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A Sunrise Family Hike with a Mountaintop Elopement Ceremony

Nakean and Amanda, who both have a children from previous relationships, met online and bonded immediately due to their mutual love of outdoor adventuring. Many of their early dates were doing something adventurous – from hiking to snowshoeing – so, when the decided to marry in August, having an outdoor adventure elopement was the prefect choice. They decided on an early morning hike, with their kids in tow, culminating with a mountaintop elopement as the sun rose.

Amanda started getting ready at 2:30am, they began their assent at 4:30am and the ceremony kicked off just as the sun was rising above the mountains. “Since we both had a love for the mountains, we definitely knew we wanted an outdoor/mountain themed wedding”, the bride told us. “I had been married previously and already had the big church/reception wedding and that was something Nakean never wanted. We fell in love in the mountains and couldn’t think of a more perfect place to start this next adventure.”

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Rainbow-Loving NYC City Hall Elopement

When American Lara and British Kevin got married at NYC city hall last September, they essentially planned their pre-ceremony photo shoot around the incredible rainbow wall in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Lara has a popular Instagram account where she bakes, tastes and photographs rainbow food and baked goods so having a rainbow element to their day was a non-negotiable!

The couple met on OKCupid and talked for months before they ever met in person. However when they did it was love at first sight and Kevin stared the visa process to move over to the US almost immediately! He was finally able to move over to New York a month before they got married. Having a city hall wedding was the perfect option for them, it also meant they had plenty of time for photos with their photographer, Sylvie at some of Lara’s favourite spots.

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1970s Meets Western Boho Desert Elopement

Hollie and Ollie had always discussed how they imagined their wedding day, even before getting engaged, so they hit the ground running when Ollie proposed. “We always knew we wanted a one-time wedding,” the bride explained. “Neither of us are very comfortable with being the centre of attention and we also felt very protective of our ceremony. It felt sacred and only wanted our closest friends and family there to witness it.”

They decided that a destination wedding would be the easiest way to keep things intimate. Once they’d decided this, they knew it had to be the desert. “Red rocks and cactus’ are what our dreams are made of! We also love 70s style and country music so we wanted to incorporate all of this into our day!”

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A Marionette Theatre Meets Confetti Fun Pop Up Zoom Wedding

GET READY because you are about to fall in love with Alena, Alex and their incredible pop up wedding! This is kind of like a feature in two parts, because they had a Covid-secure ‘pop up’ ceremony and then a photo shoot with Mary Costa to commemorate…. And those photos are literally making all our colourful unicorn wedding dreams come TRUE.

For this pair, who are both toy designers and met at design school, a ceremony at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre in Los Angeles was the perfect idea. They took part of the Short & Sweet Pop Up event that they were hosting. Alena told us all about it, “As toy designers, fun is always an inspiration for us. With this in mind, we decided on the Bob Baker Marionette Theatre as our venue and had our ceremony officiated by a star puppet which was then broadcast over Zoom for our friends and family who couldn’t be there. We also planned it in only one month! “

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Bohemian Earth-Toned Elopement at Home

Alba and Nico initially thought they’d have a big wedding, but when Covid scuppered those grand plans, and certain family members started being difficult, they decided to elope instead! They wanted their day to be intimate, special and just for the two of them.

They did, however, hire the fantastic Iman Dris Photos and Misma Órbita Films to document the day and Sra Dreams to help them plan it.

They got ready together, had their intimate ceremony and then ate their favourite food – pasta. Sounds like a dream to me! Style-wise they kept things simple, too. “We both agreed that the colours of our intimate wedding had to adapt to those of the nature of space: white, green and brown”, the bride said.

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Outdoor Adventure Enthusiasts’ Adventurous Elopement

The best thing about deciding to elope, is that it opens up so many possibilities of where and how you can do things. For Lisa and Bill, who were married in June, they chose the places that they feel happiest to be married – up on the cliffs in Big Sur overlooking the pacific ocean. They then had their portraits taken in a woodland, surround by groves of Redwood trees.

“As hikers and outdoor adventure enthusiasts, this was the perfect way for us to get married,” the bride writes, “Our love for nature and our planet was our inspiration; putting that designer dress to work and hiking to the most epic views was exactly our vision for that day.”

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