Cathedral Rock Sunrise Elopement
Camila and Patrick originally met in Florida. Camila came to the US as a foreign exchange student from Brazil, and now over 6 years later, they happily live together in Florida. They both are madly in love with the West, knowing that’s where they ultimately want to end up together. Inspired by the Southwest, they reached out to us to help them elope somewhere special. Somewhere that would inspire their future lives together out West. After talking through a few different ideas, Sedona seemed to be the perfect fit.
See their photos and words from Camila on the feature in Wandering Weddings here!
We all met at the Cathedral Rock trailhead in the pitch black, ready to hike up to the top for sunrise. They only arrived the evening before, and this would be their first time seeing Sedona in its glory! We were so excited for them to see it, especially from the top of Cathedral Rock. Headlamps and all, we hiked and scrambled up in the dark to the top. By coming before sunrise, we had the whole place to ourselves.
We played soft music in the background while they had an intimate first look before we found a perfect ledge to watch the sunrise as they exchanged their vows. Seeing the light unravel the beauty of Sedona during their ceremony was mesmerizing. Choosing to elope and feeling inspired by the Southwest is one thing–but to finally see the landscapes that had inspired you so for so long with your best friend in front of you (and for the first time)–that’s the kind of experience, adventure, and memory you hope for.
After they said their vows, kissed their first kiss as a married couple, and laughed and cheers that they were married, we all witnessed a beautiful sunrise and basked in the warmth of its sunshine. We hiked around to the epic ledge to get some wide shots, and these two were fearless in hiking and up for anything!