Zion National Park Wedding - Eve and Ed

My very dear friend, Eve, married Ed a few weeks ago in Zion National Park. I was so honored to be there both as a friend and her photographer. Another dear friend, Olivia, whom I've been mentoring for the past year, was on hand for second shooting. 

I loved this quirky DIY wedding. Set on a hotel property just outside the main gate of Zion National Park, this couldn't have been a prettier setting for Eve and Ed's day. The Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens lawn was perfect for accommodating an intimate group of family and friends who came from all over to celebrate this destination wedding. I loved the views of the Zion Cliffs surrounding us, and was so happy Eve and Ed were game to walk over to the property's section of the Virgin River for their post-ceremony photo shoot. Such good sports walking around in the sand! 

Eve put her heart and soul into the decorations, hand-painting and sewing all of the table numbers and place cards. She also ordered dried flowers (such a good idea for transporting to a remote location) and recruited me (!) to help her put them into sweet bud vases. I also loved the vintage ball jars and the gorgeous dried bouquets and boutonnieres, which were tied together with burlap and complemented the simple burlap table runners. The bridesmaids were asked to wear complementary pastel colored dressed, with the maid of honor's being a lovely pattern to help her stand out. Looked great with the men's pastel ties and the kids vintage clothing! 

So happy for my friend Eve. What a long, lingering, lovely day for all!