Outdoor Elopement UK - Ana & Eli - Cornwall Elopement

At the beginning of March this year I was approached by Jo and Patrick, the talented duo from Cornwall Elopements, to find out if I had any availability to create a beautiful Outdoor Elopement Ceremony for a young couple who wanted something unique and magical in a nearby forest. Outdoor Elopement UK, Outdoor Elopement UK, Outdoor Elopement UK, Outdoor Elopement UK

Even though I only had less than 3 weeks to prepare, I naturally jumped at the chance to help my couple as soon as lockdown eased and we were allowed to go back to having 6 people. Outdoor Elopement Cornwall, Outdoor Elopement Cornwall

We were blessed with perfect weather, a gentle breeze and blue skies surrounded by majestic pine trees, spring was definitely in the air and we all felt hopeful for better days ahead., Outdoor Elopement UK

This is the questionnaire I asked them to answer so that other couples may learn more about how having a ceremony with me and using Jo and Patrick for their photographs may feel like.

Handfasting Ceremony in Cornwall

What made you choose your outdoor elopement? UK

We both love the outdoors and nature, so to have an elopement in the middle of nature was our dream. A couple of years ago we travelled to Cornwall on our bikes and we absolutely loved it! So, when the opportunity came to have an elopement in a forest in Cornwall which also included a photoshoot on the beach we could not say no. It was definitely the perfect location for us.

Beach Wedding Cornwall

How do you choose your elopement photographer? Outdoor Elopement Cornwall

We did see a lot of photographers online and looked at their work, but when we came across Jo's and Patrick's website we found their relaxed and nature inspired photography style exactly what we were looking for, especially because we are super uncomfortable in front of a camera and they made it so easy and fun.

Outdoor Elopement UK in Cornwall with a kissing Couple in a beautiful Woodland

What was the vibe for your big day?

We wanted it to be a relaxed day, in the middle of nature where we could just focus on each other, so we decided on an elopement, just the two of us. Adding Cornwall Elopements (Jacki, Jo and Patrick) was definitely the right choice as they are so relaxed and easy going.

Why did you choose to have a celebrant-led ceremony?

We always wanted a handfasting ceremony, ideally outdoors and in the forest. When Jo told us about Jacki  from Wild Blessing Ceremonies it sounded just like what we were looking for. Once we spoke to her, we felt she was the perfect fit for us. They allowed us to have our ceremony in the most perfect location and all the attention to personalise our ceremony was very appreciated.

Same Sex Couple hold Hands with Wedding Celebrant in a Woodland in Cornwall - outdoor elopements cornwall

What did you both wear for your big day and did you keep it a surprise from one another?
Eliana wore a black long dress from Lulu's and my dress was a white long dress from ASOS. We already had the boots. We did not keep it a surprise from each other as we thought it would be part of the process to decide about all the little details and get ready together.

What accessories, if any, did you choose?

As accessories we had our engagement rings and a gemstone necklace. We also wanted to wear our Pride laces in our boots.

Your favourite part of the day?

We both loved the entire day! The ceremony was beautiful and much better than either of us had dreamed of, the location was beautiful and just what we had dreamed of.

Elopement Couple with Handfasting in Cornwall

We had such an amazing day that pointing to only one part is impossible!

I hope this blog has inspired you to experience your own Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Cornwall with us. We have many secret locations for our couples to choose from. You can take your pick from Forests, Beaches, Sea-caves, Cliff tops, Castles and you can even have your ceremony under a starry sky with the Milky Way above. Because my ceremonies are Celebrant-led, you are not tied down by government rules, regulations and restrictions which gives you total FREEDOM to enjoy your wedding in Cornwall, exactly how you want to!

Outdoor Elopement Cornwall - couple kiss on dramatic cliffs on their wild adventurous outdoor elopement in cornwall

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