Elope Your Life: A Guide to Living Authentically and Unapologetically, Starting With I Do

Elope Your Life: A Guide to Living Authentically and Unapologetically, Starting With I Do

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Overview

Elopement is not a rushed ending to your love story. It's the beginning of the greatest adventure of your life.

Sam Starns knows this firsthand. After regretting her own traditional wedding ceremony and reception, she decided to dedicate her photography business to engaged couples who take the leap and embark on the brave and bold decision to elope. With Elope Your Life, Starns not only provides insight as an industry insider on the benefits of elopement, but how going against societal norms and standards can change the meaning of the phrase to a less traditional lifestyle. This mindset allows you to discover more about yourself and your relationship and opens you up to endless possibilities.

By bringing out the unique qualities of someone who craves elopement and seeks adventure, you will then learn how to utilize these traits once you say "I do," and every day after. Providing actionable steps to elopement from telling your family and friends, to finding a scenic and meaningful location, you'll celebrate your love while being your most authentic self.

It's time to take the leap. It's time to Elope Your Life.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578676524
Publisher: Sam Starns LLC
Publication date: 11/10/2020
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Sam Starns is a TEDx speaker, elopement expert, and movement leader in adventure elopement photography. After regretting her own traditional wedding, she began her mission to empower individuals to become unapologetically themselves by creating a wedding day and life that they can be uniquely proud of.

With nearly a decade of wedding experience, Starns has traveled to numerous states and countries for elopements to jumpstart the transformation for real change to encourage anyone to become their authentic self.

With a passion for protecting our public lands and love for the outdoors, Starns donates a percentage of services, including photography packages and book sales, to a nonprofit dedicated to helping preserve public lands.

Table of Contents

Part One: Empowerment

1. Why I Wish I Had Eloped

2. There Is Only One You

3. Don't Let Anyone Pressure You Out of Being Spectacular

4. Finding Your Balance

5. What Eloping Is to Me

6. Eloping as a Transformation

Part Two: To Elope or Not to Elope

7. So You Want to Elope

8. Cultivating Compromise

9. Is Eloping the Right Choice?

10. About Those Guests

11. The Hardest Part

12. I'm Worried Eloping Won't Feel Special

13. Why People Choose to Elope

14. Traditional Wedding Costs vs. Elopement Costs

Part Three: Let's Do This!

15. The Basics of an Adventure Elopement

16. 10 Reasons Elopements Are the Best

17. Would You Rather

18. Where Do You Worship?

19. An Elopement in Eight Steps

20. How Do You Want to Feel?

21. 50 Things To Do on Your Elopement Day

22. Sample Elopement Timeline

23. Elements of an Elopement Day

24 How to Tell Friends and Family You're Eloping

25. Elopement Announcements

26. Five Things to Know When Eloping in a National Park

27. When Not to Elope

28. Marriage License Basics

29. Conclusion

P.S. This Chapter is For You, Manly Men

True Stories

Nikki and Tom

Kirby and Jeff

Corri and Mike

Caroline and Manny

Anna and Jamie

Whitney and Jeremiah

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