THE CLOSENESS OF ELOPEMENTS
You’ve probably already picked up on this but it takes something much more than being a good filmmaker to join my couple’s elopements. In the past I’ve acted as official witness on more than one occasion and have even helped to conduct ceremonies and write vows. It’s hard enough to spend a few days with a total stranger at any time but this is your wedding day. You’re gonna remember it back for the rest of your life. You need to not only trust me but like me.
Thinking back to my last few elopements they were certainly adventures that we shared together and had no choice but to form a bond. We lodged in the same house, drove for hours on end in the same car, drank together, laughed together and created something special between us despite having never met before the trip. I cooked, bought groceries, helped out and generally became part of the family for a few days.
There’s something special about being a stranger at a couples elopement celebrations. Yes, I’m capturing proceeding on film for everyone to watch but to be the only other person stood there, whether it’s on a beach, mountain top, city centre or anywhere else, is a always an honour and a privilege. It’s never a responsibility that I take lightly.