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Marissa and Jason's Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Marissa and Jason’s Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Sedona and Poco Diablo Resort is a great place for a destination wedding and we are lucky to have one of the best pastry artists in Northern Arizona living in nearby. Sedona Sweet Arts offers a wide range of wedding cake flavors, styles and decorations that fits the needs of every wedding couple having their wedding in Sedona. For over 20 years DonnaJoy has created amazing wedding cakes and pastries that turn out to be one of the highlights of any wedding reception. As you can see, every special effort goes into the creation of your wedding cake and the finished product is a high quality masterpiece.

Beautiful Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Beautiful Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Photo by Tangled Lilac Photography - Cake by Sedona Sweet Arts

Photo by Tangled Lilac Photography – Cake by Sedona Sweet Arts

Handmade sugar flowers and decor adds the personal touch to your wedding cake and Sedona Sweet Arts can make your ideas a reality. Looking for a delicious gluten free wedding cake, Donna Joy specializes in gluten free products and your guests will not even know the cake is gluten free. If you are looking for an exact color match for your wedding cake, Sedona Sweet Arts can make it happen. Special themes for your wedding cake is no problem and if you are looking for a unique groom’s cake, think of Sedona Sweet Arts for a creative and delicious dessert to please one and all.

Winnie and Sam's Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Winnie and Sam’s Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

We have posted a variety of amazing cakes created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts. Let her hear your plans for your wedding cake and make it a reality. Sedona Sweet Arts offers Free Delivery for all wedding cakes delivered to Poco Diablo Resort. A great perk for a wonderful product. Put your trust in Donna and Dana Varney, Sedona Sweet Arts. You will be glad you did.

Cake cutting Fee is also Included in our Wedding Packages - Cake by Sedona Sweet Arts

Cake cutting Fee is also Included in our Wedding Packages – Cake by Sedona Sweet Arts

Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Autumn Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Erica and Ted’s Wedding Cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Beautiful Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Beautiful Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Wedding Cake by Sedona Sweet Arts

Wedding Cake by Sedona Sweet Arts

Sedona Sweet Arts

Sedona Sweet Arts

The Amazing Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

The Amazing Wedding Cake Created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Hand Made Sugar Stargazer Flowers Adorned Robin and David's Wedding Cake

Hand Made Sugar Stargazer Flowers Adorned Robin and David’s Wedding Cake

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The Grand Canyon

Many times, a Bride is looking for something different as a celebration with her bridesmaids and a private visit to the spectacular Grand Canyon is a great idea for that special treat. First Class Charter and Tours offers an amazing Sunset Tour in the Grand Canyon that is an outstanding way to experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon while celebrating your upcoming wedding with your special friends.

Riding all together in a private vehicle, you can laugh, chat and socialize together and then enjoy an amazing dinner at the El Tovar directly on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It will be a day that will be remembered by all and quite unique too.

First Class Charter and Tours

Take an exclusive private tour to one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Travel in luxury to the magnificent GRAND CANYON with an expert guide. We’ll meet you at your lodging. From there you will experience the unique riparian habitat of Oak Creek Canyon along with Ponderosa pine forest and lush meadows before arriving at the Grand Canyon.

After picking you up at your lodging, the adventure begins with the drive up Oak Creek Canyon, recognized as one of the Top Scenic Drives in America by Rand McNally. After experiencing the unique riparian habitat of Oak Creek Canyon, and reaching the top of Mogollon Rim, there will be views of picturesque Ponderosa pine forests, meadows and the San Francisco Volcanic Field before arriving at the Grand Canyon.

You’ll enjoy your first breathtaking view of the Canyon by the rustic elegance of the historic El Tovar Lodge, perched on the South Rim.  The afternoon brings vistas along the Canyon’s rim, where there is an option to walk along the Rim Trail while experiencing spectacular views. Our experienced guides will share the geology of this wonder-of-the-world and its history of many peoples. On your return journey you’ll view the Little Colorado River gorge and the magnificent Painted Desert. Dinner planned at the El Tovar Lodge and then you will journey back to Sedona.

Grand Canyon Tour (8-10 hours)

El Tovar Dining Room

$299.00 + tax per person  (2-4 guests)
$199.00 + tax per person (5-6 guests)

Highlights:

  • 8-10 hour tour
  • private or small groups
  • experienced guides
  • tailor-made experience
  • Dinner included at El Tovar Lodge
  • all park entrance fees included

First Class Charter and Tours, Northern Arizona’s exclusive tour provider serving guests of Sedona’s award-winning Resorts and Hotels for 20 years. Our tours are predominately private and we have excellent guides that are incredibly knowledgeable about the history, geology, archeology and legends of the Sedona-Verde Valley, the Grand Canyon and areas around Northern Arizona including neighboring states.

The owner, Marco Malaguti, is a world traveler and adventurer and has driven across Africa, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and parts of Asia. He feels fortunate to live in two of his favorite areas of the world, Sedona, Arizona and Ferrara, Italy.

El Tovar – The Grand Canyon

Our Concierge William Schuessler is ready to help with your plans. Give him a call at (928) 203-5941 for more information on an amazing Bridesmaids Party this summer.

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Valerie and Jason

We experienced so much excitement this past Memorial Day weekend here at Poco Diablo Resort while hosting the marvelous wedding of Valerie and Jason. The weekend started off with a fun Mexican themed rehearsal dinner on the patio. In addition to the tasty food prepared by our culinary staff, Valerie and Jason did a terrific job on the decorations and favors that were displayed throughout the event. This was a great kick off to an entertaining weekend of celebration and happiness shared by their family members and friends.

Mexican Themed Decor

The patio was immersed in bright colors and festive patterns accompanied by a variety of libations and refreshments. Games were played and accessories offered with an emphasis on their themed event. The golf course looked lovely as did the Canopy Patio and everyone had a brilliant time.

Dinner on the Canopy Patio

Their wedding took place on the following day – turning out to be a perfect Sedona day. The wedding ceremony was set up facing Elephant Rock, offering an outstanding back drop for the ceremony. Jason and Valerie were so happy as Ken Froessel performed the ceremony. Their superb wedding photographs were taken by Andrew Holman, one of our favorite photographers here in Sedona.

The lovely wedding ceremony of Valerie and Jason

Cocktails were held on the Rose Terrace while wedding portraits were captured on the golf course. Chad Trapeur, owner of All American DJ and Director of Fun, entertained the wedding guests throughout the cocktail hour. Chad had a lot of fun planned throughout the evening including the enjoyable “air guitar” playing during the party. Chad played throughout the night and folks danced up a storm. We loved the exuberance and spirit of the evening.

Valerie and Jason

An elegant plated dinner was served by the Poco Diablo banquet staff. Upgraded rental items including Chiavari chairs and charger plates enhanced the wedding reception. Soft and pastel floral centerpieces completed a remarkable finishing touch to the table decor. Brightened by the overhead lighting, our Canopy Patio looked stylish and outstanding.

First Dance: Valerie and Jason

Valerie and Jason did a great job with their wedding plans and it showed. We loved hosting their wedding and really appreciate all their hard work, making our job so much easier. We found their family and friends kind and thoughtful and we were so glad that they stayed with us over the holiday weekend. We did not want the evening to end!

Valerie and Jason

We hope to see Valerie and Jason back at our hotel each year for their wedding anniversary. They are truly our friends and are always welcome to our resort.

Valerie and Jason’s Bridal Party

 

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The Spa at Poco Diablo Resort

The Spa at Poco Diablo Resort

We are thrilled to announce the opening of The Spa at Poco Diablo Resort. Offering a variety of services including bridal hair, make-up and nails.  The center will be a great convenience to all of our bridal parties.

Take a look at our services and contact The Spa at (928) 203-5982 to schedule your spa services.

The Spa Bridal Services

The Spa Bridal Services

The Spa Bridal Services

The Spa Bridal Services

The Spa Massage Services

The Spa Massage Services

The Spa Services

The Spa Services

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Charlotte and Liam

Charlotte and Liam

About once a year Poco Diablo Resort features an out of town wedding and this year we are happy to post a wonderful wedding in the English countryside. We were thrilled to be invited to Charlotte and Liam’s wedding on September 5, 2015.

Charlotte's father Jon walking her down the aisle.

Charlotte’s father Jon walking her down the aisle.

The first thing we noticed is that English weddings are a little different than their US counterparts. The wedding ceremony took place at 1:30pm and at the end of the ceremony, their marriage certificate was signed in front of all of their family and friends. The bridal party and their immediate family then posed for photographs for their guests allowing everyone to capture their own pictures of the ceremonial acts.

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Wedding portraits took place outdoors following the ceremony and guests enjoyed cocktails and champagne on the golf course. The wedding took place at the Mill Green Golf Course in Welwyn Garden City.  Sitting down for an early dinner, each guest was served a three course dinner including a delicious entree and their choice of wine. The traditional head table was at the front of the reception room where the parents of the bride and groom sat on either side of the couple. We enjoyed the toast made by the best man as well as the father of the bride.

Reception Room

Reception Room

Floral Arrangement on the Head Table

Floral Arrangement on the Head Table

Following dinner, the room was arranged for dancing and the party went on until midnight. In the early evening, appetizers and wedding cake was served along side a colorful candy table. Offering custom photographs of the guests in costume, the photo booth was a very popular location that evening. The DJ brought bright colored lights and other fun items for the guests that included 2 or 3 guitars, microphone and items for those who wanted to sing and play along. It was so much fun and everyone celebrated the marriage of Charlotte and Liam. We were honored to be part of this exciting event.

Cute Wedding Cake

Cute Wedding Cake

Charlotte enjoyed the Games.

Charlotte enjoyed the Games.

Place cards and table settings.

Place cards and table settings.

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Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

Poco Diablo Resort highly recommends Eternal Event Design. At Eternal Event Design, their team is as distinctive as their events.  They are a fun group of people from different walks of life with a kaleidoscope of personalities, dreams and aspirations. Eternal Event Design can implement up lighting, floral, ceiling drapery, event decor and event services of all sizes and calibers. As an expert in Arizona weddings, corporate events and many other events, they are very flexible with the services that they offer and can offer a complete list of services for your wedding or social event and can offer services on an individual basis, depending on your needs.

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design, LLC is built on the promise to provide their clients with superior customer service with attention to detail, at the best budget possible while delivering a memorable and fabulous event! Based in Phoenix, Arizona (East Valley), they provides service all around the Phoenix metropolitan area and Northern Arizona. They can handle your event up lighting and unique centerpieces with their special touch that will make your wedding the perfect event you dreamed of. Their work is absolutely spectacular and we know you will be pleased with their service.

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

They love to provide up lighting, floral decor and other event services at Poco Diablo Resort and we love having Jamy and Marvin here helping our bridal couples. Contact them with your requests and you will be so happy you did!

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

Eternal Event Design

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Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Poco Diablo Resort would like to wish Cindy and Anthony a very happy anniversary. One year ago we were honored to host the exciting wedding at our resort and still fondly remember all of the details. Cindy and Anthony were such a pleasure to work with – very thoughtful and kind. They were one of our favorite bridal couples and we just loved working with them.

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Their lovely ceremony was held on the golf course with superb views of the Sedona red rocks. Their affectionate family and friends joined in their love and celebration. A family of ducks joined in as well! Great wedding photographs provided by Ryan and Denise Photography for you to enjoy.

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

We adored the wedding reception and the outstanding travel theme and decor. Such creativity and thoughtfulness went into each and every table. Here are some of our favorite highlights from the spectacular wedding reception.

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Poco Diablo Resort is so lucky to work with bridal couples like Cindy and Anthony. We appreciated being a part of their wedding celebration and always look forward to receiving news and updates from them. Our very best wishes for a happy anniversary.

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

Ryan and Denise Photography

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