Eloping can be an incredibly intimate and romantic way to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. However, planning an elopement requires careful consideration and attention to detail to ensure that your special day is everything you want it to be. Here are some things to think about when first starting to plan your elopement.

1. Location

When planning an elopement, location is everything. Decide on a location that speaks to your heart, whether it’s a secluded beach, a mountain vista, or a charming city street. Consider the weather, the time of year, and any travel restrictions that may apply. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and choose a location that is truly unique and meaningful to you.

Bride and groom enjoy a quiet moment together in the midst of their mountain elopement.

2. Logistics

Planning an elopement can involve a lot of logistics, especially if you’re traveling to a new location. Think about things like transportation, accommodations, permits, and vendors. If you’re working with a wedding planner or coordinator, they can help you navigate the logistics and take care of the details.

Bride and groom first kiss in the breathtaking Colorado mountains captured by an incredible elopement photographer

3. Guestlist

One of the benefits of eloping is that you can choose to include as few or as many guests as you like. Decide on the guest list early on so you can plan accordingly. If you’re inviting guests, consider how you’ll handle accommodations, transportation, and other logistics for them.

4. Legal Requirements

Depending on where you’re eloping, there may be legal requirements you need to fulfill, such as obtaining a marriage license or hiring an officiant. Research the legal requirements well in advance of your elopement so you’re prepared.

The newlyweds share a serene moment, basking in their love and the mountain's beauty

5. Photography

Your elopement is a once-in-a-lifetime event, so it’s important to capture it via photographs that you can cherish forever. That's where I come in! I would love to be there with you and ensure that your vision for the day becomes reality.

6. Attire

Just because you’re eloping doesn’t mean you can’t dress up! Decide on your attire well in advance of your elopement so you have plenty of time to shop for or create your outfits. This is a great step to include family members in if you're considering eloping with just the two of you.

Elopement photographer captures the couple's laughter and love in the Colorado wilderness.

7. Celebrate!

After your elopement, take time to celebrate your love and commitment to each other. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a larger celebration with family and friends, make sure to take time to enjoy the moment and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Bride and groom take a moment to admire the breathtaking Colorado mountain view.

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