So maybe a big traditional wedding isn't your vibe, and that's okay! It's what brought you here and we are so excited for this journey. We believe in creating a relaxing experience and staying true to your hearts.
I know this is most likely your first time planning an elopement, and understand it can be overwhelming at first, which is why I'm here to guide and help you through it all! Upon booking I'll send you my Ultimate Elopement Planning Guide, and be there every step of the way to help create your dream wedding experience. Reach out and let's craft your dream elopement day!
Elopements used to be defined as running off in secret, typically without parental approval to get married. But elopements have changed so drastically that we're throwing out that whole definition.
We define elopements as an adventurous and non-traditional wedding experience, typically in nature and with 10 or less people present. This opens up all the possibilities for a wedding experience that feels like your authentic selves.
Though at first glance you may see a lot of corn in Michigan and Indiana, there are all sorts of hidden gem locations. The Midwest is full of stunning, diverse geography from waterfalls, flower fields and forests, to rocky canyons, dunes, and mountain like hills. You don't have to travel far to have your own epic elopement experience!
This is the time to brainstorm all the ideas, locations, and activities for what your elopement day looks like. And this is also the stage to hire a photographer. If you just have a fuzzy idea of your elopement right now that's totally okay! After booking We'll send you our Elopement & Intimate Wedding Planning Guide to help you begin to set your plans into stone.
Included in our elopement questionnaire is a whole section dedicated to helping you decide a general location. From here we'll create a custom made location guide for the location(s) you're interested in. This includes photos, trail details like distance and difficulty, how much traffic on a trail, and more. So you have a clear choices and can choose a location that's perfect for you!
Once you've chosen a set location, it's time to start planning! We've got plenty of planning resources for you as well as vendor recommendations if needed. This stage is where you'll begin booking lodging, travel if needed, any activities you're including (like paddleboard rental) and other vendors!
It's all starting to come together! We'll hop on the phone together and craft a stress free, seamless timeline for your day so you can relax and forget time exists with your partner. This is the stage to finalize any additional details, and we'll send you an elopement packing checklist as well so you're completely prepared!
Woohoo! It's happening! You'll spend the day soaking up sweet time with each other, and celebrate the start of your beautiful marriage. And I'll be there documenting all the happy tears and laughter shared, so your photos tell your honest and intentional story.