I may just love the summer time more as a Grand Teton elopement photographer. The warm days, late sunsets and the magic of the mountains. A Grand Teton summer elopement is perfect for any couple who loves adventure and ready for a little summer romance! And that is exactly what Niko and Lauren experienced for their destination elopement in the Tetons.
Destination Elopement & Honeymoon
Niko and Lauren really wanted to have an adventure elopement with an epic hike. However, they also knew that they wanted to have parents and close friends at their elopement, so a long hike would have to wait for another day! Instead they opted to have a simple ceremony at Schwabacher Landing, with a celebratory dinner at Snake River Grill. Then for their honeymoon they would go on the epic adventures that Yellowstone, The Grand Tetons and other western National Parks have to offer.
Snow King Resort | Getting Ready Photos
One of my favorite resorts in the area has to be the Snow King Resort! I love Snow King Resort for many reasons. There are stunning views, beautifully detailed rooms, as well as some really fun amenities! Niko and Lauren stayed at the resort the night before their wedding, and then got ready the morning of the big day. Which made for a lovely location to capture them getting ready and detailed shots before the wedding ceremony.
Schwabacher Landing First Look
After capturing Niko and Lauren getting ready at Snow King Resort we headed out to Schwabacher Landing! Before the ceremony Lauren had a first look with her dad, which was so sweet and tender. This is a trend that I wish I saw more often! The moment between a father and daughter before the actual wedding ceremony is always one that adds meaning and sentiment to the day.
Next, Lauren and Niko had a first look together. We found this small opening in the woods that was so magical and romantic. But what really made this spot special was how kind Niko was when he saw his bride! He wanted to see every little detail of Lauren’s wedding dress that she had picked for their Grand Teton summer elopement. He was amazed with how beautiful her dress was, as well as absolutely in awe with her!
Grand Teton Summer Elopement Ceremony & Reception
Lauren and Niko had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Schwabacher Landing followed by a celebratory dinner at the Snake River Grill. But before we headed out to dinner I had Lauren and Niko stay behind to get some wedding photos. Niko turned some music on and slid his phone into his suit coat. And before we knew it they were having a spontaneous and dreamy first dance. I was able to capture these candid moments of just the two of them in pure bliss.
After we finished their photos, we went over to their celebratory dinner at Snake River Grill. There they had rented out a private room for their wedding party, enjoyed toasts, and cut their wedding cake from Buttercream Designs. For more on their celebratory dinner, check out this blog!
Overall, Lauren and Niko’s Grand Teton summer elopement was a dream! Every moment was filled with emotion and love with the most important people to them. Are you starting to plan your National Park elopement? Reach out and let’s do this thing!