Are sunrise weddings becoming a thing? After seeing these stunning elopement photos in Zion National Park, and this breathtaking wedding on the beach in Mozambique, we certainly hope so!
By now, in your wedding planning, you’ve likely heard of ‘golden hour’. The time of day when the most beautiful light fills the frame of your wedding photos. Dark shadows cease to exist, skin looks creamy and beautiful, and the colors shift from fluorescent brights to soft neutrals. Normally, when we plan our wedding timelines to capture the most important moments during golden hour, we forget that there are actually two golden hours in the day.
Sunrise weddings have valor, we promise. If you’re an early bird, you’re in for epic wedding photos filled with the most magnificent colors and light. Yes, it requires asking guests to wake up early to prep for celebrations. This is why elopements and small weddings can pull it off so much easier – fewer people to coordinate at dawn. Plus, elopement guests will know how special it is they got the invite, making the early alarm clock extra ‘worth it’.
Finally, just because you have a sunrise ceremony, doesn’t mean you can’t have an evening reception, too. Just like Mozambiquan wed couple Gabby and Doug, Mallie and Corrie allowed their guests to enjoy the afternoon and reconvene for a fun party under the Utahn stars.