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Chelsea & Louis

Arches National Park Micro-Wedding

September 2020

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So many thoughts come to mind when I think back to my time with Chelsea & Louis, but I’ll start with the obvious; you know 2020 was a doozy, and Covid19 threatened to make things very difficult right up until the day before their ceremony. Chelsea took everything in stride and it all worked out perfectly in the end. She shared, “Our entire wedding vibe changed overall, but it feels like how it was always meant to be. It was intimate and special without any of the overwhelming stuff. Planning was really tough on such short notice, but the vendors were so helpful!”

Chelsea and Louis had a wedding all planned out on September 12, 2020, in Long Island, New York and had to change plans less than a month before the wedding. Luckily, they were able to obtain a permit for a ceremony in Arches National Park for September 13, 2020, so a micro-wedding with just a few friends and family members was the new plan.

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After our initial meeting, Chelsea and I clicked! She shared a few ideas she had to make the wedding special and I was completely on board. She had their grandparents and Louie’s best friend write letters for me to read since they were not able to attend. The letters were sent directly to me, so the loving words were a surprise for the couple on their wedding day. 

 

They had a traditional, yet fully-customized wedding ceremony, where I shared a bit of their love story and things that they looked forward to in the future. There were laughs and a lot of tears, and so much joy! There were so many things I loved about this wedding; the last-minute change of location in Arches (yes, I love spontaneity), the incredible backdrop that was even more beautiful with the florals, the groom’s tears when I read the letter from his best friend, the family vibe and chatting with the guests, and the love and commitment that I could feel as Chelsea and Louie read their wedding vows.

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An Intimate Wedding

 “Our favorite part of the day as a whole was how small and intimate the entire day was. It felt so personal being surrounded by only our closest family and friends. Moab and Arches National Park were breathtaking. We really couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful backdrop to our wedding day.” - Chelsea

“ Jenn was amazing! Every guest commented on how personal the ceremony was, and how it added such depth and ambiance to the day. Planning a wedding during Covid-19 was definitely not easy, but Jenn prioritized all of our sessions leading up to the wedding and offered any help that we needed! She was so on top of every detail, flexible with last-minute changes, and beyond thoughtful. She collected feathers and flowers she found walking to the ceremony location and gave them to us, which are now framed with our wedding photos.” - Chelsea

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“You are literally the nicest person ever! Seriously though, you are so nice and easy-going. Your ceremony was perfect and you made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed.” - Dallin, Photographer

Introducing Dallin & Cienna - Photo & Florals

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The day before the ceremony, the original photographer and videographer were exposed to Covid and had to cancel. I don’t know about you, but I would have completely stressed out! Her florist, Cienna had the perfect referral, her husband Dallin, who is a very talented elopement and wedding photographer.

 

Chelsea said, “Luckily Dallin and Chris came through seamlessly to help capture our day.”

“Cienna was a dream to work with. Our florals were beyond anything I ever dreamed of. She was so helpful with the entire process!”

About Dallin and Cienna

We are elopement photographers who love combining style and adventure together. We help guide, plan, and style couples’ weddings!

 

“I loved how go with the flow the couple was. They trusted our vision and even let us choose the perfect ceremony location.” - Dallin

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Introducing The Sugar Shaker Bakery 

& Josie Wyatt's Catering

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“The cake was beautiful, and delicious is an understatement.” - Chelsea

“Josie Wyatt’s team was incredible! They had a chef prepare meals at our AirBNB, and created a 5 course plated dinner. Considering the chaos of a spontaneous wedding, the Josie Wyatt staff was even more than willing to help set up place settings, and clean up the entire kitchen prior to leaving for the night.” - Chelsea

Find all of the vendors for this event on Instagram

Photographer: @dallinandcienna                   Videographer: @circa93films                 Florals: @IridescentFlorals

Cake: @sugarshakerbakerymoab                          Rentals: @easybeefarm                        Caterer/Chef: @josiewyatts

Dress: @loversxsociety                        Bridesmaid dresses: @Jennyyoonyc                  Suits: @theblacktux

Hair/Make-up: @allielareebeauty  & @primabellabrides