For couples seeking a more intimate and personal wedding experience, elopement weddings have become an increasingly popular choice. Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic destination elopement or a private ceremony in a picturesque setting, elopements offer a unique and meaningful way to say “I do.” In this blog post, we will guide you through the essentials of planning an elopement wedding, from selecting the perfect location to capturing the memories of your special day.
1. Choosing the Perfect Location:
One of the most exciting aspects of planning an elopement wedding is selecting a breathtaking location that sets the stage for your intimate celebration. Consider picturesque landscapes, stunning vistas, or meaningful destinations that hold significance for both of you. Whether it’s a secluded beach, a charming chapel embedded in the woods, or an industrial city feel , choose a location that speaks to your love story and captures the essence of your union.
2. Tailoring Your Ceremony:
Elopement weddings provide an opportunity to create a ceremony that is deeply personal and reflective of your relationship. Customize your vows, incorporate meaningful rituals, or include loved ones as witnesses or even as the Officiant if desired. Embrace the freedom to design a ceremony that truly reflects your love and values, making your elopement a unique and unforgettable experience.
3. Capturing the Memories:
While elopements may be intimate affairs, capturing the memories of your special day is essential. Hire a professional photographer or videographer who specializes in elopements to document the raw emotions and stunning surroundings. These cherished mementos will allow you to relive your elopement and share your joy with loved ones who couldn’t be there.
Here at 7F we offer a photography package that you can add on! Its the perfect fit for our Elopement couples!
4. Celebratory Dinners and Activities:
After your ceremony, plan a celebratory meal or activity to commemorate your union. Indulge in a romantic dinner for two at a local restaurant, arrange a picnic in a scenic spot, or participate in an exciting adventure or activity that symbolizes your shared interests and passions. This intimate celebration will add an extra touch of joy to your elopement.
We absolutely LOVE when our couples add on the intimate dinner package! What better way to celebrate with your loved ones than dinner al fresco under the café lights and stars?! Just because you’ve gone smaller and more intimate doesn’t mean you can’t all of the parts of the wedding if you want.
5. Creating a Meaningful Keepsake:
Since elopements often forgo traditional wedding elements, consider creating a special keepsake that commemorates your elopement. Design custom rings, commission a piece of artwork inspired by your wedding location, or create a photo album or scrapbook filled with memories and mementos from your elopement adventure. Our favorite way to commemorate your special day is by hiring a Live Painter! They arrive a little before the ceremony to start the background, then they continue to fill you in throughout and after the ceremony. It’s truly a unique experience to watch the process from start to end and then you have a takeaway you get to keep!
Planning an elopement wedding offers an intimate and personalized alternative to traditional ceremonies. By carefully selecting the perfect location, tailoring your ceremony, capturing the memories, planning celebratory activities, announcing your elopement, and creating meaningful keepsakes, you can craft a day that is truly reflective of your love and values. Embrace the freedom to create an unforgettable experience that celebrates the essence of your unique relationship. Wishing you a beautiful elopement and a lifetime of love and happiness.
Curious as to what is included in 7F Lodge’s Elopement Package?
- Use of Chapel for the Ceremony
- Use of Bridal Cottage for Reception 4 Hour Window
- Romantic Honeymoon Cabin
- Setup & Clean-up 12 guests including wedding couple
- Ceremony Music
- Traditional 2-tiered Wedding Cake
- 2 Bottles of Chilled Champagne
- 2 Keepsake Champagne Flutes
- Bridal Bouquet of Fresh Roses
- 1 Rose Boutonniere
- Chapel Floral Decor
- **Additional items and packages can be added on to complete your day
For more information on our Elopement Package give us a call or schedule a time to tour the venue!
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