Covid-19 made a lot of my couples change and adjust their wedding plans in 2020. This sweet bride and groom decided to have an intimate Zoom ceremony to tie the knot. This was the best way to keep their loved ones safe while still inviting them into the celebration. An intimate Seattle elopement that their loved ones could be present for turned out to be the perfect wedding day for these two!
The only people physically present for this ceremony were the bride, groom, and me; even the officiant was only there through the power of video calls! The couple’s closest friends and family also joined in to watch over Zoom, via a simple iPad setup.
The couple said their vows on the balcony of their Seattle apartment. I loved the idea of holding the ceremony right at home! It’s an intimate setting that will hold so much meaning for them as they start a new life together. In typical Seattle fashion, the rain was close by all day, but this couple stayed dry under their balcony overhang as they read their vows to each other for the first time. Capturing the reactions they had to the words they had written to each other was such a privilege!
After the ceremony, we hopped over to Volunteer Park to take more photos. The rain added the perfect amount of moodiness to the day, especially once I found a beautiful, old brick observatory to use as a backdrop. We were even able to find some dense forested spots, giving the impression we were out in the wild instead of in Seattle, which really added to the magic of this elopement.
At the end of the day, the bride and groom’s puppy joined the party! I caught some sweet family shots and lots of puppy kisses! Even though not everyone was physically present, the love was heartfelt and beautiful, making for a sweet elopement and so many good memories to cherish.
Not every elopement plan has to involve elaborate travel! These two stuck close to home in Seattle and were able to have a memorable, comfortable elopement. I can’t wait to hear about your elopement plans, whether they’re epic and faraway or close to home!