Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Boulders Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Photo Story Award

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 Boulders Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Photographer | This couple chose to have a small, intimate ceremony surrounded by stunning natural rock formations and unique desert flora

This couple chose to have a small, intimate ceremony at the Boulders Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, surrounded by stunning natural rock formations and unique desert flora. The weather was perfect for a wedding, and the couple and their guests got to spend the day outdoors in the bright Arizona sun. The day was full of emotions, making for a beautiful and intimate ceremony and celebration.

Here the couple stands hand-in-hand before the officiant as the guests watch from their seats. The spot, surrounded by boulders, offers natural privacy for this romantic ceremony.

Resort Spa, Scottsdale, AZ wedding photo of the bride sitting in her robe before the ceremony

 Boulders Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Photographer | the bride sits in her robe before the ceremony

As the bride sits in her robe before the ceremony, the couple’s cat lounges around on the floor.

Scottsdale, Arizona wedding photo of the Bride with her veil

Scottsdale, Arizona Elopement Resort Picture of the Bride | The finishing up of getting ready for the ceremony

The bride finishes getting ready for the ceremony, putting on final touches and adjusting the netting of her veil over her eyes.

Scottsdale wedding image of the groom getting ready for the ceremony

Scottsdale Elopement Venue Groom Image | The groom gets ready for the ceremony in a rustic resort room with natural light

The groom gets ready for the ceremony in a rustic resort room with natural light pouring in from the open window. He stands in the room following a tutorial on how to tie a tie.

Boulders Resort and Spa, Scottsdale wedding image of the bride and her father sharing a hug

 Boulders Resort and Spa, Scottsdale Elopement Ceremony Photo | The bride and her father share a hug before the ceremony begins

The bride and her father share a hug before the ceremony begins, and the bride’s father begins to get emotional.

Arizona Wedding Ceremony photo of the bride meeting the groom at the altar

 Arizona Bridal Ceremony Image | The bride meets the groom at the altar

The bride finally meets the groom at the altar, and she can’t hide her joy upon seeing him.

Arizona wedding photo from after the ceremony as the couple goes for a walk

 Arizona Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Picture | After the ceremony, the couple goes for a walk through the natural desert landscape

After the ceremony, the couple goes for a walk through the natural desert landscape, holding hands as they enjoy the afternoon sun as newlyweds.

Scottsdale outdoor wedding photo of The guests seated beneath umbrellas for the brunch reception

Scottsdale Elopement Reception Venue Photo | The guests are seated beneath umbrellas for the outdoor brunch reception

The guests are seated beneath umbrellas for the outdoor brunch reception in a private garden. The sunshine and mimosas make for a refreshing scene.

Scottsdale, AZ wedding detail photo of the couple cutting into their pancake wedding cake

Scottsdale, AZ Elopement Cake Cutting Detail Image | This couple decided to take brunch seriously and cut into their pancake wedding cake

This couple decided to take brunch seriously and cut into their pancake wedding cake, which was beautifully decorated with flowers and berries.