The excitement and intimacy of an elopement wedding can leave you on cloud nine during the planning process, not forgetting the sheer joy and happiness you’ll without doubt feel on the day – just the two of you, saying I do – we can feel the romance peeling off our screen as we type this.
Photography of this time, images of a select few moments, memories of the two of you embroiled in this amazing milestone, doesn’t have to be obtrusive, or costly.
Forgoing images of your wedding, no matter how grand scale or intimate this day may be for you, could be a heartbreaking mistake to make.
Family friends Livvie and Jack share their experience, and for this reason, they booked me after their wedding day to re-construct the beauty of the day their made their pledge. It wasn’t quite the same, but we managed to nail it.
Here’s what they have to say…
“Just because we chose to in the words of others ‘run away’ to get married, didn’t mean we didn’t take it seriously. Oh. My. Gosh…we took it seriously, and then some! The planning, the mood boards, the menus, our clothes, the search for the perfect location…everything was a dream to plan. When we look back we wonder how we got so carried away when really it was just the two of us – but we absolutely loved it!
We eloped not because of family issues, not because of budget, and not because it wasn’t a big deal – it was simply a decision that felt right, that was perfect for us – we believe our marriage is about us, and only us. There was no need for a crowd.
And our day was perfect, unbelievably exciting in fact, like the best date we could ever imagine, and we loved every single minute – including the indulgence of it being just us – our hearts were bursting at the seams.
Returning from honeymoon, recalling our day to ourselves, to our friends and our family, it quickly became clear that beyond the beautiful clothes we wore, our bespoke rings, our vows, the certificate of our marriage, and the stunning food and fizz we had – we forgot something pretty important – terribly important in fact.
No-one was there to officially photograph us, document our day – we have no physical images to treasure and to share. We were so caught up in the excitement of our plans, on our love, in the romance of escaping, in our nerves, in our joy, that we hardly took any pictures – bar afew selfies!
We so wish we had some stunning images of the most important day of our lives – we both looked fab, deliriously happy, and we should have booked a professional photographer, even if for a couple of hours. It is our biggest regret.
Venetia so kindly offered to photograph us when we got back from honeymoon, in our wedding clothes, at our wedding venue, so we have something to commemorate the day – but it isn’t the same, we can’t believe we overlooked photography, when everything else was sorted – we even had a mini wedding cake!”.
Livvie & Jack