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There’s something about an elopement – the romance of it all just gets me, every time! Nick and Kristina’s love just shines from the photos of their special day. There’s no nerves, none of the formality or embarrassment that being in front of a big crowd of people can sometimes bring. These two lovely people are joyful, blissfully happy from the moment we first see them – and yes, it makes me want to elope, right now, to Gretna Green!

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The fact it was just us 2 made it so incredibly special – we remember every single word of our wedding vows… Don’t lose sight of what getting married is all about. Being married is the same but everything is different! It’s hard to explain, but there is a deep and strong bond that exsists, that inextricably links you together forever.

Huge thanks to lovely Camilla Lucinda Photography for sharing these beautiful moments with us today!

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I LOVE this! Everything from the tablecloth to the way Alice grins towards the camera… the bouquet, the cake… it’s all just so perfect. I do adore a styled shoot – they’re wonderful for inspiration, ideas, and for making my eyes such happy little places. More than anything, I love a smiling bride in a shoot. (Brides smile – there’s nothing more beautiful to share on a blog, right?) Today we tick all the boxes because this is just such a dreamy, beautiful setting… over to lovely Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography to tell you more:

A stunning elopement with a relaxed, boho beach vibe - images by Kitty Wheeler Shaw (34)

When I started planning this shoot I knew that I didn’t just want to shoot a pretty girl in a pretty dress (as fun as that would be!), I wanted it to be a story. In the early stages I even wrote a back-story for my fictional couple, running away together to celebrate what a wedding is really all about, love!

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I love an elopement more than anything… and as the magazines tell us weddings are getting ever more expensive, couples are embracing the latest trend and running away together again. But times have changed and we all want our lives, Instagram feeds and elopements to look amazing… so I asked Nicola from Ever After – A Dartmoor Wedding to share her very modern take on elopements with us! Enjoy. claire gould calligrapher signature

“Elopement weddings, intimate weddings, runaway weddings, micro weddings – whatever you call them, they’re becoming increasingly popular.

Running a wedding venue I have regular contact with our local Wedding Registrars and they’ve been telling me that elopements are on the rise for couples. You don’t need a crystal ball to guess some of the reasons why…

According to a survey published this year by You and Your Wedding, the average cost of a wedding in the UK is over £20,000. That’s a lot of money for most couples. Add to the mix family politics, the fact that the average wedding takes 36 days to organise and you begin to see the attraction. Take a look at a previous feature on the English Wedding Blog  for some of the reasons couples choose to elope.


Elopements have been flitting across my wedding blog radar for the last couple of years, and they’re right at the forefront of my mind just now. I love the idea of running away together!

Run away with me? Vintage wartime styled shoot by Suzy Mitchell Photography

Styled shoot by the fabulous Suzy Mitchell Photography. Click the image to see more; full supplier list below

UK weddings have changed so much but elopements have been happening forever. When society was strictly disapproving couples had to run away to be married for all sorts of reasons. Now, elopement is a choice. Marriage and weddings have grown bigger and more extravagant, and with the current trend for DIY, weddings are now hugely time consuming – and for many couples your wedding will be the biggest project of your lives!

The lifesaver comes in the form of elopement. Couples who choose to run away together now are embracing a new kind of creativity: creative thinking. Having a creative wedding doesn’t just mean kraft, sequins and a glue gun. It means breaking all the rules…


Who would have thought that elopements would be trending in 2014? We certainly haven’t fallen out of love with the romance of running away to be married, and I’m delighted to be able to share Chris and Gil’s vintage elopement photos with you today.

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They’re a creative, fun and gorgeous couple who eloped to New York – what an amazing idea, right?! On their return to the UK they were looking for an alternative wedding photographer to capture some shots of them, and David from Vogue Shot fit the bill perfectly!

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David told me “Their vintage style (both outfits are genuine 2nd hand vintage clothes) and unique character made them a delight to photograph. The old ruins and beautiful landscape around Bolton Abbey fitted well with the style of vintage wedding photography I had in mind. It was a cold day but with Gil wrapped up in her fur coat and Chris in his tweed suit they were more than prepared for the day and ready to have some fun! They are a genuine lovely couple with such a kind and loving nature and I know that they will have many, many happy years together.