There are so many reasons to elope ✨
Too many couples look back on their wedding day and feel sad that they didn’t spend enough time with the person they had just married. Imagine spending the majority of the day only with the person you love. You can celebrate in any way you choose without worrying about family politics or everyone else having a good time.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good party and I can definitely understand couples choosing to focus on family when planning their wedding but I think it’s a shame that so many regret not focusing enough time on just the two of them. Weddings are about two people in love after all!
Rachael Burton and Jade Maguire put together this epic Lake District elopement styled shoot to show the benefits of choosing to elope. The shoot was held in Blea Tarn, a wonderful lake hidden in the mountains in the Lake District. There are so many amazing spots in the UK to elope and while a ceremony held in a place like this wouldn’t be legal, you could always do the legal bit the day before and have a humanist blessing somewhere like this 😍 you could even bring a handful of your nearest and dearest along to celebrate with you! (Or you could just elope to Scotland where it’s completely legal 😉)
Rachael and Jade wanted a bohemian vibe for the shoot and chose the incredible Capella dress from the Cosmos collection by Rolling in Roses. I absolutely love Rolling in Roses as all their boho dresses are handmade in Yorkshire, they recycle all their offcuts and strive to run their business as sustainably as possible, yay!
Several other local suppliers worked with Rachael and Jade to style this shoot including Little White Attic who provided the beautiful macrame wedding arch (which you can hire directly from them here), stunning flowers by Bizzi Lizzi and hair and make up by Makeup by Leigh and Wedding hair in the Lakes.
Are you tempted to elope with your love? We did just that and we’ve not regretted it for a second 💕
We offer elopement coverage (and shh, don’t tell anyone but it’s our favourite!), take a look at our info page or get in touch for more details :)