Sunrise to Sunset Moab Adventure Elopement
Arches + Dead Horse Elopement
Planning a Moab Adventure Elopement
Tessi and Tracey road tripped all the way from Texas to Moab for their elopement. A handful of their closest friends and family came to witness them tie the knot in the beautiful desert of Moab
The love these two share is so dang sweet. You see it in the little moments. The embraces. The way Tracey looks at Tessi. The way she smiles back at him.
Our adventure began almost a year before as Tessi and I talked on the phone dreaming up her wedding day. She wanted adventure but had no idea where to start. We came up with an idea pretty quick over the phone and were both so excited. I got to planning their day immediately. After getting the ceremony permits, planning a road trip, getting together wedding attire and little details and deciding on a final timeline the two were ready for their elopement day.
Sunrise Ceremony in Arches
The night before their elopement we met up for dinner. It was so nice to get to know everyone prior and be welcomed into such a loving group.
Early the next morning, Tessi got ready in her hotel room. After a few much needed coffees we drove out to Arches National Park for a sunrise ceremony. While Tessi hung out in my van, the group walked down the trail and found their places to watch the ceremony. As the sun rose over the horizon Tessi walked up the trail. Ravens cawed overhead as she took her place before her soon to be husband. Their friend performed a beautiful ceremony that left us smiling and in tears.
After the ceremony the couple and I went to explore the other nearby arches. Friends and family hiked around, and we often met them on the trail as we explored. I loved watching everyone take in the beauty of the park. We drove off to another arch in the couple’s rad Jeep Gladiator, played in the sand, and did a little off-roading in the Jeep!
Sunset at Dead Horse Point
Once we were all tired from exploring we went to lunch to celebrate with everyone. Lunch was made up of singing songs, lots of laughing, and excited conversation from everyone. We talked about plans for the rest of the day – which ranged from hikes to shopping to napping. For Tessi, Tracey, and I it meant a second epic adventure.
We drove up the Dead Horse Point State Park to watch the sunset. The wind was absolutely insane! We often huddled together to avoid being sandblasted, pretended to fly through the air, and just laughed at the situation. They took the adventure in stride and were in complete awe of the landscape down below. The view from Dead Horse Point is beautiful – the Colorado River cuts through sweeping canyon walls. Sunset there is my favorite. I’m glad I got to share that with them and that they soaked it all in.
These two had a beautiful day that was true to them. It was focussed on time together, with their friends and family, and included new adventures. I’m grateful for folks like these that choose adventure for their wedding day. They made the most of their time in Moab (a whole week of exploration, hiking, and biking!) and I can’t wait for them to come back to further explore!
Wanna have a Moab elopement?
I can’t wait to help you plan your adventurous wedding day. Let’s take your love on a wild adventure!