Thursday, November 21, 2013

a vegas elopement in polaroids

I dig all the photos from Stephanie & Micah's lovely little Vegas wedding (see more over on their travel blog), but the polaroids? OH MAN THE POLAROIDS. 

Expired polaroids slay me every time.

A few words from Stephanie:

So our little story goes like this...

We're both from Australia, have been together for 8 years and just recently returned to Melbourne after 15 months of overseas travel. We were never really interested in getting married, but now that I think about it, it was just that we never wanted a wedding. When we began planning our way back home to Melbourne, it felt very right to get married as a beautiful way to end the year long travel adventure we shared.

The idea to wed in Vegas honestly started out as something we'd kind of joke about. However after we discovered Gaby Jeter (our wonderful photographer) and realised that Vegas has some pretty charming aspects to it, we couldn't imagine being married anywhere else.

Organising a wedding/ elopement/ private ceremony, whatever you want to call it, in Vegas wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, and actually a bit of a nightmare at times. After reading countless online reviews about the infamous Vegas chapels, that we only imagined would be really cute and kitsch (so wrong), we saw a recurring theme of people being scammed, and we kinda didn't want to be scammed on our wedding day, you know?

Being able to choose our own celebrant and ceremony location helped to keep the level of Vegas tacky-ness pretty low. Because neither of us had ever been to Vegas before, we relied on Google maps to help us find photo locations (like the gorgeous Tod Motor Hotel featured in our pictures) and then Gaby would confirm if the colourful mid-century buildings we liked were still standing.

All in all, I can't recommend eloping enough (Vegas or not). It's incredibly romantic, it's fun, and you get to spend the whole day with your beloved prancing around in beautiful clothes with (maybe) the biggest secret you've ever kept. Then you get to call your family and friends back home and share the beautiful, happy news. Our parents and a couple of others did already know - couldn't quite do that to them!

Now that we're back home, we're having a little party to celebrate our marriage - minus any wedding stress. Just an opportunity to wear my dress again(!) and celebrate with our nearest and dearest.

- Stephanie & Micah

Dets on Stephanie's attire + her unanswered Dear ESB are over here if you missed em.



  1. Fucking hell.

    This wedding is perfection. *Perfection.*

  2. how are there not more comments here? this is fab. real elopment + impeccable taste ftw.

    1. *elopement. sorry, drunk post-office party.

    2. Maybe we're all too jealous of the 15 months of overseas travel to comment (seriously, how?!). Or of how gorgeous this bride is. Either way, super pretty elopement.

  3. nothing has made me want to elope more. I keep going to her to tumblr to stare at the pictures. Their outfits are just so great.

  4. her shoes are SO KILLER ! UNREAL ! I meant to comment before, but got hung up on something else.

    amazing photos -- perfect with the setting.

  5. CALICO BASIN. a place that has my heart. every year i try and find vacation rentals there, alas there are none. well done, you. well done.

  6. It's so awesome to see my polaroids on here, thank you :)!!

  7. This actually makes Vegas not seem terrible. Love this!