Snow-Shoeing Elopement In The Utah Mountains

Lili and Neil LOVE the snow, so tackling a winter elopement near Park City, Utah was a dream come true for them!

By Vanessa and Chad, ‘The Outlovers’

Lili and Neil had the most beautiful winter wonderland elopement in Big Cottonwood Canyon, near Salt Lake City in Utah!

They began their day nice and slowly, exploring Park City where they were staying, and grabbing a little coffee to stay warm. It was such a welcome contrast to the usual frantic madness of a more traditional wedding morning!!

After a sweet first look on the ski slopes by their hotel, L&N then headed up into the canyon, strapped on their snow shoes, marched out away from the crowds and found a beautiful secluded spot to share their vows. They were hoping for snow and Mother nature was on their side: the sky opened up and dropped soft flurries of snow on them just as their ceremony began! 

Their ceremony was so personal and incorporated many of Neil’s Hindu traditions, such as the exchange of ‘malas’ (flower garlands), the gifting of the ‘mangalsutra’ necklace, and ‘The 7 Steps’ around a candle as they made their promises to each other. They concluded with a blanket ceremony, all wrapped up in a quilt that Lili had hand stitched for their new home together. 

L&N then celebrated with champagne and a custom rocky road cake complete with ski and snowboarding cake toppers!

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Chad & Vanessa, ‘The Outlovers’

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