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How to Plan a Multi-Day Utah Elopement

The Guide to an Epic Adventure Packed Elopement in Utah | Halie West Photography

Why Elope in Utah?

Utah is rad. I may be a little biased as I call this state my home, but Utah seriously has it all. You can rock climb, ski, hike, backpack, canyoneer, and raft in nearly any location you choose. Utah offers breathtaking mountain views, epic desert sunsets, and landscapes that feel like they came from your imagination.

You can’t explore Utah in a single day, which is why I believe you should take a good week to see all that Utah has to offer. When you come here to seek adventure, why not turn your elopement into a multi day celebration?

A multi day elopement allows you to truly take it all in. It allows you to see more beautiful places, leave with more memories, and have more time with one another. These memories become photographs so that you can forever revisit. You can look back on these photos for years to come, show them to friends, family, and maybe even your kids and grandkids, and tell the story of your greatest adventure without missing a beat.

You deserve a full adventure that is uniquely you. One that you can be stoked about even after your elopement has passed.

planning an elope in Utah in winter can make for an unforgettable experience. Break out the snowshoes, or your wedding dress for some stunning bridal shots

Locations in Utah

From red deserts to glacially carved mountains, Utah has it all. You can explore sand dunes, run around on salt flats, summit a mountain, walk under an arch, and ski some pow all in the same day if you really wanted to!

Some of my favorite locations in Utah include

  • The Wasatch Mountains
  • Dead Horse Point
  • Castle Valley
  • Zion National Park
  • Arches National Park
  • The Uintas
What a Multi Day Elopement Can Look Like!

There are so many ways that you can create a multi day elopement that is meaningful to you. Some ideas include:

  • A weekend getaway to Moab where you spend a day in Arches and a day in Canyonlands
  • A backpacking trip through the Uinta Mountain Range
  • A day in Moab exploring red rocks and a day skiing at Alta ski resort
  • A road trip through Southern Utah to hit all 5 National Parks
winter wedding day in the mountains of utah
an eloping couple under the corona arch in moab utah by halie west photography a utah adventure elopement photographer
Example Timeline for a Moab to Salt Lake Elopement

Imagine you want to explore the sandstone arches of Moab and get red dirt in your hiking boots, but you also want to shred on the Greatest Snow on Earth for your elopement. So, why not do both?

You CAN have it all. See in this timeline how an epic adventure is possible.

Day 1:

4am: Have coffee + breakfast delivered to the hotel. Meet with your hair and makeup artist. Get ready for the day. Take getting ready photos.


7am: Head into Arches National Park. Hike Delicate Arch for sunrise. Explore the park.


12pm: Break for lunch in the park. Finish up seeing all that Arches has to offer.


3pm: Head to Dead Horse Point to enjoy the sunset + have a sunset ceremony.


6pm: Have dinner and drive 3.5 hours to Salt Lake City to stay at the Alta Peruvian resort.


10pm: Go to bed after having an incredible adventure in Moab.


Day 2:

8am: Get ready for a day of skiing at Alta Ski Resort.


9am: Explore the resort, ski some fresh pow, and have a dang good time.


12pm: Stop at Watson’s Cafe for a beer and some food.


2pm: Hit the slopes to get a few more runs in.


5pm: Smile real big after the epic day you had as a married couple! + get some well deserved dinner and much needed sleep.

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After your vows take time to embrace. These two got married in the Wasatch Mountains and said their touching vows at an alpine lake. Where will you say yours?