What we find in a soulmate is not something wild to tame but something wild to run with
— Robert Brault

 
We wanted to do something that represented us and our love, so we packed our bags and went to our favorite mountains and had the best vacation. We got married on a random Tuesday evening alongside some of the best people I’ve ever met. Everything about it was perfect to me, and I wish I could relive it over and over again.
— Jessica + Chris

Place your hands into soil to feel grounded. Wade in water to feel emotionally healed. Fill your lungs with fresh air to feel mentally clear. Raise your face to the heat of the sun and connect with that fire to feel your own immense power.
— Victoria Erickson, Rebelle Society

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As a couple we could talk about our future and how we would like to live our lives together, but we couldn’t visualize ourselves in a wedding. We felt pressured by the formality of a traditional wedding and the responses from vendors saying we had to do it a certain way didn’t make us feel comfortable and wedding blogs made us feel incompetent if we didn’t do it a certain way. We felt overwhelmed by the traditional sense of a wedding. It didn’t represent us and it didn’t feel natural to us.

To us, the wedding is meant to represent the union of two people in love, making a commitment to one another, to have and to hold through thick and thin. The more we spoke about how we felt, the more we realized convention has never conventionally been us. We decided to strip away the expectations and focus on us, and our promise to one another. We decided to elope, away from it all, at home with nature. There is this magic created by going off on your own, with the love of your life and making that commitment with them and creating the memory you will cherish for the rest of your life. Our elopement became the perfect introduction to the adventure we set on for the rest of our lives as husband and wife.
— Melissa + Josh