Hello! I'm Julie Crawford—the artist behind the lens, the location scouter, the planner for eloping in wild places, the dress zipper, the mirror holder, and the biggest supporter of your choice to ditch traditions and get married in a way that is authentic to you and your partner. With Magnolia + Ember, I will help bring the elopement to life. Marry your person on the side of an ocean cliff or in the desert. Share your vows on top of a mountain or deep in the forest. Whatever the adventure may be, I will guide you through every step of the way to make that dream your reality.

crafting unforgettable
elopements amidst the wild

the professional third wheel

We’ve danced a thousand cosmic journeys
Lifetimes of finding our way back together
Our souls bound by metaphysical gravity
Colliding in the sacred force known as love

- Julie Crawford

Sneak peeks in one week and full gallery delivered in six weeks


the big day!


We plan your experience: brainstorm ideas, CHOOSE LOCATION, and start bringing vision to life


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My goal is to create space for you to really be present with each other, and then look back at your photos and feel those moments all over again. This is met by crafting an experience that is an honest reflection of you and your partner. The experience should be one filled with elements you love and activities you enjoy doing together. Want to hike and finish the night off at your favorite brewery? Do it! Want to go explore the backcountry and camp? Pack up! Want to take helicopter ride to a place surrounded by glaciers and mountains? Grab your jackets! Whatever the adventure, I will help manifest your dream vision—location planning, what to pack, marriage license requirements, permit applications (if necessary), timeline, and I can even sign as the officiant (ask for details). Then, I will be there to photograph the whole experience as it unfolds.

what to expect | steps to planning your elopement