Why Elope? I get asked this question ALL. THE. TIME. Many couples want a wedding that is unique to them, maybe a far off destination, whether by plane, by car, or even by foot. They talk about locations they traveled to, where they first met, where they first camped out together, where they travel every year to hike, to bike, or to climb. Then they say, but we could never afford to have my entire family fly out there, or my great grandma Suzy could never make that hike, etc, etc etc. I get it, it’s a special day and you want all of your closest family and friends there to celebrate, because this journey hasn’t been just you two, it’s been everyone. So most couple’s settle, BUT what if you could have it all.
Eloping doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Many of my couples elope in a far off destination that are meaningful to them and then when they get home, have a big old party to celebrate with all of their closest family and friends. Let’s face it, most traditional wedding ceremonies are 5 to 15 minutes long AND then it’s time for the party, the reception. What if you could make that ceremony more intimate, make it last even longer, just the two of you. You’re not getting pulled in ten different directions, having to talk and personally thank every single friend of your Mom that showed up. It’s just the two of you, and your love. It’s slower, it’s quieter, and in most cases A LOT cheaper. And an elopement doesn’t necessarily have to be just the two of you, it can also be your closest family, your very closest friends…If this didn’t convince you maybe these photos from this beautiful desert elopement will. Eloping isn’t for everyone, but it’s definitely for some.