Are you looking to elope in Wyoming? What an exciting and big milestone! Eloping can be tricky, but as a Jackson Hole photographer, I have had the chance to work with a ton of couples eloping in the great outdoors! Let me share with you my top three tips, no contest, for your best Wyoming elopement.
Make Your Wyoming Elopement Uniquely You!
The great part about eloping is your complete and total freedom. When you’re not worried about placemats for 200 people or bistro lighting, your wedding can look, truly, however you want! So what does celebrating look like for you? Popping champagne? Shot-gunning beers? Stuffing yourselves with cake?
I tell the couples I work with to consider, what is most important to you both? What will make this the most amazing day for you? If you two play the guitar, bring one along. If you love tacos, let’s buy out Taco Bell. Plan this moment to be a full, unique celebration of you and your love for each other.
Take Time for Traditional Touches
Your elopement is a special day where you are committing yourself to one another. When you’re planning your elopement, don’t ignore meaningful touches that might be included in a more conventional wedding.
Need ideas? You can write letters for each other, or ask those from home to write letters for you to read on your day. Create a special playlist of songs for the road trip around Jackson Hole. Give each other small, personalized gifts. Bring family heirloom pieces–or buy new jewelry that can become a family heirloom.
You won’t regret going the extra mile to build traditions that you can look back on.
Slow Down and Plan Time to be Together
Plan time to be together as a couple on YOUR day. Explore and be present in the moments of this day you have been planning for so long. Create time to enjoy it all.
Bring binoculars to look for wildlife in Wyoming. Take your shoes off to walk in the cool water of the Tetons. Bring food for a picnic under the trees. I’d be happy to tag along to photograph the two of you trying a new adventure like hiking, climbing, or river rafting to commemorate the occasion.
So there you have it. You’ve noticed that my three tips don’t have anything to do with what you’re wearing or what type of decor you need. Your elopement in Wyoming, or anywhere for that matter, should be all about you and the relationship you’ve created with your someone.
When you’re ready to book your Wyoming elopement photos, I’m ready to work with you! Contact me so I can reserve your date!