Just Elope — A Styled Shoot


Traveling Iowa Wedding Vendors

Check out these wedding vendors when you’re considering eloping:


PHOTOGRAPHER: Grace T. Photography | BRIDAL ATTIRE: Dame & Maiden | INVITES: Samantha Owenson Design | JEWELRY: Leona Ruby jewelry | WEDDING BANDS: Artisans Jewelry Designs


See all the vendors we LUST for, that can help you with your big day!


Your Style Entourage

We love it when our Iowa couples bring their Iowa wedding pros to elope.

Get away for your big day, and take your wedding vendors too! See how Grace T. Photography swept up some of her favorite Iowa wedding pros and headed to Oahu, Hawaii for a gorgeous tropical setting. Mountains, sandy beaches, windy coastlines, it’s the thing of summer dreams.

If you want to make a statement, always pack Leona Ruby jewelry on your trip. We are obsessed with this moon necklace. leonaruby.com

Artisans Jewelry Designs creates custom, handcrafted rings for your wedding day. artisansjewelry.com

Finding Your Venue

The venue is what can help you start to create the look you want.

Once the ring slid on Brittany’s finger, her mind began to race. Throughout the jumble of ideas in her head, she decided she on an industrial look. Brittany went to school in Chicago and fell in love with the city. “I wanted a warehouse look to our venue — brick walls, metal, big windows,” Brittany told us. With this specific look in mind, she came across the perfect spot with that same urban contemporary feel — Bash. It fit everything she wanted.

Finding the venue was the hardest part, but once they discovered Bash, it was smooth sailing from there.

Tips For Eloping

  • Have an intimate ceremony that's just the two of you, but when you return, throw an epic party with your friends and family.

  • Hire a professional photographer to come with you or hire someone locally, then announce your wedding with a picture from your elopement.

  • Elope now, but make plans to have a special ten-year anniversary party.

  • Consider carefully where you want to marry and look into the marriage license laws. Many places don't

  • allow you to apply for a license and marry on the same day.

Samantha Owenson Design can help you create the perfect announcement for your family and friends. samanthaowenson.com

Gowns and Tuxedos

Dress it up to be casual on the beach.

Dame & Maiden has the perfect dress for your getaway wedding and you'll want to wear it again, and again! etsy.com/shop/DameandMaiden

Rent a suit that will give him that dapper flare from Milroy's Tuxedos, 5 Iowa locations! milroystuxedos.com

Grace T. Photography specializes in destination and elopement weddings. She's ready to hop on a plane or drive across the country to capture your endless love. gracetphotography.com