Kelsey & Rowan made the most of every moment during their Destination Elopement in Italy. They planned the perfect pre-wedding portrait session at the picturesque Villa d’Este in Italy the day before their elopement. The results were stunning, and it helped create a more relaxed schedule for their wedding day. Their elopement in a private villa in Fregene, Italy was a dream come true, complete with breathtaking coastal scenery. They got ready separately in luxurious suites and had a beautiful first look. The courtyard ceremony was emotional and included 10 loved ones. The day ended with a casual wedding dinner prepared by private chefs. Overall, it was a magical day filled with love and joy. Read more about Rowan & Kelsey’s Destination Elopement in Italy.
Briana & Jesse’s geek chic galaxy-inspired wedding was on May the Fourth (be with you) in 2022. Their intimate, authentic wedding took place at a stunning venue in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a view of the sky that was the perfect setting for their special day. These two are lovers of Star Trek, Star Wars, board games, and video games, and know that the stars aligned to bring them together. They wanted a wedding day that truly reflected their relationship and had fewer than 60 guests in attendance, and this fandom design included purple, green, and blue to create a galaxy design that was tasteful and geek chic.
During the 2022 Green Elopement Challenge at Old Lystra Inn in Chapel Hill, NC, Green Wedding Guild and ElopeNC members collaborated to create elopement inspiration with a focus on sustainable practices and personalized details. Green Wedding Guild Co-Founder Maria Karagiannis of KaraMia Events partnered with ElopeNC photographer MKM Photography to create a glamorous vintage Hollywood-inspired design with a touch of springtime strawberries, along with some of Maria’s favorite vendor friends. Learn more about this Hollywood love story.
A vow renewal is one of the most beautiful events. It combines our favorite parts of weddings with a calm confidence that’s rarely present between nearlyweds. Couples who choose to renew their vows have been married for a year or longer, and it’s a day to reflect on their journey together. It’s not about the start of their marriage – it’s about the continued commitment to choose and love one another. Often, the couple has experienced a significant life change or milestone that makes them want to celebrate again, and in many cases, the vow renewal experience differs significantly from the original wedding day. After years of marriage, a couple renewing their vows has a better understanding of who they are as individuals and a couple, what marriage means to them, and how they prioritize experiences and finances.
A black-tie wedding is considered a classic evening event with a formal dress count, and oftentimes, it comes at a high financial cost. Wedding prices increase quickly based on your guest count, especially when it comes to providing food and drink for guests. If you love the elegance and attire of a black-tie wedding but don’t have the budget to go all out, an intimate guest count may be the perfect balance to create the right aesthetic for your special day.
Our goal with this Vintage Black Tie & Pearl styled shoot was to show that elopements can be any formality, and this cocktail-style black-tie experience is a great way to get fancy without feeding steak to 100+ guests. The ceremony and cocktail reception were set in an upscale garden setting, with black and white details accented by pearls and gold for a simple, elegant look. Along with a sweetheart table, cocktail tables, and a dance floor, traditional details such as a cake cutting and first dance were included.