Grace and Zach’s Canyonlands National Park Wedding

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

Wedding bouquet on lomography
Couple at Canyonlands on holga camera
Couple hugging at Canyonlands on holga camera
Bridal party walking away from Mesa arch
Bride holding dress from desert floor
Couple at Canyonlands on holga camera
Desert wedding on lomography film