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    WV Elopement Photography

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    Weddings aren't for everybody. Wedding planning can quickly grow from happy to hassle with ballooning guest lists and traditions that obscure what's really important. Elopements cut out all the noise and put the focus squarely on you and your love. If exchanging your intimate vows in front of 150 people makes you anxious, then perhaps an elopement is right for you!

    Our standard elopement package includes 4 hours of continuous coverage, giving us plenty of time to catch those getting ready moments, hike through the woods (or the city streets), and hit up any cool photos spots you may have in mind. Additional hours are available as an add-on if you need a bit more time.

    Some of our favorite elopements: Long Point Trail, Greenbrier Resort, Glade Creek, Downtown Charleston, Lewisburg Chocolate Festival, WV State Capitol

    We’ve been photographing weddings and elopements in WV and beyond for a decade, and in that time we’ve gathered a lot of insight into what goes into making the best possible elopement experience. This handy guide will help you plan the best elopement in the Best Virginia.

    West Virginia has long been a hot spot for adventure seekers with its bountiful mountains and rivers. These same characteristics that make WV a beautiful place to play also make it a destination for adventure elopements.


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    How do we elope in WV? What's the first step?
    The first step is choosing a date. If you have a location or vendor (like, say, photographers) you are particularly keen on working with, it's a good idea to get in touch with them as you select your date. Note that many wedding vendors may only offer you elopement pricing if you elope on a weekday.
    How do we get a marriage license in WV?
    Marriage licenses in WV are issued by each county clerk and the fee is $56 (required at the time of application). Both parties must be present to receive a WV marriage license, and the license is valid for 60 days. No witnesses are required in the state of WV.
    How far in advance should we make elopement plans?
    If you're planning on hiring us, we recommend getting in touch with us first! Most of our elopements fall on weekdays, when we have more flexibility throughout the year. If you are dreaming of an autumn elopement, we recommend getting in touch ASAP as fall is our craziest time of year. Venue-wise: If you're planning an adventure elopement (where we hike out in the wilderness), you won't have as many restrictions with planning, but if you are considering an actual event venue such as The Greenbrier, you'll want to work out details and book in advance.
    Where do we find a wedding officiant?
    We have a short list of available officiants that we'd be happy to share with you, but there are a few sites online that also list options. Be sure to double check Google reviews, Facebook reviews, and/or WeddingWire reviews to make sure you're getting the real deal!
    We'd like professional hair & makeup and a bouquet. Can you help?
    Absolutely! We have worked with so many great salons and florists and we'd love to pass their info along to you.