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If you’re looking for a wedding day timeline example, this blog is for you! Finding a wedding day timeline for your big day can be so intimidating and stressful! As a professional wedding and elopement photographer with countless weddings under my belt, I can assure you that I have the perfect schedule for your wedding day! Below you will find two different wedding day timeline examples depending on whether you’re doing a first look or not.

Wedding Day Timeline Example

Bride and Groom dip kissing at the end of the aisle while guests throw confetti

If you’re planning on hiking in your elopement dress, but you’re not exactly sure how to navigate this, then this is the post for YOU! Many girls dream about their wedding dress their whole life and your elopement dress should be no different! I’ve photographed many elopements in beautiful places! All with different types of […]

Hiking in Your Elopement Dress

Elopement couple dancing in Arizona during sunset

Many couples have been on the fence lately trying to decide between having a Wedding vs an Elopement. For some couples it’s a no brainer- whereas others have some questions…What is the difference? Which one is better to do? Which one is more affordable? How does one decide, etc. While both have pro’s and cons, I’m here to help you decide which one is a better fit for YOU! Let’s dive in!

Wedding vs Elopement

Stunning pearl veil shot of wedding couple during sunset in Minneapolis

The term “Elopement” has become extremely popular since covid. What is an elopement? Why do people do it? What are some of the best places to elope and how do you even pack for it? These are only some of the many questions that come up when you mention the term elopement! I’m Heidi and I’m a destination wedding and elopement photographer based in Minnesota. I am passionate about elopements and documenting love stories all over the world! I’ve created this post to help answer some of these questions. So let’s dive right in!

Elopement

Elopement couple standing on a cliff on top of Angel's Landing in Zion National Park

If you’re a future bride looking for the perfect wedding venue to have your special day at – look no further! Ahavah Cottage is a cozy, modern wedding venue located only an hour from the Twin Cities in Elysian, Minnesota! Enjoy this overview of an Ahavah Cottage Wedding by Heidi Straus Photography.

Ahavah Cottage Wedding – by Heidi Straus Photography

Wedding Party in Black and White at the Ahavah Cottage Wedding Venue in Minnesota

Wondering what activities to do on your elopement day? Look no further! I’ve created this guide to share The Top 10 Elopement Day Activities to make your experience an absolute epic one!

Top 10 Elopement Day Activities

Destination Wedding in Italy

If you’re wondering where to elope in South Dakota, I’ve created the perfect guide for you! South Dakota is one of the most underrated places to elope in the US! It’s absolutely beautiful and has so much to offer! Let’s dive right in!

Where to Elope in South Dakota

Destination Wedding in the Black Hills National Forrest in South Dakota

If you’re struggling to find a beautiful, luxurious wedding venue for your special day in Minnesota- look no further! These are my absolute top 10 favorite luxurious wedding venues in Minnesota!

Top 10 Stunning Wedding Venues in Minnesota 2024

Italy Destination Wedding

If you’re considering getting married at the Oak Glen Golf Club in Stillwater, look no further! This venue is absolutely beautiful! I had the honor of photographing Jordan and Isabella’s wedding there and I cannot recommend this place enough!

Oak Glen Golf Club Wedding in Stillwater

Looking for the best engagement photo locations in Minneapolis? Look no further! I’ve created this guide to show you some of the best spots in and around Minneapolis where I take all my couples who are recently engaged! If that’s you, congratulations on your engagement! What an exciting time! I’m Heidi- A professional wedding and elopement photographer based in Minneapolis! Let’s dive right in!

Best Engagement Photo Locations In Minneapolis

Best engagement photo locations in Minneapolis