Surprise Elopement in Missouri Woods

Erica & Craig

Saint Louis, MO

Erica and Craig wanted to get married in “as low-key a way as possible: going into the forest and coming out married. That’s it. That’s what we’re about.”

They surprised their closest friends with their secret engagement & wedding in one day. There were some clouds before we walked into the woods but otherwise a beautiful fall day. But once the ceremony began it started to downpour. I mean downpour. We were all soaked. And it was absolutely perfect.

When the ceremony ended, we headed back to the cars and sure enough, the sun came out. We drove to their home to dry off and they made pizzas from scratch for their friends. It was exactly as they’d hoped…in her words, thoughtful but easy.

VENUE Rockwood Reservation

PIZZA themselves