Golden Western Elopement Inspiration
November 12, 2020
New Mexico Styled Shoot
Elopements are a trend in the wedding industry that I am currently loving. It creates an opportunity for two people to spend their special day focused on what matters most without the hustle and bustle of the traditionally large wedding day. I visited Ruidoso, New Mexico in January and found a spot that I completely fell in love with. Nestled on top of the mountain, with large open fields, was the perfect little meadow.
Setting up a styled elopement had been a vision of mine for a very long time. I wanted to try my hand at styling and creating something from scratch. I found the perfect real couple, and although they were not actually married, they were so in love that it was perfect. After asking a group of other creative gals to work alongside, I began to see my vision come to life. I decided against a traditional white gown after a lot of back and forth in my head. The gold dress solidified the idea that elopements can be whatever you want them to be, traditional or not. I have a deep-rooted appreciation for the traditional western lifestyle that comes from the way I grew up, alongside horses and a rodeoing family, but I also have a love for the new trends that we are seeing in the wedding industry. I wanted to create something that combined both. When all was said and done, the styled elopement embraced more modern trends but accompanied them with details that held some western flare.
Vendors Photographer + Designer: RW Photography Florals: Desert Modern Florals Invitation Suite + Calligraphy : Letters and Such Dessert Table + Cake: Sweet Trails Dessert Table + Cake: Whiskey Honey Bakery Silver Jewelry: Just Peachy Double Wide Designs Turquoise Jewelry: Turquoise Tuesday Model: Alison Model: Shane Gold Dress: Reclamation Design Company
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