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because planning your celebration day can feel like a full-time job—I’m here to help

Lesbian newlywed couple walking together along a dock at sunset.

Large Wedding vs. Intimate Wedding vs. Elopement

Deciding on whether to have a large wedding is not solely based on how many people you know and love. It also depends on the type of experience you want to share with your partner throughout the wedding planning process and the wedding day itself.

Newlywed couple kissing in front of Cape Cod Bed and Breakfast.

Cape Cod National Seashore Elopement

Shannon + Bryan reached out with the idea that their wedding day should involve a day excursion around the National Seashore in Cape Cod and naturally, I said YES. They’re an adventurous couple who have trekked across the nation together discovering hidden trails, and epic views—and the Cape Cod seashore was next on their list.

Newlywed couple walking along Lake Ontario in New York during sunset.

Best Places to Elope in the Syracuse Area

You don’t have to go too far in upstate New York to find amazing views, epic adventures, and stunning sunsets to have all the intimate moments (and bombass photos to back it up) for your wedding day. From cliffsides, to forests, to lakeshores, to fields and mountains—it’s all possible here. Here are a few of my favorite hidden gems in the Syracuse region.