While many couples dream of a large wedding full of lavish décor and glamour, it’s becoming more and more popular these days to forgo the fancy soiree for a more intimate elopement ceremony. For those adventurous couples who find themselves happiest in nature, there is an even more stylish option: adventure elopements. With Peaks and Vows, you can create a one-of-a-kind elopement experience that allows you to experience the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in all its glory, complete with all the extra details you could possibly dream of for your big day.
From breezy cliffsides by the beach to misty mountain tops, and even helicopter adventures, adventure elopements can take you to wherever your heart desires. Choosing to say ‘I do’ in a non-traditional wedding setting can give you an opportunity to create unforgettable memories with just your significant other or with a small gathering of friends and family present. These experiences allow you to create a celebration that’s free from the constraints of more conventional marriage ceremonies and fully customizable to you and your partners’ personalities. Whether you choose to hold your elopement in a quiet, meaningful location or with an exciting twist via a helicopter elopement, the choice is yours.
You may be wondering how to get started on planning this most romantic adventure of lifetime. industry experts, Peak & Vows will coordinate the perfect elopement for you and your partner. The team combines the skills of several different artists and coordinators who specialize in providing customized, unforgettable wedding experiences. After providing a specific quote, Peaks & Vows will prepare your adventure elopement, personalized down to the last detail. You may even choose to upgrade your experience with add-ons such as longer flight times, extended photography hours, enhanced floral package, videography and drone footage, or add extra activities and adventures to your itinerary.
Check out these vendors and their fabulous work:
Florist: AJR Designs – Alyssa Ryan
Photographer: Leanne Sim
Planner: Thistle & Thorne
Videographer: FYA Media House
Having that big, glamorous moment on your wedding day is an incredibly special moment. Saying ‘I do’ in an extraordinary setting comes with some unique considerations for hair & makeup. With meticulous planning (courtesy of Peaks & Vows), and appropriate tips & tricks, you’ll achieve your dream bridal look.
Plan your hairstyle according to what it is you’ll be doing during your adventure elopement. Consider what activities you’ll be partaking in and how they may affect your hair and makeup. For example, if you’re planning a helicopter elopement or a ceremony on a windy mountaintop, your hair will likely be blown around quite a bit. Do you want to embrace that windblown bombshell beauty look? Or do you want to tame the flyaways with a romantic updo style? The perfect look is possible with a little planning.
You will also want to choose weather-friendly makeup and prepare a touch-up kit. Salt water, snow, rain, and humidity may call for sweatproof products. Again, consider the itinerary. A smooth lipstick may be a better choice than a gloss during windy conditions. To prevent makeup mishaps, choose long-wear and waterproof products. Think waterproof mascara, long-wear (or possibly matte) lipstick, a long-lasting foundation, as well as a great primer and setting spray to hold everything in place. On that beauty note, you’ll also want to come prepared with a makeup bag. You’ll be more than ready for whatever nature throws at you on elopement day. A touch-up kit is a lifesaver when it comes to looking your absolute best in photos!
To feel 100% confident about your chosen hair & makeup, book a bridal preview. Hair & makeup stylists will cute your beauty look for you and pick out ideal products for your adventure elopement. You can literally test-run your makeup & hair after your preview to get an idea of how your look will hold.
You may also want to book an on-site beauty team. This glam squad will make it their mission to ensure you look absolutely beautiful during the ceremony and beyond. Reach out to a travelling beauty time such as Beauty En Route for more information about how to bring your hair & makeup team to you.
That said, if you’re going for an adventure elopement, there’s a good chance you’re a free spirit at heart! Regardless of how you plan your ceremony, it’s about having the time of your life and celebrating your unique love story. Ready for more expert bridal tips? Learn more about our luxury parlour experience!