Hannah and Derrick met in high school while working together helping elementary school children. They hit it off and became great friends, even attending prom together their junior year! However, they didn't officially begin dating until they had already both graduated.
Hannah and Derrick planned a big wedding in Santa Fe, but of course the current pandemic situation made it impossible for their big day to happen. The couple sadly decided to postpone their wedding. After talking it over, though, they realized they just didn't want to wait any longer to be married... so the plan for a small elopement began!
They deliberated on several different spots to say I do, and finally decided upon their favorite hiking trail near the Sandia Crest. The 10k Trail is special to them, as they have many fond memories spent here hiking together with their adorable dogs. (Make sure to scroll to see a picture of their cuties!)
Hannah chose simple yet beautiful details for the day, wearing a stunning BHLDN long sleeve beaded gown and a vintage inspired headpiece. Her beautiful bouquet— we joked almost to heavy for her to carry alone— was an eye-catcher, full of fall inspired colors and greenery.
Hannah and Derrick walked hand in hand as they hiked up their favorite trail to a spot underneath the pine trees where they read heartfelt vows to each other. They followed the intimate ceremony with an equally intimate dinner, having their closest friends at their beautiful home in the foothills, the table being decorated with glass pumpkins and candles. It was the perfect end to a perfect day!
Congratulations Hannah and Derrick, we were so glad we could capture this beautiful moment in your lives and we cant wait until the big party next year!
Shoes: Kailee P
Headpiece: Cici Wedding Store
Florals: Floral Elegance
Officiant: Alicia with Sealed with Love Weddings