You're getting married, but are wanting something small and intimate like an elopment, but unsure where to start? For those looking to elope, the Lake District in Cumbria has some wonderful opportunities to create the perfect wedding day for just the two of you or a small number of limited guests.
More and more couples are opting to get married in this way, and it is growing in popularity. As a wedding photographer and videographer I'm here to say GO FOR IT! Your wedding day really should be about making your day your own! Whether it is a romantic walk in the Lake District after your ceremony just the two of you or a small wedding with immediate family and friends in a small air bnb in a city location we're here to document it
If you are considering an elopment or intimate wedding you are probably thinking about doing things a little differently to a tradational wedding. You're probably wanting a day more focused on you, your relationship and those people and things that are important to you both. You probably want a more relaxed and chilled feel to your wedding day, that you also get to enjoy and I'm here to reassure you that you are not alone.
There really are a series of pros and cons to eloping with your partner, however my clients who have opted to elope have cited reasons from budget savings to it being more romantic. Every client I work with who has opted to elope has their own specifc reason for getting married and photographing or filming their marriage in this way.
An elopement wedding was traditionally reffered to as a marriage that was conducted all of a sudden and secretly. It ususally was done without telling friends or family. However, more recently eloping refers to a couple that is looking to get married with just the two of them or a very small gathering of select people in an intimate setting.
There is no right or wrong way to elope. Some of my couples opt to share their plans with their loved ones and spend time planning their elopement down to the last detail. Others prefer to keep their elopement secret, telling only their vendors, and then breaking the news to their family when they return. We are happy to provide any advice you may require when planning your elopment.
In Europe popular elopment destinations include the Dolmites in Italy the Austrain Alps to the glaciers of Iceland. These tend to be especially popular for adventure elopments. As a destination wedding photographer Paris and Rome an be especially romantic european locations, but ultimately any location in the world can be suited to an elopment.
This is a really difficult question many couples who are considering an elopement struggle with. The are pros and cons to both an elopement or a traditional wedding. Ultimately it is about what you want from your wedding day. If you are wanting a small intimate romantic affair with a more relaxed feel to your wedding day, then an elopment might be the answer.
We find alot of clients are unsure initially where to elope in the UK. Most of our clients that are looking for UK elopment packages generally consider the more picturesque places such as the Lake District, Snowdonia, Ireland or parts of Scotland. Gretna Green is especially popular as a traditional location for elopments. If you'd prefer a beach or city location, however go for it.
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