The magic of Rylee and Vlad's love is not just in their big, ambitious dreams, but in the joyful way they chase their dreams side-by-side. And an elopement was the perfect way to celebrate their vibrant, faithful, adventurous love. Wedding days are meant to be enjoyed and an elopement lends itself to just that. Eloping couples know that no matter how much they spend, where they are, or who they're with, the value of their wedding day is immeasurable and can only be defined by the incredible love they share with one another.

Eloping does not always mean hiking to a mountain top. In fact, Rylee and Vlad chose to exchange their I do's at the 1910 Harris County Courthouse and later commemorate from atop the Post HTX building, with a few of their closest friends in tow. And I assure you, there was no better table available in the city than this one. Post HTX offers panoramic postcard-worthy views of downtown Houston, as well as, paths that meander through Texas' largest rooftop farm and park. It was both romantic and elegant.

It was such a fun time with these two, their connection was undeniable. I absolutely love Rylee's white jumpsuit, isn’t it amazing? Wishing them both the best in their new future together!


Maybe a big wedding isn't for you. So many couples have been choosing to elope instead. If you're planning to elope in Houston, here are a few tips to take some of the guesswork out of it.

  1. Get your marriage license. First and foremost. Don't procrastinate because it could require more effort than you anticipated. Plan ahead and do your research to make sure the offices are open and available to assist you.
  2. Hire a wedding photographer. There's only so many weekends in a year, so book your photographer as soon as possible. Otherwise, weekday elopements allow for more availability.
  3. Grab a floral bouquet. This is one of the areas you will save the most money from a traditional wedding (aside from ditching the venue). All you'll need is maybe a bouquet and boutonniere. You could even make your very own with little to no effort!
  4. Buy your wedding dress. I suggest giving yourself at least 6 months to find THE dress. Some may require special order and/or alterations.
  5. Rent a suit or tuxedo. This isn't my area of expertise, but there are definitely a number of options for nice suits for the groom. Of course, one can always get away with more toned-down wedding attire for an elopement should you so wish.
  6. Find an officiant. Legally you can't get married without an officiant. But the good news s that you can find a lot of them online, or even recruit a friend or family member. All they have to do is get ordained and voila!
  7. Don't forget your makeup and hair! Give yourself the day to be pampered like the queen you are, but book it as far in advance as possible. Your favorite vendors book their calendars quickly.
  8. Finally - pick a location. There are numerous studio spaces for rent such as The Oak Atelier. Public outdoor spaces like parks, lakes, and even the beach. Some parks like Celebration Garden and Houston Botanic Garden require a nominal fee, but it's totally worth it. And don't rule out the courthouse, as some have great architecture like the 1910 Harris County Courthouse, and/or are located near walkable picturesque locations.


Loving these tips? Anxious for more wedding help? I'd love to celebrate your love and help capture your elopement or micro wedding in Houston. Or if you've already eloped, what is something you wish you knew beforehand? I'd love to hear from you.

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