Summertime is the time when we get outside more, go camping, hiking, play in the water, and many other activities! But summertime in the West also means it’s wildfire season. This Zion national park elopement happened on a day that smoke from a nearby wildfire came storming in, and we could hardly see the beautiful and massive red rock walls. It was crazy, because just the day before, the skies were crystal clear and blue! Because of the smoke, we had to pivot a little bit. But the day was still a ton of fun!
Bri and Mike were had their ceremony in a more remote part of the park. The ceremony site was just a short hike from the parking lot and the views were spectacular despite all of the smoke. Before the ceremony, they did a first look on the trail leading up to the ceremony location. After the ceremony and getting photos with their guests and just the two of them, we headed back into town where everyone was staying and had dinner. For dinner, Bri and Mike chose to have a pizza bar, which I am SO FOR! After dinner and cake, we all headed outside to hang out. Since it was a pretty hot day, everyone decided to jump in the pool, wedding clothes and all! It was a great end to a perfect day for these two.
Before I end this post, I want to remind everyone to always leave no trace! Leave the spots you venture out to better than how you found them. Pick up any trash you see and don’t leave any of your own behind. Stay on the designated trails, especially in Southern Utah where there is cryptobiotic soil. And always always put your fires completely out! If there are still hot embers, your fire is not out.
Enjoy these photos from Bri and Mikes elopement day, and if you are interested in eloping in Zion yourself, be sure to check out my blog post with all the information you need to have the perfect Zion National Park elopement!