Elopement weddings are increasingly growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why.
It cuts the stress that is associated with ‘traditional weddings’, they can be secretive, personal and for some, it’s quite simply, the only way they want to get married!
Last Monday I eloped with Stacey and Simon, starting at the Plymouth Registry office on Plymouth Hoe.
Once they were official, it was only a few strides until I was capturing them against the stunning backdrop of the Plymouth Sound and Smeatons Tower Lighthouse, truly iconic features of Plymouth.
It was a calm day, with barely any other souls around. It made getting those photos all the more easier.
Any local will know that a ‘proper’ good day out in Plymouth isn’t complete without a trip to Captain Jaspers, and that’s just what they did. It was burgers and smiles all round.
Walking off the burgers on the almost empty cobbled streets of Plymouth, the newlyweds love and admiration for each other was infectious.
Stacey wore a stunning mid length wedding dress from Séraphine Bridal Maternity, with a cream, tailored coat. Her look was classic, elegant and sophisticated. Her outfit contrasted so perfectly with Simon’s suit and the many backdrops of the day.
It was then a short drive to Bovey Castle for an intimate wedding meal with their closest family members.
Stacey ditched her beautiful stilettos for a pair of flats, and it only added to their whirlwind of a wedding day. It was perfect.
Bovey Castle provided the perfect finishing touch to their romantic, and wintry wedding day together.
From burgers on the Barbican to dining at Bovey Castle, it was every inch that bit different to a ‘traditional’ wedding, but it was also every bit wonderful.
It’s the little things that made their day perfect and unique to them. It was intimate, and intimately loved by everyone.
Elopement weddings are designed for the bride and groom. You do what you want to and love, not what you think everyone else will enjoy. That really is the beauty of elopement weddings.
Thank you to Stacey and Simon for letting me elope with you!