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When couples decide to craft an adventure elopement together with the guidance of their photographer & guide, they have the opportunity to create and truly authentic and uniquely “yours” wedding day. An elopement photographer and guide can help couples craft their DREAM day from start to finish, sunrise to sunset and beyond. When couples choose to elope, they can include all of the things the two you have dreamed of doing on their wedding day. They get to plan the entire day doing exactly what THEY want to do and use up every single second experiencing only the things that light their souls on fire. With an individually crafted elopement, couples get married in the most amazing places on earth, partake in their favorite activities, enjoy delicious local cuisines and drink, and get married all in the same day. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to crafting a dream wedding day when deciding to have an adventure wedding.
An example of what a wedding day could include when couples have a 100% uniquely “yours” adventure elopement experience:
Amazing elopement experiences like this can be had ALL over the world. From a backyard, to Maine, Yosemite, Scotland, Switzerland, and beyond.
One of the 5 reasons to elope is for less drama and stress. Adventure elopement and destination elopements are intimate and intentionally small therefore, they are naturally less dramatic and stressful than large, traditional weddings. Every aspect about elopements are intentional and meaningful, and when planning your dream day, there’s very little room for stress or drama. Couples get to fill their day with exactly what they want to do without the pressure to stick to “traditions” that don’t hold any significant meaning to the couple (you know, garter and bouquet tosses.) Elopements allow couples to get married without feeling the pressure to host this large “production” and “performance” for guests other people.
When the guest list is cut and the wedding is moved outside, there naturally tends to be little to no drama on the wedding day. If inviting family or navigating difficult family politics make planning a traditional wedding feel stressful and dramatic, a small, intimate elopement with just the two of you or with a few of your closest family and friends may be the way to go.
An elopement allows couples to spend as much time as possible together on the day they get married. From the moment they wake up and eat breakfast until the last sip of champagne of the night, couples have the opportunity to soak up every moment they can with their new spouse. Even though you can spend the whole day together, the right elopement photographer & guide can help the two of you craft a first look on your elopement day before you start your adventures for the day. First look “magic” is still 100% possible during adventure elopements and intimate weddings.
With traditional weddings, most couples feel the pressure not to see each other before the ceremony, therefore they don’t do a first look and they don’t see each other all day until the ceremony time. For example, say a couple’s ceremony is at 5:30pm with a reception running 9:30pm, they won’t see each other until 5:30pm, will spend the next 1-2 hours trying to organize family formals and bridal party shots, spend loads of time on special dances, toasts, garter and bouquet tosses, making their rounds to the different tables to have 1 minutes conversations with guests, and so much more. When do these couples have the chance to BREATHE and soak in the fact that they just got married?
The truth is, most couples will spend most of their wedding day SEPARATED and not with the one person who they love the most in the world. I don’t know about you but, I would want to spend as much time as possible with my spouse on our wedding day. Eloping allows couples to go at their own pace TOGETHER on their wedding day and truly soak in the experience and their newly-wedded bliss.
For couples who value experience over things, adventure elopements are probably their match made in heaven. Elopements strip weddings down to what is truly important, the couple and them committing their lives to each other. There’s no picking out tablecloths, napkins, cheesy favors, centerpieces, or other materialistic items that may never be seen again after the wedding day. Every choice is made to benefit the couple.
For couples who value experiences over things, their time and money can be invested in doing activities that they love, going to jaw-dropping locations, and enjoying their favorites things as a couple. These kind of couples rather than have those precious resources dumped into decorations and linens that don’t carry any significant meaning or value. Their time on the wedding day (and money) can be spent on cable car to the top of the Matterhorn, eating and drinking their weight in Swiss fondue and brews, paragliding between snow-frosted summits, and cozying up in a Swiss chalet in front of the fireplace.
Elopements allow couples to spend their time filling their wedding day(s) with activities and the things they love, not just ~things~.
Keeping in mind that EVERY elopement is different, but elopements can often cost less for the couples planning them. This can be a large contributing factor to why couples decide to elope instead of having a large traditional wedding; especially for couples paying for their wedding by themselves.
Elopements don’t need a large venue to hold their vast amount of guest or need to pay to feed 150-200 people. Linens, table numbers, guest favors, decor, and many other aspects aren’t needed to have an amazing elopement, therefore saving couples money in the long run.
The average wedding in the USA at the moment costs about $33,390.
That’s A LOT of cash spent on a party. Like a lot. Below you’ll find three amazing ways to get married while also spending less than the national average for a traditional wedding.
In some cases, couples can save over 66% or $20,000 when they chose to have an amazingly epic adventure elopement in one of the stunning corners of the world; doing exactly what THEY want to do on their wedding day. Helicopter tours, Swiss cable cars, exploring ancient ice caves, the possibilities are truly endless when it comes to elopements. Not to mention, the potential money that couples save could be used for an epic honeymoon or a down payment on a house. Not too shabby.
Adventure elopements, or just elopements in general, are an amazing way for couples to get married for a “just them” experience, to spend all day with their favorite person, value experiences over things, want less stress and drama, and even save a little money to spend on an amazing honeymoon or a down payment on a dream house.
Take charge of your wedding day. Let’s get outside, have fun, and get freaking married. You deserve it.