• Veronika J.

Wedding Elopement: Why to Consider It

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

What is an elopement?

Elopement is a wedding with a very limited number of people with a few closest friends and & family members or without them. It's about celebrating your love story in an intimate and often adventurous way.

It can be done locally, in your own place or you can decide for a destination wedding elopement with a gorgeous backdrop.

The focus is usually on having an intimate ceremony in a stunning location with fantastic photo opportunities. Imagine a ceremony on top of a cliff, in mountains or on a beach during a romantic sunset.

Elopement wedding: why you may consider it

It's cheaper

The wedding cost is directly dependant on the number of guests you invite. All you need is an officiant and a photographer/videographer. You don't have to pay for everyone's meals. Instead, you can move this budget into things which are more important to you.


If you (and/or your partner) are an introverted person and you are scared of the idea of being the centre attention for a large number of people you may be much more comfortable with an elopement wedding.


You have more opportunities for a beautiful location because it's easier to get to a difficultly accessible location without a large number of guests. There are no limits to your fantasy. Some couples decide to have an adventure trip to their ceremony place. This could be a hike through the jungle, a helicopter flight to the top of breathtaking cliffs or a romantic beach ceremony during sunset.

The current pandemic crisis

Given the current circumstances, you may just decide to elope now to get legally married and then to do a full wedding day later to celebrate it with everyone when it's possible again. I believe that this is a win-win for everyone and you don't have to be afraid of how long time you will be waiting to get married.

About this beach elopement wedding photoshoot

This elopement wedding photoshoot with Daniela & Matiss (@daniela_curiousandgreen) took place at one of the beautiful Latvian beaches, White Dune in Saulkrasti. They make such a wonderful couple together and the scenery made a gorgeous backdrop for both photography & video. Is there anything more romantic than the soft sunset light on the beach with your loved one? You can see more photos of this elopement photoshoot below.

You will find the list of wedding vendors at the end of this gallery.

Wedding vendors:

Photo & video: Veronika J. Fine Art Photography @veronikaj_photography

Flowers & decorations: Eventdeko.lv @eventdeko.lv

Wedding dress: White Gallery @whitegallery2020

Groom suit: Franko Suits @frankosuits

Make-up artist: Elīna Kazāka @elina_makeup_pro

Hair stylist: Anna Beauty Stylist @annabeauty_stylist

Hair accessories: Amelea Design Accessories @ameliadesignaccessories


I hope that you enjoyed this article and the wedding elopement photoshoot with Daniela & Matiss.

If you have any questions, please, feel free to get in touch! Xx



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