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Wild at Heart: An Elopement on Safari in the Masai Mara

I can’t breathe. This may just be one of my favourite weddings we’ve EVER FEATURED. Yes, in all my 13 years of writing about weddings I’m not sure a wedding has stolen my heart quite like this one.

Aaliyah and Gabriel had exactly the wedding they wanted – on safari in the Masai Mara over the course of a four day trip. Aaliyah is from Burundi, Gabriel is Tunisian and they both grew up in France but met, fell in love and now live in London together. They wanted to have a wedding that focused on them and the incredible world around them, no fuss, guests or details. So, they decided to elope.

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Disney Inspired Las Vegas Elopement Planned in a Week!

Betty and Luke booked a holiday to California and Vegas, got engaged at Disneyland and then decided to elope in Vegas a week later!! As it was an elopement, they kept things pretty simple, while adding a few little Disney touches to make it feel personal. Luke’s parents were on the trip with them so they surprised them by telling them they were getting married the morning of!

“Our inspiration was probably Rock n Roll Bride!” Betty began. “I’d seen previous elopements and loved the dazzle of Vegas and the way these weddings seemed to celebrate the couple instead of hyped up tradition. We were inspired by these couples that tailor the day in their own creative way reflecting who they are.”

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Us Against The World: An Arizonian Abandoned Desert Town Elopement

Sam and Vince both lead, by their own admission, ‘annoyingly busy lives’. They live in Las Vegas, but when it came to planning their wedding day, they wanted to do something simple, in their favourite place on earth – Jerome, Arizona.

“We frequent Jerome and the surrounding red rock of Sedona often,” said Sam. “During our first holiday together years ago we instantly fell in love with Jerome’s eerie but cosy feel. It’s this small, old mining town on the desert-y mountainside that has burned down to the ground at least three times—and it’s probably haunted. We have a long history of celebrating momentous occasions in Jerome – we even got engaged there in 2017, so there was really nowhere else in the world we would’ve wanted to celebrate our lifelong commitment to each other.”

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Emotional Spanish Desert Elopement

Publishing real weddings is my favourite. I love to read their stories, hear all about their celebration and swoon over their creative ideas! So, when I first found out this was a shoot, and not a real elopement, I was a tad disappointed. However it turns out that models Aida and Ismeal are a real couple, and the emotions you see in these INCREDIBLE pictures are 100% real… even if they didn’t officially get hitched. Good enough for me!

These photos, by the super talented French photographic duo Beatrice and Jeremie aka The Quirky, are out-of-this-world stunning. Of course we had to publish them!!

The shoot took part in Fort Bravo, a Western-styled theme park in the Almeria desert in the south of Spain. Built in the early 1970s is still retains that authentic, retro atmosphere. “We wanted to mix a rock style with a twist of Spanish spirit”, wrote Beatrice. “We wanted it to be alternative and modern but also warm. Fort Bravo is famous for its 70s western decor and is where a lot of movies were filmed. So, it was the perfect place to find an old school Spanish hacienda.”

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You’re So Cool: Rock n Roll Meets the Desert, Western & Sparkles

Las Vegas elopements… We just can’t get enough! Sorry not sorry we’ve got another beauty heading your way today! But Makayla and Stephen’s day was just too cool to say no to so here we are! That bronze sequin dress… his colourful meets western shirt… the desert shots… Everything is just too damn GOOD! The couple met in Berkley, California. He was tour managing a band that she was a big fan of.

“I went to buy a record of theirs at the merch table and there stood my future husband in all his glory”, Makayla began. “I knew I had to see what this one was about, but only after five months of contemplation and rigorous encouragement from my friends did I finally reach out to him on social media.”

After getting ready together at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, they drove out to the desert with photographer Ashley Marie Myers in tow, for their intimate and emotional ceremony in front of a Joshua Tree.

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A Colourful, Country Music Inspired Ranch Wedding in California

Stop everything! You are going to just ADORE Morgan and Jesse’s California desert wedding and I am so excited to share it with you today! They were married at Rimrock Ranch in Pioneertown over the summer. They wanted their day to have a fun and joyful atmosphere and for it to be a little bit country (good music was a non-negotiable!) and a little bit weird! “We deemed the weekend ‘MJ Boogi Fest’, so it would feel like a weekend long celebration!” the bride said.

Morgan wore a Houghton NYCdress with adorable pink Iron Fist shoes and an incredible, yellow veil! She did her hair and make up herself because she wanted to feel like herself and she wanted them both to be quite minimal and non-fussy. Jesse was in a snazzy pink suit jacket from ASOS. “We didn’t have any decorations and I created silk bouquets for myself and bridesmaids. We wanted to let the desert shine on its own, so we kept things very minimal”, she said.

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