couple holds hands during sunset moab utah desert wedding

More Beautiful Ways That Fall Wedding Colors Fit a Moab Utah Desert Wedding


I just love it when a couple trusts me 100%. Allowing me to “do my thing” as your photographer is what creates those rad moments you won’t forget. When couples believe in my abilities and give me permission to just go with it, that’s when the magic happens. See how we captured countless moments like these throughout Cheryl and Mike’s beautiful Moab, Utah desert wedding day.

couple walks along moab utah desert red rock

How a Utah Wedding Photographer & a Couple Just Fit

couple exchanges wedding vows in Moab field

When the wedding day starts, I can often sense those wedding day jitters in the air because it’s the kind of day that you only live once. You want it to be perfect, and for all of your plans to come together while still actually enjoying it as it unfolds. I assist my couples in finding pockets of time throughout the day to really experience the wedding day itself.

couple walks along moab utah desert red rock

That process can start with the engagement session. I shot Cheryl and Mike’s Moab adventure engagement photos earlier in the year and they loved both the experience and outcome of the shoot. After seeing how I operated, we quickly became comfortable working with each other. This meant that by the time their wedding day rolled around, we were already pretty good friends and the day just moved smoothly.

Cheryl and Mike trusted me and my process completely and quickly became one of my favorite couples of the year!

How a Moab Utah Desert Wedding Day Looks & Feels

couple holds hands under moab utah desert red rock

This well-traveled couple chose The Red Earth Venue as their location after doing some light Moab wedding venue research. Figuring out how to get married in Utah was the natural next step following the couple’s adventures they had experienced there already.

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It was during a road trip to Moab (their first road trip ever together) where they fell in love! Reminiscing about those awesome adventures together (including Cheryl’s first time repelling!) inspired both the location and desert wedding theme design of their day.

After loving The Red Earth Venue photos the couple entrusted themselves to their wedding planning team’s beautiful suggestions. They were able to pull off chill but classy desert chic wedding vibes for the fall wedding color palette. Cheryl reported that Kosi Events wedding planners “were goddesses and we honestly didn’t know what we were going for but it worked out beyond perfectly.”

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Layering a gorgeous location with desert chic vibes for a super adventurous couple created a dope Moab, Utah desert wedding day.

How a Moab Wedding Day is Both Experienced & Remembered

couple cheers during sunset Moab wedding ceremony

Sometimes, you just know it’s right. Mike hadn’t even purchased an engagement ring yet when these two chose a Moab, Utah desert venue for their wedding day. As they explained, The Red Earth Venue was “the perfect spot to bring all of our favorite people to celebrate and start our life together.”

Cheryl and Mike were so excited just to finally be married, complete the planning process and enjoy their efforts! Mike couldn’t wait to see Cheryl in her insanely pretty dress and experience the food, drinks and celebrating with everyone.

Incorporating a meaningful location from your own love story into the wedding day creates those memories that stick with you for a lifetime. The outdoors are a very regular part of their lives and their favorite activity! That’s why photographing this couple against the stunning backdrop of a beautiful sunset at a red earth venue caused all the desert feels.

Starting with reminiscing about their Moab adventures to choosing a venue before the ring was chosen, this story is such a wild ride. These two are so kind, adventurous, and madly in love making it an absolute pleasure to work with them!

couple kisses at Moab sunset desert elopement

Let’s start planning your own memorable Moab wedding!

Wedding Vendors

Venue | The Red Earth Venue
Photographer | Matt Davidson Photography
Coordination | Kosi Events – Cait
Bar/Catering | Caley’s Catering
Desserts | Sweet Serendipity
HMU | Faith & Image
DJ | DJ Beardly
Florist | Fiddlesticks Florals
Videography | Spieler Media Productions