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Shelly Pate

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Couple poses with wedding bouquet and sunglasses at rooftop elopement

This couple planned an elopement quickly, with some plans that happened on the day! See how an amazing last-minute elopement is planned in Washington, DC!

How to Pull Off an Amazing Last-Minute Elopement in Washington, DC

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Couple pops confetti at Virginia park elopement

The highlight of this elopement was the intimate setting and the beautiful touches of each spring wedding flower from the bride’s floral crown and bouquet.

Spring Wedding Flower Inspiration at Falls Church, VA Park Elopement

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Groom holds bouquet while embracing bride at wedding

Here are thoughts from a photographer who has photographed many elopement and wedding days on what to consider when you plan yours!

How to Plan an Elopement vs Wedding Day

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Couple walks at rainbow wall at full-day elopement

Using a full-day elopement package allows you to fit in all your favorite activities and locations. You can make the day exactly how you want it!

What Your (Full-day) Elopement Package Could Look Like

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Couple kisses at windy oregon coast elopement

Here’s what you need to know in order to plan a full-day elopement with MORE time as you’ll see in this Oregon Coast elopement.

What You Need to Know About Your Full-Day Oregon Coast Elopement

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The DC Metro Area has some killer spots perfect for an adventurous elopement. These are a few of my favorites!

Where to Have an Adventurous Elopement in the DC Metro Area

Elopements, Wedding Venue

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Couple elopes at Lincoln Memorial

Your elopement is so much more than a photoshoot–it is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Get a Washington, DC elopement package!

Washington, DC Adventurous Elopement Package

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This couple’s intimate mountaintop elopement in the glaciers of Iceland was the most amazing adventure where their dreams became reality.

Dreamy Iceland Mountaintop Intimate Elopement

Destination Elopement, Elopements, Wedding Resources

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Whether you’re local or the DC Metro Area is your destination wedding location, here are my best tips for how to elope in Washington, DC!

How to Elope in Washington, DC

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Bride and groom stand in wildflowers with veil flowing in the wind

Elopements have changed so much in the past few years, and that’s why I have these 3 questions to ask yourself BEFORE you start planning your elopement!

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Planning Your Elopement

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Day before and day after wedding photos provide an epic way to extend your wedding day for the amount of time it truly deserves.

The Best Kept Secret For Epic Wedding Photos

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Choose a day-before or day-after session for your elopement package and I’m here to help plan your adventure to Iceland or beyond!

Elopement Day-Before Session at Secret Iceland Waterfall

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