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Starry Night Elopement in The Valley Of Fire

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Heather and Jeff planned a stunningly magical starry night elopement under the moon and stars. Choosing Valley Of Fire as their location set the scene for an incredible night! They did have a bunch of wedding day hiccups that they had to overcome, but it turned out to be a beautifully unique elopement for just the two of them.

Heather + Jeff

Las Vegas, Nevada
- 09/01/2021
Total wedding budget $3,990

Budget Breakdown

Below is an estimated wedding budget breakdown provided by the couple.

  • Cake/Dessert
    3%
    $100
  • Flowers
    15%
    $600
  • Rentals
    1%
    $50
  • Planner
    24%
    $960
  • Photography
    36%
    $1450
  • Hair & Makeup
    7%
    $270
  • Officiant
    9%
    $360
  • Bridal Attire
    8%
    $305
  • Total wedding budget
    $3990
bridal look
Valley Of Fire elopement
Valley Of Fire elopement

Tell us about your wedding vision.

We wanted to have a starry elopement just the two of us under the moon and stars. The plan was to arrive in a rented vintage Pink Cadillac that we’d drive. Just after leaving Las Vegas, gassing up at the local Loves gas station (how fitting), we got stuck out on the highway! We were all dressed in our wedding attire, so we decided to hitch a ride with a kind stranger who gave us a ride all the way to Valley of Fire.

Arriving about 45 minutes later than planned, with just a short amount of daylight left, the rush was on to get married before it became pitch-black out on the desert floor. Our photographers were amazing and prepared for the dark conditions so we were able to continue our celebration even after sunset!

Valley Of Fire elopement
bride and groom celebrate
bride and groom boho chic

Describe your attire choices.

I wore a stunning wedding dress of glittering gossamer with celestial undertones and sheer stars woven in an intricate design. It was magical.

In true Heather fashion, my dress was actually a maternity photoshoot robe from Annahandbridal on Etsy, that was a whopping $270! It was very sheer so I purchased the underdress from Amazon for $35. Buying online is always unpredictable but I was so pleasantly pleased with the results! 

There were also stars on my purse, in my hair, on the cake, and in the floral arrangement, so this wedding was star-filled, start to finish.

unique bridal gown
unique bridal attire
Valley Of Fire elopement

What was your favorite detail?

After getting stranded on the way in a friend came all the way to Valley of Fire to pick us up, almost an hour in the dark after the ceremony ended. It was totally unplanned and definitely a mishap, but ended up being perfect anyway!

Valley Of Fire elopement
Valley Of Fire elopement
table setting
starry cake

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Not only did the wedding have hiccups, but earlier that day, Heather found out her beloved grandma had passed away that morning. And yet, they persevered, jumping hurdle after hurdle, holding hands the whole time.

Valley Of Fire elopement
Valley Of Fire elopement