After COVID hit the scene and rocked the wedding industry to its core in 2020, as a photographer, I began to see a trend in the influx of people wanting a wedding day experience regardless of the guest count. Elopements became trendy, and the term “Micro-Wedding” became the thing to do.
I noticed that many elopements that some photographers showcased in their portfolios, were just focused on being adventurous. For instance, they were featured in the mountains, Wooded Forests & National Parks….etc.
I was inspired to put together this shoot of having a chic and urban elopement because I wanted to show the other side of elopements, which is that that they don’t just have to be in the mountains and forests. And City Hall weddings & Elopements don’t have to be any less glamorous than a traditional wedding. Long live the Micro-Wedding!
We chose to work with real-life couple Jaime and Carissa ( Who just got married this past week in May and had to forgo their original destination wedding plans due to COVID. And created this elopement scenario that allowed them to get to have that exciting and glamorous wedding experience they weren’t sure they were going to have this year!
I got to partner with a few amazing vendors from the New York & New England Area to make this shoot happen, and it turned out perfectly! I wanted the shoot to be somewhat 80s inspired and a little funky, so I spray-painted a boombox gold to get the perfect accessory for holding some of our beautiful florals! And Lauren from Custom Creations used the ideal colour palette to make the invitations feel modern overall, with a slight retro kick to them!
It looked like the most spectacular day!
Florals: KOAT Floral
Dress: The Wild Love Collective
Invites: Custom Creations Boutique
Photography: Bold As Love Studios
Hair, Makeup & Model: Carissa