Whether you want a Halloween wedding or want the freedom to be able to express yourself artistically for your elopement, you’ve come to the right place. May the details, elopement photography, and elopement planning resources included in this blog post empower you to celebrate your love story in whatever ways you want! This is your day, and you’re in control of how you celebrate. Get inspired with these alternative wedding planning details and ideas as we walk through the timeline of this fall elopement!
How You Can Add Unique and Alternative Wedding Details to Your Elopement
You deserve to have an extraordinary elopement experience! So, include the details that you want and choose alternatives that feel the most like YOU!! Want to wear a black wedding dress or wear a pantsuit instead of a white dress? Do it! Want to go on a hike or have a picnic? Do it! The day is yours! If you’re not sure what to do for your special day or don’t know where to start, I will help you plan your locations, vendors, activities, timeline, and more. Receive guidance through the entire process when you book with me here! For more examples on how to include creative wedding details into your day, walk through this fall elopement at Tobyhanna Falls State Park.
Fall Elopement Getting Ready & Wedding Details
Breanna and Chris like to do things their way and express themselves in artistic ways, and they definitely wanted a Halloween wedding! We started their wedding day with details at their cute Airbnb. I always arrive a few minutes early to say hi to my couples and go right into photographing their details somewhere outside or inside next to a window.
Bre and Chris then began to get dressed and ready for their first look in the Airbnb’s yard. I love the anticipation those minutes before they see each other as they’re getting dressed!
Their Fall Elopement First Look
It was such a touching moment for such a sweet first look. I always take a step back and allow my couples to have that moment “alone” together and take in each other as much as possible before I step in and start doing photos. We took a few portraits against the changing fall color leaves, and I loved how Bre’s dress really popped against those fall colors. Her purple hair also looked stunning surrounded by oranges, greens, and yellows!
Fall Elopement Ceremony at Tobyhanna Falls State Park
Bre and Chris invited a handful of their closest family members to attend, so we all made our way to Tobyhanna Falls State Park in the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania. As Bre’s family was finishing setting up the ceremony space in the tall pine trees, Bre, Chris, and I went down the river for a few private portraits.
Bre’s mom officiated the ceremony, and it was so special to see their family witness their wedding! I make sure to get as many perspectives as possible during a ceremony, so the couple and guests can relive the day later and see the events from other points of views! I focus a lot on close up photos of the couples’ faces as well as their families’ reactions since it was such a big decision to include them. Then, they exchanged personal vows and rings before saying “I Do” and having their first kiss! It was a beautiful, heartwarming ceremony.
Intentional Fall Elopement Photos with the Wedding Couple
After the wedding ceremony, we spent a few minutes taking family photos in front of the ceremony arch before dismissing their family back to the Airbnb. While their family returned to the Airbnb, the three of us continued adventuring around the park!
We did a short hike through the forest, followed the trail, and even took photos along the way. They brought a cute vintage picnic basket filled with yummy snacks to have a newlywed picnic on the rocks beside the river! The view was spectacular! We took a short break to eat and soak in the view and crisp October air. I really wanted to get some “epic” photos, so I had them stand at the end of the rocks with the river and trees behind them. Bre’s dress, her hair, the florals, the fall colors… *chef’s kiss* it was all so freaking perfect.
Cozy and Fun Airbnb Fall Elopement Reception
We made our way back to the Airbnb where her family prepared a candle lit dinner to celebrate. While waiting for the food, everyone went downstairs to play pool and ping-pong! The Airbnb was ringing with laughter!
Then, we all sat down for dinner and a few toasts were shared and everyone cheered to the couple! The last events of the evening were cutting the cake (that Bre made herself!) and signing the marriage license before ending the night with a cozy campfire with everyone.
Juliana Wall Photography | Elopement Photographer
Scroll through these fall elopement photos in October for autumn elopement inspiration (you can also save to Pinterest!), then check out the FREE elopement planning resources you can use to plan your dream wedding!
Want your elopement documented like this? You deserve to remember this day exactly as it was. The feelings, emotions, what you did – everything. That’s why we spend the full day together making sure you get photos of your full wedding day story. Inquire to work with me here.
Elopement Planning Resources for Your Fall Elopement
I know it can be overwhelming knowing where to start planning your elopement, making sure you aren’t missing anything, and figuring out how to bring your vision to life! This is why we have a Planning Resources blog category full of blog posts to support you with elopement planning tips, elopement photography inspiration, and elopement timelines, and more.
Some of the blog posts included:
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Sweet Google Review from This Fall Elopement in Pennsylvania
“Juliana was fantastic, our pictures turned out beautiful. She was so easy to work with and I would highly recommend her for your elopement!”
Tobyhanna Falls State Park Fall Elopement Wedding Vendors:
Wedding Dress: Silk Fairies
His and Her Shoes: Dr Martens
Jewelry: Crystal Creations on Etsy
Suit / Tie: Men’s Warehouse