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Heart of Sedona Weddings is a husband-and-wife team based in Sedona, Arizona, offering officiant and wedding planning services. Laura Marolakos, Sedona wedding planner, and Rev. Andrew Murphy, Sedona wedding officiant, provide full-service planning and coordination to take your dreams and bring them to life.

Experience
Andrew trained at Jesuit School of Theology in Chicago, was ordained in New Orleans, his hometown, and worked in India and Mexico before he relocated to the southwest, where he fell in love with Sedona's natural beauty. Laura graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and worked with world-renowned designer Perry Ellis before creating her own line of bridal fashion and couture collections. She then segued into costume designing in Hollywood for feature films which brought her closer to Sedona (her great escape for the stresses of the world). She met Andrew in a yoga class in Sedona, who introduced her to the amazing pool of talent of the wedding community here ...this is where she found her new calling as a wedding planner and event coordinator.

Services Offered
Heart of Sedona Weddings will perfect every part of your big day and helping to minimize your stress.

We're locals working with other talented local vendors...Sedona has SO much to offer couples looking for a destination wedding!

From the venue to the ceremony, with no little detail forgotten. Every aspect from your wedding's theme to your readings and ring vows is taken into consideration. Whether you're looking for a destination wedding or an intimate celebration with family and close friends, Heart of Sedona Weddings is ready and excited to help plan and execute your special day. No detail is too small, and Heart of Sedona Weddings will help you take care of every aspect of your wedding, including:

  • Picking a venue
  • Site tours of outdoor locations
  • Marriage preparation
  • Acquiring a marriage license
  • Ceremony program outlines
  • Intimate ceremonies
  • Destination weddings
  • Personalized ceremonies
  • Ceremony themes, readings, and vows
  • Same-sex wedding ceremonies
  • Bilingual ceremonies in English and Spanish
  • Vow renewal
  • Recommending other vendors to support your vision
  • Management of the day's events
  • Hand holding throughout the process ;)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$2,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$1,500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,300

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$100

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious
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Kyle H. Married on 05/18/2023
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You want Rev. Andrew marrying you

Where do I even begin about Reverend Andrew??
What a kind gentle soul. A little over three months ago, we had the privilege having Andrew marry us. For your wedding in Sedona, you want this thoughtful, well-learned soul marrying you. He is well-studied in the world's religions and spirituality, and so brings this wealth of experiences to his couples. He also helped us find Sedona's best photographer, Rebekah Hlasny (www.rgonzalezphotos.com), for our wedding. They have worked together on many many weddings and, in our opinion, they are Sedona's Dynamic Duo.
We opted for his "Treasured Moments" wedding package. To prepare, he sat down with us on three occasions (two online and then a face-to-face over coffee once we arrived the week of our wedding). Perfect for all of us to get to know each other and for him to gently guide us in planning what ended up being such an ideal gathering and ceremony for us. Through all of it, we became fast friends and we realized quickly there was no one else we wanted to marry us.
Come the evening of our sunset wedding, he hopped in our Pink Jeeps and once we arrived out on Merry-Go-Round Rock, he knew exactly how to help decide where best for us and the rest of our wedding party to be. Once the ceremony began, he brilliantly guided all of us to take in the moments, the magnitude, the beauty, and the spirituality around us.
We can't thank you enough Reverend Andrew! And thank you Laura, for letting this amazing man of yours be the person marrying us that evening.
- Kyle and Dawn
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Molly M. Married on 06/01/2022
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Laura + HOSW rocks!!!

I've worked with Heart of Sedona weddings many times (as a wedding photographer) and I cannot say enough about how incredible their team is!! Laura is always on top of everything; I've watched her conquer the most complicated timelines with ease and grace. Every couple loves working with her, and every vendor is so happy when they hear her name. You can't go wrong with Heart of Sedona Weddings!
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Julie N. Married on 05/06/2022
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Hosw is the best!

We hired Laura for month-of coordination and were absolutely blown away by how incredible she was. Not only did she plan us the most BEAUTIFUL wedding, but she went above and beyond several times to ensure our day was everything we wanted. She is the most professional planner while also being so kind and patient, and hung in there with me through so many changes, delayed responses, etc. I actually cried at the end of the reception because I was so grateful for her hard work and also so sad that our planning time together had come to an end! HOSW and Laura are the best, hands-down.
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Everlasting Cinema Everlasting Cinema Wedding Videographers

Hello Brides and Grooms! If you are looking for a great wedding planner or officiant look no further. We love working with this professional company. Laura goes above and beyond for her clients. I have seen her help in every area of wedding set up and planning. She makes sure everyone is where they need to be and doing what they need to be doing, including vendors. We can say with confidence that she is the best of the best and always has the clients best interests at heart. Andrew the officiant is fantastic at officiating weddings and has a very pleasant sounding voice. We being a wedding film company like incorporating his audio into the films when possible because of his romantic and fitting verbiage. We would highly recommend hiring "Heart of Sedona Weddings" for your wedding needs.

Jamelle Kelly Photography Jamelle Kelly Photography Wedding Photographers

Andrew and Laura are true professionals. We love working with both of them. Andrew creates an authentic and heartfelt ceremony for each couple. His delivery is graceful, elegant and poised. Adding Laura as your wedding planner is a smart addition to any Sedona wedding. She will save you money, time and stress. Believe, us she knows how to deal with all the little details! Heart of Sedona Weddings is a constant referral from us. We cannot say enough good things about this sweet natured couple.

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Having a wedding in Northern Arizona adds a beauty that is only found there. But if can add additional stress, especially if it is a detestation wedding. A very successful business owner Laura understands the challenges of just surviving work and life. let her take your vision, organize and create it, plus wrap it a great big bow! This is a person who will create exactly what you ask for.

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