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Tarah King and Chris Keeley wedding ceremony Sedona Arizona
Our wedding will be held at an outdoor location, at Merry Go Round Rock, we strongly recommend that our guests wear comfortable shoes.
Sedona is magical and the energy is experienced differently for each individual. Wherever you are on your path, Sedona will lead you through many new doorways. We are gathering as empowered Spirits, journeying to Self. The guides for this trip carry the gifts of vision, healing, channeling, activation and initiation, allowing direct communication and ceremony with the Spirits of this sacred land.
Of all Sedona's red rock formations, the Merry Go Round is one of its most memorable. Located along Schnebly Hill Road, it's easy to see how the Merry-Go-Round got its name. Apache Limestone forms the round base, while the softer Schnebly Hill sandstone has eroded into whimsical animal shapes. The impressive views offered by this red rock location make it a desirable wedding location. Your guests will enjoy superb views of Teapot Rock, Mitten Ridge, Thumb Butte and Moose's Butte while listening to the wind whistle through lush juniper and pine trees. They'll even enjoy bragging rights after the wedding -- this site was the film location for Angel and the Badman with John Wayne and Johnny Guitar with Joan Crawford and Sterling Hayden.
KO MAUA LA MALE 'ANA ( Our Wedding Day ) 11.01.2008
The wedding will held at the stunning location of Red Rock Country (Crescent Moon Park) Sedona, Arizona. The ceremony will be conducted by Uqualla Native American Shaman from Havasupai Nation meaning "People-Of-The-Blue-Green-Waters". Uqualla begins the ceremony with invocation to the elements of Mother Earth, Father Sky, and to the East, South, West, and the North winds. A drumming signals celebration. The couple comes forth and the wedding rings are purified through an infusion of sage and prayer. Uqualla blesses the union of husband and wife with an array of ritual gestures. He makes the traditional offering chant and the heart beat of the drum to the four cardinal directions and a final chanting seals the union. We feel that having a Native American wedding ceremony is a unique, powerful, spiritual and moving way to begin our married journey life together. Sedona is also a sacred palace to many Native Americans Nations, which makes Sedona also the perfect place to experience a genuine Native American wedding. We both have always respected the Native American cultures and their beliefs. With our families and close friends by our side supporting our union together, makes the whole experience even more meaningful.