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An Ethereal Elopement at the Bonneville Salt Flats

An Ethereal Elopement at the Bonneville Salt Flats

couple photo at the salt flats

If you’re wanting to escape to a far away land for your wedding day or looking for the perfect intimate location for an elopement or micro wedding then the Bonneville Salt Flats create the perfect unique environment filled with texture. With the salt flats as a blank canvas, Weddings by Eccentricity went to work to create a texture-filled design that will leave you weak in the knees. Every photo by Ashley Rae Studio has left us breathless and obvi brimming with wedding inspo.

bride and groom at ceremony in Bonneville Salt Flats
romantic wedding stationery in deep hues

From the photographer, Ashley Rae Studio: The Bonneville Salt Flats is so pristine and perfect, but is also beautiful and mysterious – there’s always an undertone of the unknown. Pulling from the natural backdrop of this geographical wonder, and the effects of it’s sunset for inspiration, we paired the design with clean and sleek elements. So we had to keep the natural pinkish blush hue of the salt and sunset, add in the incredible spectrum of blues, but needed the cocos, charcoals, and brownish burgundies the mountains and the sunset adds.

bride and groom say I do in ethereal salt flats
bride holding the black wedding cake with textured rose accents
groom wearing a wine colored suit jacket

Since the salt flats is high in texture, we needed the design to reflect that. High textural blooms, greenery, and dried elements come together to create jaw dropping centerpieces and ceremony installations. Mixed acrylic and glass vintage beverage ware juxtapose seamlessly with smooth and sleek china and flatware. Texture in the velvet tablecloths, and distressed gunmetal chairs further the tablescape aesthetic.

intimate wedding reception with velvet tablecloths and distressed gunmetal chairs
lush floral centerpieces with vintage glasses and sleek china

To also compliment the Salt Flats, we can’t forget the mix of elegant and ethereal and smooth and clean we needed to achieve. An elegant and clean paper suite featuring custom artwork, vivid and whimsical colored suit, incredibly sleek and sophisticated gown, with a positively ethereal tone on tone bouquet pull everything together.

bridal portrait at the salt flats
couple photo at the salt flats

The brides look was inspired by the flats themselves – white salt stretching fo miles in all directions. Her beautiful raven hair loosely but delicately styled into an effortless bun with sexy and natural looking makeup. And we love the mix of the dark and the light, the vintage and the modern for the picturesque cake! Taking a walk across the delicate salt, hand and hand with the one you love, into the sunset as a perfect end to a perfect day.

couple photo during their elopement
bride holding her all white wedding bouquet
lush floral centerpieces with vintage glasses and sleek china
couple portrait at the salt flats

You can view the dreamy video footage by Ashley Rae Studio here:

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festoon lights line the reception area

Doesn’t Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats create the most ethereal setting for an elopement? It can be anything and everything and is truly the perfect blank canvas for a unique wedding environment. If you’re on the hunt for some more reception inspo then here are our 10 reception looks to get the wedding inspo flowing!

Wedding Vendors:
Photography + Cinematography: Ashley Rae Studio 
Design, Planning + Stationery: Weddings by Eccentricity
Florals: Petals by Carly
Cake: Bake Me a Cake
Hair + Makeup: Sarah Hicken Artistry
Gown: Mary’s Bridal
Models: Ashley + Holden Films

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