How to Style Your Elopement

Your elopement day is a reflection of your unique love story and personal style. Choosing the right elopement style sets the tone for the entire experience, creating an atmosphere that resonates with you as a couple. In this blog post, we will explore four popular elopement styles: Boho, Western, Timeless, and Moody. By diving into each style’s characteristics, aesthetics, and ambiance, we hope to inspire you in finding the perfect elopement style that speaks to your hearts.

Boho Great Sand Dunes National Park Elopement
  1. Boho Elopement Style: Boho elopements exude a free-spirited and romantic vibe. Embracing nature and organic elements, Boho elopements often feature flowing lace dresses, flower crowns, dreamcatchers, and vibrant wildflowers. Seek out picturesque outdoor locations such as meadows, forests, or beachfronts to complement the Boho aesthetic. Add whimsical details like macramé backdrops, teepee tents, and soft, natural color palettes to create a bohemian wonderland for your special day.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado Elopement

2. Western-chic Elopement Style: If you and your partner are drawn to the charm of the Wild West, a Western-themed elopement might be the perfect choice. Think wide-brimmed hats, cowboy boots, lace and denim attire, and rugged landscapes. Mountains, open fields, or desert landscapes set the stage for a Western elopement (perfect in Marfa, Tx or Big Bend!). Incorporate elements such as a long veil, warm colors, and vintage-inspired details to evoke the nostalgic spirit of the Wild West.

3. Timeless elopements embrace classic elegance and refined beauty. This style focuses on clean lines, sophisticated attire, and timeless aesthetics that withstand the test of time. Opt for timeless wedding dresses or tailored suits, and choose venues that exude elegance, such as stately mansions, historic landmarks, or beautifully manicured gardens. Soft color palettes, delicate floral arrangements, and graceful details like vintage glassware or chandeliers add a touch of timeless allure to your elopement.

Great Sand Dunes National Park Elopement

4. Moody Elopement Style: For couples who love drama, depth, and a hint of mystery, a moody elopement style offers a captivating choice. This style incorporates rich, dark colors, dramatic lighting, and bold textures. Embrace a sultry color palette with deep burgundies, emerald greens, or midnight blues. Seek out locations with dramatic landscapes, such as rugged cliffs, captivating dunes, enchanting forests, or moody urban settings. Candlelight, string lights, and edgy decor elements will enhance the moody ambiance, creating a captivating atmosphere for your elopement.

Colorado Elopement Photographer Sits on a Rock

Now What? How do you know what style to choose?

To determine your ideal elopement style, consider the following:

  1. Reflect on Your Personalities: Explore what resonates with you as a couple. Consider your interests, preferences, and shared experiences to find a style that represents your unique bond.
  2. Draw Inspiration: Browse wedding blogs, social media platforms, and magazines to gather inspiration. Save images that capture your attention and align with your vision.
  3. Consider the Setting: Think about the location you have in mind for your elopement. Does it naturally lend itself to a particular style? Consider how the surroundings can complement and enhance your chosen theme.
  4. Consult with Professionals: Seek guidance from wedding planners, photographers, or stylists who specialize in elopements. They can offer valuable insights, recommend vendors, and help bring your vision to life.
Sunrise at Grapevine Hills Trail at Big Bend National Park
Sunrise at Grapevine Hills Trail at Big Bend National Park

Choosing your elopement style allows you to infuse your special day with personal meaning and aesthetic appeal. Whether you resonate with the free-spirited Boho style, the rugged charm of a Western theme, the timeless elegance of a classic celebration, or the allure of a moody ambiance, let your hearts guide you. Embrace the style that reflects your personalities and love story, and create an elopement experience that is as unique and captivating as the two of you. Let’s start planning your elopement! Get in touch today!

 Photographing love and life for the past 7 years. My passion for elopements comes from the intimate memories and inspirational landscapes that we share our earth with. 
My goal as your photographer and guide is to provide you with all the essentials needed to elope. You and your partner deserve a stress-free experience surrounded by love and admiration from every direction in every moment of your special day. Your wedding day is an unforgettable day and it should be documented in a way that authentically serves you. 

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