Not your average Elopement Packages

We design unforgettable elopement experiences, personalized just for you.

If you're reading this, we're willing to bet that you're feeling overwhelmed by the thought of planning a traditional wedding. You're not alone! We've spoken to countless couples who crave simplicity and intimacy — a desire to escape the stress and chaos that accompany traditional weddings.

Eloping offers part of solution, but please hear us out — that decision alone is not enough.  

You'll soon discover that coordinating an intimate celebration is more intricate than you expected. At this point there is a temptation to turn to a pre-packaged elopement and get married in the simplest way possible.

This is a surefire way to have a wedding day that lacks personalization. Not ideal if you want to have the best day ever!

To have an intimate celebration that feels true to your love story, you're going to need an elopement experience personalized just for you.

But ... don't make the mistake of a Pre-packaged, generic elopement day

elope away from the stress of planning a big wedding

Sure, all-inclusive or pre-packaged elopements sound great up front. When you're staring down the stress of planning a big wedding, what could be easier than making one decision and then getting married?

But when you look closer, what you are getting from other providers is really the same "package" as everyone else.

In fact, pre-packaged elopements are designed to make things convenient for the service provider, and not to give you the personalized experience you deserve.

When you elope with us, your elopement experience becomes unique to you - no two elopements are the same with us. And we make it easy for you to have a personalized wedding day. Your biggest single decision will be to work with us — then let us help you with all the planning steps from there!

you deserve a unique elopement day - different than anyone else's.

experience a day that is personalized 
just for you.

Once we've planned the best day ever together, we are your advocates and experts by your side throughout the whole day to make sure everything goes smoothly. 

No rushed timelines or awkward posing. Our goal is for your day to flow organically while you experience the adventure of a lifetime!

"Day-Of" Coordination & support

Don't you actually want to enjoy the process of wedding planning? Our approach is designed just for that, with us managing all the details behind the scenes so you don't have to worry about anything being forgotten.

With our team's combined experience of 25+ years in traditional weddings and elopements, we've lived the world of weddings from both sides. We know all the stress you want to avoid, and all the awesomeness you want to keep!

Planning Expertise

Forget about "all inclusive" or pre-packaged elopements where you have a few limited choices. We believe that just creates a smaller version of "everyone else's wedding day."

Instead, we focus on your hearts' desire for your dream day, and craft your experience to be a beautiful celebration of you.

Personalizing your Celebration

By Including all of this in each package:

How do we create your unique experience?

"Sara and Rebekah blew away all of our expectations"

Emma + Trent

Ashley + John

"I could not recommend Mark and Carolyn more for anyone looking for a unique, personalized wedding experience!"

Samantha + Aaron

"Mark & Carolyn are magical! Their kindness to us and love for each other stands out."

Ashley + Nick

"Organized and detail oriented ... y'all were a HUGE stress reliever!"

We believe in celebrating marriage in the beauty of God's Creation.

Psalm 95:4-5

 Mark & Carolyn, Rebekah and Sara


We've learned a thing or two after adventuring in epic places for over 20 years. We're here to share with you all of our local knowledge, every nuance of the weather in each season, and cover all the details of your wedding day.

We aren't typical "hire and forget" wedding vendors. After all the text and email messages back and forth, helping you answer all the "how do I" questions - we're definitely going to be friends. The kind of friends that pack in a pop-up changing tent for you, bring extra water for you, and a spare bottle of champagne just in case y'all want a redo for the perfect shot.

This is our calling - to serve you on your wedding day and bring you the best experience. EVER. Reach out to us today, reserve your date before it's gone & let's get started on creating your best day ever!

WE specialize in the exact kind of experience you're looking for!

meet your experts in the craft of elopements.

Package Info and Pricing

Storybright Elopement Experiences

Travel: Getting us to your destination is included in each package. No hidden fees!

Planning for weather backup locations

Managing all the details of your day like communicating with vendors and guests

Bringing "Just in case" gear like headlamps, hand warmers, snacks...

Wedding Day Coordination & Support: Handling all the little details for you:

Packages from Ceremony to Multi-day coverage with Mark & Carolyn, Rebekah, or Sara

Gorgeous, hi-res digital photography

Full printing rights for personal use

Online gallery to mark favorites, order prints & share with family and friends

Photography coverage by our talented team:

Access to our Comprehensive Elopement planning resources which include:

Consulting for your best-match locations & nearby cabins/airbnbs

Location scouting of your chosen spots

Timeline of your Elopement Day - customized for you

Assistance matching you with vendors for hair, make-up, officiant, cake & florals, and more!

Our proprietary, guided planning process for a stress-free experience

Elopement Planning Reference Guide (all the details you'd want to know!)

Personalized, online portal to visualize your choice of elopement locations & planning details

Elopement Planning Expertise:
Take advantage of our team's years of expertise in elopement planning to as we design your perfect day.

5400 to 10700

Packages range from:

Everything included in our packages:

- Rachel L.

I'm so happy we found y'all!
I needed you to take this planning thing away from me..

Planning the perfect elopement still means handling just as many details as a big wedding. But with us, you don't have to experience any of the big wedding stress.

Personalized elopement experiences are both art and science; and planning is a blend of creativity and the need to be super organized. We've perfected our process so you can experience all the fun of seeing your day come together without having to worry about all the details!

Eloping with us means just focusing on what you want to experience together as you celebrate your love.

our proprietary approach to planning, Carefully refined from years of expertise.

the Storybright guided planning process!

Included in every package...

A week long adventure in Iceland; sightseeing by offroad tours, hiking, gravel biking and staying in epic Airbnbs all along the way

A multi-day overlanding adventure by Jeep exploring secluded mountain peaks and waterfalls

An intimate day for just the two of you to adventure in the mountains, followed by a small venue reception the next day to celebrate with family and friends.

The possibilities are endless! Just imagine...

Are you feeling like the packages you've seen so far are still not enough? You don't have to settle for less. We understand the journey you're on, and we're here to make it extraordinary.

We're here to help you imagine an experience that's perfectly tailored to your needs, filled with love, adventure, and intimacy. That's what we do best. We're passionate about crafting elopement experiences that are as unique as your love.

We can help you dream up & Plan the ultimate vision

Completely Customized packages

While we LOVE the outdoors, the reality of getting married in far off places means you have to do without some of the comforts of a traditional wedding venue.

Or do you?

For most* of our elopements, our van comes along for the ride. This means you'll always have:

A private place to change

A clean restroom at the ready.

Need to shower? Got you covered.

Want to keep your picnic cold? Use our fridge.

Getting cold out and need to warm up? Let's turn on the heat and make some coffee for you.

We really mean it when we say we're here to show you an amazing time!

Meet Our Van: The ultimate Elopement support vehicle.

Included when you book with Mark & CArolyn!*

we literally think of everything for you.

*Our van cannot make it to some off-road destinations. Exclusions may apply.

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Watch this completely unscripted testimonial to find out!

But what does it really feel like to elope with us?

- Emma C.

StoryBright Films made our wedding day so special! Mark and Carolyn really listened to us to create a perfect and detailed plan for the day that saved untold amounts of stress and even included spot-on vendor recommendations! Sara and Rebekah came to do photography/videography and were the absolute best! They braved a very foggy mountain early in the morning to meet us. We heard repeatedly from our guests how great they were, how clear the direction was, and how patient they were to get all the shots - and we completely agree! They made us feel so at ease to be ourselves and really saw every detail. Sara and Rebekah blew away all of our expectations for wedding/elopement photography and set a new high bar.

"Absolute best!"

- MacKenzie S.

Our elopement would not have been possible without Mark and Carolyn. When we initially met with them, we didn’t have a vision in mind. We just knew we wanted a small elopement with our immediate family and a few friends. After sending us a questionnaire and sample galleries of other weddings they had done, we decided on locations for our day. They helped us find VRBO’s, catering, an officiant, etc. Without them, I highly doubt our day would have been even remotely close to what it was. Their attention to detail is unmatched. They made sure every single “want” of ours was accomplished. They crafted a perfect timeline that allowed us to enjoy our day together. Not to mention plans B-Z if the weather began to act up, or for any other unforeseen events. We highly recommend StoryBright to any couple considering eloping!

"Their attention to detail is unmatched!"

- Meagan R.

"My husband and I wanted a small, intimate wedding that truly felt like "us." We also wanted the planning process and the day-of to be as least stressful as possible! Obviously, we also wanted amazing pictures to commemorate our day. With Mark and Carolyn's help, we were able to put together the most beautiful day that fulfilled everything we could have hoped for! They made everything so easy and enjoyable, I honestly could not imagine having gone through the process with anyone else. Our family originally felt that we had paid too high a price for photographers, but after experiencing the day planned and coordinated by Mark and Carolyn, they agreed that the service was well worth the price even before seeing how the pictures came out! Of course, the photos were also incredible!! "

"Well worth the price!"

reviews directly from our couples

Why you will love eloping with us

Q & A

We're here for any of your questions!

How do we decide on the photo coverage we need?

We can definitely help you answer this on our phone or Zoom consult! Everyone's needs are different, and we can show you example timelines of our prior elopements to help you visualize how everything can come together for your elopement.

Our best analogy for deciding on coverage: It's like planning a vacation away from it all.

Taking a trip for weeks away lets you forget about everything else and decompress vs. taking a day off where you really don't get a chance to forget about "work."

This is like choosing a package! Want to truly forget about everything and enjoy your experience to it's fullest? Then our multi-day package is what you'll want.

One quick note: Mark & Carolyn are typically only available to book Complete Day and Multi-day packages - thank you for your understanding!

what is a good timeframe to plan our elopement?

Our calendar opens up on an 18-12 month window, depending on the season; peak season dates book up about a year in advance. The sweet spot for planning is to book your date at least 9-12 months ahead of time to not have any details overwhelm you. We have planned elopements in less than 2 weeks, but it's always best to have more time so you're not in a rush!

Can we elope with family & friends?

Of course! Some of the sweetest elopements we've witnessed are with close family and friends along. Please just take our word of caution - this day needs to be about YOU & not about satisfying anyone else's opinion of what your day should look like.

We've handled LOTS of family elopements and would love to share our tips with you!

do you Offer videography too?

Yes! Our videography is a storytelling "cinematic" style. Our Highlights Films are 6-9 minutes and capture ALL the emotion of your day together. Video is especially useful to share with family and friends back home after you elope - for example at a reception party! You can see what our style is like on our Porfolio page (scroll to the bottom of the page).

Videography is available as an upgrade to any of our packages.

what if it rains on my wedding day?

We will always have backup plans at the ready! If it's unsafe on top of the mountain (thunderstorms for example) then we will have backup plans at a lower elevation just in case. And in case you're wondering about your photos, actually photography in the rain can come out EPIC! For more reading check out our blog post What about Rain on my Wedding Day?

DO YOU work with groups over 25?

Yes, sometimes we do! This is something we can definitely talk about on a call to make sure we are a good fit for each other. 

There's two reasons why we typically only plan and photograph elopements up to 25 guests (and strongly recommend a size of 15 or less).

First, elopements are a very specialized niche of weddings and we believe in focusing 100% on the client experience that our couples depend on us for. We've observed over the years that going beyond about 25, the experience becomes a smaller version of a traditional wedding and the focus shifts significantly to "doing what the guests want."

Second, the natural areas and public lands we visit for elopements simply cannot be treated the same as a big barn wedding venue. A few locations will go up to 30-40, but they aren't very common.

However we do sometimes work for couples who want a blended experience. We have designed elopements that are a mix of adventure for just you, a ceremony with family, and a reception at a venue with extended family and friends which can handle 50+ people! We LOVE blending a little bit of tradition into a day that is intentionally designed for you.

If this feels like what you're after, please reach out to us on our contact form and let us know as much as you can about what you have in mind for your day!

CAN we choose which team member to book for our elopement?

Of course! Just let us know in your contact form if you have a preference! Check out our About Pages for sure. You may be drawn to Mark & Carolyn as your husband and wife team for your day, love the energy of Rebekah as she meets your every need, or want to embark on an adventurous hike with Sara. Just let us know!

If you're not sure, please describe as much as you can to us in the contact form what you're looking for in your day, location, and your date flexibility. Then we can match you with the best fit from our team for your day!

One quick note: Mark & Carolyn are typically only available to book Complete Day and Multi-day packages - thank you for your understanding!

For adventurous Brides and grooms

Ready to experience your carefree day? Send us a message below!

Psalm 95:4-5

 Mark & Carolyn

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