Intimate Horseshoe Bend Wedding – Rebekah and Trevor

Let me tell you about one of the most magical, intimate wedding experiences I’ve ever had, and it all happened at horseshoe bend.

Horseshoe Bend, located in Arizona is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen and is on a lot of people’s bucket list. Tucked away in Page, Arizona less than 20 minutes from the Utah state border, it has gorgeous canyons, steep cliffs and views of the Colorado River. It is absolutely stunning.

Rebekah and Trevor were originally planning on doing a traditional wedding in the fall of 2019, but after much discussion they decided an intimate wedding better suited their needs and also gave them a chance to seal the deal a little earlier as well. I shot their engagement photos at Horseshoe bend last October, and we were only out there for ten minutes before we were soaked from head to toe in a massive rainstorm. So it’s safe to say it was pretty easy to decide where they wanted to get married, in better weather conditions too!

The two of them got ready in a cute little Airbnb in Page. When I walked in, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi was playing on the screen, in perfect May the 4th fashion. Trevor and his friends were hanging out in the living room and Rebekah was in the back bedroom with her bridesmaids and mom. They both exchanged sweet gifts with one another and it was incredibly sweet to watch their reactions. Trevor’s mom helped him with the finishing touches while Rebekah exchanged a special gift with hers in the back right before dawning her dress. The tears were flowing and it wasn’t even ceremony time yet.

The men left early for the ceremony space because there is a brisk walk/hike down to the Horseshoe bend overlook. Once we were all in position, Trevor turned around so he wouldn’t see his bride until she was ready. Rebekah could barely hold it together, and it was the sweetest sight watching her family console her, touch her up, hold an umbrella over her head and give her water before the official walk. The biggest smile was on Trevor’s face when he saw his bride, and it’s one of my favorite photos I captured.

The two exchanged heart warming vows with one another, and barely kept it together before they were allowed to kiss. I mean, you could feel the electricity between the two throughout the whole ceremony; it was powerful and emotive. Once finished, their closest friends and family cheered and they were left behind to have their first dance on the edge of the canyon to Standing By from Pentatonix. Trevor sang to his bride and twirled her around. It was like a fairy tale and I was so grateful to be a part of it.

Intimate weddings have a special place in my heart for this very reason — the intimacy and the simplicity of the day is just so heart warming. I am so incredibly honored that the universe put me in Rebekah and Trevor’s paths because May 4th will have a special place in my heart forever (and if you look closely, one photo is a special tribute to this date as well).

 

Vendors Involved:

Dress: David’s Bridal

Tux: Nick’s Menswear

Florals: Moelleux Events

Ring Box: Hand Made by Trevor’s grandpa!

Invitation Suite: Etchings by Emma

Vow Books: Borrowed from a Bride

Cake: Baby Jane’s Custom Desserts

 

  1. Simone Anne says:

    Gosh, those portraits at the end with the veil are so pretty! Such a pretty wedding day and gorgeous portraits over horseshoe bend!

  2. Kara says:

    Wow. Wow. Wow. The dress, details and emotion in this elopement were spectacular. Looks like you got some gorgeous light for this sweet couple too!

  3. Nicole says:

    In love with this wedding! This day is so well captured. I can feel the emotion, and that is a gift for tis couple! So beautiful!

  4. I cannot freaking get over these images. SUCH an incredible day and unbelievable location. You capture the emotion, setting and day so well. You killed it!!!

  5. Meg says:

    Your detail photos are phenomenal, and those newlywed portrait photos are magical. You utilized the sunlight beautifully. You also totally captured her using the force. Such a nice ending to the blog 🙂

  6. Randi says:

    Oh my gosh. I love that you were able to capture so many details with an elopement. Your editing style really complements this location.

  7. Audrey says:

    The emotions in these and the colors are so raw and beautiful!

  8. Mollie says:

    Oh my goodness this looks like such an amazing day! I love the tones and how you documented their emotion so well!

  9. Rebekah says:

    Thank you so much for capturing our day so perfectly! We will never forget this amazing day.

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