August 7, 2022
With just their immediate family around them, Tara and Nick elevated their wedding experience by eloping. Their intimate wedding elopement at Sundance was simply unforgettable. By choosing to elope, they removed so much of the stress that a traditional wedding day creates.
They didn’t have to figure out who was invited, they were able to keep the planning more private thereby removing may opinions of what they should or shouldn’t do, and there was much less coordination by keeping it small and simple.
An elopement gave Tara and Nick the ability to make their experience truly personal and tailored to them starting with the location. The airbnb they secured near Sundance Ski Resort for their date provided a breathtaking private view of Mount Timpanogos and enough for space for all their guests to comfortably stay.
Before the ceremony, Tara’s first look with her dad left everyone in tears. The second he turned around, through falling tears he exclaimed “My baby girl!” It was a moment that I wish all of my brides and their fathers could experience and I can’t wait till I get to see my baby girl hold her dad as he gives her away to a good man.
Nick and Tara are incredible people. It’s hard to say who is the better half which, in my opinion, is exactly how it should be. Equally amazing, caring, compassionate, loving, playful, fun. All the things. So I have no doubt in my mind that Tara’s dad couldn’t be more thrilled that she found someone who is going to take such good care of her.
And Tara and Nick’s first look was no less emotional. Before he every turned around, he was already wiping the tears away from his face and you couldn’t help but tangibly feel the love feel your heart so everyone was in more tears.
These first were the highlights for me. But then again, so was the waterfall!
But first, their vows followed by a branding ceremony. If I remember right, it was Tara’s grandpa that had cattle that were branded so they brought that heritage into their wedding day by branding the cover of their soon-to-be wedding album. I had never seen anything like it. As he sprayed fire retardant onto the wooden album cover, Nick told me that sometimes the wood can catch fire. It definitely went up in flames but it went out as fast as it started.
What you need to know about Tara and Nick is that they are always up for an adventure which is why, in her wedding dress and hiking boots, we hike up to Stewart Falls for a portion of their formals. It was so hot and dusty but worth every effort. They have some of the most unique and beautiful portraits I’ve ever been able to take on a wedding day!
And a special thanks to the creatives that made it all possible!
Dress: Eddy K, Dreams. Purchased from Wedding belles Bridal in Chandler AZ ( weddingbellesaz.com)
Hair and Makeup: Marisa Rose | Makeup & Hair
Video: Abundant Life Films
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