The desert has a bad reputation for being unyielding and unforgiving — and who can blame people? But, the truth of the matter is: there is such blessed romance to be found in its breathtaking landscapes and dry terrain. It, like love, harbors so much more life than meets the eye; you need only take the time to see it.
Today’s feature embraces every sunny, dusty bit of the Utah landscape! It’s all about two loves celebrating their union in the place where their souls meet: a surprising oasis in a parched land, a desert elopement to launch a thousand ships!
A word from photographer, Nicole Conner:
“In April I attended Tyler Rye‘s Zion workshop in Utah at Under Canvas Zion. Our editorial shoot told the story of an eloping couple arriving by vintage truck to stay in a safari tent. They had their bags packed and he serenaded her by guitar. Their second day was exploring the desert and sharing a Charcuterie board of meats, cheese, and fruits, they explored the red rocks and embraced under the sun. On their third day their safari tent was adorned with foraged natural elements and white roses. She wore a silk Cathy Telle gown as they said their vows privately in front of their tent. A secluded table nestled between the red rocks waited for them to enjoy a small meal. After dinner they stood atop the rocks and held each other in celebration of the vows they just shared with one another.”
photographer: Nicole Conner / venue: Under Canvas, Zion National Park, Utah / stylist, planner, and designer: Forevermore Events / floral designer: By Bloomers / dress boutique and dress designer: Cathy Telle / makeup artist and hair stylist: Natalia Issa / men’s formalwear: Garth / ribbons: Frou Frou Chic / paper suite: Julie Ha Calligraphy / models: Jade and Jordan Fisher / workshop sponsors: Photovision and Fuji Film / film lab: Photovision