Elopement Wedding at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable: Amanda and Bracken

Over the past 7 years or so, I’ve done plenty of weddings at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable. It’s a great wedding venue with great people, and it’s just beautiful. Interesting enough, it seems a lot of those weddings are people that are looking for something smaller, not crazy, but they really want something pretty. As I mentioned before, I’m now offering elopement packages, and I imagine I’ll be doing a lot of them at St. Catherine’s. Today on the blog we have an elopement wedding at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable! 

Elopement Wedding at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable: Amanda and Bracken

Elopement weddings tend to be short and sweet. That’s exactly what this was. I believe I was there for maybe two hours, but we still got a lot done. I couldn’t do all the things I normally do, but I was able to get her getting ready and a picture of the dress. We still did our normal portraits and all of that, and even a garter toss and toasts. There wasn’t really a reception, so that was about it.

wedding dress hanging in bridal suite at St. Catherine's at Bell Gable long train on wedding dress spread out

Amanda and Bracken are both super nice people, so I was happy to be a part of their big day. One thing that sticks out is how emotional Bracken was when he first saw her. He didn’t break down, but there were tears, and I could see real happiness in his expression. Some people hide it, but he couldn’t.

Groom seeing the bride for the first time bride entering the stone chapel Elopement Wedding at St. Catherine's at Bell Gablewedding cake for elopement bride holding groom's leg as he crawls away bride and groom kissing in front of St. Catherine's at Bell Gable

An elopement wedding is quite different than what I am use to. I’m use to getting to know people through engagement photos and then spending a long time with them on the wedding day. Amanda and Bracken’s Elopement Wedding at St. Catherine’s at Bell Gable wasn’t like that, but still, I felt very connected to them and part of it. It was lovely experience, and I hope to have more elopements in the future.


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