What is an elopement?

You might hear about it, but do you really know what is an elopement? It might be the best option for your wedding day without you even knowing!⁠

You’ve been dying to travel together to a magical place. Dream about the dramatic landscape of the Peak District to get lost with its astonishing views. ⁠
⁠You picture yourself saying your vows to each other in private, away from the entire world.⁠
⁠You opted to mix the long white dress with messy hiking boots and carry seasonal flowers in a bouquet attached to your rucksack.⁠
⁠You bring the bubbly and a blanket.⁠
⁠You hike early to catch the sunrise, taking nature in its full glory. And suddenly you spot that location.⁠
⁠Now you want to read your vows.⁠
⁠This is the beginning of a new chapter together. ⁠
⁠It will be intimate and powerful.⁠
⁠You’ve done it your way.⁠
You’ve done it differently.⁠
⁠Because your day matters!

Eloping means to create the wedding experience you always wanted, the one unique to you. So forget about the wedding breakfast, the speeches, the custom… And do whatever you want!

Elopements are intimate ceremonies, where it can be only the two of you with the registrar, witnesses and your documentary team, to a larger group adding close friends and family, usually less than 25 people. To Elope is to intentionally plan and design the perfect ceremony where you and your partner are the central focus, where your vows are the main speech. You can do them at the registry office, at your house, up in a mountain, or even on the sea… you’ve got the power to decide how you wanted it to be. It’s one of the most important days of your life and it’s worth taking the time to design it to perfection! Because your day matters

We can help you to design an intimate ceremony whether is an urban getaway or an adventurous hike in nature. Making unique YOUR day is the best thing you can do for YOU.

What about timelines?

When you elope, you are getting married, and it deserves the same (or even more) attention like a full day conventional wedding day, but when it comes to elopements timelines, the following two aspects are the most important

Your day matters, do it your way. Don’t feel the urge to book something just because it is a tradition, do put yourself first and choose what makes you feel you, whether is a walk in the mountains, a pub celebration, an urban getaway or a hike to Ben Nevis! Do it your way!

Take time for yourself, make it intimate. Wedding days can go quick when pulled in so many directions talking with tons of guests, but eloping means you set the time for you and your new partner. It’s a precious private time for both of you.

There isn’t a set timeline for elopements, the great about them is that they’re customised to you, your personalities, your likes and hobbies, and how meaningful and intentional you want to make your day. For a truly and emotive experience, set aside a whole day, because IT IS YOUR WEDDING DAY and it matters a lifetime!

A typical timeline would be 8-10 hours like the following example

  • 1100 – Getting ready, hair and makeup
  • 1300 – The first look, in case you didn’t get ready together, which by the way it can be an awesome experience!
  • 1400 – Ceremony
  • 1500 – Plan your adventure if it hasn’t started before! This is the first adventure together as a newlywed couple. Make it the way you’ve always dreamed of. Say your vows and take the time for yourselves
  • 1900 – Your intimate wedding breakfast
  • 2100 – Enjoy the night and have a first dance, no-dance thing!

Just remember that being an elopement you can make the timings and activities to your likings like Niamh and Ultan did for their urban elopement, but do make the whole day special for you, because your day matters.

Your dream wedding day

Whatever your vision is, we’re here to help you plan, design and document an amazing day. We utterly love working with intentional couples who seek the best of the best for making special their wedding day. Drop us a line and let’s plan the adventure of your elopement day.

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