Summer wedding season is here! And as a Jackson Hole photographer I am excited to share the best wedding tips for your Jackson Hole elopement dress. Today, I’ll be giving you advice for the right way to dress, specifically for a Jackson Hole elopement, so that you will be comfortable, fashionable and can explore easily. Even so, these tips come from a lot of experience with eloping couples, so I think the advice will be useful for you no matter where you’re eloping.
Pick the Right Fabric for an Elopement Dress
When you shop for an elopement dress, pick the right fabric for the job. Your elopement will require a lot of walking “off the beaten path,” and some fabrics will hold up better than others. Here’s a few of my observations.
If you pick a tulle skirt, you’ll be happy to find that tulle dries really fast when it gets wet, and it also sheds sand, or fine dirt, well. This makes is more comfortable for you to get those adventurous wedding photos in the lakes and rivers through the Tetons. In turn, a tulle skirt can be a good choice for a Jackson Hole elopement.
Lace has its pros and cons. It is really forgiving when it comes to dirt, but can snag on the brush and plants. Some laces will snag more, like when the lace doesn’t have a mesh backing to it (Venise/Venetian lace).
Silk and Organza
Smoother fabrics, like silk and organza, don’t snag on brush and plants as much. But, they show dirt much more. Honestly, why worry about a little dirt? It just comes with the beautiful backdrops! In fact, one of my brides, Nicole, mentioned that she was going to preserve her gown with the dirt because it “held memories,” so she felt like she was taking the Tetons home with her.
Veils For Your Elopement
Some brides wonder whether they should bring a veil to their Jackson Hole elopement. My response? Yeah, why not! They make for some great photos, especially if it’s a breezy day. If you are unsure of the logistics of wearing one in the brush, we can always pack it and try some photos with and without your veil.
The Best Shoes for Eloping
Hiking boots, cowboy boots, sandals and flats work great; any shoe you can really walk around in works for an elopement. Jackson Hole and the Tetons have sage brush to walk through with some hills. Or, you may want to take off your shoes and experience the natural landscape barefoot!
Overall, dress so you can move easily! Pick something that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable.
If you and your person are looking to tie the knot during a lovely Jackson Hole elopement, let me capture your memories. Reach out and book today!