McDowell Sonoran Preserve- Scottsdale, Arizona photo of Guests around the couple during the outdoor ceremony
Guests stand around the couple during the ceremony, some of them getting emotional. They are encircled by cacti with a bright, blue sky overhead.
This couple decided to hold their small ceremony in the great outdoors of Scottsdale, Arizona. They were guaranteed to have a hot, sunny day, and they embraced the Arizona flora, choosing to be married at the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. They celebrated their day with a small group of close family and friends surrounded by mountains and the most incredible varieties of cacti.
Before the ceremony, the bride and groom go for a walk through the desert with the mountains beside them. The groom holds the bride’s hand, helping her navigate the uneven ground.
Before the ceremony begins, the guests decide to escape the heat and strong sun by waiting together in the shade cast by a nearby building.
The bride wears a small smile on her face as she gazes into the groom’s eyes during the ceremony with the sun shining behind her.
We can’t see the bride and groom, but we can see the guests reacting to the ceremony. They can’t help but smile at the day’s event.
Arizona Outdoor Elopement Ceremony image of the officiant as the bride and groom stand outside with her
The wedding officiant closes her eyes and folds her hands over her heart as the bride and groom stand in front of her, smiling.
Here we get the perfect view of the bride’s wedding ring as the groom slips it onto her finger.
After the ceremony, one guest decides to celebrate by throwing her hat into the air. The hat is hanging mid-air and the other guests watch, smiling and laughing.
Standing among some impressive cacti, the bride and groom hold each other in the desert beneath the hot sun. The bride drapes her arms over the groom’s shoulders, and they can’t help but smile at one another.