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Intimate Elopement at Providence Canyon State Park

When Chaise from The Tinsley Co. reached out to me about doing an intimate elopement shoot at Providence Canyon State Park I was instantly like “YES!”.

Chaise and I found each other from across the country all thanks to Anna Nunez, who happened to help both of us with our recent rebranding of our businesses. After discovering and admiring Chaise’s photography, style and impeccable taste for design I was besides myself when she reached out to collaborate on a photoshoot.

She had this vision for a beautiful, neutral, boho-esque elopement in the gorgeous Providence Canyon. Chaise put all of her trust in me to create something special for this elopement shoot with only one, simple request of somehow incorporating a feather and a postcard. Done!

I got to work designing a simple, modern and multi-functional invitation design fit for the current times. With everything happening in 2020, so many couples are looking to elope, downsize their wedding and/or get married now and party later. I wanted to have the invitation be more of an announcement of the elopement, while also inviting guests to join in celebration at a later date. So, to accommodate both I created an announcement as the main piece in the suite and then created a two-sided postcard for the later-date celebration. This way, guests can RSVP right away with the invitation itself.

This design is not only super functional, but it’s also incredibly cost-effective. Skip the extra RSVP envelope, cut some postage cost, and simplify the amount of printed pieces needed to get the details out to your guests.

Even the addresses are super simple and easy to do. The use of a label instead of printing directly on the envelope is an inexpensive option, especially if you’re lowering your quantity of invitations and guest count. Who said labels have to be basic and not-so elegant?!

The only other stationery piece included in this suite was a set of vow books for the couple. These are so useful, especially for elopements. My one regret with my own personal wedding was not having a place to take notes—in our case for our little love letter we gave each other before the ceremony. Vow books make a perfect keepsake even after the wedding that you can look back on for many years to come.

Chaise did an incredible job capturing this elopement and my stationery designs. I’m soooooooo thrilled with how everything turned out and can’t wait to collaborate more in the future.

Vendors | Photography: The Tinsley Co. | Stationery: East + West Designs | Florals: Flaura Botanica | Dress: Lulus | Bolo Tie: Rocky Mountain Western

Intimate Elopement at Providence Canyon State Park

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