I’m going to make a bold statement: eloping is the best thing you can do for your wedding day. This isn’t because I think it’s easier or cheaper. No, eloping is great because it’s intimate, personal, and allows you to focus on celebrating your love instead of worrying about all the other stuff that goes into a traditional weddings. Eloping isn’t what it use to mean and it isn’t just for those who want to get married on a whim. Eloping is perfect for ANYONE who wants to marry their best friend and put their love and commitment at the center of their day. Here are five reasons why you should elope and why eloping is so much better than traditional weddings:
Elopements are more intimate than a traditional wedding. A typical big wedding is inauthentic and intimidating. There are so many rules to big weddings that your love gets lost in the day.
Elopements are not about the guest list; they’re about you and your partner. Eloping will give you more time with each other on your wedding day so that you don’t feel rushed or pressured into spending time with everyone else. A common regret I hear is that newlyweds never got to spend any alone time with their partner after the ceremony because all of their guests want to monopolize their time with them.
Elopements are also a great option for couples who want to include their children. If you’re eloping with kids consider having them participate in your ceremony. You can ask them to be part of your wedding party or give readings at the ceremony. And by kids that could also mean your fur-babies. Have your pets be there to witness your special day. They’re just as important if not more than your actual human family.
When you’re planning a wedding, there are so many things to think about that it can be easy to lose sight of what’s important: spending time with your partner and focusing on your future together. Eloping gives you the opportunity to do just that in an intimate setting where there’s no pressure or distractions from outside forces like family members or friends who might not understand why two people would want to get married without having all their friends around them at their wedding ceremony.
When you elope it means you get to make your own traditions and personalize your day in ways that are uniquely yours. For example, if you want to have a traditional ceremony but also have a pet friendly wedding, eloping allows for it! There are no rules on how to elope; you’re free to be as weird as you want!
You can go anywhere in the world for an elopement–even if it’s just across town to your favorite place to watch the sunset. The possibilities are endless here. You can really personalize your day by incorporating activities that important to the two of you.
There are no dress codes for an elopement either. This means you can wear whatever you want, including that black dress you’ve had your eyes on.
If you’re like us, you might be thinking that eloping is all about getting away from it all. Well–you’re right! But there’s more to it than that: Eloping gives the two of you the opportunity to create your own memories in a way that works best for what matters most to each of you. You can make your day intimate and meaningful or big and adventurous; either way, it will be all about celebrating love with just the two of you at its center.
Eloping isn’t just romantic; it can also be adventurous! If you choose an exotic location for your ceremony, then maybe take advantage of some time together on vacation afterwards (or before). There are so many possibilities when choosing where exactly this special day should take place–from beaches in the PNW to the ghost towns of Idaho.
When you decide to elope instead of having a wedding, you don’t have to worry about other people’s opinions or expectations. You can focus on the important things: spending time with your partner, celebrating your love and having fun!
Eloping means no one is there to judge how you spend your day. It also means that no one gets to say what you do or who is there (not even family). This way, you won’t have any stress surrounding planning a big event where everyone has their own opinion on things like flowers, cake tasting appointments and more!
So, if you’re considering eloping and want to know more about it, we hope these five reasons have helped. If you still aren’t sure whether or not this is right for you and your partner, don’t worry! We at goodearthophoto.com are here to help with anything from planning your big day to finding the perfect location and vendors who specialize in elopements. We’ll make sure that everything goes smoothly so that when the day comes around all you have left is enjoying each other’s company without any stress or drama surrounding it. Another great resource about eloping is on my what to expect page on my website
March 11, 2023
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