This Palo Duro Canyon Small Intimate Boho Style Outdoor Wedding is every brides dream here in Texas. This blog is full of pinterest worthy boho wedding decor ideas
Christy + Ryan
Photographer- Texas Adventure Elopements by Brit Nicole
Venue- Tasajillo Pavilion in Palo Duro Canyon State Park + Doves Rest
MUAH- Mosaic Beauty
Florist – Dried Floral Arrangements from Ukraine: Decor Flower Bar by Alyona Zaitseva
Elopement Shoes- Pleated Chiffon Bow Mid-Heel Sandals by David’s Bridal
Catering- Reagan’s Brick Oven Pizza Food Truck
Bride + Groom Desert- Melt Ice Cream
Dress- Designer & Gown : Lovers Society
Bridal Salon: Lovely Bride, Dallas Location
Grooms Elopement Suit- Indochino- made to measure Italian suits
Small Intimate Wedding Planner- Dream Weaver Events
Rings- Hers: Vintage 1920’s Cocktail Ring from Heritage Antiques in Canton, TX
His: The All-Star by Manly Bands, Cobalt Chrome with Official Louisville Slugger Bat Wood Sleeve and MLB Boston Red Sox Logo Engraving
Christy’s best friend, Missy had been trying to set them up for over a year and on a trip to Target where Ryan was the pharmacist, she had devious plans for the two to “meet naturally”. When they “happened to run into” Ryan, the two hit it off immediately and chatted for close to thirty minutes in the pharmacy aisle. When wrapping up the conversation, they realized Missy had slipped away and her plan worked. On the way home, Christy called her mom to tell her she thought she had just met the one. She was right. They went from the pharmacy aisle to the wedding aisle in Palo Duro Canyon just in 11 short months.
What was your most favorite memory from your elopement in Palo Duro?
Our most favorite memory of our wedding was when we sat on the edge of a cliff, looking out at the beautiful canyon below, silencing of the busy day with the sound of nature. It was a moment meant for just us. A time to breathe. I looked at my new husband, eyes filled with tears from the deep love we felt for each other, and in that moment, we quietly sang our song to each other. It was the first moment of the day where we were truly able to connect our hearts with no one watching, no demands, no performing, only candid photos captured from behind by our amazing Texas elopement photographers.
A note from the bride – When I first googled “where to elope in Texas” and saw Brit Nicole’s Texas Elopement page, I knew she was OUR photographer. Hers + Ellies work took me to a dreamy adventure-esque elopement full of red dirt, windblown hair and stunning canyon views of me and soon-to-be husband. The colors and intimate style of their photos were EVERYTHING. During our consultation call, they walked us through their photography process and all that comes with hiring Brit Nicole + Ellie as our elopement photographer.
Three things they said on the call that solidified our decision were:
1. They know the highs and lows, peaks and valleys, and every trail and path of Palo Duro Canyon like the back of their hand. They will take you to the most breathtaking places. And the tales they tell of the canyon, can only come from many many hours spent learning and breathing the canyon.
2. Their knowledge doesn’t just stop there. They know all the right vendors to make your dream elopement come true. We used several of their recommendations and were incredibly impressed.
3. Brits wit and personality truly make taking photos for hours a pure joy.
After the call, the deal was sealed, and the Texas Team was OURS! From that moment on, Brit and her team (click here to meet them!) worked seamlessly to make sure everything was set and ready to go for our #canyonfeelthelove wedding. We even had a phone call with Rachel to make sure the timelines and locations were a perfect set! They asked questions about us, as a couple, to ensure they captured our hearts desire for our wedding and was even a shoulder to cry on when the “wedding stress” took over. Hiring Texas Adventure Elopements and having Brit + Ellie as our wedding photographers was our first item to check off our list and it was the worth every penny.
We ordered these from Kyiv, Ukraine and they were shipped about a week before the war started. So we weren’t sure if they were going to make it to the US for our wedding at all. I wanted to make sure Alyona knew she didn’t have to worry about that, which was small in comparison to A WAR. So, I reached out to her to let her know we didn’t care if our flowers made it or not, but that we just wanted to check in on her to see if there was anything we would do while her country kicked Putin’s ass. She let us know she was staying in a bomb shelter with her daughter and appreciated the warm thoughts while keeping up the good fight. She also let us know her Etsy shop was her main source of income and with the internet going in and out, it was difficult for her to check on orders or even make the arrangements, so she had to temporarily close her shop while the war is ongoing. I reached back out once we received the flowers, letting her know they were absolutely beautiful and I haven’t heard back from her. If you think somehow this story could help her shop, please let me know if you need more details or other information. I would love to show her some love.
The couple decided to bring Melt’s Happy Cooler all the way from Fort Worth on a road trip to the canyon. It only seemed fitting since the couple first said I love you with spoons in hand. The first time we said I love you is one of my most favorite memories. We went to this ice cream place called Melt. This was during COVID, so we grabbed it to go. But first, we had to stand in a really long line that was out the door. *That’s how good this ice cream is* When we finally got our ice cream and loaded back into his car, he gets in and leans over and says, ‘what do you think about me?’ and without hesitation, I said, ‘I think I love you.’ He blushed and in an exasperated voice said, ‘OH GOOD! Because I love you too and I was scared to tell you because I wasn’t sure if you felt the same and I didn’t want to ruin it. I AM SO HAPPY YOU SAID IT! I LOVE YOU TOO!’ It was the most perfect moment finished off with the most perfect ice cream.
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