June 15, 2020
In case you haven’t noticed, eloping has gained some major popularity recently. Whether it’s because you had to cancel your original plans due to Coronavirus, or the idea of a traditional wedding never really resonated with you, I’m so glad you’re thinking about eloping! But first, I want to make sure we’re on the same page with the definition of elope.
I’ll give you my personal 21st century definition of elope (because let’s be real, the dictionary still says elopements are secret marriages without parental consent…what is this, 1920?!) When you decide to elope, you’re making a bold, unconventional choice:
This means something different for everyone:
No matter what your reason is for choosing to elope, it’s an absolutely magical way to get married. But don’t just take it from me…here’s what a groom recently said to his (now) wife after they eloped: “that was perfect. That’s how all weddings should be.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
Sure, it’s not for everyone. Choosing to elope is a bold decision. But if the idea of eloping pulls on your heart-strings, you won’t regret it.
Now that we’re on the same page about what the definition of elope is and what it isn’t, you’re probably wondering what your elopement day could actually look like.
I create a timeline for every elopement, tailored to what you want included in your day. I want your elopement a low stress, big adventure filled with anything that makes you happy… no idea is too big or too small. If you want to build in some extra time on our hike to look at tiger beetles (I had a couple request this, true story), or to cast a couple lines in the lake, or to take the Jeep off-roading, or to go for a quick surf session, we can make it happen.
12:00 I arrive at your Airbnb/hotel, pack up for our hike!
12:30 Drive to trailhead
1:00 Hike to first look location
2:00 Change into wedding outfits, getting ready photos
2:30 First look
3:00 Hike to ceremony location
4:00 You’re married! Take some portrait photos
4:45 Hike to a nearby waterfall for a quick dip!
5:45 Dry off, hike back to the car
6:45 Head back to Airbnb to change & freshen up for dinner
7:30 Drive to ocean-front dinner location
7:45 Arrive at your beach-side table, pop champagne!
8:00 Sunset photos
8:45 Enjoy your first dinner and a married couple!
9:00 Photo coverage ends
Now doesn’t that sounds like a pretty epic wedding day?!
I am SO excited that you are making the bold decision to choose a wedding day that prioritizes you and your partner.