keep in mind for 2021
Love in the Time of Covid
With Covid-19 still hindering a lot of wedding plans it can be hard to come up with alternative plans. Many regions are opening up weddings to a limit of 10 people (or 50 outside). Engaged couples are opting to Elope instead of having a large wedding because of this. Below you will find a bunch of helpful info on how to best plan an Elopement or Intimate wedding.
With the limits changing and travel getting harder, it's a good idea to stream your wedding. This allows those that are unable to attend in person still be apart of the celebration.
Plan out your ceremony and your reception space in a way that guests can keep 2 meters apart at all times.
Have extra masks for attendees in case someone has forgotten theirs. Also its a good idea to have extra hand sanitizer around for guests to use.
Timeline Tip for Lighting
Elopements and micro weddings have more flexibility with timing on the day. Take advantage of this flexibility in scheduling by picking the ideal lighting time. The early morning and the early evening are the best for this to get extra dreamy photos of you as a couple. So plan your day with this in mind!
Elopement and Small Weddings
There are so many stunning places in Ontario to have an elopement and it can be an amazing way to marry your best friend in one of these locations. Try to think about your ideal spot to get hitched. Do you want to be by water? a field? a forest? or even a family farm its best to narrow down your top picks to start.
The locations/venues on this list all adhere to the current maximum guest count in Phase 2 regions. These are only a handful of some of the most stunning places in Ontario to have an elopement. It can be an amazing way to marry your best friend in one of these stunning locations. I hope this gives you some creative ideas and new places to think about!
01.parks 02.family farm 03.cottage
you will need
Make sure to grab any permits you may need to get married in your location. Provincial Parks in Ontario often need one and its best to secure that for no unexpected surprises.
It's best to get your marriage license a few weeks early if you can manage it. The license is good for 90 days in Ontario and you will need the things off this list to acquire it. Keep in mind you need two witnesses to sign. For my Elopement packages I have an assistant with me to cover this portion if needed!
You will also need a Registered Officiant and I can help in the process of finding one.
01.Park Permits 02.Marriage lICENSE
Vendors are important for every wedding and when eloping you may just want the essentials.The list to the right is what you will need in terms of vendors. After many years in the industry I have worked with tons of wonderful people and if you are looking for help finding the perfect fit for you please let me know. I will help you get the best for your vision!
The link below will take you to a list of vendors that I love and adore if you would like to check them out.
In terms of photography you should think about what part of your day you want covered. Do you want your getting ready documented or just the ceremony? Do you want to get married somewhere simple and then drive to a special location just for bridal portraits? These are some things you need to think about how you want your journey to be captured.
At the end of the day I’m here to make sure your wedding day is all about the two of you and your vision. Your wedding day, whether it's an elopement or a small intimate one should be how you picture it. Take the time to figure out what’s important to you for your wedding. Once you have that, everything will be a breeze. Remember it's your day so just do you!
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