How to elope AND share the wedding with your family at the same time

Updated Oct 12 2015
Photos by Maggie Ashla

What happens when you decide to elope and then, at the last minute, you want desperately to also share that experience with your families? Thanks to technology you can do what Andy and Cassie did …


You can Skype!


Their friend and elopement-day photography, Maggie Ashla, explained:

The bride set up skype in the upstairs window of the boathouse, looking out on the dock to where they got married. Her mom could watch the whole thing.

Afterwards they walked the laptop around the house, showing the boathouse, the rings, the dress, and toasting with their families in Vancouver and South Dakota who also popped champagne and cheered.

Showing off the rings.

"Yay" for technology, amaright? Also "yay" for their super-intimate and beautiful wedding. Lookie..


If you want to see more of Maggie Ashla's spectacular photos, head over here. And if you're interested in learning more about broadcasting your wedding, check out these posts.

  1. Gorgeous! The pier makes an excellent aisle. I'm doing the same thing at a different location, but cramming my whole family out there with me.

  2. Thanks for posting this! We are thinking about ditching the big wedding and eloping in March (we are grad students so it'll be during spring break…doesn't that sound awful though? lol), this might be a way to placate our mothers. Soooo thankful for the post! And their wedding looks like it was special and wonderful, congrats to Andy and Cassie!

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