A private vow reading in the White Tank Mountains featuring springtime Florals

This spring mountain elopement was a low-key day focused entirely on the couple. When Lauren first contacted me, she told me that she and her fiance, Devon, had already picked out their wedding clothes, but weren’t super interested in actually planning a wedding – they were just ready to be married. That is a feeling I understand completely. It’s the reason I started specializing in small weddings and elopements! Weddings are hard work. They’re also usually filled with old traditions that just don’t make sense for every couple. Eloping is a way to put the focus back on your relationship.

I talked more to Lauren to find out what they wanted out of their day. We then planned this elopement in the unique White Tank Mountain Range, taking advantage of Arizona’s perfect spring weather. The purpose of the day for this couple was to spend some real, quality time celebrating their relationship.

Bride in a blue wedding dress and floral crown before her spring mountain elopement.
Bride wears a flower crown for her spring mountain elopement.
Bride wears a floral crown and blue wedding dress for her spring mountain elopement.

Mountain elopement details: spring florals and the color of the year

I picked Lauren and Devon up outside of the White Tank Mountains and we took my Jeep up to a trail inside the regional park. The hike was about a mile and a half long, so we packed in Lauren’s dress and Devon’s suit, as well as a small cooler for the flowers. Near the end of the hike, we stopped so they could utilize the rocky cliffside for some privacy while they changed. They hadn’t seen each other in their wedding day clothes before, so I made sure Devon didn’t turn around before Lauren could tap him on the shoulder for the first look. Their reaction to seeing each other was so pure – they were just happy.

Bride and groom just before they see each other in their wedding clothes during their spring mountain elopement.

The bride’s lace and blue wedding dress was purchased on Etsy. The flowing tulle skirt was right on trend, matching Pantone’s Color of the Year 2020, classic blue!

The florals for this spring-time wedding were sourced locally from Arizona Flower Market. I made the bride’s bouquet and flower crown the morning before their elopement, then kept them fresh in a cooler on the hike.

Bride and groom admire the wildflowers during their spring mountain elopement.
Mountain elopement featuring spring flowers and a blue wedding dress.
Bride and groom explore the mountain after their spring elopement.
Bride and groom see a mountain sunset after their spring elopement.
Bride and groom get married in a spring mountain elopement.
Couple smiles at each other as they walk a hiking trail in the White Tank Mountain Range during their spring elopement.
Bride tosses her flower crown at the end of her spring mountain elopement.
Bride tosses her flower crown at the end of her spring mountain elopement.

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