Modern Elopement Inspiration with Surprise Proposal

Updated: 3 days ago

We've been waiting for a loooong time for a contemporary, elegant, wild, LGBTQ elopement to come our way. Kristen, with Agile Goat Flower Farm, pulled out all the stops with the gold pedestals, dried flowers, and pampas grass for days. As soon as we set up the modern elopement ceremony spot, we knew it was the perfect setup.

Months beforehand, we knew we wanted to embrace the diversity that lives around us. We're so used to seeing white male and female couples in Montana, and we love them dearly. Our LGBTQ friends are special, amazing, and worth celebrating, sooooo we planned to celebrate their diversity with this mountain elopement inspiration. The first thing we noticed was that the definition of "feminine" in most wedding spaces means a white dress. We wanted the chance to highlight the fact that not everyone wants to fit in this mold. We found a white suit that fit perfectly, while Velvet Bride helped us out with the most beautiful wedding dress.

The wind and rain was just ripping through the canyon and with the weather being as bad as it was, this shoot could've been cancelled. We had already cancelled it once already due to the heavy smoke, but we were determined to make it happen this time. And thank goodness it happened!

Tracy proposed to Bethany and it was the most magical thing. There on the cliff, the wind was ripping through the canyon. The energy was absolutely tangible. Tracy gets down on one knee and holds out Bethany's ring to her. The world just stops. Just stops. The wind feels like it was frozen in place and it was just these two in the world together. Everything else just disappeared and it was just the two of them. It was one person asking another person for their hand in marriage. One person asking another person to be married forever. To be their person. Capturing the two of them on this mountain and in this moment was magical. It was electric.

Photography & Planning: Honeybee Weddings | Flowers: Agile Goat Flower Farm & Design | Dress: Velvet Bride | Makeup: Moxie Makeup Studio | Hair: Burton's Classic Hair Co. | Rentals: Perfect Events | Models: County Rail Farm

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