Bekah-Tim Dinosaur Valley State Park Elopement in Glen Rose, TX, US
Vanessa Martins Photography beautifully captured Bekah-Tim Dinosaur Valley State Park Elopement.
Location: Glen Rose, TX, US
Event Date: Jun 06, 2019
Client Orientation: Hetero
Client Names: Bekah Blakely & Tim Savage
Album Story – Bekah-Tim Dinosaur Valley State Park Elopement
When Bekah and Tim had first reached out to me, they requested photos for a Court House wedding before their official wedding in Alaska. But they quickly figured that if all they needed was an officiant to officialize their marriage then why not do it somewhere meaningful. They chose Dinosaur Valley State Park where they had their first date 4.5 years ago. The plan was to cross a river and photograph their elopement ceremony on a cliff overlooking the State park, but due to the heavy rains this season they decided to get married under a tree. It was almost like a scene from a movie. A beautiful, large tree providing shade, rings made out of twine that she quickly made before the ceremony, and their gorgeous rescued dog tagged along to watch her favorite humans tie the knot.
Other Location: Dinosaur Valley State Park
Photographer: Vanessa Martins Photography
Client Questionnaire – Bekah-Tim Dinosaur Valley State Park Elopement
Q4: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A4: We met on the app Tinder in late May 2015 just after I had moved to Fort Worth from Alabama. After chatting back and forth for a couple of weeks we met in person on June 6, when the air conditioner in my house broke and Tim came to the rescue with several pints of ice cream and a window AC unit he had kept in his garage. After a year of dating, we moved in together and joined our blended fur family (my two cats Simon and Mickey and Tim’s dog Brooks) as one. Later, as Brooks’ health began to wane, we adopted a feisty shepherd mix we called Teklanika (tek-la-NEE-ka) or Tika for short, named for a river in Alaska in which I had a close call while on a hiking trip to the 49th state. The fun continued with many camping trips throughout Texas’s parks, from Palo Duro Canyon down to Big Bend and everything in between, including a spur of the moment day trip to Dinosaur Valley in February 2018. Marriage had been discussed and a ring had been bought, there was only a question left to be asked. Tim carried the ring in the zipped-up pocket of his hiking pants all day and was terrified to take it out, sure that it would go tumbling down a cliff or into the river and be lost to nature. Later that night, after an intimate rooftop dinner at my favorite restaurant in Sundance Square followed by drinks at the jazz club, we returned to the house where Tim got down on one knee and proposed in the comfort of our own home with our furry family as an audience.
Q5: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?
A5: Relax. Don’t stress too much. This applies both to wedding planning and to marriage. Even if nothing goes according to plan and every road leads to an unexpected turn, at the end of the day you are on that road with your best friend and biggest supporter. You’ll find the way together.
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