GUIDE TO 
INTIMATE WEDDINGS & ELOPeMENTS 

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Feeling torn between a big wedding and elopement?


Maybe when you picture eloping you think of going to the courthouse- or the opposite, you think eloping has to be some epic adventure at the top of a mountain.

Both of those images can be true but they don't have to be!

Eloping is what you make it to be. The purpose is to have a wedding experience that is uniquely yours.  

If you're looking for a fun, laid back celebration surrounded by just the people closest to you, don't feel pressured to go the traditional route just because you feel like you're supposed to. 







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"Neither of us are big fans of crowds and the thought of having to mingle with 300 people was overwhelming.

We didn’t want to make awkward small talk on our wedding day. We just wanted the people we know best and love most to be around, especially for the ceremony."

David & Linnea

Intimate wedding & elopement resources

How to have the best of both worlds- intimate ceremony and big party

simplifying your planning decisions

Is eloping right for us?
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Intimate Wedding

Elopement

Micro wedding

What's the difference between Elopements & Intimate Weddings?

These terms are often used INTERCHANGEABLY, but here are a couple key differences

Elopements can happen anywhere and are typically just the two of you and maybe a small group of close family and friends. Typical elopement ceremonies consist mainly of vows and exchanging rings. There typically aren't formal readings or unity ceremonies or much structure.  It can happen at a courthouse, your backyard or your favorite outdoorsy spot.

These are typically all-inclusive wedding packages for up to 30 guests. You can customize a couple details, but otherwise most of the planning is already done for you and they can be put together very quickly. They are often led by a wedding coordinator who manages all of the details, vendors and logistics for you. Check out this one you can book at Parley Lake Winery.

Intimate weddings generally follow the same general format as larger, traditional weddings but with a much smaller guest list (typically up to 30). Oftentimes, there is a reception that follows the ceremony either with a full dinner or apps and drinks. They are simpler, sometimes less expensive to plan and keep the focus on celebrating your relationship with those closest to you. 

 simple steps to get amazing photos!

Fill out the contact form to tell me about your wedding.

I'll take you and your fiance out for a drink (or video chat) to get to know you and see if we'd be a good fit to work together.

Sign the contract and pay 20% of your collection price to reserve your day. Then, you're officially a Lumos Couple! Welcome to the party :)

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"She really takes time to find out your personal preferences and makes you feel so comfortable."

Bryan & Maria

Prices


A collection
that is perfect for your unique wedding. Whether you're having a simple backyard ceremony, eloping on the beach, or celebrating at an all-day party with 200 people, we'll  make sure you have exactly what you need.

Peace of mind. You'll have a wedding expert and friend accessible throughout your wedding planning process and at your wedding. Use us for planning questions, vendor recommendations, timeline help and someone to bounce ideas off.

A gallery of edited, timeless, high resolution photos with printing and posting rights. We don't use any trendy filters or crazy colors in our editing so your photos will look as awesome 30 years from now as they do now. 





 


Every Lumos Couple gets...

"She made our adventure session so memorable. She was able to capture such raw and rare moments, and I couldn’t be any happier with how my photos turned out"

Jordan and Rachel

What the heck is an adventure session?

Weddings

Adventure Sessions


This is a unique, personalized couple's session. Essentially you go on a date doing something you love, and I'll tag along to capture it. Learn more here. It's for engaged couples, dating couples or married couples looking for updated portraits. Feel free to bring your pup and leave your heels at home (if you even have any). These photos are going to capture the real, awesome you!






 
This is a unique, personalized couple's session. Essentially you go on a date doing something you love, and I'll tag along to capture it. Learn more here. It's for engaged couples, dating couples or married couples looking for updated portraits. 







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Elopement collections begin at $1,999


Adventure Sessions begin at $259

"The day went by so fast and we now understand how valuable wedding photos are. The photos managed to perfectly capture the fun energy of our big day." 

Asher & Mel

We only select a limited number of Lumos Couples and branding clients per year to ensure you get the best, most personalized experience possible. Dates fill up fast!

952-215-4258 • laura@lumosimages.com


Typically, we do meet-ups at a local coffee shop or brewery to see if we're a good fit to have a ton of fun taking photos together. With social distancing in place, we are doing these meeting virtually. 




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