Many couples just wouldn’t know where to start in planning an elopement. But with a full elopement planning service the “how” is resolved when you have already decided on your “why”.
Many couples choose to elope as it is simple and cost effective, yet does not in anyway diminish the experience or the meaning of the wedding day. By eloping you avoid the cost of a big party and the question of who to invite (or more importantly who not to invite!).
In England the rules for actually getting married means you must perform a legal ceremony in a registered venue. This can be a registry office or a venue that is willing to host a small and intimate ceremony. Many big venues do not entertain the idea of a small wedding as it does not allow them to profit on the food and drink. However with the current issues with hosting a big wedding, and the fact that micro weddings are becoming increasingly popular, some venues are now putting together elopement packages for two. And because it is just the two of you, your wedding day timeline can be really flexible.
With this in mind I bumbled over to Cumbria to a small styled shoot organised by Jo Greenfield Film and Photo, at Cote How Exclusive Wedding Venue on the side of Rydal Water. The venue specialises in small and intimate weddings so is well placed to host an elopement.
Think intimate legal ceremony, grazing board and mulled wine for a celebratory wine, before heading out in the National Park for an adventure session. Returning to your hotel for hot chocolate and gingerbreads!
Many thanks to Jo for inviting me to take part.
Flowers by Berula
Bride and Groom Outfits from Asos
Styling by My Pretties UK
Concept Jo Greenfield Photo and Film
Ginger Bread House by Plumb and Rabbitts Cake Studio