Wedding Inspiration

You’re Engaged… Now What? | Planning the First Steps to Your Dream Wedding
It's the first question on any bride's mind... often before she's even officially a bride! Somehow with the advent of countless online articles, the information can just feel overwhelming. This article will help make it a lot less stressful...
Beautiful Desert Red Rock Elopement | Nick & Shana
Nick & Shana took their elopement to the next level by bringing their friends and family outside to a stunning view of the western desert. Once they celebrated this special day with those they loved, they took to the beautiful red rocks for some just-married portraits...
From Desert Adventure to Bubble Exit | Utah Wedding at The Ledges
Everything from an adventurous first look in the desertscape to a bubble-filled exit, this gorgeous Poppy Lane Events-designed wedding is inspiring from start to finish...
Wandering Through Slot Canyons | Stunning Desert Elopement
Olivia and Collin contacted me for a very last-minute elopement when they found out he would be on leave for a week. They really wanted something unique and packed with adventure to combine their love of the outdoors and wild spirits. They chose a mix of slot canyons in southern Utah to say their vows and then an off-road location right across the border in Arizona with their pups for portraits.

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Canyon Overlook Formals | Aubrey & Greg in Zion National Park
One of the most popular, yet unwaveringly beautiful trails in Zion National Park became the setting for this beautiful couple as they prepared for their elopement with family at a later time. This was their last session before tying the knot, and their session was complete inspiration...
Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Destination Wedding in Zion | Step by Step
What do you need to do to have your destination wedding or elopement in Zion National Park? Luckily it's not too hard to do, but there are a few moving pieces you'll need to tackle. In this post, we'll cover everything from how to get married in the park (as well as locations) to even getting married near the park at a venue.
Engaged & Ready For Adventure | Alyshah & Nikiar
Where should you get your engagements? This is where 'adventure couples' go...
How to Choose Your Zion National Park Photographer
Here are 5 tips when choosing your Zion photographer.
Where Should I Do Formals in Zion National Park? Here Are The Top 5 Places…
Wondering where to 'elope' in Zion besides Temple of Sinawava? Here are 5 amazing locations!
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How to Get to Merry-Go-Round Rock | Sedona Formals, Arizona
We can never get over how perfect Sedona is for adventure couples in love. The scenery is so vast and unique, but one popular spot has always lit up our grid on social media. That spot is "Merry Go Round" Rock. How do you get there? We'll cover that in this post...
Epic Moab Climbing Elopement | Drew & Jill
This remarkable shoot captured everything from a repelling adventure bride to an upside-down Spider-Man-style kiss, and finally a gorgeous view of the grand night sky. This submission came courtesy of Kindred & Co Weddings (with a few bonus tips on getting stunning night sky photos for your next engagement down at the end).
Dead Horse Point State Park | Moab Sunrise Elopement (Rachel + Thomas)
It's amazing what this group of vendors can do, and as if the setup wasn't beautiful enough, the sun couldn't have cooperated better. Beautifully captured by the talented Kindred & Co. Weddings.
Sunset Elopement in Dead Horse Point State Park | Moab, Utah
As Brittany Heiland of Forget Me Knot Photography said, "Utah is something else"! And she's right. This couple took their elopement to the cliffs of Dead Horse Point and caught the sunset at the perfect time (no surprise when Brittany's involved).
Dreamy Adventure Formals in Moab, Utah | (Traci & Bill)
We're always amazed by the scenery found in Moab, Utah. With all of the deep chasms, unique arches, and wondrous peaks, it's easy to see why adventure couples gravitate to its incredibly vistas.
In Love in Arches National Park
Couples love Arches due to its unique landscape-- this is why...
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How to Get to Merry-Go-Round Rock | Sedona Formals, Arizona
We can never get over how perfect Sedona is for adventure couples in love. The scenery is so vast and unique, but one popular spot has always lit up our grid on social media. That spot is "Merry Go Round" Rock. How do you get there? We'll cover that in this post...
Off-Road Sunset Elopement and Starry Night | Bell Rock, Arizona
Meet Kamaile and Ash! These two met each other while Ash was stationed in Hawaii and Kamaile was living there. They have both lived in so many places in and out of the United States, but fate brought them together on the islands. They soon started dating and fell in love with each other.
The Everharts (Part 2) | “Merry Go Round Rock” Sedona
PART TWO: As we mentioned in part one, this was the gallery that left us without words! It was this photo above that we saw first from Kalena and we've been in love with her work ever since. In this two-parter from the talented Kalena Photography, we've arrived with Patrice & Daniel in their destination (after having been to the Grand Canyon) and finish their elopement journey in Sedona, Arizona.
Stunning Desert Wedding in Sedona | Barnes & Tran
Christine + Ellis came up to Sedona from Scottsdale, Arizona to celebrate their marriage with their closest friends and family. They wanted to get married on a vista overlooking all of the red rocks at sunset and it was beautiful to see their family join them for the adventure.
Sunrise to Sunset Elopement | Sedona, Arizona
After managing a love over a long distance, two college sweethearts finally tie the knot in a memorable elopement...
Where To Elope in Sedona, Arizona
When deciding where to elope, you may want to consider Sedona, Arizona. Of course, after reading about this couple and seeing their gallery by the talented "Adventure and Vow", you may not need more convincing! Warning: Gorgeous photos within!
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White Jeep Joshua Tree Elopement | Alan & Jussi
It's hard to imagine something more fun and romantic than this white jeep getaway. Alan & Jussi's elopement gives us all the feels in the unique setting of Joshua Trees. We can't help but obsess over her beautiful white dress and florals. Put that together with Casandrah Jensen's photography talent and you have a gallery of inspo for days!
Southern Utah Wedding at the Ledges | Steven & Erika
Meet Steven & Erika! This whole wedding day is just stunning to behold. Captured by the talented Jason & Courtney of Mather Photo & Film, this gorgeous desert wedding kept up captivated. This beautiful couple selected The Ledges as their venue, which is close to the grand Snow Canyon State Park in Southern Utah. Being so close to both, they were able to tie the knot on the venue grounds with friends and family, then take the Tesla to Snow Canyon where they captured some unbelievable "Just Married" portraits.
Our Southern Utah Oasis Wedding | Alex & Jeremy
If you're in the hunt for an amazing Southern Utah Venue and Planner, we've got a post that'll provide you the inspo you need today!
What You Should Look For In Your Wedding Planner?
Having a wedding planner, or at least a day-of-coordinator, can save your whole experience. They'll help you organize your dream day, ensure you have excellent vendors, and keep things running smoothly throughout. For those adventure couples doing most of the heavy lifting, you'll at least want to make sure you bring on a day-of-coordinator (doing without can cause your best-laid plans to fall apart in the 11th hour, and we don't want that). So here are our tips on finding a fantastic partner for the main event.

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