Couple walking in the sand and holding hands.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Elopement

The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park is one of those places you don’t easily forget. The scenic views, the unique, one-of-a-kind landmarks and sights are mesmerizing. In this blog, I’ll share the part one of this story of when I captured an adventurous Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes elopement styled by Camp Elope!

About Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most accessible sand dunes within the park. The largest dune rises to about 100 feet! The barren and wild beauty of the landscape ensure that the focus remains on you and your story. The natural light, particularly during sunrise or sunset, offers breathtaking conditions for your wedding portraits.

One of the many reasons Death Valley is one of my favorite parks is due to the seclusion the area. It can provide a sense of intimacy and privacy, which is often desired for an elopement wedding. There’s also an abundance of hikes, drives, including off-roading, and sights to see making it perfect for every adventure level. If you’re curious about how to get married in Death Valley National Park, I have an all-you-need-to-know guide here.

Our Adventure Story

Our day at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes began with clear skies. However, weather in the desert can be unpredictable, and soon a haboob, which is an intense dust storm, rolled in towards us. It severely affected visibility and we escaped to our cars just in time before the area was consumed. Once the dust settled, we continued our journey to Zabriskie Point. The timing post-sunset offered a quieter atmosphere with fewer visitors. The post-storm sky presented an incredibly unique setting for this couple. Paired with the rugged landscape, J and D were able to have the perfect vibe of adventure and romance.

Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park was our playground for this styled adventure elopement. I’m excited to share highlights of this portion of their day. If getting married in Death Valley is on your wishlist, contact me to get started!

Here's to co-creating an unforgettable elopement experience.

Here's to co-creating an unforgettable elopement experience.

I’m Karen, a Southern California Elopement Photographer who empowers couples to create memories that will last a lifetime. I am dedicated to providing the tools you need to create an unforgettable experience. 

I help couples by providing personalized location lists, planning resources, vendor recommendations, permits, timeline-curation, and much more to curate elopement days that will be cherished forever.

Your Southern California Elopement Photographer, planning expert, and adventure pal.

I'm here to empower you to create memories that will last a lifetime.

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