Like so many others Rebekah and David switching gears in wedding planning when the pandemic hit. They decided to focus on what was most important to them – each other and family.
So they woke before sunrise and headed out to get some pretty epic shots overlooking the canyon without another soul in sight. They spent the morning exploring for photos and then met up with a few family members to say I do and make it official. Scroll down for photos and some info from the couple!
Photography: Brit Nicole Photography
Location: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, TX
Flowers: Parie Designs
Dress Store: Blue Bridal Boutique, Austin, TX
What was your favorite part of the day?
My favorite part has to be cold calm quiet morning in a Jeep ride down some sketchy paths just to hear what we swear was a mountain lion, all while David was blindfolded and we stared at the stars, just waiting for the sunrise. The peace, the anticipation, the coolness, and the laughs. It’s got to be what the best parts of marriage will feel like.
Tell us a little about the two of you and the wedding day plans!
We both worked at the same company in Dallas for a couple of years before ever meeting! We met through a mesh of friend groups one year at a Christmas party. He saw a ring on my left hand and stayed away, until he asked someone why my fiancé never came around and they looked at him like he was crazy. It was a purity ring, so then he thought “I’m in!”. We went dancing together, hiking, and on many other dates after that. There were difficult times in life at that moment, but through everything it was clear how much we loved each other and never wanted a life without each other. We’ve packed up our lives and moved to Georgia where we now get to start our lives together. Our original large wedding was canceled/postponed due to Covid, and getting to spend an entire morning with just us and family in an intimate wedding was very fitting for our relationship. Family will always be a special part of our lives.
Do you have any advice for couples currently planning weddings?
My best advice to give future brides is to do something out of the ordinary. Wear your rings backward, wear hiking boots, buy a resale dress and get your favorite photographer, or just kick off your shoes and do something that’s totally YOU and makes your wedding day to your husband something that is specifically unique to you two.