April 9, 2020
The most important thing on your wedding day is not how awesome your venue was, or how many of your guests we’re talking about. It’s not about the centerpieces, the favors, and not even the food and we all LOVE some good food. Having the “Big” wedding with all of these details is not for everyone… and that’s okay.
One thing that Christian and I have learned through photographing and filming all sorts of wedding ceremonies, both big and small, is that they all have one thing in common; you end up married! Remember it is YOUR day after all. You should be able to do it the way you want.
Have you ever thought about your wedding day and all that goes into planning it and felt completely overwhelmed? Stressed out and anxious even? An elopement or intimate ceremony might be the right thing for the two of you.
“But you only get married once! You should have a ‘normal’ wedding celebration.”
*insert eye roll*
What does that even mean? I’m sure if you’ve even considered the idea of eloping or having a small amount of people at your wedding… you’ve heard words just like those. We know that’s discouraging, but it is NOT true.
Well we’re here to tell you that you can get married in a secluded location, just the two of you or just surrounded by your immediate loved ones, and still feel all the magic and emotions that you’d feel on said “normal” wedding day. As a matter of fact, some of the most emotional and special ceremonies we have witnessed in our lives have been ceremonies just like this… small, intimate, and focused on just the two of you.
Now don’t get us wrong. We love larger wedding ceremonies too, but at the end of the day, the most special and meaningful part of our job is capturing that special commitment you two are making to each other. A wedding day is meant to be all about YOUR love.
So we hope that this post encourages you to move forward with whatever you truly want your wedding day to be like, whether that’s 150 people, 25 people or just the two of you. There is no right or wrong way to do things.
Elopements and intimate wedding ceremonies are just as special. We’d be honored to photograph and film your elopement, destination, or intimate wedding ceremony.
A day that celebrates your love in a way that’s intimate, meaningful, and unique to your relationship deserves to be remembered. We promise to be by your side, capturing every moment, and most of all making it an emotional and meaningful experience for the two of you.
Here are some pros to having an elopement ceremony you with just the two of you:
Here are some pros to having an intimate wedding with 25 people or less:
There are lots more benefits to both elopement ceremonies and intimate weddings, but we just wanted to be here to remind you that the day is about YOU and YOUR love. Don’t let anyone dictate how the day should go.
Your love is what matters. We’d love to tell your love story anywhere and with as many people as you want by your side.
Check out some recent elopement films we’ve created. Just because you’re eloping, doesn’t mean you don’t need an elopement videographer or a video of your smaller wedding ceremony.
Kristen & Christian
Pennsylvania Elopement Wedding Photographers
My name is Sam! My fiancé tom and I are trying to find the perfect elopement package for us. We are still on the fence about having family attend, but we like the option. Our immediate family (parents, siblings, nieces and nephews, and grandparents) totals 18. (4 are children) we don’t want a wedding wedding. We just want some awesome pictures and a special ceremony with our immediate family there. Then a nice dinner!
Do you help plan the whole thing? Do you help pick a location? We are not great planners and we are looking for some help. We would love to do it in the new paltz or upstate ny area and relatively soon, like November if possible.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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