So, you've heard the term "elopement" thrown around, and you're probably wondering what the heck it's all about. Is it a spontaneous Vegas wedding? A rebellious act against big, fancy ceremonies? Running away to Scotland without your parents permission?
Well, buckle up, because we're about to dive into the world of elopements, and trust me, it's way cooler than you might think....
So, What Exactly is an Elopement?
In a nutshell, elopements are like the rebellious siblings of traditional weddings. They're all about breaking free from the cookie-cutter wedding norms and doing things your way. Gone are the days of sitting through endless guest lists, seating charts that resemble intricate puzzles, and Uncle Bob's questionable dance moves. Elopements are for those who crave authenticity and adventure, those who believe that love isn't about impressing everyone in town. Does this mean you can't invite anyone at all? - absolutely not!
Elopements are usually just the two of you but they can be an amazing option if you just want a very small guest list of close family members. Imagine a super intimate ceremony in the woods or at a beach in South Wales, followed by some amazing adventure portraits and then a meal at your fave restaurant with your nearest and dearest - This is an elopement too.
Why Elope, Though?
Let's be real: planning a massive wedding can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Elopements toss that stress out the window.
Imagine trading seating arrangements for a breathtaking mountaintop, or trading a 200-person guest list for a ceremony witnessed only by the rustling leaves and the whispering wind. Plus, you get to allocate your budget towards things that truly matter to you, whether it's hiring an epic photographer (cough cough*me* cough cough), splurging on a helicopter ride to your elopement spot, or indulging in your favourite gourmet meal!
Your day, your way
The beauty of elopements is they're as unique as the love they celebrate. Whether you're dreaming of saying "I do" atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, in a cosy cabin tucked away in the woods, or even in your own back garden, the world is your oyster. Your elopement can be as casual or as extravagant as you want it to be. Wear that stunning wedding dress or opt for something more laid-back like a flowy boho outfit or a snazzy suit – it's all about what makes you feel like you.
Who's In On It?
Elopements are all about quality over quantity. Think about inviting just a handful of your closest friends and family members who truly matter to you. Or, if you're feeling the adventure bug, it can be just you, your partner, your photographer and the officiant – an intimate celebration of love in its purest form.
Capturing the Magic
Now, let's talk about the memories. You're not missing out on the stunning photos and tear-jerking moments just because you're skipping the traditional wedding route. Elopements actually give you a chance to create even more epic memories. With fewer distractions, you and your partner can really soak in the moment, making for some seriously breathtaking photos and videos that you'll cherish forever!