Updated: Dec 4, 2020
"Eloping" doesn't mean what it used to. It doesn't have the shameful, taboo-like connotation as it once did. Today, it's about the couple. I firmly believe that, with social media, Pinterest, and even TV, we have put so much pressure on couples to have an elaborate wedding when it really might not be their vibe. Eloping opens the door and keeps it open for those couples who don't give a crap about napkin swatches, wedding favors, or trying to figure out how they're going to feed 400 people. If you're engaged and are on the fence about eloping or having an intimate wedding, keep reading! #1 Intimacy Large weddings don't allow time for intimate moments between the two of you. You're going to spend the entire day trying to see all of your guests, and you're not going to be fully present during the biggest day of your life! Eloping or keeping things small, allows for you two to be fully immersed in the moment. There's no strict timeline, no scripted moments, and you can just enjoy being married! You're going to spend anywhere from 6 months to a year planning this one day, and let me tell you, it's going to FLY by. You're going to want to enjoy it!
#2 Less Stress There's a reason why Bridezilla is a term. Some brides get so overwhelmed with every little thing, and they end up running around like their hair is on fire, and they completely miss their day. This is not how you want to remember your day! Your wedding day is a fun, joyous, and exciting day, and with an elopement or small wedding, you can keep it that way.
#3 No Drama Anyone here have a perfect family? No? Me either! It doesn't matter if your families get along or not, weddings seem to ALWAYS bring out drama, unresolved issues, or someone is trying to flex on someone else. I've seen it a million times. Guess what? You don't have to invite any of those people! Your wedding day is not a party for your parent's work friends, and you sure as hell don't have to invite those extended relatives you haven't seen or spoken to in ten years. YOUR WEDDING DAY IS NOT ABOUT PLEASING EVERYONE ELSE. It's not a performance or production for your guests. So, if you want to avoid all of that, ELOPE. Your wedding day is YOUR day, so do whatever feels right for YOU!
#4 EPIC PHOTOS Obviously, the reason you're here: GORGEOUS PHOTOS! I'm an adventurer, and I love heading off into far away, jaw-dropping locations for a beautiful ceremony. In my opinion, Mother Nature is the greatest venue, and I'll help you find the perfect spot to pledge your vows! Note: When I hike, I sound like a 600lb gorilla that yells swear words. Ignore me.
I could probably come up with 100 more reasons to elope, but I think these are the most important ones. Guys, the bottom line is, your wedding day is just one day, and it's YOUR day. Your MARRIAGE is every day after that. That's the most important piece and everyone has forgotten that. The reason for the wedding is to celebrate the beginning of your marriage. It sets the tone. Now, I'm not saying you can't do that with a big wedding. If that's your style and what you and your future spouse want, get it girl! But for those of you who vibe with the points I listed above, holler! I'm a Masshole with a wandering soul, so for all you adventurous New Englanders, this one's for you! My New England Adventure Elopement + Intimate Wedding Package is currently 15% off until 11/1/2020! This offer is valid for 2020 and 2021 weddings! For more info on pricing and what's included, just click the link below and reach out with any questions! www.stephanniecamossephotography.com/wander-with-me