UK Elopement Photographer |
Elopements have become extremely popular in the last few years (even I did it!) and for good reason. The typical wedding days events can be to much for some couples and the pressure to create a memorable event for hundreds of guests, as well as the costs can be too much.
It’s a much more relaxed idea to go somewhere amazing with your partner, (or maybe have a few guests for support!) and get married on your own terms. Less stress, less pressure and is a more intimate day.
My elopement package for the UK is three hours of coverage and this is perfect for most couples in the UK. This amount of time allows for getting ready, hiking to a cool spot, the ceremony and an hour or so for couple portraits. I can always add on extra time if you have multiple portrait locations in mind.
For elopements abroad, my package is four hours coverage.
ELOPEMENT PLANNING TIPS
Location. Find a place that is special to you both or go on a adventure! One of the perks of eloping means you can go anywhere, and do anything that makes you both happy!
Clothing. Leave the wedding reception behind. I definitely suggest getting a dress that will allow you to move around, hike up a trail and be comfortable in. For shoes, most couples bring a pair of trainers or hiking boots along with their formal shoes.
Witnesses. Depending on where in the world you are getting married, legal weddings in the UK have to take place in a building or structure that is legally sanctioned. You legally wont need witnesses but it’ts totally up to you if you want to bring best friend or two, or your closest family members for support!
Time of year. A massive benefit to elopements is that you aren’t stuck with a summer Saturday as your date. Practically any time of year works great and the added flexibility of being able to do the ceremony wherever you like also helps.
After party. You’re married and you can always throw a party back home! If you let me know in advance, I can do a rush edit on your images so that they’re ready, if you’re planning on doing a slideshow of the images at the party.
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