Have you ever heard of a couple eloping? What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word elope?
Traditionally eloping often meant you were running off secretly last-minute to be married, and most often without the consent from your parents. However, this is not the case anymore.
Here is my definition of a modern elopement.
A New Definition of Elopement
An elopement is a intimate, authentic and personal wedding where the full focus is on the couple and celebrating their love and relationship. An elopement is a real wedding. It is your wedding day, and it nothing less than a traditional wedding.
An elopement is about listening inwards and doing whatever feels best for you, without obligation and pressure from close family or society.
So What Does it Mean to Elope?
Your elopement is all about YOU! You get to choose exactly how and where you want to get married. An elopement is intentional, meaningful and less stress-free than big traditional weddings. Your elopement can be whatever you want it to be. Do you want to hike up a mountain, get married on a beach or in your local park? Well, lets do that! There are no rules! This day is all about celebrating your love, and that can be done in many different ways! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!
What Is an Intimate Wedding?
There is not a big difference between an elopement and intimate wedding, both are all about a personal and authentic experience where the focus is on YOU. However, the guest list might be a bit bigger for an intimate wedding, and I limit the weddings I photograph to 50 guests (but there are always exceptions to the rules ;)).
Are YOU ready to start planning your elopement?