ERIKA'S ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS
I already chose my wedding date before I got engaged haha, yup.
It is exactly like in Miss Congeniality. Rhode Island knew the perfect date ;)
Clayton and I was actually going to elope or have a small intimate wedding
with our immediate family and a few friends out in Utah at a place called Amangiri.
It is a beautiful resort in the middle of canyons and became my ultimate dream wedding.
When I FINALLY got engaged, girl it was go time! The more I inquired and started to plan our "elopement"...
Things were not falling into place like I hoped it would after getting engaged. I was seriously heart broken not being able to have the dream wedding I wanted to.
I am the planner in the relationship and it was a struggle not knowing our wedding plans.
We prayed and asked the Lord where He would want us to celebrate our love.
God placed it in our hearts to get married at my parent's land, which is located south of Dallas. It was this overwhelming peace that gave me comfort knowing the Lord did not want us to elope but to include all our amazing family and friends that have been a part of our journey.
I LOVE elopements, but it was just not for us. I could not cut anyone out!
Since my desert canyon elopement was not going to happen, I knew we had to take our engagement photos out in the dessert.
So I hit up one of my besties, Kelsey (who is a jack of trades and a #GIRLBOSS)
and asked her if she would come with us to Monahans, Texas.
It was such a fun quick trip with two of the most people I adore in this world.
View more of Kelsey's work here
Trying to marry this boy has been a rollercoaster haha,
but just like my wedding hashtag... #worththewaitferrell