A traditional wedding might not be for you.
That's OK! If the idea of a wedding in a church with 150 people watching sounds like it more be more for your family than for you and your partner, you're not alone.
There are other options, and those options are AMAZING!
Adventure Elopements and Intimate weddings are different. Each one is unique to the couple and they create more memorable, lasting experiences that you and your partner will carry with you forever.
Elopements and Intimate Weddings are a "No pressure" way to get married. It can be just the two of you, or you can include your close family and friends. Regardless of how many people are present, getting married in this way makes sure that your special day is about YOU!
Without all the stress, pressure, and intricate planning of a traditional wedding, you and your partner are able to focus on each other and be in the moment throughout your big day. After all, Isn't that what getting married should be?
Let's talk about cost...
The average cost of a traditional wedding in America in 2019 was $33,931.
That's over $30k just to throw a big party for your extended family and friends. Elopements and Intimate weddings can end up costing just a small fraction of that and will provide you with a much more authentic and memorable experience.
With a smaller wedding or Elopement, you also don't have to choose between a real, unique experience and throwing a party with your close family and friends!
Many intimate weddings can take place in absolutely STUNNING locations and you can still have a reception, a first dance, a grand entrance; All of the things that happen on a big wedding day still happen during an Intimate Wedding or Elopement!
You can still get ready with your bridesmaids, share a first dance, and party with your closest friends. Instead of it being 200 people in an expensive venue, these precious moments take place in a beautiful mountain vista, A rainforest grotto, or even a gorgeous AirBNB in your favorite beach destination. Some of which, might have never been the location of a wedding, which just makes your special day all the more unique.
Doesn't that sound better than spending $15,000 on a venue that hundreds of people got married at before you?
What if my family get's mad at me for eloping?
I'm here to tell you, that it's going to be OK.
A lot of couples feel that they will get backlash from their family members for deciding to have a Small wedding or Elopement instead of a traditional one.
Is your family who your big day is about?
Your wedding day is about you and your partner celebrating the love that you share! Some family and friends may be shocked at first, but they will understand. they always do. Your family wants you to be happy and to have the best possible wedding day you can. They will end up loving the photos and stories from your experience just as much as you do.
What does your dream wedding look like?
Couples who get married in a traditional, standard way have memories and photographs from their wedding that all blend in. I'm giving you permission to stand out and be different. If you could get married any way and anywhere that you wanted, what would it look like?
Maybe your dream wedding is you and your partner hiking to a mountain top and saying your vows overlooking a beautiful view.
Maybe you and your partner met at an ice cream shop while on vacation and you'd love to spend the day saying your vows on the beach and then getting ice cream in your dress and tuxedo.
Every couple has a different dream, and that's why Intimate Weddings and Elopements are so memorable. They make sure that your day is unique to you. They allow you to spend your day with your partner doing what you love and having unmitigated, authentic happiness during one of the most pivotal days of your life!
And of course... THE PHOTOS!!!!
What kind of Wedding & Elopement photographer would I be if I didn't at least mention the photographs?
Couples who have their weddings in popular venues all have the same images in their wedding album. Wouldn't you rather have incredibly unique images in a beautifully scenic location?
Wouldn't you rather have powerful and emotional images of your partner and you doing what you love and not worrying about entertaining your large number of guests?
You could have an album of photos that look nothing else like the couple down the block's. The location you choose could be beautiful and special to you; Not just some pretty venue that you paid an arm and a leg for. This is why Intimate Weddings and Elopements are so exciting and memorable. This is why couples who choose to get married this way have such a powerful connection to their wedding day.
If any of this sounds appealing, an Adventure Elopement or Intimate Wedding is right for you!
P.S. If you're still unsure of whether or not you want to get married in an amazingly unique and special way, you can set up a free discovery call with me to find out.