As lovers of the vast desert and canyon landscape, Sophia and Thomas knew that a Zion National Park elopement was exactly what they were looking for. They road tripped all the way from Michigan for their elopement so they could check out all of southern Utah’s amazing parks. But Zion was the place where they wanted to make it official. So we put together a timeline that included a sampling of southern Utah’s varied landscapes and it was such an incredible day! If you want variety in your photos and elopement experience, Zion National Park is a pretty amazing place to elope!
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This zion national park elopement was one to remember!
Sophia and Thomas’ love for the desert landscape began as a result of their exploration of numerous National Parks throughout the United States. When they told us that they wanted to get married amongst slot canyons and the vast desert, we were thrilled! The ones they had previously visited had been overcrowded with tourists. However, Utah is known to have the largest concentration of slot canyons in the world so we were on a mission to find them the perfect location to say “I do” that wouldn’t be packed with other people.
If you’re not familiar with slot canyons, you definitely want to make sure that seeing these beauties is on your bucket list! Slot canyons are narrow, beautiful rock formations that are created from water rushing through rock. They begin as tiny cracks in the stone, then flash floods and erosion eventually shape these magical creations into the slot canyons that they are today. And boy are they a sight to see!
After some scouting, we found the most perfect location for Sophia and Thomas to read their vows, surrounded by the wavy walls of water-carved sandstone. And we had it all to ourselves!
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