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Golden Hour Desert Elopement Inspiration

So this might not be a real wedding, in fact it was a photo shoot done in about 20 minutes before they lost the light, but I think you’ll agree it’s gorgeous enough to warrant a feature. In fact I may love these shots more than some of my own wedding photos – ha! Prepare to be INSPIRED.

Asura and Ivo, a real couple (because obviously, I mean you can’t really fake this kind of chemistry!) were asked by photographer, Jasmin, to model for her after she found them on Instagram. They’re both from Angola in Africa but they met and now live together in Tucson.

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Red Rock Roadtrip Elopement – with Irn Bru toast!

Lauren (from Fife in Scotland) and Matt met while Lauren was solo travelling in the USA in 2015 – they met in New York and bonded over music, live shows and wine on a Brooklyn brownstone rooftop overlooking the Manhattan skyline. They stayed in touch, talking everyday, after that and their love blossomed. He even sold his car to visit Scotland to meet her family and friends!

After doing long distance for a while. flying back and forth and having epic road trip adventures in both countries, Lauren was lucky enough to get a work visa and move to Philadelphia with her company for a year. In 2017, Matt proposed at the top of a mountain on one of their many road trips, and Lauren made the move to Brooklyn to be with him full time.

With their love of travel, it made perfect sense for them to elope – and get married at the top of another mountain – this time in Sedona, Arizona. They finished off with another road trip down the West Coast – catching places like Vegas, Bryce Canyon, LA and San Diego.

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Crazy Pink Las Vegas Elopement

A bride in a blush pink tutu skirt, the Las Vegas desert as a photo backdrop and a budget of just €2000 – yes, that’s right, you are able to bear witness to one of the coolest weddings we’ve ever had the pleasure of publishing!

“I met my future wife more than 3.5 years ago in a cold December, just before Christmas”, the groom began. “The idea was to pick a Christmas gift for myself so I’d decided to go to perfume boutique where she worked as a sale assistant at the time. It was one of those ‘love at the first sight’ kind of stories. She was the best Christmas present ever!”

Gintarė and Edvinas, who live in Lithuania, flew to Vegas in May to be married by Elvis at the Little Vegas Chapel. Following their quickie ceremony they did photos with their local photographer James Westray all over the city. The ended the night with burgers and beers at their hotel pool – now what can be better than that!?

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Edgy White Sands New Mexico Desert Elopement

Tiago and Ines can thank a certain Mr Zuckerberg for their romance – like many modern love stories, they met on Facebook and the rest, as they say, is history! They’ve never felt particularly enamoured with traditional weddings – feeling that society can often bottleneck you into getting married, so an elopement was the perfect way for them to relieve themselves of all the external pressures that having a traditional wedding can sometimes bring.

Despite living in the UK, and their photographer based in Portugal, they chose White Sands National Monument in New Mexico for their elopement as they both love the desert; specifically how devoid it is of other people! “We don’t thrive in a big city lifestyle,” explained Ines, ”we like empty spaces, with limited (to no!) humans so we decided we would take the wedding to where we’d feel at home… the desert!”

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A Dry Lake Bed Destination Wedding

Natalie and Dave flew from the UK to Las Vegas for their February wedding, but this wasn’t an elopement, they took their closest friends and family with them! The idea to run away to Vegas was always on the cards though.

“Ten years ago, we both jokingly said that when we got engaged we’d go to Vegas”, began the bride. “So, when we finally got engaged we decided to actually do it! We didn’t want the traditional church wedding and we said to our friends and family that we’d love them to come with us but no pressure. In the end 20 of our favourite people came with us! We didn’t really have a budget, we just searched for what was best for us and in a good price range. We didn’t even count what we spent at the end of the day. We knew it was a lot less than a wedding here in the UK though, and more fun in our opinion.”

The ceremony took place on a dry lake bed in the Nevada desert. It was officiated Angie from Peachy Keen Unions. “We both love mountains, and I just loved the idea of us and nothingness around us just the natural beauty of the desert. The lake bed It was so perfect and we had the best weather it was so warm. Angie picked our location and said the most beautiful words. She allowed us to say our own vows which made it even more personal.”

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Edgy Arizona Desert Elopement

Caitlin and Matthew did what many engaged couples dream of – they ran away and eloped! They wanted their wedding to be about the two of them and their love, without all the politics and drama that we all know can go into planning a big wedding! They were hitched at Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction, AZ.

“We knew we wanted our wedding to be just about us rather than plan the day around guests”, the bride explained. “So we spent our wedding day taking our time and just enjoying each other. Another unique aspect about our wedding was that our second photographer also stood as our officiant! This totally worked great for us because we really wanted our ceremony very intimate so by having Ben do both it cut down on having an extra person.”

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