I know just how often couples hate the process and workload of planning a wedding. Wedding planning can be stressful as hell. It can be expensive, frustrating, and just not that much fun.
So when we scout out a really comprehensive, inexpensive, and customizable way to elope overseas, I've got to investigate. Our destination wedding partner extraordinaire, Peach Perfect Weddings, offers just that and then some. I'm talking a personal wedding planner doing all the hard work and logistics to make your adventure getaway wedding or elopement super turnkey and absolutely a blast.
Let's learn more about how you can elope in style and with major ease…
How does this destination wedding planning work?
Couples who work with the planners at Peach Perfect Weddings get personalized plans built for them for small weddings, elopements, and vow renewals all over Europe. Think Germany, Italy, Ireland, France, and more.
Peach Perfect couples have married at cliffs, in ancient ruins, and in remote rustic chateaux. They've had after-ceremony parties in Irish pubs, often just with two of them, or with in a small crew of friends and family. The best part? Their wedding planner is coordinating it all for them.
There are some standard package features that you can snag (symbolic ceremony or legal, just you or 70 guests, etc.), but you can totally work with your planner to add the features you're dreaming about. Cliffs, majestic castles, huge mansions, ocean views, vineyards… you dream it, and they'll bring it to life.
Check out this sample plan for getting married in Italy. It will all be planned for you from start to finish: a stunning venue, an officiant, hair and makeup artists, a bouquet and boutonniere, dinner reservations, a photographer, live music, and day-of coordination, all for WAY WAY WAY less than a standard wedding. In fact, it's not even that much more than you'd pay if you had to plan the same trip all by yourself. And you're getting top-notch wedding planning on top of it all.
Plus, these planners are experts who know the areas and vendors really well and can plan for the unexpected (as well as for some fun surprises!). It's just a great safety net when you want to focus on fun and not on stress.
Don't worry, you can totally also have a more traditional-style wedding with catering, videography, wine tastings, flowers, a DJ, etc. The planners at Peach Perfect will help you plan it all. They'll even help with legal paperwork (especially great when you're getting wedded overseas from your own country!).
Any real elopement stories?
Jade & Cein’s laid back wedding on the Cliffs of Moher
On the day of the wedding, Jade, Cein, and their guests got ready at the Bunratty Manor Hotel. The bride wore a backless dress which she paired off with black converse and a black leather jacket. The wedding ceremony took place in October on the steps of O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher, in the presence of a few close family members… plus a few dozen amazed on-lookers thrown in for good measure! Read more of their story
Shannon & Dino’s Destination Wedding in Ireland
Shannon and Dino loved the idea of privatizing the quaint castle in the West of Ireland for their intimate destination wedding in Ireland. On the wedding morning, Shannon and her squad, and Dino with his brother and Best Man, got ready at the castle. The ceremony took place in front of Moher Tower at Hag’s Head.
Shannon and Dino exchanged vows in front of twenty-five of their closest friends and family in a beautiful symbolic ceremony, which included a traditional Irish handfasting. On return to the castle, the group enjoyed an Irish meal catered by local chef Anne Lloyd. Then it was on to a pub crawl! Read more of their story
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Any recommendations from past couples?
You know it!
Being from the U.S. and trying to plan an elopement wedding in Ireland really felt like an overwhelming and nerve wrecking task, but we were so glad we chose Yana to help. She made the whole process completely stress free! She was so helpful and promptly answered any questions we had (which was a lot). Yana even made us a schedule to follow on the day of the wedding hour finally hour to be sure everything was on time. Our wedding day was more than we could have hoped for from the photography, to the flowers, to the ceremony… Yana and her team just nailed it! I would recommend Peach Perfect Weddings to anyone! It was truly a beautiful, unforgettable memory we will always have. – Jessica & David
Being that we were booking a destination wedding, and had to ensure all of our trust in someone else, it was so scary at first. Thankfully, Yana made this process smooth and non stressful! She was always quick to respond, and very attentive to our needs. Yana made sure that everything went smoothly and I would absolutely 100% recommend her to others in the future. Thank you, Yana for making our day so special!! – Krista & Joseph
If you're ready to meticulously plan your getaway with lots of extras and symbolism, or just want to say, “fuck it, let's elope”… Peach Perfect Weddings is ready to take on the burden for you and make it happen.
Get in touch to meet your personal elopement planner and be blown away at how easy and amazing and adventurous and awesome your European wedding, elopement, vow renewal, or honeymoon can be.