Char and Edwina’s intimate Red Rock Canyon elopement
Char and Edwina married in an intimate Red Rock Canyon elopement. The majestic red-banded canyons and sandstone peaks made for a stunning natural backdrop for the outdoor wedding ceremony, which was held on a wooden platform in the middle of the Mojave Desert. Both brides entered the ceremony on their own. Edwina wore a wedding gown with floral overlay and a plunging neckline, and carried a bouquet of white and peach roses, coral orange gladiolas, orange leaves, eucalyptus leaves and pampas grass. Her wife-to-be Char wore a cuffed off-the-shoulder stretch crepe jumpsuit and a flower crown to match her bride’s bouquet. We caught up with the newlyweds to learn more about their love story, their proposal, managing stress while wedding planning and how using an elopement service was the right choice for them.
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HOW SHE PROPOSED
We love the outdoors. We love to disconnect and enjoy each other without all of the day to day distractions. Mt. Charleston offers just that. With our Jeep and two very close friends, into the woods we went and found a beautiful secluded spot. We took some cute photos as a decoy for Edwina so she wouldn’t suspect what we were up there for, and at just the right time when “Still the One” by Teddy Swims started playing, I brought the ring out and the rest is history.
We started off thinking our wedding was going to be the traditional big wedding with so many people. Then we realized that we are doing this for us and none of that stuff mattered to us. We decided having the most important people in our lives present, our pups and each other was all that mattered. It was then that we decided to keep it intimate and went with the elopement. Everything that day was above and beyond what we envisioned.
PLANNING THEIR ELOPEMENT
This was a lot! However, once Elopement Las Vegas was involved, it turned out to be as stress free as it could have been. It became fun and exciting again. And when the day finally came, so did everything else. It was so seamless and the stress prior to it all just disappeared.
SHOPPING FOR WEDDING OUTFITS
Char went on David’s Bridal, picked her choice and ran with it. Edwina went dress shopping with her close friends and with time, she found her dress in two sizes too big. After two alteration appointments, it was perfect.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS FROM MRS. AND MRS.
The entire day from start to finish is a day we can relive and talk about over and over without getting tired of it. It’s the same song but a different tune every time. But there were a few moments of that day that definitely stood out. Right after our official kiss of being married, I hugged Edwina so hard that the dress that she loves so much, snapped at the strap! But as well equipped as the team was, they fixed it right there and we were back! It’s a funny mishap that has become a highlight laugh of the day. The champagne toast that we were able to share with our families at the end was the perfect way to close the day.
NEWLYWEDS’ ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES
The stress was self-inflicted, just go with the flow and don’t resist. Just go with it! Don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. The reason that you are having this is for you as a couple, for your growth together and the next chapters of your lives. Indulge in all of the excitement, happiness and even the little stress it brings. Because when all of that is said and done, at the end of the day, you’re going to be married to your best friend. That’s all that will matter.
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