I am the type of person (aka crazy...) who is willing to wake up at insane times to get a glimpse of a stunning sunrise while vacationing, so this remarkable intimate wedding at Horseshoe Bend is right up my alley! The Grand Canyon views alone are enough to take your breath away and we couldn't LOVE bride Taira and groom Evan's casual-cool, adventuresome vibes more! The legendary photos by Melanie Gabrielle Photography and Taira's lovely Carol Hannah skirt are giving us life today...
From Melanie Gabrielle Photography... Evan and Taira love adventuring together, so when wedding planning began to feel stressful instead of exciting, they decided taking a few close family members on one of their bucket list adventures sounded like the perfect wedding day! And it was. The morning of April 20, 2017, Taira, Evan, and their guests set their alarms for 4am, got dressed, and met at the parking lot for Horseshoe Bend, Arizona, one of the Grand Canyon's most beautiful lookouts, and began the 1 mile hike to where Evan and Taira would soon wed.
Once everyone was ready, Taira, her sisters, and her mom made their way to the ceremony, and the 1 mile hike became a 1 mile aisle to the groom. Just as she arrived in front of her groom, the sun made its way to the horizon, and they shared their vows under the most beautiful sunrise on what also happened to be Earth Day.
After the ceremony had ended, the guests went back to the hotel to change before the tour through Antelope Canyon! When the tour came to an end, everyone made their way to the lake where the houseboat Evan and Taira were staying on was docked waiting for the reception. The stars that night were some of the most magnificent I have ever witnessed. It was an absolutely breathtaking day, and such a special way to spend Earth Day with their closest family members!