COVID has truly done a number on us all.
None more than couples due to get married in 2020 and 2021. I really feel for all of you that have had to postpone or cancel your plans after painstakingly booking vendors, paying deposits, arranged the guest lists, bought the dress.
Have you thought of Eloping?
I know the question many ask is “What is Eloping?”
Traditionally, elopements were linked with ‘running away in secret’ or having a fake Elvis in a Vegas chapel.
I’m here to bust that myth. Eloping is SO. MUCH. MORE.
My definition of elopement:
“An intimate wedding experience with a small amount of people in a place special to you as a couple, where the main focus is YOU and the whole reason you are getting married.”
I want to help couples have an amazing meaningful intimate wedding experience that is about them.
It may be on top of the Rocky Mountains, in a canoe on Lake Louise, or quite simply- your very own backyard with a select few family + friends.
Elopements don’t have to mean secret and secluded. They don’t have to mean hiking for hours. It doesn’t mean nobody else. It means intimate, authentic and true to you as a couple. It means a small amount of people to witness your commitment in a place that is special to you.
Your Elopement deserves more than a 1-2 hour ‘photoshoot’
Forget worrying about others on your day, you can tailor your day to you. You should send your wedding day doing what you want to do. Here’s something to get you thinking:
Just stop for a second and look at each other. If the two of you (throw out all of the logistics and boundaries for a second) could craft one single day from the time you get up to the time you go to bed, you could go anywhere, do anything, see anything, experience anything. What would that day look like? What would you see, what would you do, what would you eat, what would you drink, what activities would you get up to?
^ That right there would be a perfect day for an elopement.
The best thing to start would be to write a list of any activities you want to do, as well as a rough timeline of how you want the day to pan out. Here is an example of a timeline:
You really have the freedom to choose your day dependent on what you love to do together.
In the end, all that matters is you two.
As a relaxed documentary wedding photographer, I can help guide you to writing the perfect elopement day timeline, help you plan your activities and ensure your perfect day is documented exactly the way it should be.