When we talk about eloping these days, we’re not just talking about running off to a secluded spot with your love to say “I do” (although let’s be real, that can be really cool too)! We’re talking about your elopement day being whatever you want it to be! If you want to add some time-honored traditions to your Alberta elopement, why not?!
Here are some ideas for wedding traditions you could include in your Alberta elopement!
Now, you might be thinking, “That’s a given, right?”. This is a time-honored tradition that many couples love! The exchanging of the rings symbolizes the eternal promise of love that you and your partner are making.
Imagine this in an intimate setting, whether it’s amidst the towering Rockies, or in a quiet forest nook with the sunlight streaming through the leaves – BREATHTAKING!!
Again, another idea that feels like a given, right? Eloping is not about just signing some papers at the courthouse!
Exchange your vows in the beautiful sunset or sunrise on top of the mountain, with just you and your partner (and your photographer, lol).
The first look can be one of the most exciting parts of any wedding day. In fact, many couples choose to stay in separate rooms or separate Airbnbs before their big day!
With an elopement, this can be a really intimate moment, shared between just the two of you (and maybe me clicking away to capture it all!). It’s all about the look on your partner’s face when they see you for the first time in your wedding attire – PURE MAGIC!
Who says you need a dance floor for your first dance? You could have yours under the starry sky, on top of a mountain, or at the beach at sunset… The options are endless! Add some music from a portable speaker, and BAM!!! You’ve got yourselves a dance floor like no one else’s!
Just because you’ve chosen to elope doesn’t mean you can’t have a wedding cake! Order a cute little cake for just the two of you to keep in the Airbnb fridge until you return from your adventures.
Or, if you plan to go on longer hikes and adventures on your elopement day, you can pack cupcakes or donuts in your backpack or picnic basket!
Pop open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate your love. A champagne toast is a classic tradition and adds a bit of sparkle to any wedding or elopement celebration!
And champagne pops make for super fun elopement photos too!
This tradition could play a very meaningful role in your elopement, especially if you are eloping without any guests present. Maybe there’s a family heirloom to pin to your dress, suit, or bouquet? That would add a sweet, personal touch to your elopement and make you feel like your loved ones are there with you!
Remember, elopement is YOUR DAY, and you can celebrate it HOWEVER you want! Bring in traditions that mean something to you and your partner, or start your own! It’s all about celebrating your love and your journey!
Ready to elope and create memories to last a lifetime? Let’s get started on planning your perfect day! Contact me here and let’s start discussing the endless possibilities for your Alberta or destination elopement!