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Dark and Moody Colorado Mountain Elopement

If the thought of planning a huge wedding sends you into a panic, how about an adventure elopement? Tiffany and Greg chose the stunning Cottonwood Pass in Colorado, taking just Greg’s brother and Tiffany’s sister and her fiancé to their mountain wedding.

Tiffany explained, “The best thing about planning our day was that there was really no one to worry about but us. That in itself takes so much pressure off of you with the planning. I felt such freedom with being able to have the day go however I wanted, as many different stunning locations I wanted and a completely flexible timeline that we didn’t have to stick to. Adventure elopements really are the way to go.”

Keen to do their own thing and include exactly what they wanted, Tiffany chose a black lace dress from Flutter Dress, teaming it with black fishnet tights, and Greg wore jeans and a Ben Sherman jacket. They both wore Dr Martens, perfect for their style, and for hiking halfway up a mountain! They told us, “We did everything polar opposite of what’s considered traditional. From eloping vs a wedding, our location, our attire. We just wanted to do our own thing and be the truest versions of ourselves and just focus on each other for the day.”

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Mountain Elopement with a Sunrise Hike, a Sunset Picnic & A Skateboarding Groom!

An elopement, just like a wedding, can be anything you want it to be. You may think that if you’re eloping it’s go to be all about doing things quickly and without fuss, but that doesn’t have to be the case… As today’s wedding proves!

Niky and Vlad, who were married in July in Montana, had a full day of celebrating – from before sunrise to after sunset. The kicked off by waking up before dawn and hiking up their favourite trail (in full wedding garb!) for their sunrise ceremony. Afterwards, they did photos, stopped off at a skate part for Vlad to show off his moves, had burgers for lunch and then went back up the mountain for a sunset picnic complete with cake and pizza!

“Our inspiration came from what we do on the weekends”, the bride explained. “We love hiking on a favourite trail, Vlad finding a skatepark wherever we go, good food and and low pressure. We just wanted to do what we wanted. It felt like a vacation all
day, it was so easy.”

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A Nightmare Before Christmas Inspired New Zealand Elopement

Kat and Chris, from Australia, were married in New Zealand in 2019 and this year, on their anniversary, did a commemorative photo shoot and and vow renewal. We loved both sets of photos so much we’ve decided to share them both with you today. We think you’ll understand why when you see them!

“For the wedding we wanted a Nightmare Before Christmas theme with black, kooky details and for it to be cold”, Kat told us. “Think Disney if they made a horror movie! We turned the normal on it’s head. Fuck tradition. We wrote our own rules for the day. Our wedding day is most important to us not anyone else. We did what we want, how we want, when we want.”

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Book Lovers’ Gothic Mountain Estate Wedding

Shannon and Jerry both serve in the US Navy and met through their work. They wanted to keep their September wedding as quintessentially them as possible, even if aspects of the themes didn’t seem like they’d work together on paper. They included nods to their love of reading with the books as centrepieces and in lieu of bridesmaid bouquets, and the gothic/ autumnal element came through in Shannon’s choice of a black dress.

“We just did things however we wanted, despite what tradition or others typically do”, Shannon told us. “We made sure that our wedding was not a traditional wedding. We wanted one huge weekend experience with close friends and family with great food, drinks and laughter.”

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Non-Traditional Artists Bluff Mountain Elopement

Sarah and Chris had the most amazing elopement at Artists Bluff in New Hampshire last summer, and despite all the challenges that 2020 threw their way, they worked their personal styles into the most fun, laid-back and truly perfect-for-them day. Sarah wore a sheer black Lulu’s dress, Chris had a floral suit which he found on Amazon and they rocked matching Vans.

“We are super non-traditional people, so we just went with everything we loved, and what made us,” Sarah said. “It ended up being a mix of styles and our inspiration was literally just doing it in our own way.”

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Tonal & Cosy Mt. Rainier A-Frame Elopement

Brittany and Joseph didn’t really set a budget for their September elopement, but as soon as they found their photographer, Henry Tieu, on Pinterest, they decided they would spend whatever it cost to have him shoot the day. Keeping things small and COVID-safe kept all the other costs down anyway. They also hired Rain and Pines to help organise the day, do the décor and officiant the ceremony.

The ceremony was held in cute and cosy A-frame Cabin in Packwood, Washington. Located next to a riverbed and about 30 minutes from Mount Rainer, it was a truly idyllic spot for such an intimate day.

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