Sean + Danielle's Grand Teton Elopement
Full transparency, this blog post is an emotional one for me to write. Sean and Danielle are two of my dearest friends and the fact that they continue to invite me to play such an intimate roll in the big moments in their lives means more to me than I could even begin to express. (If you haven’t seen Sean’s proposal yet, go check it out before you dive into this because it gives a little more backstory. And it’s cute as hell.)
Sean and Danielle invited Jed and I to join them in Driggs, Idaho for their wedding weekend with three other close friends. We spent the evening of June 28th eating pizza, drinking pink wine and toasting to the soon-to-be-married couple. The next morning we enjoyed coffee with a view of the Tetons. The seven of us took the majority of the day to play tourist around Jackson, Wyoming, buying stickers and tee shirts and enjoying a delicious brunch. Around 5pm the lovebirds got all done-up and did a little first look outside our big beautiful Airbnb. Then we all headed towards the mountains.
At 7pm on June 29th, 2019, I photographed as my husband performed the union of my two sweet friends, Sean Jemison and Danielle Salinas, under the shadow of the Grand Tetons. We all warmed the rings, saying words of encouragement, gratitude, and advice for the newlyweds. They read their vows as we all watched, tears of joy streaming down all of our faces. Sean wrote about how the mountains would always remind him of Danielle. Danielle wrote about how the moment she met Sean she knew he was the one. After rings and kisses were exchanged, we popped champagne and had a little party at the tailgate of our friend’s truck. We hugged each other a million times and just sat in awe of the fact that we were actually there. At the Tetons. With these two people who were absolutely made for each other.
After making sure we got plenty of photos, we drove back into Jackson to celebrate at the Cowboy bar in town. There was live music and they gave the newlyweds a shoutout and they had their “first dance”. We spent the rest of the evening drinking, reminiscing about the most hilarious stories, and laughing our asses off. We left the next morning, slightly hungover and seriously grateful. Jed and I are so beyond honored that we were both asked to be so involved in this wedding. So to my favorite married friends Pepe and Pepe - thank you a million times over. We had so much fun celebrating you and I’ll always have such a special place in my heart for your big day.