Grand Canyon Destination Wedding
As an Event Planner people may think that I love extravagant over-the-top decorations or exotic locations that simply captivate you. For me that's not the case. Simplicity is ever so near to my heart as I want to focus more on what's important than anything else. This is not to say that if a client wanted a Paris in New York or 10,000 roses experience that I would reject the request. This is just my personal preference.India and Jay is a couple who share the same sentiments as I. So when I saw the final photos from the amazing Jordan Voth, my feelings on simplicity was confirmed. India and Jay used one breathtaking location to elope with a story that will never be forgotten. No there are no bells and whistles. No there isn't an upside down hanging wedding cake. Not even a table setting to blow your mind. Simply nature and close friends and family were all they needed to continue their journey. There are so many reasons why we decided to elope. First, we have both always wanted to elope. Just our closest friends and family came, everyone pitched in so much to make our little dream wedding more perfect than we could have imagined. The second reason would have to be because we wanted to marry somewhere that was special to our love story. We met in the Grand Canyon, fell in love in Lake Powell, and even got engaged in the bottom of the Grand Canyon as well. It’s also right dab in the middle of our families and friends too, in between Utah and Arizona.
We didn’t want to waste money on all the fluff that goes into weddings. We spent money on the things that last, we didn’t care about decorations or fancy cakes or a big glamorous venue. We wanted the bare essentials, to us it was about what weddings are truly all about, celebrating love. Lastly, we wanted to marry in a place we feel close to God in. Nothing makes you feel smaller, more vulnerable, or in more awe standing at the edge of a 1,000 canyon.
Story and images via Green Weeding Shoes