Tag Archives: Elopement

Stylish Family-Focused Vegas Wedding with a Magical Desert Backdrop

Sarah and Dave fell in love with the desert when Sarah lived in Arizona acting as her younger brother’s caregiver as he recovered from a heart transplant. It was a difficult time, but the beauty of the desert had a real impact on them. When Sarah returned to New York, the couple started looking into weddings in the Southwest, and planned their wedding for exactly one year later; there was no better place to celebrate their love for one another and their families. 

When it came to planning, they improvised most of it and chose elements that felt really special to them. They didn’t have a budget, instead keeping everything reasonable and making decisions that felt right for them along the way. They wrote their own vows, chose vendors whose aesthetics they loved and kept their guest list very small to give themselves a day that felt so very them.

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Simple & Fuss-Free London Pub Wedding

Jodie and Anthony, both Aussies, met in London on a dating app. They chose the city that brought them together for their low key wedding, with the intimate ceremony with just 10 of their friends at The Old Marylebone Town Hall followed by an informal larger gathering at the Pub on the Park in Hackney.

“This was our kind of elopement, with our pals here in London”, Jodie explained. “We plan to have a second bigger bash a few years down the line with our friends and family back in Australia. We wanted this one to feel very London and to capture the vibe of the city we’d made home together and all the friendships we’d shared our London experience with. We loved the contrast of the old-English swank of the Marylebone ceremony followed by the belly-up at one of our usual East London pubs.”

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Dark & Twisted, Australian Elopement with Halloween Touches

Tara and Matthew moved away from tradition for their October wedding, instead embracing their own style to help craft the wedding day of their dreams. They weren’t interested in having a big wedding, so decided to elope (with a couple of carefully chosen close family members) opting for an all-in-one package from Goosewing Cottage in the Hunter Valley, and making it their own with special details.

They took inspiration from their wedding date – October 31st – and added a few Halloween touches in the form of pumpkins, hand-carved by the couple together the night before the wedding, and Halloween masks and candy for their reception. The pergola they were married under in the grounds of Goosewing was decorated with fresh flowers, and animal skulls. 

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A Dark Medieval Fairytale Inspired Elopement

On October 6th at The Lost Village of Dode in Kent, Natalie and Maxx acted as models for a Snow White and dark fairytale themed wedding shoot. What started as just a pretend handfasting ceremony ended up being really moving and emotional for the couple, so they decided to actually make the commitment for real!

“On the day, a joke turned into a look, which turned into a ‘Shall we?'”, explained Charlotte, who organised and styled the day. “And before we knew it an all kinds of beautiful actual handfasting took place. It was really special and very intimate, no planning just a big fat ‘Lets do this!’ After this, the whole shoot took on a party feel a proper celebration of these amazing people – It was like it was meant to be with every aspect of the styling suiting them perfectly.”

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Seventies Western Elopement on the Outskirts of Las Vegas

Listen, if loving Vegas elopements is wrong then I don’t ever want to be right. When Audrie and Morghan decided to get married, they knew early on that a big, fancy, expensive wedding was not for them. They wanted to do things entirely on their own terms (and on their own!) and so Vegas was the perfect spot for them.

Inspired by (in their own words) sexy, seventies vintage cowgirls, they planned their wedding with a $5000 budget (which included the honeymoon!) and a goal to have a wedding that would kick their marriage off as they meant to go on.

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Dark & Romantic Cemetery Wedding with Traditional Scottish Touches

Kate and Jordon were married in an intimate ceremony at Mt Thompson Crematorium, where the bride works, in Holland Park, Brisbane. They wanted the wedding to reflect their lives and everything they’ve built together. They included nods to the bride’s Scottish heritage such as the tartan sash attached to her Sherri Hill dress and by having a handfasting and whiskey ceremony. The wedding cake was made with Belgian chocolate as a nod to Jordon being born in Belgium.

“I walked down the aisle to To Build a Home by the Cinematic Orchestra”, Kate began. “Jordon is a carpenter and we always make pun’s about ‘building a life together’ so it was a perfect fit. Jordon’s parents had passed away and our celebrant, who was Jordon’s mother’s best friend, gave a beautiful tribute. The final song was Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine, a song that was on Jordon’s mum’s favourite album and played at her funeral. Our nieces, nephews and best friend’s children acted as junior groomsmen and junior bridesmaids. My son Ty walked my down the aisle in his traditional Clan Ranald kilt.”

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