Bath Elopement Wedding Photography
What is an elopement? An official definition goes along the lines of “running away in secret to get married”. It paints a picture straight from an American film. However as we have seen in 2020 and 2021 there were lots of smaller, non-traditional wedding celebrations happening. Why not to elope then? After months of lockdown, I wanted to create this photoshoot for couples who would like a little city elopement wedding inspiration.
For the marriage to be legal, though, you need to follow certain rules. Please read up about legal side of eloping, as it is not as easy in the UK as it is in Las Vegas, for instance. Hitched has a whole article about eloping in the UK, which you can find here.
Intimate City Elopement Wedding Inspiration in Bath
My idea for a city elopement wedding was simple. I met with Tyla and Jack, who are a real couple, in Bath one early Saturday morning in June. Turns out, not early enough, as Bath get busy from the early morning hours. We walked down to the register office. Then I took some photos of them running in front of the Abbey, which must have been entertaining to all the tourists waiting there. Lastly, it was time for a quick coffee and change of location – Royal Victoria Park for a picnic with champagne, pastries and fruits.
The outfits I chose were quite modern and simple – a dress from Karen Millen, white jumpsuit from Mango UK and a bottle green suit from ASOS. A bouquet was a must-have for me, as flowers are one of the things it’s nice to keep while ditching other traditions. This wonderful florist who helped me out is Nightingale Florist, she is not only talented but a super nice person.
Thank you to the team who helped me put everything together:
Makeup and Hair: Harriet