Friday, 8 January 2010

Always Loves: Elopements

Our family had a delightful surprise over Christmas, a Las Vegas Elopement! I’ve wanted to post a few pics from elopements for a little while now; there’s something so very romantic and sweet about them and this has given me the perfect excuse.

The great thing about an elopement is you can pretty much get married wherever you want; abroad or closer to home, in a small chapel , a funky city registry office or outdoors overlooking a favourite view, when you have fewer people to accommodate you have so many more choices.

Here are just a few of the many elopements you can find on the blogosphere, do take a look at the original posts and the photographers’ as they often give the story behind the elopement.

This groom suprised his girlfriend by proposing just before Christmas and they then went to Las Vegas to get married at the Little White Chapel.

Even if you do decide to elope it doesn't mean you can't still have the big white wedding for family and friends; this couple did both, an intimate ceremony for two in Barcelona, followed by a larger legal ceremony back home in the US a few months later and it was all photographed by UK photographer David M McNeil

The only guest at this elopement was the couple’s son whom they included in their vows and the location- under an oak tree in a field. They also had a beautiful super 8mm video shot (which you can watch here), always a great idea for an elopement to show your friends and family after the event.

This couple were planning on larger wedding in Australia when they decided to elope to Scotland instead; they invited just 14 close friends and family as their guests and then had a month long honeymoon touring Scotland.

And who says you still can’t have a lots of fun with the details arranging an elopement, this one planned by Lisa Vorce of Oh How Charming is just full of them...

An elopement may not be for everyone, but at the end of the day your wedding should be all about what you as a couple want,  be that a large wedding in front of family and friends or an intimate ceremony just for the two of you.

Photo at top: Las Vegas Save the Date via Oh So Beautiful Paper

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