There are lots of aspects about eloping to get excited about, but one of the most motivating reasons couples might choose to elope over hosting a traditional wedding is the cost. Overall, it is a lot less expensive to elope than to have a wedding. In this post I’m going to share some of the […]

December 3, 2020

Elopement vs Wedding – How much can you save?

Everything you need to know about eloping in Oregon (with pictures!)

November 16, 2020

How to Elope in Oregon

The Oregon coast is truly #thecoastwiththemost – and you can find it all here! It’s a pretty BIG area, and I’ve broken it down into three parts to help you decide where to elope. The Southern Oregon Coast Best Features: Warmer Fewer people Redwoods! Nearest airport: Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) The Southern Oregon coast […]

November 13, 2020

Oregon Coast Elopement at Sunset

Why You Should Elope on the Oregon Coast

The Complete Guide to Planning Your Post Elopement Reception

November 12, 2020

How to Plan Your Elopement Reception.

Whether your elopement is a surprise, or if everyone is in the know, elopement announcements are a fun way to share the good news with everyone you love. Here are the most popular and creative ways to announce your elopement. Video call your friends and family as soon as you say “I do!”  If you […]

November 10, 2020

Creative Ways to Announce Your Elopement!

There are few landscapes that are more peaceful and magical than a snowy winter’s sunrise high in the mountains. A pink and blue dawn gives way to an explosion of golden light, reflecting from the snow and turning the landscape into a storybook painting.  You can exchange vows in this beautiful winter wonderland and be […]

September 28, 2020

Snowy elopement

How to Prepare for a Winter Elopement

John Day National Monument is one of the “seven wonders” of Oregon- and once you arrive you will immediately agree that this special place has earned it’s title.

June 24, 2020

A couple embraces in the desert of Eastern Oregon.

Kenzie and Cameron’s Colorful Painted Hills Elopement

In the time of the novel coronavirus, couples all over the world are adapting their wedding plans to be socially responsible and safe for all of their guests. Thankfully, a strong internet connection is available to a great majority, and we can use this technology to celebrate together and livestream your wedding celebration! Here’s how: […]

May 6, 2020

A wedding guest records a wedding ceremony with a video camera and cell phone.

Top 3 Ways to Livestream Your Wedding in 2020

From the big picture to the little details, where’s what you can expect when working with an elopement photographer, and why I’m the very first vendor you should hire.

March 3, 2020

A bride stands under a waterfall, and her dress blows in a strong wind.

How and Where to Elope in the Columbia River Gorge

Why you shouldn’t worry too much about who signs your marriage license.

February 26, 2020

Should your have an officiant at your elopement ceremony?

  1. Randi says:

    WOW! I had no idea that these terms weren’t interchangeable! This is exactly the sort of information I am looking for for my upcoming elopement !

  2. says:

    This is incredibly useful… Thank you for posting it

  3. Such good information!!! I didn’t know half of this and find the officiant thing to sometimes be hard !!

  4. says:

    This is all wonderful info! So many questions that I’ve heard before but was unsure how to answer. Thank you!

  5. Julia says:

    This is so helpful understanding the legal process of getting married!

  6. says:

    Thank you for sharing this information. I had no idea a lot of these terms weren’t interchangeable.

  7. says:

    Oh wow, this is all so helpful! Great, informative post!

  8. Wow this is such valuable info!! Thanks for doing all of the work to clarify!

  9. Great info for those planning to elope! Cuts straight to the nitty gritty.

  10. Nice, informative post with pretty pictures to boot!

  11. […] Read More: Should You Have an Officiant at Your Elopement Ceremony? […]

  12. […] These days, becoming ordained is super easy and takes less than 2 minutes to do online. I’ve even done this myself through the Universal Life Church. It’s 100% free and is an accepted way to officiate weddings in most states, including Oregon.Other states, such as Colorado, have provisions that allow you to self-officiate (“self-solemnize”) your own wedding. I’ve written more this topic here: Should You Have An Officiant for your Elopement? […]

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