Snow Canyon State Park Elopement

Are you wanting to have a Snow Canyon State Park elopement like Maddy and Adam did? Here is exactly how to do it and what to expect 🙂 Maddy and Adam came all the way to southern Utah from North Carolina. They knew they wanted to elope in the desert as a reflection of how they met (in Arizona) but they knew they didn’t want to get married somewhere busy like Zion National Park so I suggested Snow Canyon State Park to them for their elopement. They thought it was a great spot from the photos I sent them so that’s what we planned for! They eloped in late September and the weather was great (and hot, 90 degrees and sunny) with their closest family and friends.

We met at their beautiful Airbnb in Hurricane, Utah. I immediately fell in love with Maddy’s wedding dress. She had found her dream dress at a local bridal shop and unfortunately it had been discontinued and didn’t have her size so Adam found the exact dress she wanted in her size online and ordered her dream dress for her! 🙂 Typically I will begin wedding days with taking details photos, which is what I did for their elopement. They had the most beautiful, boho wedding day details. I then took some candid getting ready photos, Maddy putting on her wedding dress, and their first look on the patio before we left to take photos at Snow Canyon!

How to Elope at Snow Canyon State Park

You will need a permit to have a Snow Canyon State Park elopement and so does your photographer. There are a few rules you need to follow to get married here. It is important to follow the rules and regulations to ensure that weddings are allowed to continue here for years to come. You may only have a group of up to 25 people at certain locations within the park. Maddy and Adam picked to have theirs at the Petrified Sand Dunes, which in my opinion is the prettiest spot that allows ceremonies in the park. The fee as of 2022 is $150 (great price for an unmatched ceremony location).

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