September 24, 2020
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that anything can happen and we need to have back up plans to our back up plans. A few of my brides have had to make last minute changes, thanks to COVID. Micro weddings and elopements are becoming more common and I’m here for it. Knowing the difference between an elopement and a micro wedding is key for understanding which will work better for your big day. Both a micro wedding and an elopement can be incredibly beautiful and elegant. Totally just as special and intimate too!
An elopement in my eyes, is something secret and a super romantic way for a couple to run away together and focus on the relationship. Most couples opt for a destination elopement, and make a trip of it. Some couples keep their ceremony incredibly small, just the necessary people and the couple, this can make for an even more intimate day. I’ve had the opportunity to capture elopements in the Outer Banks, Smoky Mountains, and even a Big Sur elopement.
Elopements are some of my favorites to shoot because we’re able to bring adventure and fun. While also getting more of the couple’s personalities into the day. I make sure my elopement couples are getting all the dreamy adventure shots, and the details we all love. I love an elopement because stripped are all the silly traditions. More importantly, we remember why we’re really here and that the main focus is love.
Whether you’re choosing an adventure elopement or a quick backyard wedding, invest in your memories. Find a photographer that understands your vision and the feelings you want captured on your day. Someone who will get in the water with you to get the excitement of being married and jumping in the water. Find someone who will hike up a mountain with you to celebrate. Whatever an elopement looks like for you and your fiancé, make sure you find a photographer, (like me!) who is up for the challenge!
Micro weddings are a great option for the bride that loves all the traditional wedding events but on a smaller scale. The main difference between these two types of weddings are the amount of guests involved in your day. If you want your family to be able to participate and experience your day alongside you, a micro wedding may be the perfect fit!
There are no rules, if you want to have 50 people, and a cake cutting. DO IT. It’s your day and your memories, don’t let anyone’s opinion change your micro wedding dreams!
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