Against the backdrop of one of Utah’s wildest, most beautiful landscapes—Canyonlands National Park—Ayrowyn and Brian pledged their future to one another at the Green River Overlook, located just outside of Moab, on August 27th. The open-air, Canyonlands micro-wedding featured live cello music, a cake cutting and a few immediate family members. The couple wrote their own vows, which included these words from Brian: “Ayrowyn, of all the people you’ve met, and all the places you’ve been on your journey in life, you somehow ended up with a guy from Tampa, Florida who didn’t even know where Utah was on the map five years ago.” 

Photos by Terra Ong Photography

Canyonlands Micro-Wedding
Canyonlands Micro-Wedding
Canyonlands Micro-Wedding

Know Before You Go:

If you’re considering getting married in one of southern Utah’s national parks (Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon or Capitol Reef) please note that the National Park Service requires a Special Use Permit for all events that takes four-weeks, minimum, to process. Refer to each park’s website for details. 

For the complete guide on planning a desert wedding, click here.

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Melissa Fields is a wife, mother, freelance writer, editor and—since the moment she migrated to Utah from Michigan more than 25 years ago—a huge fan of the Wasatch Mountains. A few of the outlets Melissa writes and edits for include Salt Lake Magazine, Park City Magazine, Utah Bride & Groom Magazine, and When not wordsmithing at her laptop, Melissa spends her time volunteering, hiking, pedaling, skiing, rock climbing and playing her guitar.