“it was now, or never.” Rusty told me this when I asked how they decided on this beautiful April afternoon at their rustic, intimate Utopia, Tx wedding. They’d been together a few years and finally were getting around to the “marriage; making it official.” The two live in Baltimore, Maryland but decided to fly to Texas and have their intimate wedding at Rusty’s family ranch.
So I packed up my boyfriend and all my camera gear and drove to the clear other side of San Antonio. Utopia, Texas is just beautiful. Slightly bigger than hills greeted me and small town charm abounds.
3 hours later, battling Easter traffic (whoops) I arrived at the turn off point.
A bit apprehensive about the location, all I could do was follow written instructions about “counting the number of gates you go through” and sayings like “veer right at the 3rd fork in the road” given to me by the bride as my cell signal had gone the minute I left the main road.
A white truck approached, coming the opposite direction. It turned out to be Rusty’s dad and I followed him for about an hour on the bumpiest goat trail type roads before reaching the ranch.
With just their family helping, creating wildflower bouquets and setting out chairs, Kelley and Rusty pulled off a beautiful spring elopement on a mountain top cleared just for the occasion.
In conclusion, more adventure elopements in the San Antonio, Austin or destination locations like Seattle, Portland or Baltimore (not as random as you might think).