Sarah and Samantha, where do we even begin? We simply adore you and your magical desert elopement!
When Covid-19 turned their big day plans upside down, Sarah and Samantha reached out to our team to plan a styled desert elopement. We were immediately all in! Our team went right to work dreaming up a desert elopement that dreams are made of, and a dream come true it was! With a hint of feminine gypsy and a dusty color palette to boot, it was pure magic!
Their intimate ceremony set among the towering saguaros was lit by the setting sun and crowned by the Superstition Mountains, where Sarah had popped the question to Samantha. With their moms and best friends in tow, they were surrounded by love as big as the open desert. And can you believe they didn’t see each other’s gowns before the big day? They were total showstoppers that complimented each other perfectly! We are equally obsessed with both!
To cap off the evening, our brides explored the desert at dusk while our team created a desert lounge completed by a vintage VW bus, pizza trailer and sweetheart table for two! The whimsical setting created a private and welcoming outdoor room for a few married moments as the sky showed off it’s vibrant colors and the moon came out to play.
“Where to begin with this AMAZING team of ladies?
Planning a destination wedding during Covid was hard, but trying to plan options 2, 3 & 4 was even harder. I had been following Simple Means on social media and dreamed of an elopement with them as soon as our plans changed. From the very first phone call we had, it felt like I had been friends with Ashley and Jenn for forever. Ashley understood the vision we had even though we weren’t exactly sure of our vision. She calmed my anxiety, reassured us that they would make this the best day ever even if it wasn’t our original plan, she created a vision and gave us genuine excitement from the first call. The entire team easily made us feel loved, special and important which wasn’t always how we felt being a same sex couple planning a wedding.
Simple Means was so extremely easy to communicate with and they are so very clear and detail oriented with all things during the planning process. Ashley went above and beyond to make sure we were part of the process minus the stress of actually having to plan anything ourselves. The effort, attention, love & creativity put into our day was absolutely amazing. The experience & friendship Ashley provided us from the first call to now, two months after our wedding, will be something we will never ever forget and is something we are so thankful for.
Even if a perfect Covid free world, we would have our intimate, gorgeous Simple Means elopement 10000 times over again. We have our second wedding in 2021 and will be including the team again. HIGHLY recommend having Simple Means be part of your big day!”
A big thank you to our friends:
Photography: Meg Brooke Photography | @megbrookephotography
Planning, Styling + Design: Simple Means Events | @simplemeans_events
Floral: The Petal Theory | @thepetaltheory
Rentals: Wood n Crate | @woodncrate
Pizza Trailer: Maiolo Dough Company | @maiolo.dough.co
Photo Bus: Cruisin’ Photo Bus | @cruisinphotobus
xxoo Simple Means Events