LGBTQ Tonto Elopement

Intimate Bohemian Mountaintop Elopement Overlooking the Arizona Desert

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

Hannah and Danielle’s intimate elopement took place on a mountaintop overlooking the gorgeous Arizona desert. The couple was surrounded by the people they love most – eight friends and family members. It wouldn’t have been a wedding without the couple’s three fur children in attendance as well. Their pups Tiffany, Oscar and Charlie were there in bow ties and a DIY floral collar to cheer on their parents as they got married.

The wedding day was filled with sentimental moments and loads of DIY details. When Hannah struggled to find a dress she loved, her crafty mother stepped in to design and sew her wedding dress, inadvertently creating a family tradition since Hannah’s grandmother had made her mother’s dress. There was even a blue ribbon from the dress Hannah’s mother wore sewn into Hannah’s.  A wide-brimmed hat, glasses and faux floral bouquet completed Hannah’s look. Danielle went for a classic rock ‘n roll style with a black button-up shirt, navy slacks, a gray vest and loosely knotted tie adorned with a wooden tie clip to match the vest’s wooden buttons.

Having recently moved to Arizona, the couple chose it as their wedding location so they could share the beauty of it with their guests. Danielle’s favorite part of the day was having her family visit for the first time. To thank everyone for attending, guests received travel-themed tote bags filled to the brim with travel goodies and champagne. “I hate personalized wedding favors – you can never use it again!” said Danielle. “So nothing had our names or the date on it.”

Photography was the most important item on the checklist for Danielle and Hannah, even if it meant splurging. Working with Blue Arrow Photography was a non-negotiable budget item. The couple skipped having wedding parties, bach parties and a banquet hall and instead had dinner after their ceremony at The Sicilian Butcher in Scottsdale to celebrate their nuptials.

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Photography: Blue Arrow Photography

Venue: Tonto National Park

Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

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