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Reasons for an Elopement

Why eloping is one of the most beautiful ways to get married.

More and more couples decided to celebrate a small wedding in nature or elope in the last few years. And I love this trend!
If I would get married today, I knew that an elopement would be the perfect way to say I do. I can’t imagine anything more beautiful than standing in the middle of a fantastic landscape, nothing but nature around me, and listening to my partner’s vows in these intimate and private surroundings. But I know that not everyone should elope, many couples want to have a big traditional wedding, and that’s 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 for an elopement.

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It is all about you and your love.

Elopements bring 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. 

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Make your dreams come true.

You can make your wedding day the best, the most beautiful and exciting day of your life.
OK, better not of your whole life, it would be sad if you don’t have anything to look forward to after you got married, but anyway, plan your day that it let’s you dance around in the kitchen and your heart skip a beat anytime you think about it.
You can go camel riding in the Sahara desert and say your “I do’s “under a thousand stars, have a romantic candlelight dinner at the beach while you watch the sunset, jump naked into a lake after the elopement ceremony, or take a helicopter ride up the highest glacier…..
Whatever you may dream of, there are no limits. You can celebrate this day, anyway, you want

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It is YOUR day!

The small intimate moments between you are what make a wedding day special.
These 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 of 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 the magic of your love…

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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 then is so unique 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 particular spot that has a vital meaning to them, and if not – great to look for a new location, maybe somewhere you have never been. The place where you get married will be unique for you until the end of your life, and is it not beautiful to have a place where you can come back repeatedly and remember this unique day when you promised to love you forever….

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Authenticity

On your Elopement, you can be completely yourself.
You can decide how you want the ceremony to be that 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 them, and that’s OK.
Everyone is unique, and so is your relationship, and as special as you and your love are should your wedding day be. Then 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 are!

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Don’t let the planning stress you.

Some people enjoy planning a big wedding party. Others hate it.
Of course, you also need 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!

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You spend your money just for yourself.

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 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 nature, just the two of you, and celebrating a relaxed garden party with your family and friends when you are back. You can do both.

I am sure some people enjoy a big traditional wedding with a church ceremony, 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 rememberit 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 a reality!

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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 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 nature, just the two of you,
and celebrating a relaxed garden party with your family and friends when you are back.
You can do both.

I am sure some people enjoy a big traditional wedding with a church ceremony, 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 a reality!

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