Elopements are types of wedding that are absolutely exploding in popularity. An elopement quite literally means to run away and never return. And, while you probably will return to some sort of normal life, maybe the running away part suits you very well. If you are not wanting to spend the money on a huge wedding, but instead wanting to get married somewhere incredible, or just wanting to do something simple, we can make sure to come along and get pictures of the day for you.
What Classifies as an Elopement
The easiest way to classify what an elopement is, is to say exactly what it is not. We like to define this because many people think they are getting “eloped” when, really, they are just having an intimate wedding. Trust us, there is a huge difference here. If you are eloping, you do not have any sort of bridal party. Likewise, you have no guest list (even a small one). Elopements do not have a dedicated wedding venue either. This means that this type of wedding also doesn’t have a reception and no invitations went out. Lastly, if you are overly planning anything, you are not getting eloped.
One of the best parts of an elopement is that fact that you can get married anywhere you want. One of the most common types of elopement locations are getting married at spots that are special to the both of you. Is there a first date you had, that you were absolutely crazy about, and ever since that has become your guys’ “spot”? Is there a different location that carries heavy weight for one of you and getting married there would mean the world to you? These are great options for elopements and photography.
Of course, another option for elopement is to, simply, get married at a courthouse. These types of wedding can, often, be spur of the moment and, because they have a judicial officer there, they are official. Courthouse weddings are also easy to do, because the paper work that needs to be filed for the wedding can be filled out, and filed, right then and there. If you are electing to get married at a courthouse, we can capture the moment for you there! We can get gorgeous, yet classic looking, pictures of the two of you in front of the, often, grand architecture of the building.
The most common types of elopements, today, are that of adventure weddings. Many young people today are not wanting to go through the entire planning of a wedding and feel that a classic ceremony is stifling to who they are. Because of this, couples are now getting married in absolutely amazing places. Some people are getting married on mountains, others are getting married in tropical locals, and others are getting married in jungles. With an adventure wedding, your imagination is the only limit and we would love to follow you there and capture all of the adventure for you.