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Florida weather is unpredictable, especially once hurricane season starts, but R, J + their families were true troopers rolling with the changes!

That is also a huge bonus to having an intimate wedding: more flexibility to change plans up because you are moving less people!

All, Intimate Weddings, Weddings

August 29, 2022

Rainy 30A Intimate Beach House Wedding in the Florida Panhandle // Ryan + Jenna

A couple standing in a circle that is formed by their family and friends during their summer beach wedding in the Florida panhandle
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Looking to have an experience of a lifetime or simply an oasis to reconnect with your sweetheart for your elopement?  I’ve scoured the globe (and internet) to find the top 10 most gorgeous and totally-utterly-completely underrated destinations for couples to explore in 2023. Whether you want to kayak by a glacier, ride camels through the desert, stay in a castle, or soak in some sunshine on the prettiest beaches in the world—there is the perfect place out there for you and your elopement. Before we can make your elopement day a dream-come-true, we need to figure out the dream. This list has a little bit of EVERYTHING,  so it’s a great place to kickstart your imagination! *drum roll please*  Let’s get into it!

All, Elopement Destinations, Elopements, Informational, Planning Resources

June 30, 2022

Top 10 Most Gorgeous & Underrated Elopement Destinations of 2023

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As micro weddings are becoming more popular it is fun to put together shoots to show all the different possibilities. Along with the incredible team of vendors we brought this California beach micro wedding to life with warm toned glasses on a table surrounded by the natural rock formations, an abundance of baby’s breath and a golden arch.

Elopements, Intimate Weddings

June 13, 2022

Dreamy Northern California Beach Micro Wedding Inspiration near Trinidad // Tyler + Savanah

A newly wed couple sitting at their wedding table during their coastal micro wedding in Northern California
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When D moved to Florida from Hawaii I gained a new friend and I am so glad that I did. T + D are down for anything including running around the beach as the last rays of light dip over the horizon and the sky turns colors of cotton candy.

Elopements

May 24, 2022

Colorful Summer Sky Fort Pickens Elopement Inspiration on Pensacola Beach // Tony + Demi

Newly wed couple holding lanterns as they are exploring the local seashore during their Florida elopement
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When I connected with A + K in April of 2020 they were planning for an intimate wedding of about 40 in the Florida Keys. But as the year went on and COIVD continued they decided to shift their plans. A + K’s guest list became that of 6 of their closest friends.

Destination Weddings, Elopements, Intimate Weddings, Weddings

March 28, 2022

Key West Beach Picnic Minimony with Friends in the Florida Keys // Alex + Kelley

Newly wed couple standing at the edge of the ocean as the man holds the bouquet and the woman is holding her wedding dress out during their blue hour photos on the beach
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C + K reached out to me two weeks (yes you read that right!) before wanting to elope in the Florida Keys at the end of July! K mentioned she had been following along with my work since January and had convinced them to make the day unique and an all day adventure! I think we definitely accomplished that and so much more!

Adventure Elopement, Elopements

December 27, 2021

Stunning All Day Urban Key West Elopement in Florida // Cameron + Karen

Couple standing at the front of a sail boat sharing a kiss during their sunset cruise during their key west elopement
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When you think elopement, what comes to mind? Traveling to the western United States to check out Zion or Yosemite? Going across the ocean to Ireland or Italy to run through endless fields and exceptional food?

GUESS WHAT?! We are overlooking a chain of islands right here in the United States where you can escape to an adventurous elopement filled with fun, good food, sunny weather and silky sand – the Florida Keys. The Keys are a string of 1,700 islands (🤯) that span over 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. These islands are known for their watersports, food, and history. Out of these many islands there is so much to explore and be done. I created a list of my top 5 cities in the Florida Keys that offer a unique experience: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key, and Key West.

Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

July 11, 2021

5 Places to Elope in the Florida Keys

Couple holding hands looking out at the ocean in their wedding attire after they got married on Smathers beach in Key West
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I so often feel that the east coast of the USA is so overlooked when it comes to elopements. It isn’t just the western USA that has stunning landscapes and exciting cities! The east has all that and more! Here is a list of 6 locations in the eastern USA that I think make beautiful and unique elopement locations. 

All, Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

March 17, 2021

6 Incredible Eastern USA Elopement Locations

Man smiling so big after seeing his bride for the first time all dressed up as they do their first look on the pedestrian bridge in Nashville, Tennessee
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FLORIDA DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // EMERALD COAST VOW RENEWAL Would you believe me if I told you we did all this in one hour?! The sky changed SO much in the span of that hour and it made for some amazing shots! Last year Trevor and Taylor, instead of moving their wedding back, moved it […]

Elopements

March 14, 2021

STUNNING STORMY BEACH VOW RENEWAL IN DESTIN, FLORIDA // TREVOR + TAYLOR

Couple sharing a kiss with a dramatic storm brewing in the background during their one year vow renewal
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Nicole and Ryan reached out to me in late October about eloping in the Florida Keys the following month, November. Their plans were to fly into Fort Lauderdale and drive down (which I highly recommend, the drive is beautiful!). Originally they were supposed to have their elopement ceremony in August in Alaska where they live and where Nicole has her own dog grooming business (if you want to check her out you can HERE!), but with trying to coordinate families and COIVD on top of that they put it off and booked flights to Florida!

Elopements

November 15, 2020

Epic Friday the 13th Key West Elopement in the Florida Keys // Ryan + Nicole

Couple sitting on a bench at The Hemingway House in key West about to share a kiss with a cat sitting next to them