So you want to elope somewhere remote and gorgeous…
Maybe you want breathtaking views without having to hike up an entire mountain. Maybe your Pinterest boards are full of outdoorsy “I do’s” that have all started to look the same to you, and you want to do something unique.
Have you ever considered setting sail and eloping on the open ocean?
We are SO excited to show you this gorgeous styled wedding shoot that elopement photographer Traci of Adventure and Vow captured aboard the Fair Isle in beautiful Seward, Alaska. Planners from AMW Studios and floral designers from Honey Bee Florals teamed up with Traci to imagine what kinds of intimate and romantic wedding magic could happen aboard a vintage boat.
Let’s get our sea legs and check it out!
“Adventure elopements do not always involve big hikes, rock climbing or getting lost in the wilderness,” says photographer Traci of Adventure and Vow. “Sometimes they involve relaxation, wonder and peace with a little bit of romance.“
“Having this stunning vintage boat to yourselves for an evening to explore the bay around Seward, AK and the Kenai Fjords National Park is a dreamy way to spend your elopement day just you two or you two and a couple of friends,” Traci says. “From spending time snacking below, time above looking for whales and docking on stunning beaches to say I do as waterfalls and glaciers tower around you.”
Bridal looks for models Mya + Nicole came from wedding dress donation charity Brides for a Cause. We love the idea of shrinking your budget and your eco footprint by rocking a secondhand gown.
Check out our guide to what to rent, reuse, and donate for an eco-friendly wedding to brainstorm other ways to keep your elopement green.
If you’re loving this romantic structured lace bodice and full skirt silhouette, definitely look through our favorite fairytale princess wedding gowns.
And if this bridal jumpsuit is more your vibe, check out our list of the best wedding jumpsuits for every bridal style or shop this lace bodice wedding jumpsuit with a flowy overskirt by Valensia Dresses for a similar look!
So romantic that these rings clearly belong to two brides with unique styles but have a pear-shaped stone in common. Explore our list of 37 simple engagement rings for the minimalist and our list of 71 beautiful rose gold engagement rings to explore the options of these different ring vibes!
The Fair Isle really is a floating, intimate event venue!! This cozy space for entertaining is perfect for an elopement or micro wedding looking for a spot to sip drinks or cut into a wedding cake or, like Mya + Nicole, dig into a gorgeous charcuterie spread. Find more appetizing appetizer ideas for your own elopement celebration on our list of 39 best charcuterie board ideas that will totally wow.
The ranunculus in these gorgeous hair florals is such a lovely pop of pink! Our floral hair DIYs with fresh flowers from Trader Joe’s might help you dream up flowery hair details you could do on your own for your big day!
We are totally enchanted by the bursts of color that Honey Bee Florals brought aboard to add some vibrant tones to the icy blues, grays, and greens of the glacial landscape.
If you have a chilly outdoor elopement in mind, a cozy white coverup is an excellent idea. Shop this oversized cashmere wrap from J.Crew to recreate the look.
Our list of the 25 best places to elope for jaw dropping photos is a great place to start if you know you want to do something epic like tie the knot on an Alaskan harbor cruise with glacial mountains in the background.
We are so excited to see that this team of Alaska-based vendors created an editorial that features gorgeous brides in sustainably sourced bridal fashion floating off the icy coast of Alaska in a vintage boat!! SO creative and inclusive! Here’s to more elopements at sea!!
photography: Adventure and Vow // planning: AMW Studios // florals: Honey Bee Florals // wedding dress boutique: Brides for a Cause // hair stylist: Glam by Cathy // makeup artist: Glam by Cathy // models: Mya and Nicole // vintage boat rental: Fair Isle Seward