Although the Daily Dog Tag is mostly all about dogs, the truth is I love all pets. I’m over the moon about this lovely bird-friendly elopement with a lorikeet. I’ve always thought that elopements are the most romantic way to start a marriage. And the best venue is the great outdoors. Claudina and Igor chose the perfect photographer, Malachi, from Shell Creek Photography, to capture the day. Of course, elopements are even sweeter when a pet is present. Although the couple originally planned on bringing their caique (a type of small parrot), they were unable to.
Happily, Malachi brought along the ideal companion to witness the ceremony, his lorikeet, Jarli.
From Malachi: “Claudina and Igor wanted to do a fun hike for their wedding day where they could see impressive mountains. They came up from New Mexico into western Colorado at just the right time for some peak fall colors! It was a little rainy, but it held off just long enough for their ceremony. On our hike back down, though, we got absolutely drenched! They embraced it, though, and had fun with it. Claudina and Igor were going to bring Tumbleweed, their caique, but weren’t able to. So I surprised them and brought along my rainbow lorikeet Jarli!
Jarli is a sweetheart & a little bit crazy, and he loves everyone that he meets. Claudina included some of Tumbleweed’s feathers in her bouquet!”
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About Shell Creek Photography: Based in Western Colorado and Moab, Utah, Malachi specializes in adventure elopement experiences. Malachi is also a bird lover as well as a dog lover.
What a gorgeous bird! I love that he got to be a part of their elopment. I agree – eloping is a really romantic way of starting off a marriage. I had a traditional wedding and sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if we would have eloped instead. Anyway, this was such a unique wedding with the bird involved! I love it!
Marjorie Dawson says
This is THE most romantic and lovely photo shoot. I love the setting, the couple look so happy and everything looks so fresh and bright.
WOW!!! These are some of the most beautiful wedding photos I’ve seen yet. What a gorgeous setting, loving couple, and Jarli is stunning beautiful. How creative the photographer was with these photos. I hope the couple are as in love as they appear. Definitely unique and memorable.
Dorothy "FiveSibesMom" says
Jarli is beautiful…and I’m so impressed how Jarli could be outdoors and just stay there to pose! Maybe I’m just used to Huskies and their need to goooooo if let losse! and I never had a parrot, but we did have darling parakeets. These photos are exquisite, and oh-so-romantic! Wow. And what a beautiful backdrop. Just stunning. Pinning to share!
Thank you for sharing this with us! Beautiful wedding photos, I love the creative setup, definitely worth the share. 🙂
Terri Steffes says
I’m loving this whole set up. The gorgeous bird, the dress and the colorful flowers.
Amber Myers says
These are the best photos. I love adding a Lorikeet. They are such beautiful birds.
Tara Pittman says
I love the colors in this bird. These are nice photos for sure.
Elizabeth Neas says
What an exquisite photoshoot. The fall colors mixed with her dress and navy shoes, plus his stunning suit that matched her shoes. Wow. Then top it off with the lorikeet. Just amazing.
This is a so beautiful, and breathtaking session. I’m so happy for this couple.
What an adorable idea for eloping. Lorikeets are so beautiful and these photos will make that memory last a lifetime.
Beautiful and romantic ! Their pet gives it a special touch and one I am sure will not be forgotten. Thank you!
Richelle Milar says
This is such a really amazing and wonderful photo shoot! I really love this!
OMG! This is a fairy tale! Everything! Love the colors, the dress, the couple. Everything is so perfect that it doesn’t seem real!
I love the scenery in these photos, and the beautiful colors. The flowers and the bird is a very pretty pop of color.
Such gorgeous photos. That place looks amazing. And their pet reminds me of home. We used to have a parrot.
Kamira G says
I love that you shared this elopement featuring a lorikeet. The backdrop in the great outdoors is stunning and absolutely lovely. Kuddos for the couple being a good sport despite the rain on their special day. Congratulations to the happy couple.
Michelle & The Paw Pack says
Beautiful photos! I love Jarli. I grew up with pet birds and love them. I’d love to rescue one someday, but am waiting until we own our own place instead of renting. Congrats to the happy couple!
Ruth Epstein says
What an amazing wedding, just beautiful and Jarli just made it better. The photographs are magical and am happy they could make fun of the rain which only shows their love for nature