So things have gotten crazy, but life goes on. Your original dream wedding and celebration aren’t happening right now. You may have already postponed a large celebration for a later date or maybe eloping just sounds like the best option for you.
Don’t worry people understand. You will be showered with love and you’ll get to celebrate over time with lots of small dinners, BBQs, trips to far away places when that can happen, or a big celebration when it’s safe. Your people are going to be so excited to celebrate with you any way and any time they can – but that doesn’t mean your life together should wait!
You may be feeling sad, hurt, lost and ready to throw in the towel right about now. We get it! We’ve helped our couples plan completely new full sized weddings (on a 2020 scale) with just 2 weeks to plan, and we’ve planned complete elopements from flowers and decor, to officiating and writing the ceremony, to just flowers for the perfect elopement.
You may need assistance renegotiating with as many of your existing vendors on your same wedding date based on the new realities for that date. You might want help figuring out how to cancel or how and whom to notify. If you need a little bit or a lot of help, we are here for you. If you need help leading up to your elopement but not on your wedding date, or if you want full service planning and a planner present to handle every detail from now through clean up – we can help!
$250 – $500
What does it take to be legally married in Oregon?
A marriage license – you can obtain one from Washington County through the mail
An Officiant – anyone legally ordained to perform religious or non-religious ceremonies.
2 Witnesses – your photographer can also serve as a witness.
As a wedding planner since 1998, I have always loved the wedding ceremony more than any other part. I decided to become an online ordained Officiant in 2017, because as a planner I always wanted to be prepared just in case. Well, that morphed in to me helping couples and their good friends navigate how to compose their perfect ceremony ordained by a friend. And now this year with all the crazy changes of plans I’m excited to actually get to use my skills to perform the perfect custom elopement ceremonies for my couples.
Just need an officiant for an hour and a simple non-religious elopement, or maybe you want to have a very custom written ceremony incorporating religious customs or non-religious aspects special to you? Whatever your ideal ceremony is, we want to make it a reality. I am most comfortable working in the non-religous centered ceremony, and will be happy to recommend the proper clergy for you if you have specific needs.
My rate for 2020 is $250 + travel fee if more than 20 miles from 97229 (Oregon only)
We have packages for elopement flowers you can order with as little as 1 week notice, or you can custom order exactly what you want! We can do just personal flowers like bouquets, boutonnieres and floral crowns/hair flowers, or personal flowers and ceremony decor and flowers, cake flowers, etc. In your backyard or something you can take with you anywhere. Pick up or custom set up on site.
Elopement Floral Packages (1 week notice required)
You choose your colors and we’ll use beautiful florals available your wedding week from our local farms and local wholesale options
Pick Up and Go Elopement Package: 1 Bouquet + 1 Boutonniere + Cake Florals = $200
The Backyard Special: 1 bouquet + 1 Boutonniere + Cake Florals + 2 Ground, Altar or Arch Pieces = $500
Custom Floral Design. Let us know what you need or give us special floral requests including specific flower types and we will give you a custom quote. The sooner the better to place these orders especially if you have slpecial requests, as our supply chains have been impacted by COVID – 19
Complete Elopement Package – Planning + Flowers + Officiating Services
If you would like the complete package – full service planning and design + 1 bouquet + 1 boutonniere + cake flowers + ceremony altar or arch flowers + Officiating services. We offer all of this in one place for $950 within 20 miles of 97229