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A Covid-19 Elopement: Turning into One Beneath the Arizona Solar

Cam + Nick had been dating for seven years when Nick proposed in January. They both immediately knew they didn’t want to wait long before starting their new life journey together as husband and wife. Instead, they knew they wanted to plan a breathtaking elopement, but still keep it close to home so their families could be a part of the day. They ended up choosing to share their vows in the Mesa, Arizona desert, with their sleek white attire up against the cacti and warm Arizona sun. C shares more about how their Covid-19 elopement came to be:

As a couple who loves to travel, we knew we wanted to do something different and something that screamed “us”, and we thought that the desert would give the perfect vintage/retro vibe that both of us are into. Then March rolled around, and COVID came into the states. And all we could do was cross our fingers that it wouldn’t cancel our flights and accommodations. April came, and COVID got worse – national mandates, quarantines, and shut downs everywhere – definitely threatening to our plans…but God made a way for us to get to Arizona.

Lucky for us, Jasmin Elaine Photography was there to capture these gorgeous shots! Let’s take a look!

A Golden Day

Arizona Desert Elopement

In May, we set out to Paradise Valley and traveled deep into the desert to capture our favorite photos of all time. Jasmin and her brother (a videographer too) purely captured the essence of Nick and I’s relationship – one that is so genuine and true, best friends and soul mates.

Arizona Desert Elopement

Arizona Desert Elopement

Arizona Desert Elopement

How stunning are these pictures?? C + N have serious style, and the simplicity of their choices makes their day stand out.

Arizona Desert Elopement

Many couples are just like C + N: planning a wedding in the middle of a pandemic. Whether you’re thinking about a Covid-19 elopement, or trying to navigate the details of a larger event, we’ve got all of your Wedding Planning During Covid-19 Questions Answered.

Arizona Desert Elopement

Bride + Groom Style

Arizona Desert Elopement

Totally obsessed with C + N’s choices for wedding day attire. C looks ultra sophisticated in a high neck halter gown from Vera Wang, while N looks rugged and handsome in a custom suit from Laredo Western Wear.

I (Cam) bought the third dress I tried on, and Nick sent his measurements off to Mexico for his custom made charro suit. Our vision began to come together in our minds.

Arizona Desert Elopement

Arizona Desert Elopement

Sunset Shots

Arizona Desert Elopement

Dancing away with our hearts.

Arizona Desert Elopement

Arizona Desert Elopement

All of the photos and videos (and trip) hold sentimental value to us, and we were so thankful that we were still able to “become one” under the sun in Arizona – during a time as crazy as our world is seeing now.

Congratulations Cam + Nick! Your Covid-19 elopement is an inspiration to so many couples who are trying to navigate uncertain times. The GWS Team is wishing you both the very best!

See this beautiful day in action with this Jasmin + Jonathan Rojas video featuring music by wndrwrlds.

photography: Jasmin Elaine Photography // wedding dress: High Neck Halter Vera Wang // groom attire: Laredo Western Wear // videography: Jasmin + Jonathan Rojas // music: wndrwrlds // models: Cam Schuessler and Nick Schuessler

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