6 Elopements That Perfectly Use Nature As the Backdrop

6 Elopements That Perfectly Use Nature As the Backdrop

Whatever the story, elopements have a unique, magical energy about them that’s evident in photos. This is doubled when couples decide to get married in nature. Here are six elopements that capture the full, yet simple, magnificence of love and nature.

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Real Couples // A Long Time in the Making: Crystal + Wendi

Real Couples // A Long Time in the Making: Crystal + Wendi

Wendi and Crystal both had a strong connection with God early on in their lives. Slowly, they began to suspect that their attractions were different. They met in college living in the same hall through roommates and slowly over a year and a half, fell in love. They knew this was not the sort of love taught to them in Sunday School and worried what their families and church would think. In their words, "...we also knew what we had together was incredibly raw and gentle and bursting with color and life, and that truly made us want to strive to be better people for each other and the world around us." So through the fires of inner conflict, they forged their own beautiful diamond of a relationship together, a fusion of love and a new kind of faith, one that is radiant and open and accepting, shining through them and filling them with joy.

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Real Couples // Elopement at the Rocks: Leonor + Katryna

Real Couples // Elopement at the Rocks: Leonor + Katryna

Leonor and Katryna have a soft, quiet, comfortable but strong love. I could see it in the way that Leonor's eyes sparkled when she looked at Katryna when she was getting animated over talking about some adventure, or the way Katryna's hand held onto Leo's. They cheer each other on through challenges and hardships -- through graduate school life and military life and everything else. Katryna, a pilot instructor, volunteers to fly dogs from overcrowded shelters across the country with Leonor happily keeping the dogs comfortable in-flight. They have five dogs between the two of them and are more adventurous than even these elopement photos would suggest. Katryna is the live-life-to-the-fullest, no-holds-barred type of soul, with Leonor, her strong champion and companion, quietly but equally as passionate for life. 

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