Grace and Matthew eloped surrounded by the expanse of the sandstone peaks of Red Rock Canyon.

Opting for a small, joyful wedding, this couple included a semicircle of feathery florals with a boho feel to border their vows. As nature lovers, they wanted an intimate experience that included desert sand as their aisle, but there is no mistaking the effect the florals have on their photos.

As one of the couples who realized waiting is not always the best option, after getting engaged in September 2020, they eloped on October 21, their two-year dating anniversary.

The bride found her gown at David’s Bridal, limited to trying on six dresses because of the number of other people also doing so. With another long wait for alterations, Grace took matters into her own hands and cut the train herself.

Adding a bountiful bouquet and floral crown of dusty desert-inspired tones and colors made of antique roses, zinnias, greenery and texture galore to the “altar” of pampas grass was a gorgeous touch. For photos and celebration, a cart of sparkling wine, cake and an elopement sign were the finishing touch for this intimate wedding.

Grace’s advice for other couples? “Covid has taught us that we don’t really need to wait for another year. Life is short and let’s get married!”


PHOTOGRAPHER . Lianna Marie Photography

OFFICIANT . Wedding Vows Las Vegas / EVENT PLANNER . Elopement Las Vegas / DECOR . Elopement Las Vegas / FLORAL . City Blossoms LV / BRIDAL FASHION . David’s Bridal / BRIDAL SHOES . Gianvito Rossi / GROOM’S FASHION . Jos. A. Bank / CINEMATOGRAPHY . Imprezza Films

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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