National Park Elopement Inspiration

The simple beauty of being able to capture one moment in time, to freeze it for just a second and feel the immense love shared between to souls, that was the initial inspiration for our shoot. Planning an elopement shoot, is an exciting and emotional experience, that I would not change for anything. I’d been dying to shoot in a national park or epic outdoor space, when I was given an opportunity to travel to Montana. I knew I had to take advantage of my fortunate circumstances and plan what I hoped would be an epic afternoon elopement shoot in Glacier National Park. I took inspiration for the shoot from the park itself, understanding the colors, feelings and spaces we had to work with gave me the perfect jumping off point. I knew we wanted to work with vendors that were mostly local (although I learned in Montana, that if you live in Montana you’re considered local!), and explore native plants, flowers and decor options. We almost had to completely wild card the shoot, due to the massive fires that had engulfed the park, but we lucked out, and were able to shoot in one of the most beautiful places ever, Bowman Lake. The smoke added a simple haze to our shoot and created an added solitude making our elopement even more romantic. 

Planning a late summer shoot in a volatile park, was a perfect challenge. Giving us an opportunity to really shine. Our florist was able to take what I could only imagine in my wildest dreams and bring it to life. Her magic was caught perfectly by our photographer, who despite the haze over the lake and the area surrounding us was able to capture some of the most intense and intimate moments between the sweetest real life couple (I hope we can plan their wedding some day!) 

I know it might sound cliche, but the biggest source of my inspiration came from wanting to exemplify the beauty of the park while creating a simple, elegant and warm elopement.

~ Destination Wedding Planner, Greater Good Events


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