February 11, 2022

Why You Should Consider Eloping


Eloping has a different definition now than it used to. It no longer means going to the courthouse without telling your family. Nowadays, eloping can mean getting married in California on the beach alone, or in the Smoky Mountains surrounded by your closest friends and family.

Why you should consider eloping:

More Intimate:
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a big wedding, but if you’re a more private person, you may want it to be just you and your fiance. Bonus: You get the whole day to yourselves!

Less Stressful:
When eloping, planning is a breeze. When you know where you want to go and what activities you want to do, your photographer can help plan the rest. If you have the right photographer to scope out locations, scouting out trails for hiking, helping assist in any permits you need, and making the timeline for your day.

More Cost Efficient:
You can save thousands when eloping! Everyone’s budget is different and for some, eloping just makes more sense. Imagine not spending thousands of dollars on an open bar, food for 200 people, decor, and the small things you will never use again.

The Coolest Views:
Imagine being able to choose any location in the US (or outside the US if you’re feeling adventurous). You can choose the background you want for your photos, and a place that means something to you and your fiance. This could look like hiking up in Utah, on the beach in Hawaii – the possibilities are endless! When you think of your dream photos, what do they look like?

Activities to do during an elopement:
Rent a helicopter for sightseeing
White water rafting
Rock climbing
Jeep/ATV tours
Horseback riding
Or something as simple as brunch and a picnic! You don’t have to be into hiking or strenuous activities in order to elope. Make your day your own. Find things you and your partner enjoy!

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