Reasons for an elopement


If I would get married today, I knew that an elopement would be the perfect way to say tie the knot, I can't imagine anything more beautiful than standing in the middle of an amazing landscape nothing but nature around me, and listening to my partners vows in this intimate and private surrounding. But I know that not everyone should elope, there are many couples who wanna have a big traditional wedding, and thats totally fine, your wedding day should be exactly how you want it to be. It should reflect how you and your relationship really are, and let you smile every time you think about it.


In this blog post I write about the best reasons to choose an adventurous elopement .



It is all about you and your love


Elopements are bringing the wedding day back to what is essential – you two, the love between you, and the promise that you spend the rest of your life together.

How you say your vows, where you do it and how you celebrate the rest of this special day is totally up to you two.



Make you dreams come true


You can make your wedding day to the best, the most beautiful and the most exciting day of your life. OK better not of your whole life, it would be sad if you don't habe anything to look forward after you got married, but anyway, plan your day that it let's you dance around the kitchen and your heart skip a beat anytime you think about it.

If you want to go camel riding into the Sahara desert and say your „I Do's“ under a thousand stars, a romantic candlelight dinner at the beach while you what the sunset, if you decide to jump naked into a lake after the elopement ceremony, or if you take a helicopter ride up the the highest glaciert.....

What ever you may dream of, there are no limits, you can celebrate this day, anyway you want


It is YOUR day


The small intimate moments between you, are what make a wedding day really special to me. This private moments where you can feel the love in the air...

Often at big traditional weddings there isn't much time for just the two of you, and a lot couples don't enjoy being in the center of attention for a whole day.

When you choose to elope, you have the whole day just for yourself, you can spend every second together and enjoy this special magic of your love...



It will be „YOUR SPECIAL PLACE“ for the rest of your life


There's nothing you enjoy more than wandering together through the forest behind your house, your first date was a hike to this one mountain that since than is so special to you, or you dreamt of a wedding ceremony at a lonely beach in Australia since you spent your first vacation together there. Amazing! I bet every couple has a special spot, that has a important meaning to them, and if not – great look for a new location, maybe somewhere you have never been.... The place where you get married will be special for you till the end of your life, and isn't it beautiful to have a place where you can come back over and over and remember this unique day, where you promised to love you forever....



Authenticity


On your Elopement you can be completely yourself, you can decide you you want the ceremony to be that it truly reflects your relationship, and plan the whole day how you imagine the best day of your life.

Many couples feel like traditional weddings with hundreds of guests, don't really fit to them, and thats OK.

Everyone is unique, and so is your relationship and as special as you and your love are should your wedding day be. Than that is what it's all about when you get married – you two and your love for each other. Let your day reflect how you two really are!



Don't let the planning stress you.


Some people enjoy planning a big wedding party, others hate it. Of course you need also to organize some things for your elopement, or if you want you can plan a full day of adventures. But it is up to you!



You spend your money just for yourself


In my opinion money should never be the most important thing at a wedding, you get married once in your life (usually) and you deserve to celebrate this special day exactly how you want it. But we all know, that money is a big point when it comes to planning your big day.

I think you should never decide to elope just because it seems to be cheaper but anyway, if you don't have to pay for a menu for 200 guests, don't need to rent a ball room, or even a band. There is a nice amount of money you can spend to make your elopement day really unique and unforgettable.



When you start planning your Elopement or Wedding don't think about what others would do, instead think about what really reflects you and your relationship. It is your big day and you should create an experience that fits to you and let you smile every time you think about it.

Let go of all the expectations your family or friends may have, they will love no matter what you decide to do. And why not getting married in the nature just the two of you and celebrating a relaxed garden party whit your family and friends when you are back. You can totally do both.


I am sure there are people who enjoy a big traditional wedding with a ceremony in the church, 200 guests everything that you see in the Hollywood movies. But never choose to do something on your wedding day because anyone wants you to, always remember it is your day and it should be exactly how you want it to be. So that you smile full of excitement while you plan it and you feel blessed and happy for the rest of your life when you think back to this amazing day. Be yourself, do whatever feels right and let your dreams become reality!

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Wild Embrace  // Adventure Wedding & Elopement Photographer
Victoria Ruef & Fabian Willi // Bregenzerwald / Austria / Europe
Mail: info@wildembrace.photo
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