Alright, friend, let’s talk about eloping – the ultimate power move in the world of “I dos.” Forget the big venues, the 200-person guest lists, and the stress that rivals a Game of Thrones episode. Eloping is about reclaiming the narrative, making it intimate, and flipping the script on traditional weddings.
What is Eloping, Anyway?
Eloping isn’t just sneaking off to Vegas to get married by Elvis anymore (though if that’s your jam, no judgment, I’ll totally tag along). It’s a deliberate choice to say “heck no” to the conventional wedding circus. Elopements can range from just the two of you whispering sweet nothings on a mountaintop to a small crew of your ride-or-die pals witnessing your love in action. It’s about prioritizing the connection over the spectacle, and that, my friends, is where the magic happens.
How to Elope (Like a Badass)
Choose Your Adventure: The world is your oyster (sorry but not too sorry about the cliche here.) Pick a spot that speaks to your soul – be it a hidden forest, a breathtaking beach, away in the mountains, or the city where you first met. It’s your canvas; paint it with your love (okay, this one I’m sorry about.)
Guest List Schmest List: Forget the pressure of Aunt Mildred and your third cousin twice removed. Elopements are about keeping it tight – just the VIPs who truly matter. Quality over quantity, always. You can forgo the guest list and elope alone if you want.
Get Legit: Yes, eloping is rebellious, but you still need the paperwork. Check the legalities, get the deets on marriage licenses, and make it official. After all, being a rebel doesn’t mean breaking the law. Some states do require a witness, but as your photographer, I got you covered there!
Capturing the Magic: Don’t forget the paparazzi – aka your photographer – shameless plug here. An elopement is a momentous occasion, and you’ll want someone who gets your vibe. We are here for the vibes. Find a photographer who’s on board with your vision and ready to snap those Insta-worthy moments. I want you to remember every freakin’ moment of your day with pure joy. I will document your day that tells a story of raw emotion and happiness.
Make It Yours: This is your day, your way. Whether it’s rocking a non-traditional outfit, reciting personalized vows, or having your fur baby sign your marriage license (HELL YEAH, COLORADO) – make it authentically, unapologetically you.
Celebrate, Just the Two of You: After sealing the deal, take a moment to soak it all in. Whether it’s a champagne toast, a helicopter ride through the mountains, paddleboarding on the lake, dancing under the stars, or just relishing the quiet together, savor the start of this new chapter.
Eloping is more than just saying “I do” in a non-traditional way; it’s about curating an experience that aligns with your love story. So, grab your partner-in-crime, ditch the rulebook, and make your elopement a tale that’s uniquely, undeniably yours.
Let me help guide you through the process, plan right along side you, and capture your day in a way you will never forget.