Santa and Peter Elopement | The Yorkshire Dales

Elopement Photographer

I first spoke to Santa and Peter after a rather odd email landed in my inbox. It went something along the lines of ‘we want to have a walking wedding with our family and friends, can you do that? Ohh there will be waterfalls.’

Instantly I was intrigued. I love an elopement that is a little different, something that is unique but also means a lot to the couple.

After talking to Santa and Peter for a while about their plans, we were definitely on the same wavelength. Our mutual love of the outdoors, passion for adventure and mother nature, and worry about where the wedding industry is going brought us together.

As an elopement photographer and nature lover, I aim to show couples out there that you don’t need to follow convention and tradition with the big white dress, first dance and an overpriced cake.

Now that is fine if that is your dream, but I’m here to show you that there is an alternative. Elopements are on the rise, and for a good reason.

Santa and Peter tied the knot in Skiptons registry office with their closest family and friends before heading out for a meal. We met up at Malham Cove car park before our elopement adventure began.

This route was where Peter brought Santa on their first date. They share the same passion for the outdoors and often walk and climb together in their spare time. The next day they were embarking on a 25-mile hike of the Yorkshire three peaks.

Our eight-mile circular route took us past Janets Foss, up through Gordale Scar, which included a waterfall climb. We then headed up over the moor top to Malham tarn before descending at our last stop of Malham cove before heading back to the car park.

Santa and Peter made the day really special by inviting anyone who was able to join them for the walk so they could experience their special day with them. The atmosphere was brilliant and is one of the reasons I love elopements so much.

Elopement Photography

As an elopement photographer who has a huge passion for exploring the outdoors and helping couples discover their dreams of an alternative wedding, I hope these photos show you that there is an alternative to the big white wedding.

If you have any questions or are thinking about planning an elopement wedding, then please get in touch. I would love to hear your plans.