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Anni & Steven – Engagement & Micro Wedding in Saskatoon

2020 proved that small can still be beautiful when it comes to 🖤. It may not have been the day they originally planned but after a few cancelled attempts these two decided a smaller more intimate wedding day was just what they needed all along.

Below are 4 reasons why a smaller wedding or elopement might actually be awesome… even if it is not what you initially planned.

1 – Elopements are about being authentic to who you are as a couple & you get to spend the whole day with your favourite person & partner in a much more intimate setting.

2 – It’s easier to bring that vision to life when it’s on a smaller scale. Not having to skimp on the details due to budget or time constraints means your wedding may actually turn out like that secret Pinterest board you’ve been obsessing over since before you got engaged. (I see you, everyone does it.)

3 – You will have more freedom with your itinerary & unique locations inaccessible to larger weddings will be open to you.

4 – Better photo opportunities – If you want sunrise or sunset photos at a unique or fun location that means something to the two of you… you can do it.

Don’t forget however the most important thing about planning your elopement or micro wedding… You are getting married because you love each other, because you’re choosing each other—because you know that life is the biggest adventure of all, and there’s no one else you’d rather have by your side.

What would honour your essence the MOST if you are planning a micro wedding or elopement? What would the best day look like for you?

Click here to view another micro wedding where the details of the day were carefully designed & not skimped out on.









































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Benefits Of A Backyard Wedding

Plus side of a backyard wedding/elopement: DETAILS

It’s easier to bring your vision to life when it’s on a smaller scale. Not having to skimp on the details due to budget or time constraints means your wedding may actually turn out like that secret Pinterest board you’ve been obsessing over since before you got engaged. (I see you, everyone does it.)😉

What would the best day look like for you?

If you are planning an elopement or micro wedding I would love to hear from you. Click here to contact me. I can’t wait to chat.




































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Micro Wedding – Tegan & Chase

The year 2020 reminded us that  big or small your wedding should be just as unique and beautiful as the love you have for each other.

Value the day you’re planning with the love of your life to the point that you recognize it deserves everything you both want. Because…

  • You love each other
  • You are choosing each other
  • You know that life is the biggest adventure of all and there’s no one else you would rather have by your side.

What would honour your essence the MOST if you are planning a micro wedding or elopement? What would the best day look like for you?

Click here to learn why a smaller wedding or elopement might actually be awesome –  even if it is not what you initially planned.

Click here for a how to guide on creating your micro wedding or elopement timeline.

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Create an Elopement Timeline

Where to Begin

How do you create an all-day elopement timeline that lets you breathe, lets you adventure, and lets you enjoy just being in love?

Step one…VALUE the day you’re planning with the love of your life to the point that you recognize it deserves everything you both want.

WHY? Because no matter the location, landscape or amount of witnesses present eloping is about focusing on what matters most…

Marrying your soul mate

Create an all-day elopement timeline. Saskatchewan Elopement

Elopements are no longer a scandalous, negative thing and they have evolved past Vegas into a more personalized, intimate and even adventurous setting. Today the best part about deciding how to elope is that you can keep your elopement day as simple as you want or you can include as many details and activities as you wish! In order to get started with planning your elopement there are a few questions you should ask yourself first.

1. Where do you want to elope?

2. What type of scenery would you like to have on your elopement day?

3. Are we inviting anybody along?

4. What time of year do we want to elope?

5. What activities do you see yourselves including?

While brainstorming and dreaming up your ultimate elopement experience asking yourself the above questions will help your vision begin to appear!

Create an all-day elopement timeline. Elopement in Saskatoon

Step two…COMMUNICATE your elopement vision lovingly to everyone who needs to know. But! DO NOT let other people’s opinions and expectations push you in a direction that doesn’t feel right for you.

A few different elopement options to consider include:

1. Eloping and inviting just a few people (usually under 10 people)

2. Having a micro wedding and inviting just a few guests. (usually between 10 & 30)

3. Eloping and inviting no one.

4. Eloping with a wedding reception to follow on a different date.

5. Eloping in private and telling people afterwards.

Create an all-day elopement timeline. Elopement in Saskatchewan

Step three…CREATE your timeline. Elopements are full of opportunity and when it comes to creating your timeline those opportunities are endless.

EXAMPLE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHY TEMPLATE

  • Getting Ready Location: Beautiful Airbnb
  • Ceremony Location: Couples favourite spot near Lake Deifenbaker
  • Additional Portrait Location: Sunset photos in open field
  • Meal Celebration Location: Couples favourite restaurant

1:00 pm – Couple getting ready

2:00 pm – First look then hike to favourite scenic spot for intimate ceremony

3:00 pm – Intimate ceremony with personal vows and a few family members present

4:00 pm – Family photos and snack before hiking back to celebration location

5:00 pm – Couples portraits at various points on the hike back

6:00 pm – Small intimate dinner with family and close friends

7:00 pm – Speeches from family members that attended

8:00 pm – Couple sneaks away for sunset photos

9:00 pm – Cake cutting, first dance & cocktails

That’s it! Those are the first few steps to get that elopement vision brewing.

Create an all-day elopement timeline. Elopement in Saskatchewan

Don’t forget however the most important thing about planning your elopement… You are getting married because you love each other, because you’re choosing each other—because you know that life is the biggest adventure of all, and there’s no one else you’d rather have by your side.

An elopement is an intimate & authentic way to marry your soul mate. You can be wild, you can be free, you can be you.

How do you want to get married? Where? Who do you want to be there? Think about it, talk it over together. And feel free to reach out anytime if I can help as your wedding plan comes together.

Create an all-day elopement timeline. Elopement in Saskatchewan. Sarah Rolles Photography

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Where should you Elope?

Sarah Rolles Photography - elopement photographer

Honestly…Anywhere you want

Seriously though Elopements are full of opportunity and when it comes to picking the location those opportunities are endless.

You can elope:

  • In your backyard
  • In your favourite brewery
  • In your favourite hangout spot
  • On a rooftop
  • Where you first met
  • Where he/she proposed
  • In your favourite park
  • In a field
  • By a lake
  • On a mountain
  • In a forest
  • On your favourite hiking trail
  • And when we can travel again destination elopements are also an option.

An elopement does not have to happen in a chapel in Vegas, an elopement does not have to include a 2 hour early morning hike up a mountain if you hate hiking. Elopements enable you to use your imagination, dream big and they are about being authentic to who you are as a couple.

You should elope where it feels like you, where it feels like home!!!

Sarah Rolles Photography Saskatoon, Prince Albert wedding and elopement photographer

How do you want to get married? Where? Who do you want to be there? Think about it, talk it over together. And feel free to reach out anytime if I can help as your wedding plans comes together.

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