Lovely and Light by Hayley Lawrence » Charlotte NC Contemporary Portrait & Headshot Photographer

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Intimate Weddings and Elopements in Charlotte, NC

NC intimate wedding, elopement, backyard wedding photographer


Now offering a unique experience for the free spirit…

Say, “YES” to less! Lovely & Light is catering to the simple bride by providing full-service elopement experiences!

Do you think that if you’re not having a “big” wedding, your only other option is a courthouse ceremony? Not anymore!

If you answer “YES” to any or all of the following statements, then you would love my new, all-inclusive service!

  • We’ve considered eloping or just going to the courthouse and getting it over with.
  • We don’t have time to plan a wedding and a planner is not in our budget.
  • We want amazing photos, but can’t afford a full package.
  • We have never pictured ourselves having a traditional wedding.
  • This is not our first marriage and our parents aren’t paying for another one.
  • We are open to a weekday ceremony.
  • We’re in love and just want to be married. 
  • Wedding planning is overwhelming.
  • We have family drama and eloping is just easier.
  • One of us is in the military and can’t plan a wedding in time for the departure.
  • Most of our family is in another state, but they can’t travel.
  • We do want the traditional elements of a wedding, but not the cost.
  • We are unique and free-spirited.
  • We want to get married soon and plan to have a reception at a later date.

Valentines Day Wedding Inspiration Shoot by Lovely & Light and Best Day Ever StudiosSo, what is a full-service elopement like?

  • Starting at $2,500, we plan an intimate weekday ceremony just for you and all you do is get your marriage license and show up!
  • You invite zero to 15 guests
  • One beautiful bridal bouquet and one matching boutonniere (or two of a kind for same-sex couples) are provided
  • A legal officiant and a ten-minute ceremony is provided
  • Together, we choose a picturesque indoor or outdoor location in the Charlotte area (travel fees may apply for mountain & beach weddings)
  • Lovely & Light provides up to two hours of photography, wedding day digital files, an online gallery and a small wedding album
  • Photography coverage includes couples’ portraits, family portraits, the ceremony, cake cutting and toasts
  • A small, delicious cake for cutting and a bottle of fine champagne for toasting is provided
  • Feel free to include your pets, stepkids, fire jugglers… whatever! It’s your wedding!
  • You can even arrange a getaway car and we will provide rose petals or bird seed for a mock exit!

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I’d love to talk to you about your elopement or intimate wedding! Email and we will get started!