What is an "Adventure Wedding"?
Great question! I get asked this all the time. The simple answer is that it can be whatever you want it to be. Most couples choose an adventure wedding or elopement because nature is their church, or because they'd rather ditch a big, traditional wedding for something that feels more distinctly them.
Some couples choose to hike a mountain they love and get married on top. Other choose to have their ceremony with a small group of friends and family on the beach or at a trailhead, and then celebrate with a day of paddle boarding or a night under the stars and around a campfire. Some spend the day rafting a river with their closest friends, and get married at a secret waterfall along the way. Still others rappel into a canyon and walk through sandstone slots before saying their vows alone overlooking the Colorado Plateau. And some rock climb their favorite route together and got hitched at the summit.
Personally, my husband proposed to me while we were jumping off of Lone Rock on Lake Powell where we had met 8 years earlier, and then we spent our wedding day playing volleyball outside before getting married at a venue on a river in my hometown. You don't have to go big or far, but you can go big and far if you want. I've photographed a couple's ski tour proposal, and then several months later we were mountain biking the same location at their wedding!
The beauty of choosing an adventure wedding is that you don't have to follow a standard or norm. However you choose to do it, make it an experience that is uniquely you!