Torn between planning a traditional wedding or keeping things intimate with an elopement?
We asked real couples to share why choosing an elopement was the best decision they ever made.
Now we’re passing their stories on to you!
1. Radiant Intimate Wedding in Moab, UT
Angela Hays Photography
Taylor from SLC, Utah shares…
“…as I started the planning process, I was inundated with all the wedding ‘must-haves’. The wedding industry is so huge and overwhelming, and I found myself getting caught up in all these little – not to mention pricey – details. I had to stop and take a step back and ask myself what we really wanted as a couple – what represented [us] the best? The answer to that was simplicity, along with love, laughter, being outdoors, and our closest loved ones. Once that was decided, things started to fall into place. It felt very genuine and authentic to who we are as individuals and as a couple.”
You can find Taylors’s intimate wedding HERE
2. Intimate Snow-Capped Mountain Wedding in Vail, CO
BobieJo from Vail, Colorado shares…
“The beautiful thing about getting married the way we did was that everything was what it seemed. We didn’t do anything just for the sake of doing it. We were really intentional about all of the elements that went into that day, and as a result, it felt exactly like we anticipated it would.”
You can find BobieJo’s intimate wedding HERE
3. Misty Rocks State Park Elopement in Jarretsville, MD
Bekah Kay Creative
Meghan from Baltimore, Maryland shares…
“We originally thought we would have a small wedding of 50 people, but I called my mom crying that I didn’t think I wanted or could handle that kind of attention… My mom told me that it was our day and to do what made us happy and not to worry about what anyone else thought we should do… Since we didn’t have much to plan, we figured there was no reason to wait, so we got married a month and a half later… It’s so easy get swept away [with] Pinterest boards of the perfect weddings, but at the end of the day, I just wanted to marry my person. Eloping made it so easy. There was no stress, no unrealistic expectations, no worrying about things that didn’t matter. Our motto was ‘nothing fancy, just love.’ After our pictures, we met our parents and siblings for brunch at our favorite spot, then headed home to relax and watch a movie. It was perfect. We got married on a Thursday morning, and we both went to work on Friday. That’s how easy our day was.”
You can find Meghan’s elopement HERE
4. Mount Sproatt Elopement in Whistler, British Columbia
Tara Lilly Photography
Melissa from Waterdown, Ontario shares…
“We have always been drawn to mountains, we love hiking and seeing things that are off the beaten path… We always talked of eloping, as we really wanted things to be intimate and just for us. Maybe too we’re both a bit shy when it comes to these types of things. Anton says the elopement was true to ourselves… and to be honest, we were too excited to be married to wait…”
You can find Melissa’s elopement HERE
5. Golden Hour Elopement in Laguna Beach, CA
Andrew from Southern California shares…
“Sharing our vows, overlooking the ocean during sunset, was one of the most intimate moments we have ever experienced. The day was completely ours. Her touch and the warmth of her soul made the world just fade away. We really just wanted the day to be focused on our love – nothing crazy or extravagant. It was so magical to speak our written vows to one another cliffside, with no one around.”
You can find Andrew’s elopement HERE
Thank you to Taylor, BobieJo, Meghan, Melissa, and Andrew for your insight!