This day was kept a surprise to many of Lindsay and Matt’s friends and extended family – I am so dang excited to finally be sharing with you all the joys and celebrations of their day because MAN was is amazing!! Their windy cathedral rock elopement day in Sedona was such a laid back and intentional day for the two of them. After the wildfires in their home state of Oregon caused stress leading into their trip and wedding week, their adventure out to the desert was the perfect escape. Here’s their story:
“In short, fate and a couple, “now” learning-experiences as we say, brought us both to a very small mountain town, outside of Vail, Colorado. Lindsay and Nanuk (my pup!) had just gotten back from spending the ‘shoulder season’ in Moab, Utah. She came back to Minturn in need of a new place and a mutual friend pointed her towards an open room in Matt’s house! We literally met for the first time, as I walked into his home as a roommate! As the story continues, here we are 🙂 But our first date was at an Oktoberfest party with a Bruce Springsteen cover band!”
Lindsay said:“Snowboarding and the mountains are both of our first loves, and what we consider to have merged our lives. Matt proposed on top of Mt. Hood as we were riding in the backcountry, after having FULLY thrown me off by saying there were complications with the ring forger!! He got me reallll good but it was the best surprise ever. I tend to really like those.”
Both Lindsay and Matt said: “We have always, always known that we wanted a small and intimate wedding. Lindsay has not been planning this day since she was little, and because of that has known that she would never follow in any societal-norms for such a special day. This is by no means to ‘be different’ it is a day that we want to be focused on each other, rather than hosting guests. Our friends and family live all over the world, and while we are keeping this a secret, they will most certainly know that our love is always with them. They honestly will probably expect it!
“We have been fortunate enough to have lived-in and visited some of the most beautiful and picturesque places the United States offers, some of which could have easily served as a no brainer location, but when we began to think about where we wanted to elope, we wanted a new adventure, one that we would go on together. The seeds of choosing Sedona, and specifically Cathedral Rock, were likely planted long before we were even engaged. Along with that, Sedona is affectionately known for its inspirational and energetic properties all of which would surely get our new adventure in marriage off on (quite literally) the right foot.”
Matt and Lindsay said: “The entire day was so very uniquely-us and in the same regard, uniquely-destined! We both agree that our hike and time spent on Cathedral Rock was undoubtedly remarkable and nothing short of perfect; the changes in weather served as a living representation of the collision of natural forces, or otherwise known as Lindsay and Matt, fire and water. As we sit here and reflect, and debrief, we feel that our union manifested, and released this energy as we stood on top of the Cathedral Rock vortex, exchanging our most personal feelings and commitments to each other. As the clouds lifted, the desert liberated a small sign of good luck and fortune. Some things in life really are unexplainable.”
Their day was undoubtedly one full of incredible joy, and one that I will remember for the many years to come.
Want to book with me for a windy cathedral rock elopement day in Sedona, or for your own upcoming elopement?