Duro Canyon SURPRISE Elopement Wedding Photography
On July 11, 2019 I opened my email to the most epic Palo Duro Canyon wedding elopement photography request I have yet to receive. I’m not one to share email communication with the world, but I feel like I have to with this one-
“Originally I booked us to stay at Doves Rest Cabins in Palo Duro Canyon for a surprise birthday trip. While Jake and I were dating he talked about wanting to go there all the time. When I was decorating our place when we moved in together, I snuck in a framed beautiful picture of the canyon. So I’ve had this trip booked for a while but then we decided we can’t wait any longer to get married. We decided to combine this weekend with getting hitched! So, he has NO IDEA where we’re getting married until we get there.
My plan is to secretly set up a small little simple arch outside with a few little decorations that I’m shipping there to pick up when we land.. Again he has no idea. Then on the day of, I’m going to set up on the ledge of the property, we’re staying (and try not to get caught!) We have a wonderful officiant we’re talking to that’s also in on the secret.
This is exciting because he likes to wear suspenders for date nights anyways so he will already be dressed the part without knowing! I gave him very specific outfits that needed to be packed. “Something you’d work out in,” “Sleep clothes for 5 nights,” “Swimsuit” “Your cowboy boots and some jeans,” “Date night outfit.” I was having WAY too much fun.”