A Nontraditional Rancho Moonrise Elopement

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Anita and Stefan discovered me through Rancho Moonrise, their go-to spot for concerts and pool parties. They have considered it a second home since moving to Texas. I love that they opted for a nontraditional elopement. They chose a place with personal significance to add a unique touch to their special day. And let’s be honest, this place is stunning.


Anita, a Canadian, and Stefan, an American, crossed paths four years ago at a Billboard conference in LA, where they simply exchanged business cards. As time passed and circumstances shifted, they reconnected during the pandemic, this time through Instagram. They spent seven months building a connection until the borders opened, allowing them to meet face-to-face. Over the past two years, they’ve overcome various obstacles, visiting each other almost every month. After overcoming the challenges, Anita and Stefan are now prepared to celebrate their journey and the happiness of building a life together. With their immediate family present, they’re excited to mark this moment.


Love, joy, and laughter filled this relaxed and sincere wedding. Stefan and Anita opted for a non-traditional approach, away from the typical wedding reception. Following the ceremony, they spent some quality time with family, capturing precious moments in family photos before diving into their couple portraits.

They wanted to get creative in these photos and go all over the property, which I was really excited about because this is such a unique location. Anita also paid tribute to her late father, who passed away in 2018, by securing his locket to her bouquet. After the couple’s photos, they rejoined their family, enjoying outdoor games, indulging in donuts, and toasting with champagne. They celebrated in a very relaxed and special way.

Julia is an absolute delight! From our initial interactions leading up to the wedding and throughout the entire day, she consistently exceeded our expectations. Julia possesses a remarkable ability to connect with her clients and fully understand their vision for the special day – and she delivered! Her adaptability, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail truly sets her apart.

Not only is Julia highly professional, but her friendly and fun demeanor also made the entire collaboration a pure joy. Her relaxed approach made us feel at ease, turning the photography session into a genuinely enjoyable experience for my husband and me, capturing moments and making memories that will last a lifetime. Truly couldn’t recommend Julia more!


Photographer | Julia Davis Co.

Gown | Park and Fifth

Veil | Daughters of Simone

Venue & Coordinator | Rancho Moonrise

MUA | Betty Beaute Co.

Florist | Reverie Floristry

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