A Desert Road Trip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

The emergence of fall in Colorado brings about warm + rust colored hues, dazzling sunsets that paint the sky gold… And the call of adventure. Inspired by all of this, along with a vintage forest green Pontiac Firebird, Hey! Party Collective teamed up with several other creatives for one insanely cool road trip elopement!

Nicole at Hey! Party Collective shares We wanted to emulate a spur of the moment road trip + revitalize kitschy motels. And so it goes…on a road trip in the groom’s classic green Firebird, our lovebirds throw caution to the wind, send postcards invites from the road, and get married upon arriving back in their home state. The couple moves through the space of the magical desert scene, to an intimate ground-level picnic with 360-views of the rocks, the meadows, and the hills. The table is set with super-unique stamped tin chargers and striped napkins, softened by pretty rippled plates…

Let’s head out to Red Rocks Park in Morrison, Colorado to see the adventure, captured by photographer Levi Tijerina!

elopement invitation

Ashley Gaffney created some incredible invitation postcards. Such a fun idea for elopements!!

Sarah Seven Dress

southwest bouquet

How GORGEOUS are those florals by We+You?!

Sarah Seven Dress

Instead of a white wedding dress, the bride wore a fall-appropriate yellow gown designed by Sarah Seven from a&be bridal shop.

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

The perfect A-frame to complement the beautiful landscape + frame the couple… 

wedding signage

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

So STUNNING!

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

bolo tie

Sarah Seven Dress

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

How sweet are these two?

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

name tags

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

LOVE.

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

The subdued blues + purples are reminiscent of desert sunsets… We love how they coupled this with the Terra Cotta bowls + rust-hued rugs from Hunt & Gather!

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

So, so PRETTY!

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

How GORGEOUS is this setup?!

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key tags

Along with the rearview mirror ornament commemorating the wedding day, and the custom marriage license frame, Ashley Gaffney also created these leather place cards which doubled as a fun keychain piece!

cookies

steer skull cookies

How fun are these desert-inspired cookies by Valhalla Cakes?

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

THIS SHOT! SO GOOD! And those Mexican falsa blankets!!

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Southwestern Roadtrip Elopement

Look at these cool cats! A huge thank you to the dream team behind this desert elopement shoot!!

photography: Levi Tijerina // venue name: Red Rocks, Morrison, Colorado, USA // event design: Hey! Party Collective // planning: Hey! Party Collective // florals: We+You // wedding dress: Sarah Seven "Sullivan" in Yellow // wedding dress boutique: a&be bridal shop // hair stylist: Megan Manius // makeup artist: Megan Manius // paper goods: Ashley Gaffney Design // desserts: Valhalla Cakes // tabletop rentals: Hunt & Gather // furniture rentals: Hunt & Gather // linen rentals: Hunt & Gather

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