When it comes to weddings, nothing is quite as magical, intimate or totally heartfelt as elopements. After all, it’s the perfect opportunity to do something ultra-romantic and completely out of the box. That’s why, when we saw how Sophia and Alex decided to tie the knot without all the stress and huge costs associated with traditional weddings, we were reminded that you don’t always have to have crazy wedding splurges to say, “I do.” This one-of-a-kind desert elopement, captured by Elle Lily Photography and Videography, goes to show that all you need is your one-and-only, a dreamy backdrop and lots of beautiful, boho design elements. If you’re all about a rustic, unconventional look, scroll on to see how this free-spirited couple made it all happen.


Sophia and Alex are a super-down-to-earth couple who knew they wanted a meaningful elopement without all the frills. So when it was time to tie the knot, they decided to have an intimate celebration with only their photographer and videographer there to witness.


While Alex wrote his vows, Sophia got in touch with her feminine side for a bridal boudoir shoot. Her glam team — SNF Makeup Artistry for makeup and Desperately Seeking Sueann for hair — gave her enviable bohemian waves and a fresh-faced makeup look for the shoot. And that flower crown? So cute! Create your own with this easy flower crown DIY.


The two lovebirds said “I do” in front of a cozy tipi tent at Murrieta Wine Field. Best part? That gorgeous desert landscape and the boho vibes, of course! Their *dreamy* ceremony proves that you don’t need much to have a decked-out ceremony backdrop. If you’re digging this idea for your own nuptials, all you need is an open field and minimal decor that matches your style.


The table setting decor for this boho celebration was a no-brainer. Nomad Nuptials had the perfect tabletop pieces to fit the vibe that Sophia and Alex were going for. The warm glow from the floral decor, a beautifully designed eclectic table and the equally stunning dream catcher backdrop made for some swoon-worthy photos.


Once the “I do’s” were said, Sophia and Alex spent the rest of the day taking some serious Insta-worthy photos. Of course, if you’re anything like this duo, you’re going to make sure you have a stylish outfit and the perfect accessories for it. Their looks tied in so well with the prettiest arrangement of wildflowers for a totally dreamy boho wedding. Congrats to the happy couple!


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Photography and Videography:Elle Lily Photography and Videography

Venue:Murrieta Wine Field

Florals: Sweet Stems Florist

Cake: Laura Marie’s Cakes

Makeup: SNF Makeup Artistry

Hair: Desperately Seeking Sueann

Decor: Nomad Nuptials