Allie and Ian are the true epitome of “go with the flow”, resilient people. These two have been dating long distance for the duration of the pandemic. Because of travel restrictions between Canada and the US, they had not been able to see each other for nine months. This did not stop them from growing their relationship and truly committing to each other. Long distance relationships are hard and these two rocked the separation. After so many months apart, they tied the knot in an intimate Wedding Tree elopement.
The day of their wedding, we planned to meet up at a couple different locations. I always recommend making the most of your celebration and choosing a few places for photos. However, a logging truck knife jacked on the Teton pass, and blocked it for several hours. They were close enough to the incident that they could see the truck and logs crossing the road. We stayed in contact the best we could, and luckily they were in a spot that we could get multiple updates. However, instead of spending the three hours that we had planned to on their wedding photography, they arrived just in time for their wedding ceremony. Hamish Tear
All in all, we had a total of about one hour and 15 minutes to document their wedding day. And I’ve honestly never been prouder of an elopement gallery. These two were so effortless. They just emanated joy, love, and sincere gratitude to be getting married. I offered multiple options to make up for the time that they lost because this obviously was not something that was their fault. But they were so gracious to just have the time that they had on their wedding day and to be married!
I’m usually moving around enough during a ceremony that I’m not really able to hear all of the vows that are being shared. But this one just had a stillness about it. Despite the wind and near freezing temperatures in August, there was a beautiful stillness that surrounded their ceremony. I remember taking a picture of their wedding vows because I didn’t want to forget the emotion that I felt during their ceremony. And I hope they never forget it either. I was wiping away tears as the bride and groom shared their vows to cherish and love each other, and expressed their deep joy in having found one another.
This beautiful destination Wedding Tree elopement is on the top of my favorites list! We always hope that a wedding day will go incredibly smoothly for our couples. We hope for wonderful weather and beautiful moments. Well, their wedding day was anything less than smooth, and their weather was quite questionable. But still, their ceremony was filled with some of the most incredible emotional and inspiring moments.