Snow Canyon Sunrise Elopement

Emily and Brian had the dreamiest Snow Canyon sunrise elopement on a beautiful, sunny day in October. They chose to get married on Oct 11, which happened to be Brian’s birthday and also my wedding anniversary. While the park prohibited weddings and elopements on this particular day (for fall break traffic), they still really wanted to take sunrise photos in the state park. We met up bright and early in the park and spent over an hour wandering around taking the most beautiful photos (definitely not biased at all). I love coming to Snow Canyon State Park because it’s a little hidden gem compared to the national parks in the area. We had the whole park to ourselves on this particular morning 🙂

After the sunrise photos, we took a break until later that day when I met up with the couple at their condo for some getting ready and details photos. I love when couples make time in their wedding day schedule for these photos. Details photos are some of my favorites because I think they help tell the full story of your wedding day!

We then went to Red Cliffs Conservation area, which is where they had the actual ceremony with their immediate families. It was such a sweet and simple ceremony surrounded by beautiful red rocks, sunny blue skies, and the people they care the most about. We hung out at the campground for a couple of hours before heading to dinner at Cliffside in St. George.

How to Elope in Snow Canyon State Park

In order to have a Snow Canyon sunrise elopement like Emily and Brian did, you must obtain a permit, which you can find here. It is generally pretty easy to get a permit and does not take long, but I do recommend getting your permit early as they only allow one per day. I highly recommend sunrise as you will likely have the whole location to yourselves!

The incredible vendors from Emily & Brian’s elopement:

Restaurant: Cliffside Restaurant

Florals: Jocelyn’s Florals

HMUA: Wild Cactus Weddings

Photography: Courtney Blair Photo

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