Following Your Heart on One of Life’s Greatest Adventures!

When you close your eyes and envision your dream wedding, where are you? Do you see lush green forests as you hike through a national park?

Perhaps you’re barefoot walking along black beaches in Iceland!

Maybe you don’t necessarily see a location, but an activity! Horseback riding with your love or even soaring the skies in a hot air balloon. Love truly knows no bounds!

I may have just described a scene from a Hollywood romance movie, but this can also be the reality of your wedding day! And whether you’re looking at Melbourne elopement locations or something a little further away from home, as a destination wedding photographer, I’m here to help assist your journey and document your love story in all its glory! 

If you’re interested in exploring the idea of an elopement then you’re most likely looking for something a little different, something a little less traditional, something that allows your wedding day to perfectly reflect you and your love story!

Each and every couple is unique, and the biggest advantage of an elopement is the ability to let your creative imagination run wild.

Life is an adventure, and your love story is an adventure, it only makes sense to have your wedding day be an adventure too, right? It’s your day, so make it one you’ll never forget!

So, What Exactly is an Adventure Elopement?

At its very core, an adventure elopement is about planning your day with things that make your heart full.

It’s not necessarily just about having a ceremony in nature, or having photos taken atop a mountain – it’s about taking your time and slowing things down. Creating intimate periods of time that you can truly feel and experience in the moment.

It might not be about big dance floors or bridal parties, but about tailoring your commitment and your promises to one another and filling your day with activities that hold special significance to your relationship. 

With so much creative freedom, you can create one of your biggest adventures yet!

Forget all about any pre-existing notions that you might have about what a wedding “should” look like. I encourage you to go off the beaten track (quite literally!) and explore what your wedding could look like! It’s your day, and it’s about celebrating your love and what brings you the most joy!

By stepping away from the traditional wedding structure, you’re also removing yourself from the intense, demanding, minute-by-minute itineraries that tend to follow.

Whilst this definitely appeals to some couples, others might prefer to have something a little more low-key and easy-going.

By allowing yourself to create your own timeline, you’re in complete control of how you allocate the hours in your day! You can start as early or as late as you’d like, if you want to have cake at 11 am prior to your ceremony, you can! If you’d like to spend the afternoon building snowmen before watching the sunset together, you most certainly can.

You have the freedom to prioritise these activities without worrying that it might clash with your main courses being served or missing your first dance. 

Adventure elopement ideas:

  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Picnic
  • Ice-caving
  • Helicopter ride
  • Skiing/snowboarding
  • Chasing the northern lights
  • Rock climbing
  • Canoeing
  • Dog sledding (the dream!!!)
  • Adventuring to a new country
  • Chasing waterfalls
  • Star gazing
  • Camping
  • Snorkling/scuba diving
  • Camel riding
  • Safari

… and the list goes on!

Let Me Help with Your Elopement!

As an elopement photographer, I can assist you with location scouting as well as assisting with establishing your timeline for your adventure elopement!

There is nothing too big or small for your special day, and I’m here to capture all the love and magic shared! I’ll happily follow you across mountains, through waterfalls and even overseas! No adventure is off limits! 

If an adventure elopement sounds like something that could be for you, take the leap! You won’t be disappointed, how could you be in a stripped-back, intimate celebration of your love? It’s all about you and the wedding day of your wildest dreams!

Elopements are something I hold very close to my heart and that I’m very passionate about. Experiencing and capturing such raw and beautiful emotions felt between two people is so incredibly rewarding.

If you have any questions or queries, I’m more than happy to chat further! I look forward to hearing your story and potentially taking this adventure with you! Let’s make this one of the most memorable days of your lives.


March 15, 2022

What is an Adventure Elopement?

Rochelle Hansen

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