Setting Expectations for Your Intimate Elopement is extremely important. Everyone has different ideas of what they want going into their untraditional wedding day. If you don’t set your expectations beforehand, then you may be very disappointed.
Take it from me, an Intimate Elopement Photographer. For the past eight years, I have been helping couples take their intimate elopement and turn it into a memory that will last forever. Part of this means preparing you for every single part of your special day. To me, the more you know, the more prepared you will be!
Just because elopements are growing in popularity doesn’t mean that yours has to be the same as everyone else’s. A key element that sets these types of weddings apart from a traditional wedding is that you are able to create a more intentional and unique wedding day.
So the question is: HOW DO YOU DO THAT?
Oftentimes, humans like to overcomplicate things — especially in today’s society. Everyone has been led to believe that bigger is better. Honestly, that isn’t always the case.
Here’s what I recommend:
So here’s the thing… Elopers want an experience. The whole point of eloping is to experience your love BOUNDLESS. The best way to do that is through an experience that you will remember for a lifetime – BIG OR SMALL.
I totally understand that it is hard picking out where to elope. I mean, have you taken a look at our Mother Earth recently? She is beautiful and narrowing down location options is pretty much impossible!
Here are a few questions to ask yourself when determining a location:
Asking yourself these above questions will help you narrow down the perfect spot. Keep in mind that this might be a spot that you two had picked out a long time ago or is a must spot to get married at! It could be on top of a mountain, under an iced waterfall, or even on top of a glacier.
Elopement should be just as important as wedding days. If you are a couple who is interested in eloping, what do you want your wedding memory to be about?
Let me remind you: YOUR ELOPEMENT SHOULD BE AN ADVENTURE.
You can do activities that you always wanted to cross off your bucket list together. You also can just do certain activities that mean a lot to you as a couple. Honestly, I think there is a common misconception that adventure only means some crazy experience. In actuality, it can mean anything that you want it to. Sort of like the term, intimate elopement.
Take a look at this list of activities:
I hope that these ideas if you some inspiration on what you want to do for your elopement! I would love to help you brainstorm and plan your elopement somewhere rad that screams YOU!
Tommy + Kaela
NEW HAMPSHIRE Elopement || December 19th, 2020
Getting Ready Location: Airbnb: 100 Covered Bridge LN, Glen, NH 03838, USA.
Ceremony Location: Cathedral Ledge
Celebration Location: Cathedral Ledge
Other locations: Echo Lake, Arethusa Falls, Cathedral Ledge
Number of Guests: Bride & Groom
9:00 am – Meet Kaela at Airbnb, getting ready photos
11:00 – Head to Echo Lake for the first look with Tommy
11:30 am – First Look with Tommy
11:45 am – Head up to Cathedral Ledge start hike
12:40 am – Get to the top of the ledge
Top of Cathedral Ledge
12:50 pm – Read vows, letters, exchange rings
1:50 – Hike back down to the car
2:30 – Head to Falls for pictures
4:00 – First dance in the snow
4:30 – Head to dinner
5:30 – Dinner/ toasts
Setting Expectations for Your Intimate Elopement is the number one way to help it run smoothly. Doing so ensures that you can relax. If you need help and want to see what an elopement day looks like, inquire today and I can send you timelines of what elopement days look like.
Check out these links to see what other couples are doing for their elopements: