SLOAN + JACK

DELAWARE WATER GAP; ELOPEMENT- BUSHKILL, PA

“Inspired by the beauty found in the natural diversity of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area, we hoped to capture the wild, sometimes reckless abandonment of the area. We drew inspiration from the parks elements: marble finishing to echo the towering rocky ledges, a rippling cake to capture the movement of the Delaware river, teak sculpture and branches to honor the sturdiness of the wood and commitment, and sourced local seasonal flowers to emphasize the abundance of the region.

Instead of reading traditional vows we chose to read Rumi’s poem, When I am with you, combining the quest for love with the pairing of juxtaposing natural elements. As we wandered throughout the park nature supported our vision, providing us with a natural ceremony arch, mossy perches for details and a lush covering of greenery. As the sun set and our adventure drew to a close, we hoped that our vision would remind locals that adventure is just within reach and would also encourage traveling couples to consider including the Delaware Water Gap in their next plan for adventure.”


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