These two had a wonderful timeline packed with experiences and special moments. They really took the time to incorporate meaningful moments and keepsakes for a truly incredible day.
They started the day with a slow getting ready morning. Getting a cute vacation rental is perfect for your getting ready photos and gives you a chill space to start your day. The whole point of eloping is to avoid the stress…and this is a great start. It also gave me an opportunity to document all the accessories they picked for their day (and dang, did they put some thought into them).
The easiest way to do a first look is at your getting ready location! This simplifies the logistics when it comes time to go to your first outdoor location. It also gives you privacy to feel your emotions without an audience.
Next up on the timeline was exchanging vows and gifts. They actually ended up exchanging vows privately at the vacation rental and during their ceremony with the officiant. They were amazed at how many pieces of the vows they missed the first time and really enjoyed getting to read them twice during the day. They also took the time to get meaningful wedding gifts for one another. All these events created a great transition into the rest of the day.
The Wright Officiant came out to Brookings, OR to officiate. They opted to “seal it with a shot” for their unity ceremony. The waves crashed below as they reread their vows and said “I do.”
My personal favorite for elopement activities is a good hike. We wrapped up the day with this stunning beach hike aand had the beach almost entirely to ourselves.