Grace & Zach’s Micro-Wedding at Canyonlands National Park

Celebrating with Grace and Zach at Canyonlands National Park was such a lovely start to 2020. That afternoon they drove into the park separately and met each other for a private first look at Grand View Point. The winter day felt like spring and we had the entire section of Island in the Sky to ourselves for their portraits. Eventually we made our way to Green River Overlook where immediate family welcomed them in their ceremony. Their wedding was centered around simplicity and celebrating in a place they love with those they love.

I loved their calm and intimate love for each other and passion for keeping things on the simple and smaller side.

A couple days after their desert wedding they drove to Salt Lake City for a larger celebration at Church and State. Grace made a lovely charcuterie spread, they supported various bakeries across the city, and casually mingled with a broader group of loved ones. It was the perfect example of how you can hold a more intimate micro-wedding and still include loved ones in a special way later on. It’s also worth mentioning their wedding happened before the pandemic reached the states, so they were totally trend setters without knowing it yet.

Here’s a direct link to Canyonland’s National park’s website for additional information on permits and reserving your wedding.

Their florist, Jenevieve with Beehive Floral, wrote an encouraging article about weddings and COVID-19 featuring their images.

Photography: Elisha Braithwaite & Todd West
Location: Canyonlands National Park
Florist: Beehive Floral

Rock wall at canyonlands national park
Canyonlands National Park on Holga
Island In The Sky Overlook
Dead tree at Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park Overlook
Mesa Arch Overlook
Mesa Arch Overlook
View of Canyonlands National Park
Flowers on desert red rock
Wedding bouquet on lomography
Groom walking green river overlook
Groom walking green river overlook
Bride walking to green river overlook
Bride walking to green river overlook
Blakc and white of bride in canyonlands
wild wedding bouquet in desert
Bride walking to green river overlook
Bride walking to green river overlook
Bride walking to green river overlook
Bride walking to green river overlook
Wedding reveal at Green River Overlook
Wedding reveal at Green River Overlook
Wedding reveal at Green River Overlook
Wedding reveal at Green River Overlook
Bride and groom kissing at Green River Overlook
Bride and groom hugging at Green River Overlook
Bride and groom hugging at Green River Overlook
Bride and groom at canyonlands national park
Couple hugging at Canyonlands on holga camera
Bride and Groom overlooking Canyonlands National Park
Bride and groom at canyonlands national park
Couple at Canyonlands on holga camera
Bride at Green River Overlook
Bride at Green River Overlook
Bride at Green River Overlook
Bride and groom at canyonlands national park
Bride and groom walking on Utah red rock
Bride and groom at canyonlands national park
Bride holding dress at Canyonlands
Bride holding dress from desert rock
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom walking green canyon overlook
Bride and groom in Utah's desert
Ribbon blowing in wind
Ribbon blowing in wind
Mesa Arch views
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Bride and groom at Mesa Arch
Colorful wedding bouquet at mesa arch
Colorful wedding bouquet at mesa arch
Bride standing near mesa arch
Bride standing near mesa arch
Bride standing near mesa arch
Bride holding colorful wedding bouquet in desert
Foraged wedding bouquet at canyonlands
Bride holding colorful wedding bouquet in desert
Bride holding colorful wedding bouquet in desert
Bride touching silk ribbon
Bride touching silk ribbon
Back of bridal dress in desert
Bridal party walking away from Mesa arch
Bride holding dress from desert floor
Bride getting into car
Bride getting out of car door
Groom walking to wedding
Green River Overlook
Family walking to Green River Overlook wedding
Family walking to Green River Overlook wedding
Family walking to Green River Overlook wedding
Family walking to Green River Overlook wedding
Family watching bride walk into wedding
Bride walking into Green River Overlook wedding
Bride hugging her father during ceremony
Brides father helping her down aisle
Bride and her father walking down aisle
Bride's sister helping with dress
Canyonlands National Park Ceremony
Canyonlands National Park Ceremony
Canyonlands National Park Ceremony
Canyonlands National Park Ceremony
Desert wedding on holga 120mm film
Canyonlands National Park Ceremony
Canyonlands National Park Ceremony
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Wedding kiss overlooking Green River Overlook
Wedding kiss overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Small wedding overlooking Green River Overlook
Family photos at Green River Overlook
Family photos at Green River Overlook
Green River Overlook
Red rock at Canyonlands national park
warm toned wedding bouquet
Classic wedding details in the desert
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple at Canyonlands on holga camera
Couple at Canyonlands on holga camera
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Couple married in canyonlands national park
Beehive Floral bouquet in the desert
groom overlooking green river overlook
Foraged wedding bouquet in desert
canyonlands national park wedding
canyonlands national park wedding
canyonlands national park wedding
canyonlands national park wedding
canyonlands national park wedding
canyonlands national park wedding
Desert wedding on lomography film
Desert wedding on lomography film
Canyonlands National Park at sunset
Couple at canyonlands national park on film
Couple walking canyonlands national park at sunset
Couple walking canyonlands national park at sunset
red rock at canyonlands national park
Couple walking canyonlands national park at sunset
Couple walking canyonlands national park at sunset
Couple walking canyonlands national park at sunset
Couple leaving canyonlands national park wedding
Green river overlook sign
Canyonlands national park sunset
Canyonlands national park sunset
Canyonlands national park sunset