A Mountaintop Christmas Elopement

winter elopement inspiration

When most people think of elopements they think of Vegas, the courthouse, or the Caribbean. The talented vendors today came up with a different type of elopement to share — an elopement at a mountain getaway during the holiday season with all the trimmings! Now doesn’t that sound romantic? A lot of brides elope these days and we say elope-away! Celebrate your love. Elope in style and add a few details to personalize your celebration. Wear the dress you’ve always wanted, get your hair and makeup done, add some flowers, decorate the venue, maybe even order a cake or two and hire a photographer to document the day. Do it all without regrets. Just because you choose to elope, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. :) And since it’s just the two of you, there’s no added pressure to make the day perfect for anyone but you and your fiancé! Merry Christmas all my lovelies!

bride in the snow

green checked bow ties

winter mountain elopement

winter mountain elopement

smitten wooden sign

winter elopement

winter elopement

wooden flower centerpiece

dried flower boutonniere

hot cocoa

winter elopement

white and mint cake

white and mint cake

green ombre cake

merry christmas burlap bunting

I hope everyone of you lovely readers has a very Merry Christmas and a big thanks to all these talented vendors for sharing their creative talents today!

photography: Casie Zalud Photography // venue: The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park // vintage rentals: A Vintage Affair Rentals // wedding planner: Pink Champagne Event Planning // florist: Isabelle Kline Design // cake: The Makery // make-up: Kelsey Zabawa from The Look Salon // hair: Alex Sternberg from The Look Salon // dress: Little White Dress // hair piece: Flora Bond // bow tie: Knot Now Bow Ties // models: Hannah Skidum with Elevation Events + Jason Pratt


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  1. Holy cow! This is such a beautiful shoot. I love the idea of something more than the Chapel of Love in Vegas! Totally inspired by this winter elopement :)

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Fantastic pictures. Congratulations!

  3. Love all the rustic details and that fun little ruffle cake! It was an honor to be included in this shoot!

  4. So beautiful simple and unique- and so many fun ideas!! Don’t get me wrong I love big weddings too.. but I eloped myself and wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!!

  5. So, this is an excellent selection to create an intimate and veeeery romantice ambiance!!! very lovely. Congrats!!!

  6. Simple but stunning. I am so in love with that green ruffled cake…so pretty!!

  7. Just unique I can say!! Spectacular venue!! So beautiful and if I were there,it would take my breath away!! So elaborate, love the rustic details!!!And fresh green color!!!:O

  8. Wow! This is fantastic! I especially love the shot with the bride holding the “smitten” sign. Perfection.

  9. Thanks so much for the feature! I absolutely loved being a part of this shoot.

  10. stunning photography! love it!

  11. I love the colors here, very good wedding phtography. I am not a big fan of detials shots but here they are really nicely shot – well done.


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