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You’re not one of one thousand to us

You’re the only one to us

You deserve to pick who you’ll be eloping with. We want to get to know you! All of our packages allow you to choose your. Take a peek at our team below!

Mandelette Photo


Rachel specializes in fine art wedding photography. She creates bright, ethereal images by utilizing natural light and being a pro at indoor flash! Your images will look beautiful no matter the locale. No matter your background, race, religion, gender identity, or body type, her aim is to make you GLOW with radiance! The end result is being able to relive those joyful, uplifting, and comforting memories through your images.

Ed & Aileen


Ed and Aileen are high school sweethearts and a husband and wife wedding photography duo currently living in Chicago, Illinois with their two spoiled cats. Growing up together, their unique perspective allows them to go into every wedding with their hearts and minds open. Having been through it themselves, they understand the intricacies and stresses that go into planning a wedding. They know how important your day is, and as such, they strive to capture every important moment and tell your story with authenticity.

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Liz Rae & Co


Liz Rae & Co is a team of storytelling officiants founded by Liz Rae, a published writer and creator. They write 100% custom ceremonies that give back to the LGBTQ community with each booking. Each officiant is trained in storytelling through internal courses and previous work experience. They believe that stories have the power to change the world, and they can’t wait to tell yours.

Anemone Floral


Before Jessica fell hard for the event biz, she completed an MA in Art History. Though she will always love and be inspired by visual art (and teaching it), she is in her happiest place when she is creating. When she’s not at the studio, she likes to hang with her family, experiment with new recipes, disappear in a book, drink wine with friends and embrace lazy Sunday mornings at home. For the past decade, she’s built this business by also teaching art history courses for City Colleges of Chicago. Her students add to the creative process by keeping her current and always learning.

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Our packages include everything you need for smooth sailing.

All of our packages include the following so we can make your day the best it can be.
*Sunday -Thursday pricing*

Unlimited Meetings

Meet with us as often as you’d like before your elopement! We’re here to make your day a success by knowing you as best we can.

Travel Planning

We’ll help plan your hotels, transportation, and any excursions you’d like to take!


We’ll create a full-day timeline of your elopement and include all in the planning to be certain you won’t feel rushed. Want breakfast before your elopement? Dinner after? We’ll help plan that, too.


We donate a portion of each elopement to an LGTBQ charity in your area. We believe that it’s our duty to progress the wedding industry forward.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start planning an elopement with you?

Contact us on any of our contact forms or through email at hello@vowswelltraveled.com. Let us know what you’re thinking for your elopement and we’ll work with you to create a package that fits your day.

Can we elope anywhere else in North America with VWT?

You can elope anywhere in North America that you would like — we’ll do the heavy lifting to scout out locations that are beautiful and intimate for you. The locations where our are based are listed in our Base packages and are the least expensive.

Do your packages include travel?

Our packages include travel fees in the designated city. 🙂

Do you require a deposit? Is it refundable?

We do require a deposit of 50% of the package price. Because we start getting to know you both right away, our deposits are nonrefundable. If you need to change dates or lcations, let us know ASAP so we can help with your new plans.

How far in advance do we need to book an elopement?

You can book in as little as a month or as far as you would like! We would recommend booking as far in advance as possible to work with the best and allow yourself some time to enjoy the planning process.

Are your packages customizable?

We crafted our packages to be as easy as possible for you to plan your day. Though, we can add or remove anything you would like — just reach out and ask!

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