Emma and Alisha wanted to have a Zion Amphitheater elopement with their closest family members on a beautiful, cloudy late September day. We met up at sunrise to take their engagement photos at Coral Pink Sand Dunes. When I first met this sweet couple, I immediately got along with them so well. We hit it off and joked around for the entire sunrise shoot. We took a few hour break before we met up again for their getting ready and details photos. We then drove to Zion National Park for their Zion Amphitheater elopement. They wanted to have their wedding guests wear rainbow colors to celebrate their LGBTQ+ wedding. I loved to see the support of their families 🙂 We took family photos before their sweet ceremony. Emma’s sister officiated the ceremony and sang a beautiful song on her ukulele dedicated to welcoming Alisha to their family. The ceremony was filled with so much intention and was just very kind. Afterwards, we took some photos around the Pa’Rus Trail before it started thundering and raining. I loved everything about their day from their white jumpsuits, to their fun demeanors and love for each other 🙂
If you want to get married in Zion National Park and you are wanting an accessible space that does not require taking the shuttle into the canyon, I highly recommend the amphitheater for your elopement. A special use permit is required to reserve this spot for your wedding or elopement. As of the time of publishing this blog, there is a $100 permit you can apply for here. The amphitheater allows up to 100 guests and there is seating provided. I loved how Emma and Alisha hired a florist to make the area look even more beautiful. It turned out so well.