Downtown Rocker Barcade Elopement
Downtown Rocker Barcade Elopement

For some couples, concerts and live music play a significant role in their love story, whether they enjoy attending shows or are musicians themselves. When planning a wedding based around your love story, it’s like planning your best date ever, and for a couple whose story is more like a soundtrack, music can be the driving force behind your experience. At ElopeNC, we know there are couples who would love a private rock show with their closest friends, who want to celebrate their fun and playful side, who love color and neon and aren’t afraid to be their authentic, rock and roll selves. With these ideas in mind, we planned a Downtown Rocker Barcade Elopement styled shoot for our January 2022 ElopeNC event.

Malick and Evelyne’s Justice Center Elopement
Malick and Evelyne’s Justice Center Elopement

Malick and Evelyne are both from South Africa and speak fluent French. The couple wanted to wait to throw their wedding party until after Evelyn delivered their baby later in the year, but they didn’t want to delay making their marriage official. They decided to opt for a small elopement at the Wake County Justice Center in Downtown Raleigh, followed by photos that doubled as their wedding portraits and a mini-maternity session!

A Spooky and Sparkly Barcade Christmas Elopement
A Spooky and Sparkly Barcade Christmas Elopement

When Sarah and Jake met for their first date, Sarah made sure to arrive early and to bring the one item she always brought on a first date – a book, The Poisoner’s Handbook. She nonchalantly placed it on the table without making mention of it, as she always did, to see how her date would react. It was her test, her way of knowing whether this person would take her as she is – in her full quirky, offbeat glory or whether it’d make them uncomfortable. 

Josiah and Lauren’s Intimate New Hill Wedding
Josiah and Lauren’s Intimate New Hill Wedding

Young, in love, and overjoyed are all great ways to describe Josiah and Lauren. They met young and in many ways grew up together (and are still growing up together). Josiah is in the military, and recently he and Lauren decided to have a small elopement a Monroe Camp and Retreat in New Hill! It was such a great place for them to have their intimate wedding with their close family and friends!

How Much Do Wedding Photographers Cost?
How Much Do Wedding Photographers Cost?

If you’re looking for the average amount couples spend on their photographers, you’ll find that average is just that: average. Couples often underestimate the average cost of wedding photography, and “reasonable” prices don’t account for the details that matter to you. If you book based solely on what you feel is reasonable, you’re likely to end up a solo photographer with little experience, low-quality camera and equipment, and an end product that leaves you wanting.