Ashley & Michael had an adventure elopement in Moab, Utah. And they had a great adventure together without too much hiking! Adventure elopements don’t always have to mean hiking. Although hiking elopements can get you access to some amazing, remote locations, it isn’t always necessary & although I absolutely love hiking, I understand that it isn’t for everyone.
Getting Ready Together at Moab Springs Ranch
The great thing about elopements is you can do things your way! So you can get ready separately & have a first look, see each other for the first time when you say your vows, or you can even help each other get ready for your elopement day. Getting ready together is just one way you can make your elopement special. They stayed at a cute little cabin at Moab Springs Ranch that was a perfect place for getting ready & cutting the cake, & it was a great place for them to stay while they vacationed in Moab.
Lexi Harker Beauty traveled in to Moab & did an amazing job for Ashley’s hair & makeup. For elopements, you really need hair & makeup that will hold up to moving around & the outdoor elements. Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring a professional, be sure to choose waterproof makeup that’ll last & a hairstyle that will work for your hair. With the hairstyle Ashley chose, it still looked good as the day went on & her hair fell just a bit. Even though it got a little windblown, the hairstyle still looked good & it just kinda fell naturally! Jewelry was from Argentum Jewelry.
Adventuring Around Moab
Ashely & Michael eloped in Moab in April which made for PERFECT weather! Sooooo many people go to Moab in the summer months from June through September. That time of year is also the hottest time of year for Moab. But from late fall into winter & early spring, the weather is really nice. Ashley & Michael wanted to go to an overlook in the Manti La Sal Mountains just outside of Moab, it almost looks like Colorado up in these mountains! After spending some time up in the mountains cooling off, we went down to the desert to warm up. The difference of temperature between the mountains & desert of Moab can be quite a lot. And even though it was April, the desert was already getting hot.
Ceremony at Sunset Overlooking a Remote Canyon
After adventuring around Moab for quite a while, it was time to head to this epic, remote overlook for sunset! As one of my favorite spots in Moab, it is very remote, quiet, & away from the crowds of people in the national parks. The florals from Forget Me Knot were amazing & lasted all day in the sun & heat of Moab. The sunset was amazing (as always in Moab) & I love getting to share these remote, amazing locations with couples that want to have a private “just for them” day.
While we waited for the sunset colors to come in more, Ashely & Michael took a break to eat a dinner they had packed. For different meals during your elopement, I definitely recommend packing something delicious! Pack more than just cheap snacks or trail mix. Make a salad, sandwich, or hire a private chef or caterer. If you are going somewhere remote, you could get certain to go items from a local restaurant or even see if a private chef can cook over an open flame. After saying some beautifully written vows, we went back down to their cabin & they cut their cake from Sweet Serendipity & had champagne to celebrate!