The average cost of weddings can be a daunting figure to young engaged couples looking to tie the knot. However, there is a way to get the day you dreamed of and stay within a reasonable budget. One way to do this is by eloping!
As romantic as it sounds, you do not have to run away to Vegas in the middle of the night and be married by an Elvis impersonator. Eloping can be tasteful, meaningful, and executed in a loving fashion.
Finding a Location:
Find a location that sets the tone of your big day. For this styled shoot, I picked Moody Mansion in Galveston, TX. This historic venue is full of old world romantic charm and the perfect place for a private and intimate elopement.
Focus On The Details:
Focusing on a few details can have a major impact on the overall feel to your elopement. Take for example this intimate sweetheart table. The conservatory made the perfect backdrop to this chic and simple sweetheart table provided by Steffany with Rent Some Vintage. The lovely, plush floral design executed by Maryann Webb with West Side Flower Girls made an eye catching focal point! Christi Eastham with Cecalligraphy helped to me to display a simple note that brings the elopement to full circle on the dinner plates, "It was always you". Just a simple reminder that it starts and ends with just the two of you! All of these details add up for a memorable elopement dinner!
I also love this sweet love poem displayed on the table! Ivon and Patrick with Inloft Calligraphy did an amazing job making this love note look so very sweet! The hand drawn flowers and the pink script wording made this love poem even more romantic!
Make your Elopement Feel Traditional:
By incorporating some traditional bridal images can bring a familiar wedding feel to your elopement. Talk with your photographer to make sure they help you capture these intimate details such as your ring, your shoes, the cake, and dress details!
Remember What It's All About:
Capture the pure moments of the two of you on this special day! Keep in mind what you want to see when you look back on this special occasion and make certain your photographer understands your vision. Our models Danielle and Vinc did just this during their "bride and groom session" as displayed here.