Today’s unique and even risky elopement will surprise you for sure! Parker and Tessa grew up in the same small town, parted ways after high school, and hit it off much later after reconnecting by chance. Here’s their wedding!
The Lower Deschutes River is really isolated, so it seemed logistically risky to choose it as a wedding location. But it actually helped them simplify and focus on only the most important elements. The couple did a scoping trip a few weeks before the ceremony with their friend and fishing guide, Martin, to figure out where exactly they wanted to elope. Harris Canyon was a perfect mix of golden grass, sheer cliffs, river, and endless sky.
Tessa adorned her boho Cleobella dress with meaningful borrowed jewelry from each of her friends, a Navajo turquoise time necklace, and jewelry she’d made herself. Her hairpin was also made by a friend. The groom was wearing a green linen suit and a bolo tie. The bouquet featured coppery roses and blush carnations Rachael had brought along, and the rest was foraged from their surroundings, including dried elements and native flowers. Not all the roses made the long, hot journey, but the carnations were troopers and Rachael worked magic with what they had.
The table setting was a simple one, with black plates, mustard napkins, candles and a lush greenery table runner. it was covered with a tent, which was illuminated in the evening. Get inspired by the pics below!