February 8, 2023
Are you considering eloping in North Alabama? Maybe you live here and a large, traditional wedding just doesn't suit you. You might want to focus on an experience rather than a party. Maybe you want to include a small group of friends and family, but you still want the epic adventure elopement photos and intimate elopement experience! You don’t always have to go far to have a meaningful and amazing day. There are some really beautiful elopement opportunities right here in your back yard!
01 / Choose your Elopement Date
02 / Decide on your North Alabama Elopement Location
03 / Book your Elopement Photographer
04 / Finalize Elopement Logistics
05 / Book your other Elopement Vendors
01 / CHOOSE A DATE FOR YOUR ELOPEMENT
You may already be aware that North Alabama can have some pretty crazy weather at times. It’s always good to consider the temperatures you are most comfortable in, no matter where you decide to elope!
Spring can be a really beautiful time of year with cooler but comfortable temperatures (50-70 degrees) and budding blossoms just about everywhere! But, keep in mind that rain is very likely.
Summers are lush and green, but the Alabama heat is real! (80-110 degrees)
Fall is one of the most popular times of year for weddings and elopements in North Alabama because temperatures are ideal (70-80 degrees), but because it’s a popular time, you might have some difficulty finding available vendors if you don’t book in advance.
Winter is less colorful and temperatures can greatly vary from (65-30 degrees).
CHOOSE A WEEKDAY FOR YOUR ELOPEMENT
No matter where you decide to elope, I always recommend choosing a weekday, Monday - Thursday to avoid crowds or other events being held in the area. There will likely be less traffic and possibly more available vendors on a weekday, even in the Fall!
LOOKING FOR AN ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER?
Hi hello! My name is Amandalyn!
I have lived in Huntsville, Alabama for 25 years and know the North Alabama area like the back of my hand.
Capturing magical and authentic moments for crazy in love couples is my absolute passion in life! I also love planning and organizing adventurous elopement details along side my couples.
02 / FINDING YOUR PERFECT NORTH ALABAMA ELOPEMENT LOCATION
There are some really beautiful hidden gems in North Alabama to say “I do”!
Everything from beautiful mountaintop overlooks, to hidden A-Frame chapels in the woods, to downtown urban vibes! Alabama really has a great variety of potential elopement spots.
Monte Sano Mountain State Park
03 / BOOK YOUR ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER
Finding the right photographer to capture your day is a big step! You want to make sure that you love everything about your photographer and vibe with them on a personal level. Remember that you will be spending a majority of your elopement day with them!
As an elopement photographer, I believe that your elopement day should be as adventurous and unique as YOU are! I want to help make your day special and as stress-free as possible! I offer assistance with research and planning for all of my elopements. I will help you find the cutest airbnb available for your getting ready moments, send you local recommended vendors and even suggest fun activities to
include in your day!
If you would like to work with me (HECK YEAH!!)
Here is my Elopement Photography Package and what it includes:
↠ Up to 10 Hours of Elopement Day Coverage
↠ NO TRAVEL FEES for all destinations within the lower 48 states
↠ Research + Planning for all your elopement details
↠ Professionally edited images
↠ Sneak Peeks of gallery within 72 hours
↠ High Resolution Online Gallery with unlimited downloads
↠ Access to my professional online print shop
Elopement Photography Package starting at $3,500
04 / FINALIZE YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY LOGISTICS
Now it’s time to plan all the details of your day! Wedding planning on any scale can feel very overwhelming. But, it's important to remember that your day doesn't have to look like anyone else's!! The whole point of "eloping" is to have the power to do whatever you want to with your day. Don't forget that!
STAY AT AN AIRBNB
There are so many fun Airbnb options, depending on where in North Alabama you want to elope. Having a fun and unique space to wake up in on the day of your elopement, get ready with your partner and crash at the end of the night will be so valuable to day!
INCLUDE FUN ACTIVITIES
You don't HAVE to do anything you don't want to do! (I will be your biggest advocate for this, trust me. I feel it deep in my soul!) Brainstorm things you enjoy doing together as a couple! Consider including those into your day. Here are some ideas to get the ball rolling:
↠ Have a romantic picnic together
↠ Go kayaking or canoeing (place florals inside the boat for that extra pretty touch)
↠ Horseback riding
↠ Watch the sunrise/sunset together
↠ Rent a vintage car or bike and go for a ride!
↠ Grab coffee at a local shop
TAKE SUNSET/GOLDEN HOUR PHOTOS
As a photographer, I am a BIG FAN of golden hour (the hour just before sunset)! Take advantage of this time and have some fun in a beautiful location with your partner as you watch the sunset together.
05 / BOOK ALL OTHER ELOPEMENT VENDORS
Just because you’re eloping, doesn’t mean you can’t include a few other helpful vendors to make your day feel that much more special!
↠ Hair and Makeup
If you would like recommendations for local Alabama vendors, I provide customized vendor lists to my couples upon request!
WANT TO ELOPE IN NORTH ALABAMA WITH ME?