Crafting Your Perfect Elopement Day Timeline: A Journey of Love and Adventure in Big Bend

The beauty about having an elopement is that your timeline can be designed to fit exactly what you want. Elopements defy tradition and societal norms so you can literally do anything you can imagine.

As you plan this extraordinary day, creating a well-organized timeline ensures that every moment is cherished and every adventure is savored. In this blog post, we will outline a perfectly curated elopement day timeline that combines captivating activities like horseback riding, ziplining, canoeing, stargazing, hiking, and, in the near future, thrilling air tours. Let jump right in!

Willow House, Photo from their webiste

Getting Ready Location: Willow House, Terlingua, Texas

Ceremony Location: Lost Mine Trail, Big Bend National Park

Additional Portrait Location: Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park

Meal/Celebration Location: Willow House, Terlingua, Texas

Sunrise – 6:00 AM: Get ready for your wedding day. You can take it slow with coffee and breakfast overlooking the Chisos Mountain Range. Savor the moment as you share your excitement for the day ahead and bask in the love that surrounds you.

Morning – 8:30 AM: Hike an enchanting hike through Big Bend’s scenic trails. Embrace the tranquility of the early morning as you and your partner are surrounded by the glowing desert landscape. This magical experience sets the tone for your ceremony.

Late Morning – 10:00 AM: Gear up for a water ride adventure in the nearby Rio Grande. Witness breathtaking views of canyons and valleys above you. Deepen the connection between you and your partner, making this experience truly unforgettable.

Midday – 12:30 PM: Take a break from the excitement and indulge in a romantic lunch by the Rio Grande River. Enjoy a beautiful picnic together, surrounded by the serene beauty of the riverbanks and majestic cliffs.

Afternoon – 2:00 PM: Get ready to celebrate back at Willow House just the two of you or with family!

Late Afternoon – 5:00 PM: As the day transitions into evening, celebrate the day with love and grace. Let the captivating landscapes of Big Bend serve as the backdrop to your intimate celebration. Enjoy a gourmet meal together filled with love and promise.

Sunset – 7:30 PM: As the sun begins to set, revel in the romantic ambiance of stargazing in the desert. Dance as the night sky sets the mood. Lay out beneath the starlit sky and share intimate moments, knowing that the universe itself bears witness to your everlasting love.

Evening – 9:00 PM: Reflect on the day’s adventures and the cherished memories you’ve created together.

Your elopement day in Big Bend will be an extraordinary journey filled with love and adventure. With a carefully curated timeline, you can savor every moment of your intimate celebration amidst the captivating beauty of this natural wonderland. From horseback riding at sunrise to thrilling ziplining, tranquil canoeing, mesmerizing stargazing, invigorating hikes, and the exciting prospect of upcoming air tours, your elopement day will be an unforgettable celebration of your unique love story.

Embrace the magic of Big Bend and let your hearts guide you on this extraordinary adventure together. This is just an example of what your day could look like. You can substitute any of the activities with something that better suits you and your partner. Your wedding day is for you so make sure you are thrilled every step of the way!

Let’s start planning your elopement today! I am always available to talk so if you have any questions trying to figure out everything have no fear! Let’s get in touch and walk through this journey together. I am always here to help. Talk to you soon.

 Photographing love and life for the past 7 years. My passion for elopements comes from the intimate memories and inspirational landscapes that we share our earth with. 
My goal as your photographer and guide is to provide you with all the essentials needed to elope. You and your partner deserve a stress-free experience surrounded by love and admiration from every direction in every moment of your special day. Your wedding day is an unforgettable day and it should be documented in a way that authentically serves you. 

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