While we’re seeing big, grandiose affairs come back on the scene, let’s still hold a little space for an intimate elopement. Sometimes escaping the traditional wedding route might be more your style. And that’s wonderful! Elopements can be peaceful, intentional and uniquely you. Such was the case with Lindsey Post and J Thompson, lovers of all things camping and outdoors, who exchanged vows at the top of Merry Go Round Rock in Sedona. Let’s Knot and Say We Did, planners who specialize in custom all-inclusive elopements, guided the couple throughout their entire wedding experience, making it a nourishing, uplifting day that highlighted the fullest expression of the couple’s personalities. Once they reached their destination among the red rocks (with help from J’s Jeep Rubicon, adorned with “Just Eloped” on the back window), Lindsey slipped off her hiking boots in exchange for heels, and they were greeted by sweeping Arizona views. As an acoustic guitarist and vocalist performed “Get You to the Moon” by Kina, their romantic, unhurried, yet perfectly curated wedding began. Their day exemplified how a private wedding celebration can be equally as luxurious as a bigger event, from the custom florals (including succulents and crimson blooms) to the golden-hour photo shoot capturing the newlywed romance just before sunset. After the couple made their way down the mountain, their celebration continued at Shorebird restaurant at a private table for two.