Adventurous texas elopements & Intimate weddings, focused on you.

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A wedding experience that actually focuses on

your relationship

Quality time

experiences

Without the stress of a wedding production.

Yep, It's Possible!

THAT is the Elope with Rae experience!

What is an elopement, actually?!

A modern-day elopement is an intentional wedding day revolved around the couples’ relationship and commitment to each other.

No longer do elopements bring up visions of shot-gun weddings or impulsive Vegas nights.

Today, elopements are intimate, intentional wedding days, focused on you. They’re bringing back the intimacy of what a wedding day should focus on: love, commitment, and closeness (without the fussiness of a traditional wedding production)

Meet Rachel

Your Texas elopement adventure pal & authenticity advocate

Elopement photographer & adventure planner

meaningful & emotional photos that move you.

A raw and organic wedding experience that awakens your soul.

We Do Things A Little Bit Different Around Here...
You've seen all the fancy, glamorous weddings all over Pinterest and you think to yourself, "these are beautiful, but just not me at all." You want something that matches your personality, both as a couple and as individuals, not just another cookie-cutter wedding with a $50,000 budget and the same stiff poses.

That’s where I come in. We dig deep. We work together to make sure that your marriage and relationship shine through the images by crafting a fun, soulful experience and documenting the moments as they unfold naturally, without all the stiff, awkward posing. This is real, organic, and truly you!

An adventure elopement isn’t posing for photos from sunup to sundown. This is the two of you genuinely doing fun things together, in your natural element. I am the fly on the wall for most of it, preferring a photojournalistic take. A lot less posed and a whole lot more candid. I do give gentle prompts and direction when called for, to guide you as you interact with each other naturally.
What does an adventure elopement in texas even look like?
Well, what do you like to do together? Are you avid hikers or paddlers? Do you prefer cozy, relaxed evenings over a fire, cold beers, and tacos? OR maybe there's a bucket list item you've both been dying to do, but everyday life and work responsibilities just get in the way. There are all sorts of ways to make your day an experience you will never forget! Do you want to experience a favorite spot nostalgic for the two of you or do want to see somewhere new you've never been together?

  • Hot-air balloon rides over North Texas
  • Cozy glamping retreats in Canyon Lake
  • Horseback riding across Hill Country
  • Kayaking trips in the marshes of Caddo Lake in East Texas
  • Camel treks in the mountains of West Texas?
You Get the idea...
Your options are only limited by your imagination. Luckily, you have me as your Texas location guide! I’ve been traversing around Texas’ hidden gems since 2013 and know all the best trails, places to stay, unique things to do, and of course, where to eat!

I’m your travel guide, photographer, and your officiant! Yepp. That’s right. I’m legally ordained and can sign off on your marriage license for those looking for a truly “just us” vow experience. I highly recommend checking out The Soulful Wedding Vow Writing Retreat. Couples who book with me get 50% off the course!
THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO ELOPE IN TEXAS. SEE BELOW FOR CREATIVE & INTENTIONAL WEDDING DAY IDEAS!

Craft your Itinerary

Begin fantasizing about your dream Texas Elopement day with some of our favorite elopement activities. Ditch the pressure of the traditional wedding experience, and craft an elopement adventure that is utterly about you!

Click the titles or the images for ideas

Adventurous

HIKING
MATCHING TATTOOS
KAYAKING
CANYONEERING
HORSEBACK RIDING
ROCK CLIMBING
CAMEL TREK
ROCK CLIMBING
ATV TOUR
CLASSIC ARCADE
ZIP-LINING
GRAPE STOMPING

Slow Moments

SLOW COFFEE SHOP MORNING
PRIVATE WINE TASTING
PERSONAL PICNIC
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE
CAMPFIRE UNDER THE STARS
PRIVATE CHARTER BOAT CRUISE
CRAFT COCKTAILS

Intimate

VOW EXCHANGE
FORGE YOUR OWN WEDDING RINGS
MILKY WAY PORTRAITS
FIRST LOOK
LETTER EXCHANGE
CREATE YOUR OWN COFFEE BLEND

guest activities

CEREMONY
CELEBRATORY DINNER
STARLIT DANCE PARTY
KARAOKE
FIELD DAY
TOASTS

your dream wedding awaits