You are FINALLY engaged! Congratulations! Now I’m sure you’re thinking all the things right? Where to start, what to do next, where do I turn? Do I want to elope, do I want a big wedding, do I want a courthouse wedding?

Yeah, been there, done that.

And can I tell you a secret? If I had to do it all again, I would not do it the same way. I wouldn’t have a church wedding, big reception, bridal parties, DJ, none of it. It’s funny the way things change and how we think back and value different aspects of marriage and our wedding day after they have come and gone.

Now don’t get me wrong, I loved my wedding day and everything about it, but what I did not love about it, was the lack of time and moments spent with my new HUSBAND! That’s right, I hardly saw him throughout the day: family members pulling us in different directions, formalities, just everything was so overwhelming all day long. Everyone will tell you that you spend months and months planning this big day for it to be over in the blink of an eye, and that is so true. There is something sad about cleaning up at the end of your wedding day but not being able to really remember everything, the little details you took months to plan, eat the food you so carefully chose.

At one point during the planning process I was stressing out and my mom actually said to me, “Take the money and just go elope somewhere” I thought, um no way. Why would I do that?

Well, now I know why.

Imagine, taking the money you would have spent on a wedding and picking a place, any place in the world that you two have always dreamt of traveling to and, while you’re there, getting married! An intimate wedding, just the two of you in the coolest place you could have ever imaged to be married. Getting to spend the whole day, doing everything in preparation together. Not missing a single minute of the greatest day of your lives.

I’m sure you’re asking, where do I come in? If there was any traditional expense I would want to pay on my wedding day, it would be for a photographer to capture the day. I will be there to photograph this special day in the wildest places for you. I can help you plan your trip, find florists in your destination locations, help you with whatever details you need, because I want this to be the best day of your life and for you to remember all the joy and intimacy and happiness that comes along with it.

From the tallest mountains to small towns to sandy beaches, wherever your heart desires, I want to be there to capture that moment.

If you ever need more reasons to take a trip with your partner read this article by June Bug Weddings.

At the end of the day you have to do what is best for you and your loved one, your partner, your fiancé. One thing I will say is, do not try to make everyone else happy. Make decisions that make YOU happy, everyone else be happy for you after it is all said and done regardless, and if not, well thats an article for a different day lol