Joelle Marie Hadley and Kenneth Blake Alexander seal marriage with Native American rituals

Utah provides scenic backdrop for ceremony performed by Havasupai indian.

March 31, 2016

Amangiri Resort, Canyon Point, Utah

Joelle’s mother: Barbara Hadley, Surprise

Kenneth’s parents: MaryEllen and Alan Parker, Naples, Florida

The honeymoon: California wine country

Flowers/décor: White House Design Studio

Photography: Scott Baxter

Stylist: Lisa Forster-Baxter

Cake: Honeymoon Sweets

 

The wedding was officiated by Uqualla, a Havasupai Indian who resides in Sedona. The ceremony incorporated many traditional Native American wedding rituals such as the holding of eagle feathers, drinking sacred water from an Indian wedding vase and the Navajo blanket exchange. Madie, their daughter, read from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

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