Winter Elopement in the Wasatch | American Fork Canyon, Utah
Halie West Photography | Utah Elopement Photographer
Winter in the Wasatch
Haydn + Jordan’s winter elopement in the Wasatch Mountains took place at a beautiful frozen lake. We began our adventure by warming up with coffee and hot chocolate to combat the bitter cold. The day was full of snowshoeing around the lake, laughing a bunch, embracing the cold, and taking in the beauty of the area. However, Haydn’s gaze was more likely to be on Jordan as she looked so beautiful in her dress, white like the freshly fallen snow.
Mount Timpanogos, and the couple’s loyal pup Sykes, stood witness to their love. Haydn + Jordan’s vows were filled with lots and lots of laughter, big smiles, and long embraces. Sykes was the Best Dog as their ceremony. He stood witness to their love, filled us with laughter, and showed how much he loves his parents. This goofy pup had a blast in the snow and kept us smiling while he got out his zoomies.
There’s nothing more beautiful than this- a joyous experience to remember your partner and your pup.
Tips for Planning Your Winter Elopement
A winter elopement calls for peace and serenity. An adventure for those willing to brave the cold has quite the reward. Trails were empty and at times we seemed to have this grand view all to ourselves.
Landscapes look so vastly different when blanketed in snow. While beautiful, they can also be treacherous. It is so important to be familiar with snow conditions in the area you want to elope in, follow the weather, have a backup plan, and know whether you need to use crampons, snowshoes, microspikes, or even a backcountry ski setup for your journey.
When planning a winter elopement it is important to find a dress that is easy to move in. A dress you can hide base layer pants under is a plus, and long dress sleeves can ensure that your arms are nice and warm. A thicker suit, or one you can layer under can also help you to keep warm. Being wound up in the arms of your love is also really great way to stay warm!
Thick jackets, hot drinks, hand warmers, gloves, beanies, and earmuffs are also necessary for keeping warm on your adventure. The cold doesn’t have to stop you from having your greatest adventure yet! The cold doesn’t have to stop you from looking your best on your wedding day either. Jordan’s sweater complimented her dress and the snow, and kept her comfortable while the two read their vows to one another. A winter wedding day is an incredible adventure when you are well prepared and stoked to frolic through the snow.
Want to go on a winter adventure of your own? Get in touch! Let’s adventure together.