Modern Minimal Bridals at the Salt Flats

The Couple

Ashley and Dustin first met as coworkers at a restaurant more than a decade ago. After a few years of friendship and flirting, the pair made it official in August of 2016. “It is true what they say: when you know, you know,” Ashley says. “We both knew we were ready to start our lives together.”

The Wedding

In June 2022, these lovebirds set out on a nuptial adventure to Utah’s striking backdrops in the Salt Flats, for an elopement perfectly fitted to their spontaneous, carefree style as a couple.

“Our favorite thing about our relationship is our ability to go with the flow,” says Ashley. “We like to figure things out as we go, we never hold each other to plans we make or get upset when something doesn’t work out the way we planned. I love that we can just wake up and see where the day takes us. We call them our ‘no pressure days.'”

Ashley and Dustin took the ultimate no-pressure day for their wedding vows, celebrating their perfectly matched romance with just the two of them and a photographer in tow.

The Details

Steph Marie Photo captured their intimate exchange of vows in impeccable detail, focusing on the couple’s unique rings, vow cards, and every gorgeous detail of Ashley’s For Love and Lemons gown.

The flowing white sleeves and skirts were complimented by a full bouquet of lush lavender blooms, as well as dainty gold jewelry adorning the bride’s décolletage. Dustin wore a crisp black suit and a violet tie in similar shade to his bride’s bouquet.

The result of this dreamy shoot was an eye-catching adventure of an elopement, with the stark landscape leaving all eyes on the bride and groom, and all the focus on celebrating their union.

The Vendors

Photography: Stephanie Marie Photo, @stephmariephoto

Gown: For Love and Lemons, @forloveandlemons

Suit: Men’s Wearhouse, @menswearhouse

Florals: Flower Imagination, @flowerimagination

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