To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point of origin. I guess most people who chooses to elope today comes back, but more and more couples choose this way of getting married.
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Does it make it less important? Eloping is absolutely not for everyone and you should think long and hard before you
decide on it. But if you do, oh wow! You are in for a treat. Be sure to bring a photographer though, we seem to forget after a while, and photos keep the memories alive!
Were to go? You can elope anywhere! That’s the beauty of it. Of course, being from Norway I would advocate our beautiful landscape. Mountains and fjords, yellow fields of grain and white sandy beaches.
If you love hiking, there are trails as long as your arm, and most of them ends overlooking a stunning scenery. If you are not into nature, why not head to New York? NYC is full of love, life, skyscrapers, yellow cabs,
bagels, squirrels, parks, bridges, art, architecture and honking. Lots of honking. What about a bicycle ride in beautiful Copenhagen? The colours of the architecture! I could mention a thousand places, but only you
know what suits your personality and there is no right and wrong.
What to wear? most elopement ceremonies are decidedly more casual, but then again it´s your choice. Dress up, dress down. Just take into consideration the climate and the location of your destination in mind.
Going up a mountaintop, I would suggest keeping it more simple, or perhaps change when you reach your final destination. A sandy warm beach invites to no shoes. How fantastic! In my experience I would bring
along a good pair of walking shoes in any case. Good for the feet, no harm done if you decide on a pair of designer shoes…
The legal details…
Be sure to do your homework on this one. Different countries have different rules and if you want to officially get married at your destination the are some rules to follow. Contact the country’s embassy to determine
what’s needed for nonresidents to be married there. Also, have all of your documentation on hand: a photo ID, certified birth certificate and proof of divorce or death if either of you has been married before. Some
places may require a two-three-week waiting period, so always check first. Make sure you do all these things as soon as you decide upon your destination!
Why do I love shooting elopements so much?
What can I tell you? I’m a sucker for intimate love stories. Eloping…there is nothing better. I enjoy the connections I make with my couples. Finding out who they truly are and capturing their unique story throughout
the day is what I love the most about this work. That is probably one of the reasons why I’m still in contact with some of my couples to this date. Elopements are intimate and I like that very much. They make for some
of the most genuine photographs. I of course do and love the “full monty” as well with a wedding party, cutting the cake, tossing the bouquet and some dance floor action, I’m delighted to capture it all. I also know
some good moves!
How long before our elopement should we contact you?
Right now is great!