Intimate Mogollon Rim Elopement with Love Story Films | Arizona Weddings Magazine

We are swooning over this breathtaking intimate Mogollon Rim elopement in Payson, Ariz. shot by Love Story Films. The heavenly setting was ideal for Tristen and James’s dream fairytale wedding. The couple met online two years before their wedding and immediately bonded over their mutual love for Disney. After being together for a little over a year, Tristen had a couple predictions for when James would pop the question – at a few different Disney trips and at a photoshoot for their 2016 holiday cards. But James had his own special plan that included all their families and friends! In January of 2017, the couple decided to bring their parents together for dinner at Oregano’s to meet. While Tristen was worrying about awkward silences, being underdressed and making sure everyone was fed, the moment finally happened. Everyone’s focus turned to something behind Tristen and caused her to turn around to a glorious surprise of all their family and friends. Although Tristen had had many predictions for the proposal, nothing compared to the incredibly sweet surprise.

Tristen quickly began planning the wedding she had dreamt of since she was a little girl. The couple initially planned to have an extravagant wedding but after the planning began to bring more stress than joy, they decided to scrap everything. They then realized that to create their fairytale wedding, they only needed one another and the people closest to them. Growing up in the city, Tristen and James envisioned their union in the idyllic forest. Mogollon Rim was the perfect picturesque and intimate venue for their elopement surrounded by close family and friends. It was important to the couple to emphasize their religious beliefs and include their love for the Disney film Beauty and the Beast with a loving and heartwarming acoustic version of the quintessential film’s theme song. In the end, their Mongollon Rim elopement was truly the wedding of their dreams!

Intimate Mogollon Rim Elopement


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VIDEOGRAPHY: Love Story Films

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VENUE: Mogolliom Rim | PHOTOGRAPHY: Marisa Belle Photography | BRIDAL GOWN BOUTIQUE: Alvina Valtenta from Bella Lilly Bridal | FORMAL WEAR: Nick’s Menswear | INVITATIONS: Silk & Willow, Calligrapher: Pretty Little Letters AZ | FLOWERS: The Wildflower AZ | HAIR: Jessica Villalobos | MAKEUP: Court Montes | HONEYMOON: Walt Disney World