An Unexpected Vegas Elopement


May 12, 2020
Words by Kate Darnell
Photos courtesy of Jekalo Photography

The number of elopements are sure to go up due to all the stay-at-home orders right now. So even if you had always planned to elope or because of quarantine measures, plan to elope now and celebrate as a group later, you’re going to need some inspiration.

 boho style wedding couple in front of a macrame altar

We fell madly in love with this super 70’s inspired hippie elopement in the desert of Las Vegas. Tiffany Fleming, the creator of The Counterfeit Wedding and owner of Jekalo Photography, dreamt up the concept for this unexpected Vegas shoot and enlisted her A-team to help bring her design to life.

macrame table runner on a low profile table 

Shot in the Nevada desert in a location called Mountains Edge, the soft desert light, juxtaposed with the rocky landscape was the ideal backdrop for macramé, pampas grass and muted colors.

hippie wedding couple with smoke bomb

Real couple, Kim and David Paz, are from San Diego and traveled out to the desert to make this photo shoot come together. With throwback songs from Earth Wind & Fire and the BeeGees playing on a Bluetooth speaker, the two danced, snuggled close and shared in special moments as the cameras were rolling.

groom holding bride's face

The “hippie” themed shoot complete with braids, peace signs and natural glam united seamlessly with the fresh and dried flower designs, hand written signage and unique low-profile reception table.

Stay tuned for more elopement inspiration coming your way. And if you need info on elopement etiquette, click HERE  and expert elopement advice, click HERE.  


Photographer: Jekalo Photography, Concept Creator + Host: The Counterfeit Wedding, Videographer: Alan Marshall, Dress: Boho Dress Chic,Tux: Friar Tux, Florist: Averi K Designs, Signage: Lexie at Lettered by Luth, Hair: Meg Dela Cruz Hair, Makeup: Alexis, Invite Suite: Molly with Beauty Bright Designs, Sparklers + Smoke Bombs: Broadway Bridal, Macrame: Jess Riemer from Ox and Nag, Rentals: Blooming Belles Rentals, Candles: Lucid Candle, Decor: Target, Table Settings: World Market, Embroidery: Sarah Evello 

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