Samantha and Chad had always talked about having an intimate elopement with their closest friends and family in the middle of the woods. Man oh man, did they do just that. They spent a day driving around meadows and the woods of Flagstaff to find the most perfect spot to create these new memories. Surrounded by the aspens and the San Francisco Peaks behind them they said I DO on the most gorgeous summer day.
I asked the two of them what their favorite part of the day was and both had the sweetest response. Chad loved how easy the day was, how he was never nervous, and how so many of the people they love stood by their sides as the devoted themselves to each other. In Samantha’s words, from start to finish, it was magical. She loved spending some quiet moments with her dad on the drive to the ceremony, breaking the rules and kissing before they were supposed to, and kissing Chad goodnight as her husband. Cue the tears!
Every wedding is a little different but I love to ask my couples for advice they would give others getting married!
“If I could share anything with future couples. it would be to make the day about your marriage, not a wedding. You’re receiving the biggest gift in life which is spending it with your best friend. Remember to put you and your partner’s needs first.”
Chad and Samantha’s intimate Flagstaff elopement was everything and more that they could have hoped for. I absolutely loved all the personal touches they added to their wedding day. Handmade pins by Her Name is Mud with a quote from Samantha’s mother, Chad resizing Samantha’s mothers ring to wear with her new wedding band, and so many more. It truly made their day unique and special to them.
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