Uinta Mountains Wildflower Elopement | Marisa + Rachel
Updated: Nov 27
Wildflower Elopement in Uinta Mountains
“This styled wildflower elopement Shoot was built around our beautiful couple Marisa & Rachel. I wanted this to feel like a real wedding day and to personalize it to the couple. We decided to have one boho bride and one chic styled bride, but when it came to the florals, I knew I wanted to bring in two florists so the flowers would be uniquely their own. We decided on mocktails & cake to start things out and then headed to our hiking part of the elopement.When we arrived at the meadow for the vow exchange we were surprised by hundreds of wild flowers and it was jaw dropping! Just like a real wedding day, as we were walking on the trail we had fellow hikers congratulate the brides, and even on lookers as Marisa and Rachel “exchanged vows” and had their first kiss. We finished off the day with a stunning sunset. It’s important to me to showcase equality and that all are welcome and the vision of having two brides in wedding dresses was exactly what I had in mind for this shoot. Love is love.”
Colorful Florals - Little Lady Floral | @littleladyfloral
White Florals - Lin Floral | @linfloralco
Cake - Lustr Creative | @lustr.creative_
Rachel's Dress - Raw and Golden Rentals | @rawgoldenrentals
All Film Photos - The Find Lab | @thefindlab
Hair and Makeup - Kelsey Ray Beauty | @kelseyraybeauty
Rings - June Rings | @june.rings
Rachel's Boho Necklace - Pestana Jewelry | @pestana_jewelry
Hand-painted Flatlay - Ultraviolet Backdrops | @ultravioletbackdrops
Stationery Designer - Studio Soprano | @studio.soprano
All Film Photos by me
Digital Photos by Kali Poulsen Photography
If you're looking to get married in the Wasatch mountains I've made a list of some of my favorite locations. You can see the list here:
Getting married in the mountains around Salt Lake City, Utah, can be a magical and scenic experience. Whether you're considering the Wasatch Range or other nearby mountainous areas, here are several factors to consider:
Permits and Regulations:
Check with the local authorities and land management agencies to understand any permits or regulations required for hosting events in the mountain areas. Different locations may have varying rules. This is also something I can help with if you hire me as your photographer. I have a list of approved locations and knowlege about the permits for each area.
Consider the season for your wedding. Utah experiences distinct seasons, and each offers its own unique beauty. Spring and fall are popular for comfortable temperatures and vibrant colors, while winter weddings can be snowy and romantic.
Mountain weather can be unpredictable. Be prepared for changes in temperature, the possibility of rain or snow, and variable conditions. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather.
Keep in mind the altitude of mountain locations. It can affect some guests, espcially anyone who is from out of town or has not experienced high altitudes before. Keeping hydrated will help with this!
Be aware of the local wildlife in the area. Depending on the location and season, you may encounter animals like deer, moose or elk. Utah is not commonly known as bear country, although it is possible, it's highly unlikely.
Leave No Trace:
Embrace the "Leave No Trace" principles to ensure minimal impact on the environment. Always rspect the natural beauty of the mountains and leave the area as you found it. Pack it in, pack it out is a good rule of thumb for weddings and events!