Mark, born and raised in Southern England has from a young age had a deep connection to the natural world that surrounded him. The Neolithic landscape of his native county of Wiltshire inspired Mark to explore various forms of artistic expression and in doing so he discovered his passion for photography. This was in his early teens, when film was the norm and darkroom processing played an important role in his education of the image. Having been an active photographer throughout the evolution of camera technology he now embraces the world of digital photography and processing to create visually stunning images for our couples on their special day.
Not only a gifted artist, Mark is also a Master in the healing art of Reiki which, along with his meditation practice has increased his connection and understanding of the world around him. After many years as an ordained Spiritual Humanist minister he regularly performs wedding ceremonies within the ancient monument of Stonehenge in England.
As co-owner of Monumental Arizona Weddings and Events, Mark is blessed to be able to use his passion and varied skill set to help facilitate our couple’s unique wedding day experience.
Debra has always had a passion for three things: helping people in transition, creating unforgettable events and detailing the beauty of life through a camera lens. Interestingly, all these qualities led her on the path to the concept and creation of Monumental Arizona Weddings & Events.
From a very young age she grew up under the tutelage of her father, a famed photographer for the Chicago Sun Times. It was here that she acquired her skill and finesse in capturing perfect photo opportunities. This ability combined with her love of the outdoor natural world gave birth to Dreamcatcher Wedding Photography.
In addition, she spent her early career in Event Planning and Catering Coordination. She was successful in overseeing everything from very large high-profile events to smaller more intimate venues. As a result, Debra can keep a cool head and address the myriad of details for our couples’ special day.
Years ago, Debra felt a calling to be ordained as a Chaplain, so she could be at the bedside of sick and dying patients. With a natural love and ability in this area, she has worked with many people as they transitioned from this world. She also had a desire to work with people in other precious moments and today is happily ministering to hundreds of couples as they commit to one another in the most magnificent surroundings.
Monumental Weddings & Events specializes in helping couples plan their extreme wedding adventure. We began in the sacred landscapes of canyon country in Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, Grand Canyon both North Rim & South Rim, Grand Canyon Havasu Falls & Mooney Falls, Lake Powell & Tower Butte, Antelope Canyon and other lesser known slot canyons, Horseshoe Bend, Sedona, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
In Europe we offer Stonehenge Weddings and German Fairy Tale Weddings.
We have been planning, photographing and officiating weddings in these remote locations for over 30 years. We have a variety of packages available from a simple request for a minister or officiant creating your custom ceremony to assisting you in making your reservations, providing your flowers, photographers, stylists, cake and even creating catered receptions for small wedding parties.
We know how difficult planning a destination wedding can be. We welcome the opportunity to help you make your special day all that you dream it can be. Monumental Weddings and Events and Dream Catcher Wedding Photography, making memories that last a lifetime. Enjoy every moment! Please feel free to contact us anytime. We are delighted to share our years of experience, knowledge of the area, what amenities are available and travel & itinerary ideas.
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