An October elopement at Elizabeth Park is just what I needed after this whirlwind year. Elopements are one of my favorite things to photograph, and this dreamy location & couple made it even better. We’ve talked about it on the blog in the past, but I’m here to say it again. Elopements (and microweddings) are SAVING 2020 for engaged couples! Don’t let COVID-19 restrictions stop you from marrying your person. There are ways to make this time special, even if it’s not what you planned for.
Planning an Elizabeth Park Elopement
Andrew had reached out to talk about photographing his elopement after he noticed I had shot weddings at Elizabeth Park in the past. He coordinated everything with me on behalf of himself and his bride-to-be, An! (Don’t you just love a guy that takes on some wedding planning responsibilities for his bride?!) He and An originally planned on an afternoon ceremony. However, October 10 is quite possibly the busiest wedding day of the season this year, so I was already booked at that time. But this couple didn’t let that stop them! They pivoted and planned an 8:30am ceremony instead, which explains the gorgeous lighting in their photos. If you can’t shoot in the evening during “golden hour”, then that beautiful morning light is the next best thing!
An Amazing Morning for a Wedding
The morning was so peaceful and beautiful. There is something special about being one of just a few people present as two souls vow to do life together. It’s one of my favorite things about my job, and I don’t think I’ll ever get over it! After the short and (very) sweet ceremony in the Perennial Garden of Elizabeth Park, we made our way to a few different locations within the park grounds for portraits. Their ease with one another, evident in their portraits, made photographing them easy!
Check out the photos below to view all of the different locations Elizabeth park has to offer. Thinking about an Elizabeth Park elopement or wedding? Check out this wedding I shot there last year for more inspo!