Location, location, location! I specialize in small weddings I do around 200 intimate or elopement weddings a year and let me tell you they are magic. I absolutely love smaller wedding ceremonies because the focus is on you, the couple and your love.
The stress is almost not existent in a small wedding ceremony because there is little to do, everything is optional. You can dress up or dress down, you can bring flowers or none. Your intimate wedding can be anything you dream of.
A lot of couples struggle when it comes to where to host their small or intimate or elopement wedding ceremony and I have the perfect option!
Our private studio space is perfection, it is a large studio with white walls and amazing windows to let in all that natural light and there are always eclectic seating options and props that allow you to spice up your photos.
At our private studio, you also have access to the rooftop for photos or even a ceremony if the weather is agreeable. The building itself had many cute spots for photos after your wedding ceremony.
And the price is just right! $100 for a one hour rental; the time is perfect, show up, perform the 15 minute ceremony and signing and then take pictures or share a first dance or even just mingle and enjoy the time with your guests before heading off to celebrate over dinner, lunch or brunch if you wish.
Private studio rental is $100 for the hour
Officiant services are $275
Add on photography for around $275
Flowers can be added on as well - bouquet and boutonniere or any combo
Cakepops can be added on as well
How to book an elopement in Michigan
Eloping is a general term used for a small intimate wedding, in the state of Michigan you must have at least the two of you and two witnesses, over 18 years old present to get legally married.
So whether you are truly eloping or hosting an intimate wedding there are a few things to plan for and keep in mind. Let's start at the beginning.
Here at A Simple I Do we try our very best to honor your vision for your wedding and also keep it simple and cost effective.
Are you considering eloping in Southeast Michigan? You're not alone! More and more couples are choosing to elope for a variety of reasons, including cost savings, intimacy, and flexibility.
If you're planning to elope, one of the first things you'll need to do is find an officiant to perform the ceremony. Fortunately, You’ve landed here, Nichole Bertucci, owner of A Simple I Do is home to a variety of officiants who can help you create a personalized ceremony that reflects your values and preferences.
One of the best ways things about working with A Simple I Do Wedding Officiants is you are in the hands of true experts when it comes to wedding Officiating. From small simple weddings to large and grand events, they can and have officiated them all.
Once you've found an officiant, the next step is to choose a location for your elopement. Southeast Michigan offers a wealth of beautiful and unique locations that are perfect for elopements, from scenic parks and nature reserves to historic buildings and charming bed and breakfasts.
If you're looking for an elopement location that's close to home, try searching for "elopement near me" on Google or another search engine. This can help you find hidden gems and unique venues that you may not have considered otherwise.
Finally, it's important to remember that eloping doesn't mean you have to sacrifice the things that are important to you. Whether you want to exchange traditional vows or write your own, wear a formal dress or casual attire, or include family and friends or keep things private, there are no rules when it comes to eloping.
By taking the time to find the right officiant and location, you can create a memorable and meaningful elopement that reflects your unique personalities and love story. So go ahead and elope in Southeast Michigan – the possibilities are endless!
How to elope in Holly Michigan with A Simple I Do
Eloping in Michigan: A Romantic Adventure
There's something about eloping that makes it feel like the ultimate romantic adventure. And when it comes to eloping in Michigan with A Simple I Do, the possibilities for a dreamy, intimate wedding are endless.
Picture this: you and your partner standing on the shores of a lake in Michigan, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of nature. The waves lapping at your feet, the soft rustling of leaves in the wind, and the quiet stillness around you. It's just the two of you, your photographer and witnesses, basking in the beauty of nature and each other.
Or maybe you're more of a city couple, drawn to the eclectic charm of Detroit. Imagine strolling hand in hand through the historic Eastern Market, taking in the sights and sounds of the bustling marketplace. Then, exchanging your vows an your elopement ceremony in front of the iconic Spirit of Detroit statue, with the city skyline as your backdrop.
No matter your style, Michigan an the team at A Simple I Do has something to offer for your elopement. From the picturesque lakes and trails to the quaint towns like Holly, there are endless possibilities for a romantic and intimate celebration.
And perhaps the best part of eloping in Michigan? You'll have the chance to explore this beautiful state with your partner and create lasting memories together. You can indulge in local delicacies, like a Michigan cherry pie or a Coney dog, and visit charming small towns like Holly, Davisburg and Clarkston. And you'll have the opportunity to connect with each other in a way that might not be possible in a larger, more traditional wedding.
So, if you're dreaming of an intimate wedding that's all about you and your partner, consider eloping in Michigan with A Simple I Do. It's the perfect destination for a romantic adventure, and a celebration that you'll remember for a lifetime.
When planning a big wedding overwhelms you, search your heart and think maybe....elope!
When I received their email letting me know they were going to plan a big wedding this year but decided that didn't suit their love and they wanted to elope now I was elated!
I began A Simple I Do with the intention to serve couples in any way that suites them. And with the cost of an average wedding beginning at $20k I am seeing more couples choose to elope or host intimate ceremonies and I just love this!!
Elopement and intimate wedding's are really special, the focus never leave the couple and their love. When you chose to elope you have freedom. You are free to have a ceremony or simply sign your marriage license. You are free to wear blue jeans or dress up in a wedding suit or dress. Choosing an elopement free's you from making thousands of little decisions and allows you to focus on what you truly want to do, where you want to do it and who you want to be there. Not to mention all the money you can save - I mean you could buy a new house or a fancy vacation or just not go in debt.
But the stress, the anxiety and the desire to simply your wedding, to elope means you followed your heart.
For this couple, they chose to ditch the big, big day and simply elope in downtown Holly. We scheduled the date and as fate would have it, we ended up with the most beautiful snow all. They gathered their people and hired an amazing photographer Nicole to capture their simple I do's.
They were so sweet and you could feel the love they have for each other. I am grateful that they landed on my page and chose to work with me. It was an honor to say I do with you!
In January 2023 I gathered with the beautiful bride and groom and their sweet little in downtown Holly for their elopement and signing. They hired the amazing photographer Shelby of Monnette Co to capture their sweet and simple elopement.
They contacted me and wanted a sweet and simple moment in downtown Holly to share their elopement ceremony with their sweet daughter, mother and brother and sister.
We gathered at the Battle Alley Coffee Shop to sign their marriage license, taking care to direct each person where to sign to make this simple I do legal. Once the marriage license was signed we stepped into Battle Alley to share a brief exchange of vows and rings.
Eloping in downtown Holly allows you the picturesque moment in a hallmark town, don't be surprised if some local folks cheer and clap for you to wish you well as you enter into marriage.
Hiring a professional photographer to capture you elopement is always a good idea, no matter how brief and simple an elopement is a true professional will capture the details and allow you to have a keepsake of your elopement forever.
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