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A Spontaneous Elopement at the Great Salt Lake

A Spontaneous Elopement at the Great Salt Lake
Bride and groom walking on the shores of the Great Salt Lake | A Spontaneous Elopement at the Great Salt Lake | Wilde Moon Imagery | Zion Brides Feature

Autumn and Dillon turned a summer road trip into the perfect reflection of their love: a spontaneous elopement at the Great Salt Lake!

After traveling from Kansas to Yellowstone and then on to explore Utah, they exchanged vows against the stunning backdrop of the Great Salt Lake as it stretched to the horizon. They ventured off the beaten path to a secluded, and lesser-known area in Box Elder County, Utah. Autumn and Dillon chose this area because it was like nothing they had ever seen before. They said that it looked like the perfect place to bring together all the things they loved; camping, hiking, biking and just being in nature!

In keeping with the theme of a true elopement, they had no official witnesses, luckily another couple was wrapping up their adventure and volunteered to be witnesses. As they sat on the tailgate of their truck, signed the marriage license, and it was official!

Just before sunset, we wandered down to the water's edge, for a first dance and walk on the salty shore of the Great Salt Lake. There were moments of laughter and plenty of celebration, but more than that there was peace, the kind where it feels as if time stops, and you find yourself in a world all your own.

After years of exploring the West Desert and remote corners of Utah like this one, Jenn and Garrett from the Wilde Collective said that “sharing it with our couples on their wedding day feels like sharing a little piece of our soul.”

A spontaneous elopement at the Great Salt Lake



Photographer: Wilde Moon Imagery a #ZBVendor
Officiant: Wilde Heart Weddings a #ZBVendor
Floral Design: Hope & Evolution Floral
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