. But, we just love love stories fit for the next Nicholas Sparks book. That might seem far too sappy for R2 but it’s totally true!
They opted for an intimate, elopement style wedding with just their immediate family present. They wanted this day to be about their love for each other and the joining of two totally unique families. Even the love between these two families was incredible. The weather on this late day in May, which happened to be Memorial Day, was absolutely gorgeous. Absolutely perfect for a Sedona elopement wedding. It really allowed us to focus on the moments at hand without worrying about what should have been a hot day down at the creek.
When you’re around these two it’s hard not to see the love between them. Riley literally laughs at EVERYTHING Colten says. And Colten is always trying to be so serious. “I can’t just smile on command,” he told us. Regardless of that statement, I think we did a pretty good job at getting Colten to let down his guard and share in a few smiles with his gorgeous bride.
We hope you can feel the joy of the day and the magnetism between these two crazy kids in love. Enjoy!