There's plenty of reasons why an outdoor Cornwall elopement might be for you! Jo and Patrick, photographers
and the wife and husband team behind Cornwall Elopements
have shared the mindset behind elopements for many couples. Big, traditional weddings are not what modern couples are looking for. The trends are showing that even before the Pandemic they were moving towards an Intimate Wedding experience.
You want a ‘JUST US’ Wedding Experience
You are choosing to celebrate with a wedding where you can focus on each other, uninhibited, in an intentional, meaningful way that is unique to you. Make your day stress-free, without pressure or obligations to others, without regrets or distractions.
An Eco-friendly And Low Impact Elopement is important for you
If you want to be sustainable, eco-friendly and have a low impact wedding, going small is a great start. A small or non-existent guest list hugely reduces the days carbon footprint. It also takes the pressure of pleasing everyone. You can save yourself money by not using a licensed venue and just hire a photographer and a celebrant to conduct your ceremony according to your ethics. Then use your freed up funds to spend on what you care about most. Some of our couples book a luxury Airbnb for afterwards and either have a private chef come to the accommodation to cook them a meal or have a hamper. Both of these options are available with White Radish Catering
Cornwall is the Ultimate Outdoor Wedding Destination for adventurous, fun-loving, freedom-expressing, wild-hearted couples!
You Love Dramatic Outdoor Cornwall Elopement Locations
Living in a beautiful part of the world, we are blessed by dramatic coastlines, long white sandy beaches, hidden rocky coves and amazing cliff top views over our wild ocean. So, the first thing you need to consider is where you will be having your ceremony and second, the time of the year. The summer is extremely busy in Cornwall, and especially so at the popular beaches. So may not be ideal if you are looking for a private and intimate ceremony. We highly recommend choosing cliff top locations in the summer months as you are less likely to be disturbed by tourists. Luckily, Cornwall Elopements
are able to offer the most magical 'one of a kind' outdoor elopements in nature. With a host of secret locations, they are a great asset to couples not based in Cornwall who are wanting privacy along with dramatic views.
You Would Like To Celebrate Your Elopement With a Celebrant-Led Ceremony
For outdoor weddings and elopements in Cornwall you will need to use a wedding celebrant to lead your ceremony. Celebrant-led ceremonies are not connected to the local council, who are not legally allowed to perform outdoor weddings. You will have the freedom to choose how you want to commit to each other; Where you want to have your ceremony and what words, rituals or music you want to include. And all without the stress, strains, rules, regulations and restrictions of Licensed venues and/or Registrars.
The difference between a Marriage and a Wedding are explained briefly below
Marriage is the legally recognised union of two people as partners in a personal relationship. Marriage is the name of a lifelong legal institution, which starts after the wedding.
Wedding is to celebrate the marriage. A wedding is a collective name used for all the ceremonies and rituals that take place to give social acceptance to the relationship between two people. In some cultures, that celebration can go on for a week or more!
Therefore, by separating the legal aspect of marriage from your wedding, your ceremony can be about you and your love story, not legalities.
The best option if you are eloping and want to legalise your union is to have the “simple, no-frills ceremony”. This takes place in the Registrar's office itself. You say your 40 words, sign the register, get your certificate and you are “done and dusted” in about 10 minutes. This costs about £80 depending on your council and can be done before (or after) the wedding ceremony.
Wild Blessing Ceremonies
are able to offer you a creative and one of a kind ceremony like non other in Cornwall. Complete the unique and magical package by choosing experienced Cornwall elopement photographers Enchanted Brides Photography
, who shoot at any time of the day or night and at any location.