SUNRISE ELOPEMENTS: why you should get married at sunrise - Kristen Kay Photography - Las Vegas Wedding Photographer

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  • Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // Las Vegas sunrise desert elopement // Carol Hannah Gown - natural no makeup bridal look // Janna Brown Designs and Magnolia Rouge
  • Las Vegas Desert Elopement Wedding at Sunrise -- Carol Hannah Bridal Gown -- oversized organic bridal bouquet with desert plants, white garden roses and blush pink roses  //  Janna Brown Design  //  Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • Carol Hannah Bridal Gown -- sweetheart ballgown with a bow -- Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Elopement // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography

SUNRISE ELOPEMENTS - WHY YOU SHOULD GET MARRIED AT SUNRISE


Waking up before the sun is not a popular time to be awake, let alone a popular time to get married. But here are a few reasons that might just convince you otherwise. First, you get to spend the ENTIRE day as a married couple! How romantic is that? Spending the entire day together, rather than just a few hours in the evening. You could spend the entire day exploring the desert or eating at your favorite restaurants (yes, you have ALL day so why not hit up two or three)!


You probably won't sleep all that well the night before, so it's better to get up and get married, right? Why spend the entire day nervously excited, waiting around for the ceremony to begin, when you could just get the official part out of the way first thing in the morning. Then you have all day to relax, celebrate and enjoy each other’s company… MARRIED!



Top reasons to wed at sunrise in the desert:

the symbolism,

the peace and quiet,

we gain light rather than lose light,

and cooler temperatures.



  • Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // Las Vegas sunrise desert elopement // Carol Hannah Gown - natural no makeup bridal look // Janna Brown Designs and Magnolia Rouge
  • Las Vegas Elopement at Sunrise  //  oversized organic bridal bouquet with desert plants, white garden roses and blush pink roses  // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography

The symbolism of starting a new day with a unity.

Just like sunrise is the start of a new day, a wedding and your marriage is the start of a deeper commitment to one another. What a beautiful and meaningful way to wed.


Sunrise is a quiet, peaceful time when most of the world is still sleeping.

The hustle of the world hasn’t begun, most are still sleeping or just waking up. The Earth is quiet except for the whistling wind as the sun rises above the horizon. You’ll most likely be the only souls at whatever location you choose. 

  • Carol Hannah Bridal Gown -- sweetheart neckline ballgown -- Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Elopement // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Elopement // direct sunlight portrait -- Carol Hannah Bridal Gown -- sweetheart neckline // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • Carol Hannah Bridal Gown -- sweetheart ballgown with a bow -- Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Elopement // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • Janna Brown Design blush and dusty blue sunrise table setting // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // Las Vegas desert elopement
  • Caligraphy name cards - organic plants on minimal white menu card // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography - sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas

You gain light as the time goes on by starting your wedding day at sunrise. 

Most wedding days feel rushed. You’re always needing to get to the next place. You’re stressing because you’re losing light or dinner is being served and you haven’t yet arrived at your reception. Sunrise elopements have no stress and there’s no rush. You have all the light in the world and you have about 4 hours until most restaurants start serving brunch. No need to rush, no need to hurry and run around, you just get to enjoy and be married.


If you’re getting married in the Mojave desert in the summertime, sunrise is a great option to beat the intense heat.

In the morning, the temperatures are more likely to be 90°F (32°C) and slowly rise with the sun. Rather than 110°F + (43°C) around sunset. The temperatures start to climb around noon and stay warm all throughout the day and into the night. You can expect over 100-degree temperatures in the last part of June, July, August and  September.

  • Groom -  modern look - tux and white shirt without a tie // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography - Blues and blush sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Elopement at Sunrise - Carol Hannah Bridal Gown - oversized organic bridal bouquet with desert plants, white garden roses and blush pink roses //  Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • natural bridal hair and makeup -- no makeup look // Janna Brown Design //  Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas
Carol Hannah Bridal Gown - sweetheart ballgown with bow // Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Elopement //Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // Fuji 400h - film in direct sunlight


The great thing about eloping is that you get to do what you want, when you want, and how you want. There are no rules and most of the time, there are no guests. So you don’t have to hear everyone else’s opinion about when is the best time for them. If you do have guests, kindly let them know this is not a traditional wedding, that this is going to be very unique and a day they will talk about for years, I almost guarantee it!




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  • large, linear blush & white bouquet with desert plants // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography - sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas
  • white and grey calligraphy wedding invitation suite with old stamps // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography - sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas
  • natural no makeup bridal look for a Las Vegas sunrise elopement // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // Carol Hannah Gown // Janna Brown Designs and Magnolia Rouge
  • Las Vegas Desert Sunrise Elopement - clouds - sky texture // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • teardrop diamond ring // white and grey calligraphy wedding invitation suite with old stamps // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography - sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas Desert Elopement Wedding at Sunrise -- Carol Hannah Bridal Gown -- oversized organic bridal bouquet with desert plants and white garden roses   //  Janna Brown Design  //  Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography
  • gold and dusty blue table setting inspiration // Janna Brown Design // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography - sunrise desert elopement in Las Vegas
  • Janna Brown Design table setting // Kristen Krehbiel - Kristen Kay Photography // blush linens with blue accents desert elopement at sunrise in Las Vegas

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Kristen is a wedding & editorial photographer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. She captures timeless, intimate desert weddings and fun, unconventional elopements for laid-back lovers flying into Vegas from around the World.

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