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Rugged Desert Elopement in Big Bend National Park // Amelia & Michah

Amelia and Michah wanted their elopement to be unique, intimate, and simple so they decided to have their rugged desert elopement in Big Bend National Park. The rugged desert landscape made the perfect backdrop for their ceremony.

I met Amelia and Michah at their yurt at The Local Chapter, a picturesque clamping experience just a few miles outside of the park where they were finishing up getting ready. The yurt was split in the perfect spot to capture them getting ready on either side of the partition and after the sweetest first look we packed up their backpack and headed into the park.

We drove out to Santa Elena canyon where they layed out a blanket and dried flowers that Amelia purchased from etsy (where else!) and they exchanged rings as the sun started to peek over the towering canyon walls.

After their ceremony we went back to their yurt to sign the marriage license and make it official and then headed off down the road for more photos. We stopped by a local church and they rang the bell in celebration (probably my favorite part of the day!) and then we found the perfect spot to enjoy some champagne and watch the sun go down, the perfect end to the perfect day.

Amelia and Michah’s rugged desert elopement in Big Bend couldn’t have been more perfect, but when you have a couple as cute and in love as these two then it is destined to be an incredible day!