Elope in Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Big Sur
or Anywhere in Northern California

California All-Inclusive Elopement Packages

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Start Your Life Together Your Way

Your wedding day should be all about you. If the thought of an over-the-top, people-pleasing, stress-inducing wedding day makes you want to run for the mountains — take us with you! We believe your wedding day is a celebration of your unique love story, whatever that looks like to you.  


Your wedding day should be the happiest day of your life, not anyone else's. An extravagant wedding day can be stressful and expensive. Instead, focus on what matters most on your big day – the two of you.

If you're looking for an unforgettable adventure, consider eloping in Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, or anywhere else in Northern California. You'll be able to enjoy the beauty of the area and get away from the stresses of everyday life.



An Adventure Elopement in California

Let's Plan Your Elopement Wedding

Our All-Inclusive Elopement Package

Our elopement packages include everything you need to cover your day. As your microwedding and elopement planner, we'll do all the heavy lifting. You pick your dream destination for your elopement, date, and travel while we handle the rest!

Our package includes: 

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Elopement Planning
(> 20 attendees on the guest list)



Professional Elopement Photography

Professional Wedding Video
(with drone options)

Location Scouting
Permit Assistance
Marriage Officiant
Live Music For Your First Dance
A Romantic Picnic & Champagne Toast
Trusted Vendor Recommendations
100+ Page Elopement Guide

Luckily, our grandparent's vision of an elopement being cheap, ill-planned, cheesy, last-minute, unapproved or even shameful is long gone. Thank goodness we aren't living in the '40s anymore because we'd never get to experience moments like these.

This Isn't Your Grandparents' Elopement

Which elopement package will you choose?

California Adventure Elopement Packages

All-Inclusive Elopement Packages

Full-Day Elopement (8 Hours) | $4,600
Half-Day Elopement (6 Hours) | $3,800
Mini Elopement (4 Hours) | $3,000

Fully edited, high-resolution ceremony images
Location list and scouting
Elopement planning and timeline guidance
Permit & licensing assistance
Vendor recommendations
Marriage officiant (universal)
Live music for your first dance
Private picnic (packed in and set up for you)
Champagne toast/sparkling water
100+ page elopement guide
Access to your online gallery
Printing rights


Full-Day Elopement (8 Hours) | $4,600
Half-Day Elopement (6 Hours) | $3,800
Mini Elopement
(4 Hours) | $3,000

Fully edited, high-resolution ceremony images

Location list and scouting
Elopement planning and timeline guidance
Permit & licensing assistance

Vendor recommendations

Marriage officiant (universal)

Live Music For Your First Dance
Private picnic (packed in and set up for you)
Champagne toast/sparkling water

100+ Page Elopement Guide
Access to your online gallery
Printing rights

Simple Elopement

(1 Hour) | $1,500

Fully edited, high-resolution ceremony images
Location list
Marriage officiant (universal)
Access to your online gallery
Printing rights



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Fully edited, high-resolution ceremony images

Location list and scouting
Marriage officiant (universal)

Access to your online gallery
Printing rights

Although elopement videography isn't automatically included in our packages, we can build a custom elopement package to include video. Elopement videos do more than take us back to a singular flash in time; they transport us back and allow us to relive our favorite moments more fully. We'll capture the raw emotion of your elopement day, from your vows to the breathtaking beauty that surrounds you, and everything in between. Relive the magic of your day again every time you press play. 

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For us, happy couples, adventures and beautiful scenery are what life is all about.

We'd love to join you and help you remember every detail of your wedding or elopement day.

Wedding Videography Starts at $1,500

How It Works

Start The Discussion

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Contact us to discuss your dream wedding or elopement

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Reserve your wedding day

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We'll design the perfect adventure elopement

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You'll enjoy the most amazing day of your life while exchanging vows somewhere epic

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Relive your day again and again with wedding photography and videography

Testimonials

Listen to what other newlyweds had to say about their adventure elopement experience. 

"I contacted Angie because of her photos on Instagram. I loved how unique her wedding photos looked and, being a nature lover, wanted some epic nature photos of our wedding. But I found out that not only does she take awesome pictures, she is also a blast to work with. She was basically my wedding coordinator for the day and kept us on schedule without being pushy. She worked so well with us and with all the guests and other vendors. My now husband and I loved working with her but we were not the only ones. All my guests commented on how friendly she was; they all really liked her. She also did a great job of balancing getting photos with letting the guests (and us!) enjoy the event. Our event was on Saturday and she sent us a sneak peak three days later (so quick!). We're looking forward to the rest of them! I will definitely hire her again if we're looking for a photographer in the future. And I highly recommend her for any event you have!"

Margaret & Kyle

"When we decided to elope we knew we wanted to hike to a gorgeous spot to do it, but was concerned about finding a photographer willing/able to hike and document it. I did some internet searching and found Mindful Media Photography/Angie. She was more than willing to join us for our adventure elopement. Then the Dixie fire changed all our plans, the location of our wedding burned and the state closed all of the forests for our scheduled date. Angie worked with us to find a date that she was available before the likelihood of snow in the high country. When she showed up she felt like an old friend. She welcomed my six year old daughter to be right next to her taking photos with her kid camera like Angie while she photographed flowers/jewelry/etc. We are not really people who love to be in front of the camera, but she made us feel comfortable and the photos show it in the relaxed look. The photos and the are stunning and the experience was wonderful! I can't speak highly enough of Angie."

Jon & Audrey

"My husband and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer to capture our wedding! Angie is a truly gifted artist! We had multiple people come to us after the wedding with nothing but praise about her and her amazing ability to somehow be everywhere at once. I don't think a single moment wasn't captured. She kept in constant communication with us leading up to the event, so we never felt stressed or worried in that department of planning; she had us covered. On the day of the wedding, when I finally got to meet her in person, it felt like greeting an old friend! She has such a beautiful personality! Even after the wedding, she stayed in contact with updates and sneak peaks of photos. The final results were breathtaking! My favorite thing about her photography style is how natural and candid everything feels while still being edited to have fantastic lighting and colors. 10/10 would highly recommend her to capture your special day, she's incredible!"

Lindsey & Kevin

Angie is the planner and the wedding and elopement photographer. Lee is the wedding videographer, officiant and live musician. Together, we make a great wedding day duo. We were a full-time RV family for ten years as we traveled around the US and abroad for Lee's thriving music career, allowing Angie to hone her photography skills. Today, we specialize in Lake Tahoe elopements and those throughout breathtaking Northern California. We can't wait to get to know you!


Meet Lee & Angie, Your Elopement Wedding Team

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For us, it's about being there for you throughout the entire process, from the planning phase to the wedding ceremony and champagne toast. We'll create a stress-free and magical adventure wedding while capturing those extraordinary and intimate moments for you to cherish forever. Of course, we don't want you to forget anything about your epic experience!

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We're More than "Just" Wedding Photographers and Videographers

For us, happy couples, adventures and beautiful scenery are what life is all about.

We'd love to join you and help you remember every detail of your wedding or elopement day.

Frequently Asked Questions

I know you are California-based but do you travel?

We are located in the beautiful city of Grass Valley, CA. There's no place quite like home, so we focus on elopements in Northern California, with Lake Tahoe being our primary service area. However, we have also done elopements throughout the West Coast and other locations around the US. We lived and traveled in an RV for ten years, visiting every National Park along the way. We are adventure people who have been to incredible destinations and can help you plan anywhere. We're always down to adventure if you're looking for a destination elopement! 

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Are you required to hike during your adventure elopement?

Not if you don't want to :) We have locations all over Northern California, especially Tahoe, with amazing landscape views and very little hiking. We also have areas that are ADA accessible. 

Are we allowed to bring guests and children to our adventure wedding?

Of course, you can! As a family of four, we make time for family adventures and bring our kiddos everywhere with us. We love when couples bring them along! Of course, kids and family are always welcome to join us. Our elopement packages and planning services are available for guests lists of 20 or less.

How much planning is included?

This is what you can expect from our elopement planning services:
  1. Once you book with us, we send you over a 100+ page elopement guide to help jumpstart your research and inspiration!
  2. Next, we send a detailed questionnaire to get to know you better, so we can begin location scouting. We want to help you find the perfect backdrop for your elopement ceremony.
  3. Then, we create a location guide customized for you!
  4. Once you choose your location, we send an email to advise you with the following steps reminding you to book your lodging and travel arrangements.
  5. We'll also send over our vendor recommendations for your area to help you find needed vendors for your day so that you can book them as far in advance as possible.
  6. You'll also receive permit information and links to help you get the correct information for your location. You'll need to secure special event permits for many sites, but we'll take care of any permitting necessary for our photography and videography services.
  7. A few months before your elopement date, you'll receive a second questionnaire to help us better understand your vision for your day.
  8. As soon as we receive your reply, we'll begin creating your custom elopement timeline
  9. At some point throughout this process, you'll need to get your marriage license. We're available to answer any questions about obtaining your marriage license— you can't get married without it!
  10. We'll reach out a few weeks before your adventure elopement to check in on any last-minute details, discuss weather forecasts and ensure everything is ready for your elopement day!
  11. Last but certainly not least, you finally get to elope and have the most amazing day ever!

How far in advance should I book an adventure elopement?

We have couples book their Yosemite or Lake Tahoe wedding or elopement with us 1.5 years in advance, while others reach out to us and have one week to plan it all. If our schedule is open, we will do our best to make it happen, but there are no guarantees. We suggest reaching out as soon as you decide to elope or giving yourself at least six months' notice for a more comfortable, relaxed planning experience. Advanced planning also gives you the best options for lodging or Airbnb rentals, which can book up quickly, especially in Tahoe.

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What if the weather is bad on our elopement day?

We can photograph in rain or sunshine. However, California also has wildfires and snowstorms, so we choose to be flexible. We understand that sometimes things are out of anyone's control. If you're eloping during wildfire or winter, we plan multiple backup options so we can be ready to pivot at a moment's notice. Luckily, California has fantastic locations all over, so it's easy to find alternative options. 

Get inspired for your upcoming elopement day with sneak peeks from recent sessions, Lake Tahoe elopements, NorCal elopement tips, and more with our adventure elopement blog, Let The Adventure Begin.

Let The Adventure Begin

Our Adventure Elopement Blog

Planning Resources For Eloping in California

Thinking of eloping? Here are a few articles to inspire and guide you as you begin your planning. 

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