Why should I consider an all-day elopement timeline?
Because they are the most AMAZING way to get married!
There seems to be a misconception that an elopement timeline should only be an hour or two. Although there is no wrong way to celebrate your wedding day, you and your partner deserve to have a wedding day that celebrates the unique and personal love story you've cultivated. Your wedding day should reflect your love and what makes you, YOU.
Couples would never hire me to capture just 1 or 2 hours of their traditional wedding day, so why would an elopement be any different?
Your wedding day is still your wedding day, no matter if you are eloping by yourselves or having a big wedding with lots of guests and a big wedding party.
Wondering what the heck to do to fill your elopement photography timeline?
All the things you'd want to do with your partner if you could create a perfect day!
If you decide to make your love the focus of your wedding day by eloping, you have all of the options you'd have for a regular wedding, plus so much more.
Let's start with the basics
Options you can incorporate when planning your elopement photography timeline
- Getting Ready
- First Look
- Exchanging handwritten vows
- Ring Exchange
- Champagne Toast
- Champagne Splash
- Dessert Tasting
- First Dance
- Instrument Playing
- Cultural or Religious
- Sand pouring
As you can see, elopements can be very similar to traditional big weddings in that all of the main components that comprise the day are still there. They are just more intentional, intimate and focused on you two and your love.
YOUR LOVE STORY IS UNLIKE ANYONE ELSE'S AND NO TWO ELOPEMENTS SHOULD BE THE SAME. YOUR DAY SHOULD BE TAILORED TO YOU TWO SPECIFICALLY AND ALL THE FUN STUFF YOU LIKE DOING TOGETHER!
FUN & UNIQUE
elopement day timeline activity ideas
The sky's the limit when planning an elopement. If you can dream it, you can do it!
12:00PM Getting ready images at the Airbnb
1:00PM First look, close by
1:40PM Head to the Jeep outfitter
1:50PM Driving the Jeep to amazing overlooks for photos and exploring
3:10PM Vow reading with stunning canyon views
3:50PM Light hiking and exploring and taking photos
5:20PM Head back to the Jeep outfitter
7:00PM Back at Airbnb for some hot tub time
8:30PM Private chef dinner at Airbnb
10:00PM Campfire starts
10:15 PM First dance around the campfire
10:20PM Smores and stargazing
ALL-DAY ELOPEMENT TIMELINE DAY EXAMPLE
What would it look like to have your elopement last all day, or even two?
Throw out the rulebook and do whatever the heck you want!
This is your day.
12:00PM Let’s get ready! Hair & makeup starts at Denali Backcountry Lodge
2:15PM Bride and groom taking a few last moments before their first look, writing letters and shaking off the nerves
3:00PM Bride puts on her dress to prep for first look
3:10PM First look between bride and groom
3:45PM They board a helicopter that will take them to an Alaskan glacier at Denali National Park
4:00PM Land on the glacier where the bride and groom say their vows and we hike, explore and take pictures with unbelievable views and scenery
8:45PM Head back to the lodge to unwind and enjoy dinner prepared by a private chef
10:00PM Campfire and first dance!
ALL-DAY ELOPEMENT TIMELINE EXAMPLE #2
You have an amazing opportunity to make your elopement a once-in-a-lifetime event upon which you can look back for the rest of your lives with unbelievable memories
Give your wedding day everything it deserves! With all of these badass options at your fingertips and the opportunity to make your wedding day all you and your partner could ever dream of. Starting a new adventure in your life, TOGETHER.
If you are ready to start planning your elopement to make your wedding day a truly "just us" experience, then hit the button below to contact me and get started planning! I would love to help you with my expert knowledge of how to plan and capture an unforgettable elopement from start to finish.