Danika & Jared booked some last minute flights to tie the knot in Vegas after realizing that planning a wedding was ruining the idea of getting married. Like most of our couples, they really just wanted to enjoy the moment, and get to spend the day with each other. We were excited we had the day available so we got to capture the day for them!
We met up at the Little white wedding chapel on Las Vegas BLVD where they had their closest friend and family witness their ceremony. Nothing beats Elvis' iconic pink Cadillac, the Kitschy chapel, and the buzz of summertime elopements in Las Vegas.
After the ceremony we headed downtown to capture some more photos around sunset. Our favorite elopement "timeline" for the quickie 2 hour elopement is to meet at the chapel about 2 hours before sunset. Then we can have about an hour at the chapel for the ceremony and any other photos around before heading to another spot for golden hour. Then you get the best of both worlds, and finish up your session right as the sun sets before heading out to celebrate the night away! And when it comes to summer elopements in Las Vegas, it's so hot out that any more than 2 hours just gets to be too much for everyone.
Although elopements are traditionally last minute, since Vegas is the elopement capital of the world, we find people booking us 1-2 years in advance for their "elopement", especially for our international couples who can't just book a last minute trip all the way across the world. So the months of March, April, May, September and October get booked up far in advance. But when it comes to the summer, we find to have more openings to the last minute elopements like this! So if you aren't really a planner, the best time to elope might just be summer if you want a weekend date - but if you are keen for a Tuesday wedding (or any weekday date), then you can have your pick of the litter any time of the year :)