It’s true! What comes after the wedding is sooo much better than the wedding itself. You don’t get married to have a wedding. You get married because you want to spend your life with the person you love most. So why wait?! You’re probably reading this because you are wondering how to get married during COVID (or any pandemic for that matter). It’s quite simple:
I know that might be a scary thought to you, but keep reading because elopements might not mean what you think it means. To us, an elopement is a wedding day that is planned exactly for you and your spouse to celebrate in a way that is unique and true to you without the focus or stress going to creating an entertaining day for your guests. That’s right, I did say guests because eloping also doesn’t mean just the two of you running off to some far off country (or Vegas) and getting married. It can be a celebration with your very closest friends and family in your backyard, your favorite distillery, beer garden, rooftop or a scenic mountaintop. Elopements are intimate, personal, emotional, freeing and uniquely you. Eloping means being surrounded by love and committing your lives to one another in your own way.
Let me bust the elopement myth.
So what would an elopement look like in the Philadelphia area? Again, there is so much that you could do! You could:
And I just listed all of that off the top of my head! Imagine if you really thought about it and researched what to do. The options are limitless!
The last myth I want to bust is that elopements aren’t just a 2 hour photoshoot. This is your wedding day! A day you’re going to celebrate for the rest of your lives together. This date will be your anniversary so let’s treat it like it’s more than just a photoshoot. You should experience a day that is unlike any other. One that will bring a smile to your face whenever you think about how incredible it was! Make your elopement day an all day event worth bragging about!
So what does an all day Philly elopement look like? Well it might look something like this (some of these places may or may not be open during COVID):
12:00pm – Getting Ready at a beautiful Airbnb. You might even get ready together. How sweet would it be for your future husband zip up the back of your dress before you to turn around and reveal your dress to him. And then you can help him into his suit jacket and pin a boutonnière on his lapel. That sounds so sweet!
1:00pm – Arrive at Attico Rooftop bar for drinks and lunch
2:30pm – Get the classic Love Park photo in front of the LOVE sign before heading to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens.
3:00pm – Explore the Magic Gardens, take some more portraits and find a spot to share your vows with one another among the artsy and charming backdrops.
4:00pm – Grab some portraits under the Ben Franklin Bridge at Race Street Pier before heading back to the AirBnb.
5:30pm – Have a private chef prepare you a top notch private dinner in the Airbnb while you talk about your future and how awesome your wedding day has been. We’ll even give you some space to have some privacy.
7:00pm – Go to Spruce Street Harbor Park to hammock, play some games, and grab some Ice Cream while taking in the neon lights and waterfront.
8:15pm – Grab a few final epic shots at the Electric Street Mural after dark before returning to your AirBnb and reminiscing on the best day ever.
How awesome does that day sound?! Incredible, right? And those are just the options that appeal to us. We want to work with you to figure out what your perfect elopement day sounds like.
So what does your dream elopement day sound like? We’d love to hear from you in the comments! If you’re interested in talking to us about photographing your elopement, fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch with some more info on pricing.