I+L’s Elopement wedding in My Son sanctuary – Hoi An
What is an elope, what does a real elope look like?
An elopement wedding is often thought of as running away without telling friends or family, but that definition has changed over time. Now, an elopement wedding means you’re getting married and celebrating with just yourself or a small gathering with just a few guests.
Since when did Elopement exist?
As far as Elopement’s origins go, decades ago the word “Elope” meant breaking family rules to run away with lovers, hastily marrying in secret somewhere far away because both fear opposition.
Today those negative connotations have disappeared, instead, Elopement is understood as another form of wedding to replace the traditional wedding that couples choose.
A dream wedding
A wedding with hundreds of guests accompanied by a lot of traditional rituals is not what you really expect. Facing a wedding that doesn’t reflect your journey, passion, and current priorities in life. The couple decided to choose Elope to listen to their hearts.
Previously, Elopement Wedding was suitable for couples who love adventure and discovery. Experiencing a whole new place, climbing a mountain together, holding hands across streams, and being one with nature is how the couple chose Elope, the new land is always interesting and has many things to explore. Nowadays, Elope becomes more popular. Each person is also busier with their personal lives, so Elope can take place anywhere: in the middle of a pine forest, in a backyard garden, or on a terrace… Wherever you want, as long as you take advantage of it. Enjoy full happiness with your life partner.
Best Time to Have a Wedding & Elopement in Vietnam
There’s no wrong time to visit Vietnam. The country has a tropical monsoon climate, with the south or southwesterly monsoon dominating from May to September and the northeast monsoon from October to April. So figuring out the best time to have your wedding in Vietnam depends on which parts of the country you want to get married in.
The southern summer monsoon brings rain to the two deltas and western slopes. At the same time, the cold winter monsoon picks up moisture over the Gulf of Tonkin and carries it away along the central coast and on the eastern edge of the central highlands. There are clear differences depending on the height and width; Temperatures in the south of Vietnam remain calm all year round, while there are 4 distinctive seasons in the north.
If you intend to see a bit of everything, you need to work around the regional weather differences. Overall, autumn (Sept-Dec) and spring (March and April) are probably the most favorable seasons if you’re planning to visit the whole country before/after your wedding.
Mountain Region far north
(Sapa, Ha Giang, Bac Ha, Mu Cang Chai…)
The climate in Sapa and northwestern Vietnam, including Mu Cang Chai, is divided into two seasons: the dry season lasts from October to the end of March, and the rainy season from April to September. The best months to travel to the Northeast (Ha Giang) are in the dry season from October to April, although December and January can get very cold and frosty, especially at night.
Trekking and Adventure: The best trekking conditions in Sapa and around Mu Cang Chai can be experienced between September and November and March to May. The daytime temperatures are between 15 and 28 ° C and the night temperature is between 10 and 18 ° C. Trekking and cycling are possible all year round, but wintertime can be quite cool and summer can be wet.
(Hanoi, Halong Bay, Cuc Phuong, Mai Chau & Ninh Binh….)
Hanoi and North Vietnam have four seasons. The cool but mostly dry winter lasts from November to April when the average temperatures are between 17 and 22 ° C. The coldest months are January to March. Summer lasts from May to October when it is hot and humid and the region receives the highest rainfall. July to September are often the wettest months of the year. During these months, severe weather can prevent sailing in Halong Bay, although this weather is rare.
(Hoi An, Danang, Hue, Dalat, Quy Nhon & Nha Trang…)
Hoi An, Hue & Danang in the center of Vietnam have hot and dry weather from mid-January to late August, with temperatures often reaching the mid-30s °C. During the winter months the rainfall increases with October and November achieving peak levels, occasionally in the form of typhoons. Hue is often cooler than Hoi An, especially early in the year. In addition, with each sitting on opposite sides of a small mountain range the weather can often differ between the two greatly on any given day.
Quy Nhon is a six-hour drive south of Hoi An and shares a similar weather pattern although the dry season is slightly longer due to its proximity to the southern system. At the far south of Central Vietnam, Nha Trang benefits from a longer dry season (typically January to September), with high temperatures and little rain. The rainy season runs from October to early December with almost half the annual rainfall falling in October and November. Dalat, in the central highlands, is wet from June to October. From November to May it is far drier although cold in December & January.
(Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, Phu Quoc, and Con Dao, Phan Thiet and Mui Ne, Ho Tram and Long Hai…)
Because temperatures remain constant throughout the year, the climate of the south is divided into two simple seasons: wet and dry. The dry season begins in November and ends in April / early May, with the end of February to May being a bit hotter and more humid. The rainy season lasts from May to early November, with June, July, and August receiving the highest rainfall of the year.
During much of the rainy season, rainfall is generally heavy but short-lived and often occurs with heavy afternoon rainfall. Average temperatures in the south are between 25 and 35 ° C all year round. In the far south, the islands of Phu Quoc and Con Dao can be enjoyed all year round, with high chances of sunny days, although afternoon rains can be expected if visiting outside of the dry season.
Elopement Packages in Hoi An & Danang
You’ve talked about eloping in Vietnam but it all feels a bit hard.
This package exists for couples just like you – couples who’ve reached out saying “We want to elope while we’re in Vietnam. We don’t want big and fancy, we want small and personal – just the two of us in a special place looking glam, where we have a ceremony and a photographer captures all the moments. Can you help?”
Dedicated to all the love birds – here’s how it works.
f you want to celebrate in “just the two of us” style, drop me a line and we’ll make some magic.
We’ll get to know each other (you know, if you like me and I like you) and talk about your holiday and wedding plans.
The Let’s Elope package is about making your wedding simple, personal, and fun.
As always, I’ll curate a ceremony that matches your personality and the style of celebration you want.
We’ll determine the location and the time and start your ceremony.
The pricing is based on elopements in Hoi An and Danang CBD because we’re keeping it simple (and travel costs complicate things.)
- Full ceremony creation and officiating on the day by me. I’m also your eyes, ears, and nose on the ground to pull it together and share all the knowledge I have after performing 900+ weddings
- Hair and make-up for one
- One bouquet and buttonhole bloom
- Four hours of professional photography and (pre and post-wedding)
We’ll work out the ceremony location together because it’s a personal choice. If beachside is your thing, stay in a beachside hotel. If lush gardens are your thing, choose a green hotel 🙂 Sunrise? Cool. Sunset? Awesome. If you’re ready to elope, we’ll make magic.
Price: USD 1899