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maine elopement guide

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Whatever preconceived notion you had of what an elopement is, I am here to tell you it is so far from that today. Elopements are intimate weddings that focus on you as a couple + your commitment to one another. 


It doesn't matter what you're doing.
It doesn't matter where you're doing it. 
It doesn't matter who else is there. 

Elopements are about bringing the focus of the day back to the two of you — choosing your love and how special your moment of saying your vows to each other is over everything else.

ELOPING GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO:

FOCUS ON JUST THE TWO OF YOU ON THE DAY YOU GET MARRIED

ELIMINATE MAJOR STRESS AND ANXIETY THAT COMES WITH PLANNING BIG WEDDINGS

CREATE A WEDDING DAY THAT IS ABOUT WHAT YOU LOVE DOING ALREADY VS ENTERTAINING OTHERS

BEST PLACES TO

elope in maine

CLIFF HOUSE OF MAINE

OGUNQUIT, MAINE

TOPS'L FARM

WATERBORO MAINE

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK

BAR HARBOR, MAINE

sunday river

SAMOSET RESORT

ROCKPORT, MAINE

16 BAY VIEW

CAMDEN, MAINE

BETHEL, MAINE

IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO ELOPE, I CAN CERTAINLY HELP WITH THIS.
MAINE IS FULL OF BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS - FAR MORE THAN THIS MINI LIST.
IT IS ONE OF THE MANY PERKS OF WORKING WITH ME!

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COUPLES

are

eloping

Not because they don't care about their day, but because they freakin' care even more about it!

NUMBER ONE

Find + BOOK YOUR FAVORITE PHOTOGRAPHER

Your Maine Elopement Checklist

NUMBER two

Pick your  location + Create aVision

NUMBER three

Build your dream vendor team

NUMBER four

Book your travel (if it is necessary)

NUMBER five

Plan your Ceremony, Details + Any Activities

NUMBER six

Get your marriage license

NUMBER seven

Celebrate!  It's your Epic Elopement Day!

FIVE BAJILLION 5 STAR REVIEWS PROBABLY AREn'T WRONG

"After meeting Alicia,  we just knew we had her be a part of our day. So much so, that we picked our availability around hers!"

- Sarah

FIVE BAJILLION 5 STAR REVIEWS PROBABLY AREn'T WRONG

"We are both really shy people. She made us feel super comfortable! I couldn't believe what she created with us."

- Megan

WHAT IS THE GENERAL COST OF ELOPING?

FOR THE ADVENTUROUS COUPLES

• $6000 – Photographer
• $2500 -Wedding Dress
• $2000 - Airfare + Hotel (traveling)
• $500 - Badass Dream Vehicle Rental
• $500 - Officiant
• $500 -Flowers
• $400 - Hair + Makeup
• $500  - Food
• $40 – State of Maine Marriage License
• Priceless - No Major Stress
• Priceless  - Memories you Create

TOTAL ELOPEMENT PRICE: ~ $12,940

These numbers are not meant to be actual quotes. It is designed to give you a better understanding of general costs.  A typical wedding in Maine is around $32,000.

Choose appropriate shoes.

Wedding Dresses that are made for your adventure.

Suits that make you feel like a damn rockstar - but can still move in.

Make sure to bring items to help you stay warm/cool.

WHAT TO WEAR AT YOUR ELOPEMENT

Any Heirloom Pieces like Grams Vintage Fur Coat!

Your most favorite accessories.

HOW MUCH TIME TO DO I NEED?

Next

Most of our couples book 8 hours. They want a day to be remembered. A day where they feel super special.

Lots of things to consider here when deciding how much time you may need: How do you want to remember your day? What do  you two love doing? How can you create an elopement that feels like you?

12 Hour Coverage Timeline Example

9:30am – Breakfast in Bed at Airbnb
10:30am – Getting Ready at Airbnb
11:00am – First Look with Your Boo
12:30pm – Travel to Ceremony Location
1:00pm – Champagne and Picnic Lunch
1:45pm – Adventure Around + Take Photos
5:30pm – Ceremony with your friends & family
6:00pm – Group photos
6:30pm – Dinner With Private Chef
7:30pm – Sunset Photos
8:30pm – Toasts around Campfire/Hot Tub Time
9:30pm – Photographer Leaves

8 Hour Coverage Timeline Example

9:00am – Getting Ready at Airbnb
10:30am – First Look with Your Boo
11:30pm – Head to Ceremony Location
12:30pm – Ceremony Begins
1:00pm – Picnic lunch
1:30pm – Portraits with Family/Friends
2:00pm – Adventure Time + Photos
4:00pm – Sunset photos
5:00pm – Arrive back to our cars, Photographer leaves


4 Hour Coverage Timeline Example

3:00pm – First look and some portraits
3:30pm – Ceremony with your closest family
4:00pm – Group portraits
4:20pm – Any Toasts for Couple
5:00pm – Family leaves; Adventure Time
5:30pm – Couples portraits
6:30pm – Head Back to Cars
7:00pm – Photographer leaves


frequently asked questions

do you travel?

Sure do! I have traveled for it all: weddings, elopements, and even engagement sessions! However, I limit my travel schedule. I do make it affordable as possible. 

Do you have insurance?

Heck yeah! If your venue needs proof of it, just let me know and I would be happy to send it right over to them. 

i am nervous getting my pictures taken!

Totally normal. Hell I do too! I never jump into a session taking pictures. We warm up and get to know each other more. 

do you have a second photographer?

Absolutely! I have a handful I love working with and I try to match personalities with yours as much as possible. 

How long of a wait is it to get photos back?

I believe you are investing in your future. I do not rush these. You deserve someone who cherishes these as much as you will.  Weddings/Elopements are 8-10 weeks. Engagement Sessions are 2-3 weeks. Sneak Peaks take up to 48 hours.

why should i hire you?

Because I genuinely care about YOU. I won't even consider a booking unless we meet. I want to make sure my terrible Lip Syncing skills are ok with you.

Can we be friends. you seem so cool?

Ok so I slid this in here on my own. If you are quirky, I just need to be friends with you regardless. 

Why do you only take 10 weddings?

Because I care!  I want to be there for my couples if they need more guidance. Taking 25+ weddings, I wouldn't be able to do that. Resulting in those awkward photos.

LET'S DO THIS THANG

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