Why getting eloped may be right for you.

The first thing that may come to mind when you hear “elopement” is running off to the courthouse on a whim and getting hitched with minimal planning. Now, it is so much more than that and can be the most fulfilling and exhilarating experiences of you and your partner’s life have ever had.

Picture this (no pun intended): sitting down with your partner over a cup of coffee and talking about getting married somewhere you have always wanted to go. Discussing the possibility of traveling across the country (or even the world), and exchanging your vows with breathtaking views, can absolutely be your reality. Elopements are becoming more popular because of the following reasons:

-          It takes away the stress of planning an event for your guests.

-          It allows you two to take an epic and unforgettable adventure.

-          The day is totally about you and your partner on committing your lives to one another; and less of a typical event.  

Do you want to get married on a cliff with glaciers in the background, on a teal lake with dense forestry surrounding you, or what about taking that Europe trip you’ve always dreamed of? This day can be everything you’ve ever dreamed of and we are here to help you plan it.  

Whether you want it to just be us three or invite 10-20 of your closest friends and family, we will document your entire experience. Fun fact: I am ordained and can marry you anywhere in the U.S.!

Do you both like doing fun activities, trying new food, canoeing or hiking? We can incorporate all of that in your day. What about a helicopter ride or taking a boat to an island? We can do it all.

I love to educate to my couples that you don’t need to fall in line with a typical wedding because of social norms. This is a celebration of your love and commitment and can be whatever you want it to be.

I absolutely love big weddings and the huge production that everything goes into it. There is something so exhilarating about sharing your vows with 100-150 people and celebrating with everyone you know. Looking out during your reception and being surrounded by all your friends and family is something so special and I love my wedding day for that reason.

But for the couples who may not feel that a typical wedding is for them, eloping is the perfect option for you.

Whether you decide on a wedding or getting eloped, we are so honored to capture and document this amazing milestone in your lives and can’t wait to share the experience with you!  


Kate Racker & Parker Ackerman
Florals: Harper Florals
Dress: Off White Bridal
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Nick Patton