i saw melissa and mark not as a vendor would see them, but as their family and best friends saw them. my eyes, hands, laughs, tears, all intertwined with the happenings of the day. my heart pounded alongside theirs during the chaotic and the quiet moment, and i stood close, documenting, observing, loving every second of it. melissa & mark had an intimate ceremony by the creek among vine covered trees, as yellow leaves rained upon them. it was magical. a day of experience, discovery, and pure natural beauty, shared with some of the most important people in their life. we felt at home with them, part of the gang. and we drove home that night with a jar of homemade jam, our own personalized name rock, and our heads full of dreamy, fall inspired images.

ceremony site: west fork trail, sedona
dinner venue: garland’s oak creek lodge
dress: jim hjelm
suit & bride’s shoes: banana republic
flowers: bliss floral
cake: urban cookie
caterer: heartline cafe
guitarist: joel rieck
photographer: galaxie andrews

  • Melissa on November 17, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Galaxie!!! You are amazing! I couldn’t be happier about these! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

  • Maddy Kloeber on November 17, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Melissa, you look beautiful! I sure wish I could have been there. I’d like to see some photos from your trip to Hawaii. You two make a beautiful couple, with God in your life, you will be this happy forever.

  • jsa on November 17, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    gorgeous work galaxie, if you ever have anything like this again give me a shout :)

  • Dana on February 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful! I remain enthralled by your work. :)

  • Melissa on January 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Hi Galaxie! I just relived my wedding day looking at these photos! I can’t believe how often I look at these and find myself reliving a moment in a photo that you took….I hope all is well with you and Brandon….we need to arrange that get together still :) avoir mon amie!

  • Melissa on January 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Haha! I meant to say au revior mon amie!….but I guess I could say avoir mon amie…sorry I need to brush up on my French… :)