Local Resort Discovers Ancient Religious Ritual Grounds
These blackened indents appear to be ancient and man-made.
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What inspired Hoffman to look for a new wedding site in the first place? Brides would often comment that the golf course was so lush and beautiful that they wanted their wedding to take place on the green. But as Hoffman points out, "golf balls and brides don't mix well!"
Instead, they opted to level the area Hoffman had chosen and landscape the small clearing with fresh green grass. Tons of dirt and rock were carted away to make room for wedding parties of up to 250 people on the grass lawn. Now brides can commune with the earth and have their golf green too.
A unique cactus overlooking the spot has three stalks on one root: a taller one representing the male, a slightly smaller one for the female and a baby spire marking "the promise of the future." It's subtle, but if you've got a cheeky bride or a tipsy groom, they're sure to get a chuckle out of it.
Back to the actual Promise Rock. No, that's not a petroglyph carved in the rock. Too bad, because a glyph that large and pronounced would've been a real find. It's actually a sculpture commissioned by the resort and created by former Phoenix artist Doug Weigel, whose works are featured at Latilla.
Usually with depictions of couples, the man is shown leading the woman, says Hoffman. "But because they're coming through this small crevice, we have the lady leading the man." Seems like the perfect analogy for a wedding.