When Audrey and Danny contacted me about eloping in Zion at sunrise, and eating croissants and adventuring around the park together, I was 100% on board! It was a cold morning in the park, but these two had a heartfelt first look on a cliff edge, followed by a simple ring exchange. They bundled up and enjoyed some hot coffee (which was such a good idea for cold mornings), ate some pastries, and even cut a cupcake together. It was adorable. These two were nothing but big smiles all morning, and we had such a blast adventuring around some of my favorite spots, both inside and outside Zion National Park.
Now for some Q&A from the stunning Audrey…
How did you and your significant other first meet?
We first met working together.
What is your proposal story?
We were visiting friends and family in Columbus, OH one weekend in October. On our way to brunch we took a morning walk through a nearby park on the way to the restaurant. As we made our way through the park and around a fountain, I (Audrey) stumbled upon an arrangement of flowers and as I turned around Danny was down on one knee proposing and a photographer friend of ours was there capturing it all. After I said yes, we finished the walk taking our engagement pictures in the park on a gorgeous fall day. Then we made our way to the restaurant for what was actually our engagement brunch with friends.
What are your favorite things to do together?
Morning walks with coffee and a pastry. Adventuring to national parks. Weekend getaways to new cities. Cooking at home and or dining at restaurants for food we can’t cook.
Why did you decide to elope?
In the midst of a pandemic, an intimate ceremony where none of our beloved friends and family could be harmed was important to us. Once we knew our loved one’s safety was priority, the option to elope at a national park revealed itself.
What was your favorite thing about your elopement day?
Megan guided us through the whole thing to where we truly got to enjoy our day and focus on just us.
What advice do you have for other couples that are thinking about eloping?
Eloping wasn’t our first idea but once it became an option it felt right for us. The downside of it was not having our loved ones with us but getting sneak peak pictures in less than 24 hours allowed for our family and friends to feel included in the event. The upside to eloping with Hazel & Lace was making it everything we actually wanted it be- starting the day with a sunrise, taking a moment for coffee and croissants, cake cutting, hiking, and even a first dance all in Zion NP.