Have you ever considered just running off to get married in an exotic location? You could even skip the location and just elope in an adventurous airport wedding!

That’s exactly what we did. Sarah Beals, the owner of a custom dress design company, Dame and Maiden in Des Moines, created the concept for this shoot. She pulled out an amazing tan & laced dress as the inspiration, and everything else came together. The tux was provided by Skeffingtons for the perfect “James Bond” vibe. We pulled some strings, and a wonderful local couple lent us their airplane, even giving the vendors and models a tour on the passenger plane!

It was a windy day in Iowa, but that didn't stop this team! Sunset gave a warm glow to our elopement and the perfect dreamy light for the incredible photos by Raelyn Ramey. We did the flowers! We combined burgundies, blues, and yellows. Burgundy mums, yellow roses, and apricot berries to pull together to create a rich, vintage aesthetic.

Dress: Dame & Maiden
Suit: Skeffington's Formal Wear
Hair/ Makeup: Trixie's Salon Des Moines
Floral: Lavender Blue Floral
Photography: Raelyn Ramey
Models: Conner Koberg and Meredith Brown

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