This beautiful destination elopement at Wedding Tree was a whirlwind! Jen and Mike contacted me two and a half weeks before their proposed wedding date. This has not been the first time that’s happened this season. I’ve had lots of couples making last minute plans to get married. At least three or four weddings this season who have booked less than a month in advance for their elopement. Things are still up in the air and crazy with Covid restrictions, so couples are opting for smaller and more intimate ceremonies. And, my planning guides makes it easy for couples who are considering a Teton Elopement.
Because it takes about 2 weeks to get a permit from Grand Teton National Park for a wedding ceremony, they opted for an intimate ceremony on the outskirts of the park. Animals are also not allowed on the trails in Grand Teton National Park, and they definitely wanted to have their dogs as part of their celebration. So, they decided to have an intimate ceremony at the Wedding Tree in Teton-Bridger National Forest. These two are living in an RV right now and traveling to visit as many national parks as they can! Mike is starting law school soon and they wanted to be able to go out and adventure with their two dogs, Whiskey and Tilly, and elope before school started!
Unfortunately, because of the smoke, the mountains were not as visible on their wedding day as they can be. But, I don’t think that their destination elopement at Wedding Tree could have been any more special. They were surrounded in love by their parents and their doggos! Jen’s father has passed away, but was remembered with a special teddy bear made out of his t-shirts. Honoring loved ones in your celebration is important, and this is such a thoughtful way to make him a part of their wedding day when he could be there only in spirit.
These two are really up for anything and it was so fun adventuring with them to Mormon Row and Schwabacher’s Landing following their Wedding Tree ceremony. Mike and Jen brought along their favorite baseball team caps for a handful of photos. I’ve had some really adventurous wedding and engagement couples this year and these two were among them! They were totally willing to get in the water, get a little dirty, and have fun!