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To Elope or Not to Elope | Destination Wedding Elopement Ideas

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To Elope or Not to Elope?

“Should we elope?” That is the question many couples think about when they are considering to elope rather than having a traditional wedding but still have some concerns about the whole idea! 

Perhaps you are one of them and you are thinking about it because you want to run away and get married with your love at somewhere wild and whimsical. Oh yes, an adventurous and intimate wedding sounds like a dream!

Maybe you just want to have a simpler and smaller wedding. More importantly, less fuss and hassle is everything…

You know you WANT to elope! In saying that, you are still not 100% sure about doing it because there is so much uncertainty with it all.

That’s why we created this blog post “To Elope or Not to Elope?” along with Ben and Rachelle’s elopement story so that you can get an idea of what your destination wedding elopement could be like.

Let’s dive right into it! Here’s an absolutely gorgeous elopement from Ben and Rachelle, beautifully captured by The Hearnes.

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Ben and Rachelle’s Moab Utah Wedding

Their destination wedding elopement was so beautiful that we couldn’t help but ask them how and why they decided to elope in the way they did. You will understand what we mean when you see their breathtaking photos! 

Ben and Rachelle definitely had a non-traditional wedding by eloping but wait, there’s more…

Wait till you see her wedding dress! Ok, not the first one but look out for the second one 🙂

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What made you guys want to elope? Has it always been something you want to do as a couple?

“When it came time to plan our nuptials, neither of us pictured a big or traditional wedding. We had already talked many times about wanting our special day to be less about the actual event and more about us and our vows to each other. We had also joked many times about getting married on a cliff somewhere in the middle of nowhere – which is pretty much exactly what we ended up doing.

Eloping with a small group of friends who had been part of our journey as a couple was the perfect choice and a day we truly enjoyed and will treasure forever! It was all perfectly “us” :)”

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How did you find your elopement photographer?

“We found Abbi and Callen Hearne through social media. We fell in love with their photos and had a “feeling” that they would be the perfect fit for our plans before we even met them. It wasn’t a huge surprise when that gut feeling ended up being totally right. We’re happy to now call Abbi and Callen friends and are so glad that they were part of our planning process and big day!”

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Why did you pick this particular location?

“Luckily, we had the best photographers ever (The Hearnes) and they suggested Moab (Utah) after learning we wanted to get married in the desert but were open to location suggestions. We chose Moab sight unseen, but fell in love with it on our first visit pre-elopement. Moab is perfect and wild – and it was a stunning complement to the vows we exchanged on our wedding day.”

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Wasn’t that just the cutest elopement ever? We hope it helped you make your decision to elope with your love. We give you full permission to do so 😉

Let us know in the comments below x

What To Do After Eloping?

If you are thinking to have a casual reception at home or at your favourite restaurant, you can look into sending wedding announcements. Not only do they help you share your wedding surprise, they can also be used as a party invitation for your friends and family! 

Anyway, check out Ben and Rachelle’s personalised elopement announcement card with their favourite photo! Isn’t it absolutely gorgeous? Perhaps you might like to do the same when announcing your special day too…

 

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Elopement Photography: The Hearnes

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