Mia and Joe

in Texas, United States

Videographer: Hereafter Films
Venue: Big Bend National Park
Bookmark
Likes
Share

Wedding Team

B

Big Bend National ParkReception Venue
Learn More
Hereafter FilmsVideographer
Learn More

J

Jesse Kay PhotographyPhotographer
Learn More

T

The Farmer And IFlorist
Learn More

T

The Black TuxGroom's Suit Designer
Learn More

R

ReformationDress Designer
Learn More

K

Katy Reddell BeautyMakeup Artist
Learn More

S

StetsonHeadpiece Designer
Learn More

J

Jeff HaislipOfficiant
Learn More

P

Pens And Needles Co.Invitations
Learn More

B

Basecamp TerlinguaGuest Accommodations
Learn More

Wedding Date on Oct 19, 2020

If there was a blueprint for the perfect intimate wedding day, Mia & Joe’s Big Bend elopement would be it. These two are the epitome of adventure. Kayaking the Rio Grande, a 12-mile hike through Big Bend National Park, and taking an impromptu air tour are just a few of the things they incorporated into their wedding week. Prior to the wedding day, Mia & I chatted to nail down the perfect ceremony spot, with a sweeping view of the Rio Grande being the most important criteria. Mia sent me some inspiration pictures and I deep-dived on blogs, utilizing Google Maps and cross-referencing images to narrow in on the exact spot she saw in the photos. We drove out the day before to determine the perfect lighting and time for them to exchange their wedding vows, and stopped off at an additional location on the way that brought us down to the water and some amazing adobe structures surrounded by red rocks. It’s incredible all the variety Big Bend has to offer in terms of location, textures and natural beauty! Simply the perfect backdrop for an adventure elopement. While building the timeline for an elopement or intimate wedding day, it’s important to think outside of the box and remember to add personal touches that feel meaningful to you and your partner. Mia was all over this and had many unique touches & surprises prepared for her elopement day in Big bend National Park. Mia & Joe love to walk their dogs to Summer Moon Coffee near their Austin, Texas home & get coffee with moon milk, so Mia brought along all the fixings for their favorite morning ritual and they sat in their pajamas on the bed and sipped their brews. Shortly after, they read each other’s letters out loud, and boy were the tears flowing. It grounded them and was the perfect way to set the tone for their intimate wedding day. After some caffeine, they decided to go on a “leisurely” 4.2 mile hike at Lost Mine Trail that brought us to the most stunning views of Big Bend National Park. It was a walk in the park for them, while we almost bailed halfway up. They encouraged us the whole way and it was more than worth it to reach the top. Once back at Basecamp Terlingua, it was time to freshen up, eat a good lunch and start getting ready for the ceremony! Katy Reddell Beauty started on Mia’s hair and makeup in the Tipi, while Joe got ready in a nearby Yurt. Mia brought many sweet mementos of her family & friends with her, including framed photos, her grandmother’s jewelry, and pumpkin muffins made by her mom, whom she FaceTimed with throughout the day, WiFi providing. After their first looks, we drove out to the ceremony site in Big Bend Ranch State Park, where we met up with Jeff Haislip, a local officiant and musician who came ready to set the mood with his guitar & get them hitched! You can’t have a wedding without a good champagne! Mia decided to surprise Joe with a customized bottle of Dom Périgon, painted by Pens and Needles Co. and they toasted to their life long happiness under the Texas sky. One of the most special moments was when Mia & Joe had their first dance down by the rushing waters of the Rio Grande. Yes, you can and you should have a fist dance if you elope. We brought along a bluetooth speaker to play their favorite David Gray song “This Years Love” as the sun dipped behind the mountains. While all of this makes the day sound like a breeze, there are still sacrifices Mia & Joe had to make. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to cancel their original plans to be wed in their parent’s backyard and un-invite their friends and loved ones, who they so wished could have been present for their ceremony. In the end, they knew it was the safest thing to move forward with an elopement and invest in high-quality photography & videography to share with everyone they love most afterwards. We edited their film, unlike anything we've edited before, incorporating in their own phone footage (thanks Joe!) and breaking up the video into sections to allow their friends and family to truly feel like they were reliving the day and all the different emotions with Mia and Joe.


CSEE

More From Hereafter Films

  • Erin and Brent | Austin, TX
    Hereafter Films
    Secular
    Intimate
  • Josh and Ashley | Canyon, TX
    Hereafter Films
    Secular
    Romantic
  • Jasper and Jessica | Dripping Springs, TX
    Hereafter Films
    Christian
    American
  • Stephanie and Jake | Austin, TX
    Hereafter Films
    Non-Denominational
    Romantic

More Businesses Serving

Texas, United States

H

Suggested
Huckleberry Wedding FilmsVideographer
Learn More

B

Bess Ophelia FilmsVideographer
Learn More

L

Ladybird StudiosVideographer
Learn More

3

31FilmsVideographer
Learn More

More Videos From Texas, United States

  • Leah and Daniel | Aubrey, TX
    By The Millers
    Natural
    Boho
  • Tanner and Elizabeth | Fort Worth, TX
    Bess Ophelia Films
    Non-Denominational
    Emotional Vows
  • Mikah and Christian | Collinsville, TX
    Bess Ophelia Films
    Christian
    Emotional Vows
  • Kate and Nick | Dripping Springs, TX
    Bess Ophelia Films
    Non-Denominational
    Dad Moment
  • Baleigh and Ryan | Tyler, TX
    Camron Thomasson Photography
    Christian
    Emotional Vows
  • Hallie and Jack | Leonard, TX
    Bess Ophelia Films
    South Asian
    Emotional Vows
  • Nida and Wahaj | Irving, TX
    Midnight Embers
    Muslim
    Multicultural
  • Berenice and Julian | Paradise, TX
    Midnight Embers
    Christian
    Mexican
  • Thao and Chris | Midlothian, TX
    Bess Ophelia Films
    Non-Denominational
    Multicultural
  • Olivia and Jaymes | Austin, TX
    Bess Ophelia Films
    Christian
    Emotional Vows

Did you work on this wedding?

Join as Pro

Watch, Get Inspired, Book.

Mia and Joe

in Texas, United States

Videographer: Hereafter Films
Venue: Big Bend National Park

Oct 19 2020

Bookmark
Likes
Share

If there was a blueprint for the perfect intimate wedding day, Mia & Joe’s Big Bend elopement would be it. These two are the epitome of adventure. Kayaking the Rio Grande, a 12-mile hike through Big Bend National Park, and taking an impromptu air tour are just a few of the things they incorporated into their wedding week. Prior to the wedding day, Mia & I chatted to nail down the perfect ceremony spot, with a sweeping view of the Rio Grande being the most important criteria. Mia sent me some inspiration pictures and I deep-dived on blogs, utilizing Google Maps and cross-referencing images to narrow in on the exact spot she saw in the photos. We drove out the day before to determine the perfect lighting and time for them to exchange their wedding vows, and stopped off at an additional location on the way that brought us down to the water and some amazing adobe structures surrounded by red rocks. It’s incredible all the variety Big Bend has to offer in terms of location, textures and natural beauty! Simply the perfect backdrop for an adventure elopement. While building the timeline for an elopement or intimate wedding day, it’s important to think outside of the box and remember to add personal touches that feel meaningful to you and your partner. Mia was all over this and had many unique touches & surprises prepared for her elopement day in Big bend National Park. Mia & Joe love to walk their dogs to Summer Moon Coffee near their Austin, Texas home & get coffee with moon milk, so Mia brought along all the fixings for their favorite morning ritual and they sat in their pajamas on the bed and sipped their brews. Shortly after, they read each other’s letters out loud, and boy were the tears flowing. It grounded them and was the perfect way to set the tone for their intimate wedding day. After some caffeine, they decided to go on a “leisurely” 4.2 mile hike at Lost Mine Trail that brought us to the most stunning views of Big Bend National Park. It was a walk in the park for them, while we almost bailed halfway up. They encouraged us the whole way and it was more than worth it to reach the top. Once back at Basecamp Terlingua, it was time to freshen up, eat a good lunch and start getting ready for the ceremony! Katy Reddell Beauty started on Mia’s hair and makeup in the Tipi, while Joe got ready in a nearby Yurt. Mia brought many sweet mementos of her family & friends with her, including framed photos, her grandmother’s jewelry, and pumpkin muffins made by her mom, whom she FaceTimed with throughout the day, WiFi providing. After their first looks, we drove out to the ceremony site in Big Bend Ranch State Park, where we met up with Jeff Haislip, a local officiant and musician who came ready to set the mood with his guitar & get them hitched! You can’t have a wedding without a good champagne! Mia decided to surprise Joe with a customized bottle of Dom Périgon, painted by Pens and Needles Co. and they toasted to their life long happiness under the Texas sky. One of the most special moments was when Mia & Joe had their first dance down by the rushing waters of the Rio Grande. Yes, you can and you should have a fist dance if you elope. We brought along a bluetooth speaker to play their favorite David Gray song “This Years Love” as the sun dipped behind the mountains. While all of this makes the day sound like a breeze, there are still sacrifices Mia & Joe had to make. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they had to cancel their original plans to be wed in their parent’s backyard and un-invite their friends and loved ones, who they so wished could have been present for their ceremony. In the end, they knew it was the safest thing to move forward with an elopement and invest in high-quality photography & videography to share with everyone they love most afterwards. We edited their film, unlike anything we've edited before, incorporating in their own phone footage (thanks Joe!) and breaking up the video into sections to allow their friends and family to truly feel like they were reliving the day and all the different emotions with Mia and Joe.


Wedding Team

B

Big Bend National ParkReception Venue
Learn More
Hereafter FilmsVideographer
Learn More

J

Jesse Kay PhotographyPhotographer
Learn More

T

The Farmer And IFlorist
Learn More

T

The Black TuxGroom's Suit Designer
Learn More

R

ReformationDress Designer
Learn More

K

Katy Reddell BeautyMakeup Artist
Learn More

S

StetsonHeadpiece Designer
Learn More

J

Jeff HaislipOfficiant
Learn More

P

Pens And Needles Co.Invitations
Learn More

B

Basecamp TerlinguaGuest Accommodations
Learn More

More Businesses Serving

Texas, United States

H

Suggested
Huckleberry Wedding FilmsVideographer
Learn More

B

Bess Ophelia FilmsVideographer
Learn More

L

Ladybird StudiosVideographer
Learn More

3

31FilmsVideographer
Learn More

More From

Hereafter Films

Erin and Brent | Austin, TX
Hereafter Films
Secular
Intimate
Josh and Ashley | Canyon, TX
Hereafter Films
Secular
Romantic
Jasper and Jessica | Dripping Springs, TX
Hereafter Films
Christian
American
Stephanie and Jake | Austin, TX
Hereafter Films
Non-Denominational
Romantic

More Videos From

Texas, United States

Leah and Daniel | Aubrey, TX
By The Millers
Natural
Boho
Tanner and Elizabeth | Fort Worth, TX
Bess Ophelia Films
Non-Denominational
Emotional Vows
Mikah and Christian | Collinsville, TX
Bess Ophelia Films
Christian
Emotional Vows
Kate and Nick | Dripping Springs, TX
Bess Ophelia Films
Non-Denominational
Dad Moment

Did you work on this wedding?

Join as Pro

Watch, Get Inspired, Book.