How to elope in Toronto

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Elopement Photographer Toronto

You probably hear a lot about elopement, but what does it really mean?

Elopements may have had a negative connotation in the past. For our older generations, elopement meant running away and getting married alone maybe because it was forbidden. Nowadays, this term is becoming more trendy and people will have different ideas about it. My vision of an elopement is:

An authentic and unique experience based on the TWO OF YOU you and YOUR LOVE for each other. Elopements are intimate and crafted weddings that allow you to get married on a freeway. It can be in downtown Toronto, in your cottage or in the top of a mountain. It's your choice.

What’s the difference between an intimate ceremony and elopement?

An elopement is an intimate ceremony so I don’t tag them differently. The only thing to add is that intimate weddings can have a more traditional timeline having a really small number of guests. While an elopement is a full day where you can create a timeline doing what you like the most.

Why should you do an elopement?

  • Elopements are crafted wedding experiences based on your values. You make your own rules and you can do anything you want.
  • Elopements give you the freedom to choose any location you want. Your ceremony can be in your backyard, in your cottage, in an Airbnb, or on a rooftop. Anyplace is good.
  • Elopements are the best option while COVID 19 is around us. It allows you to celebrate your love for each other having a really small gathering as permitted by our government.
  • Elopements are small intimate ceremonies for couples who value experiences over things. Having a traditional wedding can be very expensive but having an elopement allows you to pick a few things you really want to invest in.
  • Here are just a few ideas of what people think wrong about elopements.

  • Eloping doesn’t mean that you can’t invite any family and friends. Your closest ones can spend the day beside you.
  • Eloping doesn’t have to be done on the top of a mountain or in Las Vegas. It can be as chill or as adventurous as you want. It can be done in an urban space or in a natural space.
  • Eloping is not just a photo shoot of the ceremony and some portraits of you two. Elopements are still weddings. Yes, it’s still your BIG DAY, so you deserve to be documented in the same way as you would in a traditional wedding. It’s a full-day experience.
  • What does an elopement schedule look like?

    Here is a 7 – 8 hour elopement based in Toronto. This timeline is an idea. It doesn’t mean it has to be exactly like that. I just wanted to show you that every idea can fit in your day.

  • 1.30 – 3.30 pm: Getting ready at your Airbnb. Photos of you two getting ready separately.
  • 4.00 – 4.30 pm: Doing a first look at a nice spot. We can choose the first location together for this part.
  • 4.30 pm – 5 pm: Getting married at Toronto Island (as an example).
  • 5. pm – 6.00pm: Time for some intimate and fun portraits.
  • 6.30 – 8 pm: Going for dinner at your favourite place where you can meet all your closest family and friends.
  • 8 – 8.30 pm:  Some more portraits of you two at sunset (what photographers refer to as “the golden hour”).
  • 9 – 10: Do you like Karaoke?
  • ELOPEMENTS ARE A FUN, MEMORABLE, AND A STRESS-FREE WAY TO CELEBRATE WITH JUST YOUR PARTNER AND YOUR CLOSEST ONES. THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE IN YOUR BIG DAY DOESN’T MAKE THE EXPERIENCE ANY LESS OR MORE MEANINGFUL.

    IT’S STILL YOUR WEDDING DAY, AND IT MATTERS A LOT, GIVE IT THE VALUE THAT IT DESERVES.

    Let's plan your day together

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