What happens when you let your imagination run wild
So, what now? You may have always known a big, traditional wedding isn’t your cup of tea. Or perhaps the whirlwind of planning questions and expectations is getting you down, and you’re not sure if that old school celebration is resonating with you as much as you thought it would. What’s the alternative, then?
Let’s shift focus from the status quo and assess what you really want out of your day. Is it a beautiful location? More intimacy? A once-in-a-lifetime adventure?
Step one of attaining your dream wedding is identifying those values and experiences at the very top of your list, and throwing out the rule book on the rest. It's time to plan your day from start to finish, exactly how you want it.
We wholeheartedly believe an adventurous all day elopement is the most beautiful and personal way to say “I do”, and a decision that comes with perks a regular wedding may not provide.
intimate moments over formal affairs.
Big views over ballrooms.
New experiences over old traditions.
If you value...
This is your chance to plan something that checks all those boxes, and breaks the mold of what a wedding should look like.
Let's build an experience beyond your wildest expectations.
I encourage you to sit down with your partner and envision the most beautiful day you can think of. A day that includes your favorite activities, the most stunning setting you can imagine, and an experience that aligns with what you value most.
We take the time to get to know you, learn about everything you love to do together, and then use that to create your own customized and fully comprehensive elopement planning guide.
You'll be set up with all the tools and tips you could ever need to truly seize the day and make your wedding your own.
Once you've identified the perfect where and when, we get to work helping you fill in the rest. Your elopement is the day you will think about every anniversary together. What kind of adventure will you be looking back on?
This could be an early morning wake up call to experience the vibrant colors of a mountain top sunrise. You could be reading your vows to each other as the alpenglow illuminates the peak, and the birds begin to sing.
This could be a sweet ceremony in Zion valley, with your family around you to cheer you on. This could be the golden hour hike at sunset with incredible views, and a private dinner with your loved ones when you get back.
This could be a full-on back road adventure to a secluded and picturesque location all to your self. A day spent exploring and a night spent star-gazing.
Or it could be like nothing done before.
But we'll be with you every step on the way, and when all is said and done, you'll head home with beautiful memories and a gallery of images that will help you relive your day forever.
Your elopement itinerary is specifically crafted to fit your comfort level - we’ll send you loads of options we think would fit based on our expertise of the area and let you decide which trail or location speaks to you most!
If you’re looking for a hiking elopement with an epic view point, couples can expect an average of 2+ miles with varying degrees of difficulty for an all day elopement. We can take an easy stroll or plan a total backpacking adventure.
We don’t even have to hike at all if you prefer! There are gorgeous locations that are easily accessible, which makes them perfect to bring loved ones along as well.
There will always be two of us to act as your witnesses, but many states do require an officiant. We will be sure to include all elopement requirements for your chosen location in the custom guide, along with anything else you may need to know ahead of time. We can direct you to any other vendors you would like to incorporate into your day.
It’s important to note that epic photos and a beautiful experience aren’t limited to sunny days. We will always come prepared with backup plans in case we need to pivot to a secondary location, but we love to roll with the punches and embrace the fog, rain, clouds, and wind that come with an outdoor adventure. Plus, we both believe these can make for some totally dramatic images.
Some parks have permit guidelines for ceremonies that cap the number of people in attendance, so it’s best to plan for no more than 10 guests. This is of course a general guideline, and we will be sure to let you know if your chosen location can accommodate your desired guest count.
We love sharing beautiful places with our couples, but this comes with a responsibility to protect the land and leave it as we found it. That way it will be available for future eloping couples and open for you to revisit on your anniversary not just in a year but for decades to follow!
Leave No Trace guidelines offer the best practices to care for and preserve the space we occupy while out on the trails, and are typically common sense and easy to follow!