3 Officiant Options for Your Elopement
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3 Officiant Options for Your Elopement

3 Officiant Options for Your Elopement In order to make things official, you’re going to need an officiant. Let’s face it, with all the possible details to plan, an officiant kind of falls down the priority list. It’s not really a fun thing to plan, and compared to dresses, locations, florals, and other details, it…

How to Follow Leave No Trace Principles During Your Elopement
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How to Follow Leave No Trace Principles During Your Elopement

How to Follow Leave No Trace Principles During Your Elopement It’s always bothered me when I see people violating rules and regulations for the sake of an Instagram photo, or just because no one was watching. But a few weeks ago, the disregard for public lands in Banff National Park and Glacier National Park was…

How to Tell Friends & Family You Eloped
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How to Tell Friends & Family You Eloped

How to Tell Friends & Family You Eloped Digging the resources? You ain’t seen nothing yet… Let’s create a day for you that’s wild, bold, and full of fun in a dramatic landscape! sam@samstarns.com @samstarns When I got married, I didn’t even know how to talk to people who weren’t invited to the wedding, and…

My Take: Experiences Over Things
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My Take: Experiences Over Things

I recently talked about this topic in one my Instagram captions, experiences over things. It’s a trend that has been in an upswing with infamous “Millennials” (those trouble makers…) More and more people are turning to pay money to experience new and exciting things with the people they love instead of cluttering their homes, apartments,…

Interview: When My Husband Realized We Should Have Eloped
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Interview: When My Husband Realized We Should Have Eloped

It’s easy for someone who was always for eloping to say, “You should totally elope!” but it’s something different coming from someone who initially wanted a more traditional wedding. I’m a big fan of getting both sides of the story, so I decided to interview the closest person I knew who originally wanted a traditional wedding,…

Is Eloping The Right Choice in 2024?
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Is Eloping The Right Choice in 2024?

Is Elopement or Eloping The Right Choice? Digging the resources? You ain’t seen nothing yet… Let’s create a day for you that’s wild, bold, and full of fun in a dramatic landscape! sam@samstarns.com @samstarns Every single couple has thought about eloping at some point during the wedding planning process… For some people like my friend…

Behind the Scenes: Why Photographers Cost So Much
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Behind the Scenes: Why Photographers Cost So Much

“Why do you cost so much?” “Wedding photography prices are outrageous!” “I’m looking for a ‘reasonable’ photographer.” (my personal fav) Take your pick or add in a new one – I’ve heard most all of the comments that talk about photography prices. I asked a bunch of people what they’d want to know when it comes…