Written by Cortlyn Adams
How to Explain Your Adventurous Wedding: Between the Pine’s Elopement Definition
Have you ever struggled to explain why you’re wanting to plan an adventurous wedding or can’t quite come up with the best elopement definition that describes you and your love’s story? Then, you are in the right place! In this blog, you will learn everything you need to know to help explain your adventure wedding through Between the Pine’s elopement definition.
Elopements are no longer something that stay in Vegas (although Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas isn’t the worst place to elope!). Leave your perceptions behind, because elopements and adventure weddings are a completely customizable way to say “I do!” Imagine getting married at an a-frame cabin in the forest, surrounded by your best people! Welcome to an adventure wedding! Maybe you’d rather camp overnight in a fire lookout to exchange your vows in front of a stunning mountain sunrise. That’s an adventure elopement! I am just getting started with the ways you can craft your dream day, filled with adventure and details unique to your story. So, keep scrolling to learn why this adventure-packed elopement definition may just be describing your dream wedding day.
Out with the old and in with the new: welcome to the new definition of an elopement
According to Merriam-Webster, to elope means “to run away secretly with the intention of getting married, usually without parental consent.” To be honest, I give that elopement definition a big ol’ thumbs down. To me, an elopement is an intimate wedding where you get to literally do whatever you want to do to make it your best day ever! I really believe there’s no rule book when it comes to defining an elopement. Elopements are no longer a scandalous, negative thing. At Between the Pine, my elopement definition wraps all the intimate weddings, adventurous vow exchanges, and destination “I do’s” up with one big bow. No matter the location, landscape or amount of witnesses present, the time has come for the idea of “eloping” to be redefined!
Defining your elopement or adventure wedding to family
If you’re deciding an elopement is the route for you and your love, getting your families on board could be something that has you feeling uncertain. I totally get it! I have worked with many couples who are working through the wedding planning process with different family dynamics. I want to share my top tips and advice for how you can best define your elopement or adventure wedding to your family. Keep scrolling to find out what they are!
When your parents or grandparents hear the word “elope,” they could be connecting it to the Merriam-Webster definition I mentioned earlier. So, keep that in mind as you share about the adventure you’re envisioning for your day. Using verbiage like “adventure wedding” or “intimate wedding” could help break the mold of the Vegas-style-outdated elopements they may be picturing.
Family may feel excluded when they hear you’re wanting to elope. But, I believe family can absolutely be a part of your elopement day! That’s why I created a complete guide to including friends and family in your elopement. Click here to read it!
Utilize my website to show real-life examples of elopements and adventure weddings to your family. Elopements allow you to think totally outside of the box, so use some real examples of elopements to help your family catch the vision. Here are some of my favorite elopements and adventure weddings when family and friends have had sweet roles to play in the adventurous day:
How does the Between the Pine elopement definition allow you to create your dream wedding day?
Like I mentioned earlier, elopements and adventure weddings are a completely customizable way to say “I do!” My elopement definition allows you to go wherever and do whatever for your dream wedding day. My hope is that you and your love are able to create a dream day that perfectly represents who you are. Here’s what I mean by that:
If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect white dress and are obsessed with mountain sunsets, then let’s plan an intimate wedding ceremony at an a-frame cabin and hike up to a mountain overlook at sunset for stunning portrait photos of you and your love. See a real-life couple who did just this!
Maybe you’d rather go rock climbing than stand in front of a huge crowd of people to exchange your vows. Then, let’s grab your gear and plan an epic rock climbing elopement! You can see these newlyweds rappel 200 feet to the ground by clicking here.
Or, you might just want a simple day with you, your love and some amazing landscapes around you. That is possible! Scroll through this elopement at Mount Rainier that was filled with simple, meaningful details.
All this to say, any type of adventure is possible for your elopement or adventure wedding! If you’re dreaming up what your elopement day could be, reach out to me! I love working with couples to help them make their adventure wedding dreams a reality.
Choosing the right elopement package for your definition of an elopement
I’m here to help you with all things adventure elopement and wedding. I partner with you to plan your best day ever with my library of resources and knowledge of the outdoors, and I’ve created different elopement packages to help you decide the best way to invest in your day. These elopement packages are tailored to fit any type of adventurous wedding day. So, click below to explore the breakdowns of the packages I offer to find the one that is right for you.
Ready to explore more elopements, weddings and adventures? Wander away below!
Between the Pine is an adventure elopement and wedding photography brand created by Mollie Adams. Based in the Pacific Northwest, Mollie travels with her camera in hand to document “I dos” in epic landscapes including Washington, Oregon, California, and Hawaii.