Why an Elopement?

San Juan Islands: a romantic elopement setting

When I ask couples why they elope, I hear some general themes: 


  • Because it's romantic.
  • Cutting on expenses.
  • Because couples are at a time when they are busy and can make space in their schedule for each other but not to plan a big wedding.
  • They want to be married in a special place that they can visit through the years.
  • Couples want to focus on each other for their wedding without being "up there" in front of an audience.
  • Couples want to save the effort of their family and friends taking time off work and all that is involved with travel logistics.
  • Because couples want to focus on an intimate ceremony centered around each other but not have to think about venues, caterers, color schemes, etc.
  • It's difficult to determine a cut off for how many guests to invite.

Elopement Wedding, Lime Kiln State Park, San Juan Island

Elopement Wedding, Lime Kiln State Park, San Juan Island