Moments Before the Wedding Ceremony: An Intimate Elopement

The act of eloping forces a couple to really think about what is important to them as they say their vows. Ashley and Morgan’s elopement is no different. They planned their wedding in just 5 days, and in looking at these beautiful photos of the two in the moments leading up to their wedding ceremony, it’s easy to see that what they focused on was the intimate connectedness they share.

More from the bride, Ashley:
“I’m pretty convinced I should’ve started drinking champagne a bit earlier than I did that day. I know it would’ve helped calm my nerves. Our elopement had been planned in five short days, so by the time it actually rolled around it was like I was walking through a cloud. A big puffy cloud. Everything seemed so surreal. Like it was all in slow motion.

Morgan and I both seem to have felt very reflective in the moments before the ceremony. Like everything we once were and all that we had been through together was culminating into this one day. Like it all had come full circle and everything was complete and whole and right in the world.

We were also just entirely moved by the love and effort of all the beautiful people that had come together to make the day happen for us. Our wonderful friends at Amy Osaba Events and our family members that had dropped everything to be there with us; it was so touching to watch it all unfold.

When my husband and I talk about our wedding day, we always come back to one word: sweet. I know that sounds completely cheesy, but it was like this thickness in the air. Like that warm and fuzzy kind of sweet. I can only describe it as, we just felt wrapped up in love.”

Photographer: Katie Hyatt | Location: Tate House | Flowers: Amy Osaba Events | Gowns: Samuelle Couture + shop gossamer | Cake: Sugar and Slate | Grooms attire: Jcrew | Paper goods: Signora E Mare | Hair /Makeup: Meredith Mejerle