Vintage Style Wedding Inspiration For Your Elopement
So you’re going to elope, but you have no idea how to style your wedding day because your style is a bit “different”. The beauty of deciding to elope is you have the freedom to incorporate whatever details and traditions that are important to you. So if you’re both into vintage fashion and traditions, then you can 100% plan a vintage style wedding, even if you decide to elope. This vintage cabin elopement by the sea near beautiful Seward, Alaska is the perfect inspiration. Sarah, the photographer, tells us everything you need to know when bringing a bit of vintage romance into your day.
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About This Vintage Style Wedding Inspiration
Sarah, the photographer, wanted to combine elements of legacy, heritage, and memories into this vintage styled elopement. This inspiration embraces traditional aspects while also combining the untraditional aspect of eloping somewhere adventurous.
“Weddings and elopements have become so untraditional which I think is so fun and amazing! But why can’t we have the same experience while still appreciating older traditions? This stylized session is a perfect mix between old and new, traditional and modern. I hope more couples will take their own spin on these photos and incorporate what means the most to them on their special day!” [Sarah, the photographer]
Vintage Style Wedding Ideas Perfect For Your Elopement
Planning a vintage style wedding is actually very simple, and you can find tons of inspiration from this styled session. It’s important to remember to include elements you personally feel connected to.
Some vintage style wedding ideas to dress up your day include:
- Vintage style wedding bouquet, which is smaller
- Wedding veil over the face for your portraits
- Vintage style wedding dress like the t-length gown the bride wore
- Vintage suitcases, perfect for couples who love adventure
Here are some vintage style ideas the photographer loved:
- Mother’s crystal serving tray that she passed down for the cake
- A real film photo of relatives taken in the 20s, which represented the couple’s family who couldn’t be there on the elopement day
- Antique linens from a late Aunt
“When everything came together for this day, I really felt something within me ignite. The idea of family legacy and passing photos on throughout the generations is at the core of why I became a photographer. In a way, this stylized session embodies a part of me that’s now captured in photographs.” [Sarah, the photographer]
Mixing Traditional and Modern Elements During Your Elopement
The best part about this styled elopement is how easy it is to mix traditional and modern elements, which can be perfect for a couple who may be stuck between deciding if eloping is right for them. While elopements are becoming more and more popular, a lot of couples still feel eloping isn’t the traditional thing to do. Planning a vintage style wedding day allows you to incorporate details from family. Some fun ideas you can include in your elopement include:
- Photos of your family in the decor/ table set up/ bouquet
- Incorporating your beloved pet(s) by finding custom items that have their faces on it! (cuff link, keychains, handkerchiefs, etc.)
- Letters from your family and friends
- Video messages from family and friends
- Cake cutting but do it out where you’re adventuring
- Find a unique ceremony location that has significance to you
- Mix in old, antique items and/ or family heirlooms
“There are ways to include your family and those big wedding traditions while still focusing on you and your spouse. Your family can be there, but it might look a little different. Eloping for your wedding day can be as modern or traditional as you’d like. It all depends on your personality and the activities and moments you want to enjoy.” [Sarah, the photographer]
Eloping in Alaska
This styled session took place in gorgeous Seward, Alaska. This gorgeous harbor town is filled with possibilities for your elopement too. From amazing cabins to intimate Airbnbs. There are endless views and activities to appreciate including sea kayaking, chartering a boat or sailboat out to an island, hiking up to a glacier, taking a helicopter ride to some breathtaking mountain tops, and more!
“I always tell my couples, ‘I’m not just another vendor, I want to be your best friend!’ And in that, I want them to have the most amazing wedding that’s catered to who they are. Hiring and collaborating with a photographer and/ or planner who has experience, knowledge, and expertise in the region is invaluable!” [Sarah, the photographer]
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Photography | Sarah French Photo
Planning & Styling | Dressed in Wilderness
Day-of Coordination | AK Happenings
Cabin | Millers Landing
Gown | Darke Winter Rentals
Hair | @hairbyannie_907
Makeup | @evergreen_esthetics
Veil | @bateaubridalboutique
Florals | @lilyofthevalleyfloralco
Cake | @ak_wedding_cake
Vintage Accessories | @wildpoppy @houghtonhill
Invitation Suite | @thewhistlepress
Vow Books | @parwanapaper
Photos From This Styled Elopement Inspiration in Alaska