Here’s a million dollar wedding planning word for 2020: contingency! From Sedona to Albuquerque…from less than 50 guests to just 5 people…Emy + Janssen conquered their contingency plans, and had a dreamy boho elopement in the Ojito Wilderness! Talk about romantic endurance!
We’ll let Emy address the STUNNING elephant in the room, and that’s her Princess Jasmine inspired bridal look: Most of the inspiration behind this day was from our original celestial elopement with bohemian elements, but we had to tweak it a bit to fit the desert landscape. Naturally, the dried florals were a perfect fit, and we were still able to incorporate some celestial elements. By the end of the night, largely due to the amazing Princess Jasmine inspired headpiece, Janssen came up with the theme: ‘Desert Nights.’
Not only is this boho elopement stylish and in a breathtaking setting, it’s wildly encouraging to see, yet another couple, prevail after navigating through COVID-19. Katie Lively perfectly captured the energy of the day + many, many sweet moments:
The wedding stationery is etherial + a bit otherworldly. Sen Mendiola really did a beautiful job with the colors + artistic details.
Speechless. Emy’s Grace Loves Lace gown is 100% effortless style. It’s a piece of art, with unique shapes + contouring! How beautiful does it look against the neutral beauty of the wilderness?!
Princess Jasmine Vibes
So many feelings about this bridal look! For one, the Princess Jasmine inspiration is real, and Emy (and team) nailed it!! The rhinestone hairdressing from Twigs & Honey is just stunning. Pulling in the rad celestial vibes is Anita Apothecary with these hair pins, leaving us starry-eyed! Genica Lee gives all these gorgeous accessories a perfect foundation with her hair + makeup work. We’re over the moon for this boho elopement look!
Dried floral heaven! Florecita Flowers gracefully encapsulates desert vibes here, while including some really lovely colors for E’s bridal bouquet.
To practice social distancing guidelines, they asked their photographer and beauty artist to be their witnesses instead of friends to lessen the exposure risk. So admirable!
Let The Elopement Begin
J looking like an absolute stud in that Calvin Klein suiting…and that *almost married* smile doesn’t hurt, either!
I believe what makes an intimate elopement extra special is the sweetness of being in the moment. Waking up next to him the morning of, made me so giddy. It felt so surreal. I can imagine the hustle and bustle and palpable excitement if everyone was around, but since it was just the two of us, secluded in the mountains...it was more like a dream. It’s hard to pick a favorite part, but our ceremony was just breathtaking + memorable. The weather was perfect, and the wind just breezed through - participating and cueing in appropriately.
Can you feel this amazing energy?! We love this snap of an excited Emy watching her husband make it official :)
Just You + Me in the Wilderness
Bohemian Beauties in the Desert
Nothing is ever perfect! And with everything that’s happening, we can appreciate that, no matter what, there is always a solution. There is always a way to make dreams happen. The plans that were originally envisioned may not work; however, in the end things can still turn out beautifully and be more than what we could ever imagine.
Peep these pearl heels from Bella Belle! We love this look against the desert.
Cheers To E + J!
Emy, you’re a celestial queen + you blow Princess Jasmine out of the water! Many, many congrats are in order to E + J for their tenacity and ultimately inspiring elopement. Cheers to you from GWS!
photography: Katie Lively // venue name: Ojito Wilderness, Cedar Crest, New Mexico, USA // florals: Florecita Flowers // wedding dress: Grace Loves Lace // hairpiece: Twigs and Honey // bride's shoes: Bella Belle Shoes // hair stylist: Genica Lee // makeup artist: Genica Lee // groom attire: Calvin Klein // groom's shoes: Aldo // paper goods: Sen Mendiola // calligraphy: Sen Mendiola // catering: Laboca Santa Fe // cake: Planty Sweet // officiant: Raymond Linam // accommodation: Elk Mountain Lodge, Jemez NM // sleep shirt + mask: // hairpins: Anita Apothecary // earrings: The Song Bird Co // bridal garters: Jina Bridal // heel protector: The Sole Mates // guestbook: Paper Peach Shop // vow books : Ros Pins // ringbox: The Mrs Box // veil: New Phrenology