I think the thing that stands out most about this wedding is the bride's dress was her mother's! I already wrote about this in my Instagram post, but I just can't get over it. My mom's wedding dress had shoulder pads, YES SHOULDER PADS. I know that was the style which is why this is so miraculous to me haha! This one has bell sleeves and is perfect in every single way.
The groom's details were fantastic too, from his gold sparkly socks to his jacket and finished with that scorpion bolo tie. I'll never be half as cool as these two, but luckily I got to tag along on their wedding day and pretend we are now best friends forever.
This city & desert elopement was absolute magic. We met downtown and wandered the sights before heading to the desert so they could say their vows. And then we finished the night off with some celebratory drinks! Maria is an aerialist, that will make sense about halfway down :) and Max is a musician and these two are what dreams are made of!
Ceremony & florals by FloraPop
Celebratory drinks at Velveteen Rabbit
In one of our first correspondence emails, Deidre had shared that her soon to be husband was "very Italian and refuses to see me in my dress before the wedding". Which might sound pretty standard for typical weddings. But this was a first for me with an elopement!
The showed up in the same car, her driving and him blindfolded! He stayed blindfolded until she walked down the aisle, and Victoria (our officiant!) untied his scarf. The look on his face was EVERYTHING!
Now, should I talk about Elvis????? He played acoustic versions of old love songs and it was incredibly romantic. All through their vows to each other, tears were shed as he strummed along. Then it became official and they danced and celebrated and hot damn, it was glorious.
These are some of my favorite images! Cannot wait to share these with the world!
ceremony & florals by the lovely FloraPop
Sometimes the weather is absolutely perfect for weddings and others are... umm not. This particular day it was freezing, windy and raining. The clouds ended up giving us this beautiful backdrop among the giant red rocks, and I mean, kind of went with their color scheme! Eloping in the desert is kind of like that, you get what you get and you just have to make the best of it.
These two are film makers, have a dog named Walter White and love each other deeply. The kind of love that's got a good weight to it and radiates around them. The kind you can feel from the moment you meet them together. They had their best friend officiate for them, and he started with "Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life" and he went down in history as the coolest best friend of all time. They shared intimate vows and then we wandered and froze our faces off, but managed to freeze many beautiful moments in time as well. I'm so thankful for brave, easy going couples like these two! xo!
Desert elopements are everything. Truly. It's quiet, it's beautiful and it's so damn romantic. I don't even need to say more words, because this love speaks for itself. Enjoy!
coverage: 2 hours
I fall a little bit in love with all of my couples. Not like in a creepy way, but it's just so easy for me to see how they love each other. As a wedding photographer, I get to see the side of people that maybe not everyone else gets to see. Since I do so much encouraging on them being in their own little world, I get this peek into how they love each other. Which makes it pretty easy to fall in love with their love. I love love, if you can't tell.
Felicity and Mark were no different. And on top of their love being so apparent for one another, they aced the elopement game. Their style was impeccable and the details of the day were so well thought out.
We ended up rooftop at my favorite spot for a sunset ceremony with Victoria of FloraPop. They popped champagne and danced in the smoke bombs and then we ventured around in the lights before we went our separate ways. This day was pure magic, enjoy!
coverage: 2 hours