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.
Vintage Black Tie & Pearl Styled Shoot
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.
Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Davesté Vineyards
A perfect wedding is a day when you commit your life to your partner while feeling like the best and most perfect version of yourself, surrounded by people who make you happy, in a setting that feels comfortable, with decor that reflects your relationship. It was with this experience in mind that we designed this intimate Magical Vineyard Vow Renewal at Davesté Vineyards for a couple who is shy but loves to get dressed up. All details focus on white, silver, gold, champagne, and crystal to let the beauty of the greenery and vines pop, and to bring in the couple’s love of magic, subtle gold Harry Potter details were included.
Simple and Stylish Elopement at the Wayne County Courthouse in Goldsboro
This simple yet stylish elopement at the beautiful Goldsboro Courthouse in North Carolina is great inspiration if you’re thinking of going to the courthouse in the city! The short dress gives me Las Vegas runaway to the chapel vibes while the veil is that perfect “bridal” addition! The green bouquet is unique, original, and great on a budget.
This styled elopement, photographed by Cirque91 Photography, was designed by The Gathering Co, a wedding planner based in North Carolina and known to travel everywhere. Above all else, they pride themselves on intentionality! They want the events they’re involved in to be an experience that reflects the passion of all parties involved.
An Intimate Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Wedding
Halloween is a time of magic, mystery, and surprises, and while this may not be the most romantic holiday, for some couples, it’s the best holiday. If your love story embraces the spooky side of life, or perhaps you have fond memories of Halloweens together, a late-October wedding may be perfect for you. And for couples who love great food, gothic vibes, and the works of Poe, this real-life Intimate Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Wedding is sure to pique your interest.
Kada & Stephen’s Costume Party Wedding
Kada & Stephen wanted their costume party wedding to be fun and low stress, not stuffy and boring – and they succeeded! All guests were encouraged to come clad in fun costumes, and boy did they come through! A dazzling array of wild colors, bedazzled jackets, teal cowboy boots and even a saxophone appearance graced this incredible wedding.
Two Hearts, One Song: A Musical Elopement
ElopeNC & Green Wedding Guild love co-sponsoring the annual Green Elopements Challenge because it’s incredible to see how different vendors can infuse a design with their brand styles, ideal clients’ vibes, and eco-conscious wedding details. Two Hearts, One Song: A Musical Elopement was filled with vibrant, warm colors and incorporated vintage details with a love of music and Asian cuisine.
Romantic Red Rose Picnic Elopement
ElopeNC and Green Wedding Guild partnered to sponsor a Green Elopements styled shoot challenge in April 2022, and each team of vendors put their heads together to create a design full of inspiration for couples wanting an intimate wedding.
“I worked with an amazing team to put together our Red Rose Romance Elopement,” Brenda of Con Amor by Sucetty said. “I helped plan & coordinate the event, ensuring we have a cohesive experience for our couple while always staying true to everyone’s talent. I particularly really enjoyed the opportunity of bringing in some fairly new (to the industry) vendors to work on this with me. It was just awesome seeing it all come together, and everyone’s joy in learning together and building our community.”
A Whimsical Tea Party Elopement
Vibrant colors, non-traditional attire, and an eclectic reception table were seamlessly combined for this Whimsical Tea Party Elopement designed by Eva of Emily Katherine Events, along with Brennan of Cirque91 Photography.