Adventure wedding in Japan | Beautiful overland elopement Japan

Overland elopement ー two words that go hand in hand like no other. Absolute freedom. Total adventure. Endless exploration. A & M decided to take it slow, once-in-a-lifetime experience, and did a full two-day overland elopement Japan style.

They’ve always felt it’s them against the world. In love with the road and travel, the idea of bringing the love of freedom to the way they will get married seemed like a natural fit. Japan has always attracted them, but they aren’t big fans of package tours and hotel arrangements. Independent and fierce, explorers at heart, when they heard about the possibility of an overland elopement Japan was their first choice. It was a dream come true.

For the past 6 years, Henry’s been traveling extensively all over Japan to document stories of people in love. It’s no surprise that meeting Luke Bridgeford (Overland Japan) was just a matter of time and Overland elopement was born. Between the two of them, they share a vast knowledge of Japan’s hidden corners, natural attractions, and gourmet secret spots and experience of getting there in style. A & M put their full trust in Henry to plan their elopement and Overland Japan prepared a car of their dreams, a brand new Land Rover Defender. “A” is a 190cm rugby player and wanted to be sure he’ll be comfortable driving for a few hours.

Experience over things. It doesn’t hurt that in these times the total cost is kept low comparing to the traditional wedding, neither. A & M decided to take it slow, and really soak it in. They left early in the morning from Tokyo and headed down south. They stopped when they felt like it, and enjoyed the views and every minute of it. The weather that was first bit cloudy cleared out as they moved closer to their destination only couple of hours later.

Their favorite music on, the car fridge filled to the top with food and drinks, all the camping utensils included, and the roof tent popped up. It was time to get the party started. But nothing over the top – it was a quiet time filled with laughter sitting by the fire. Soaking in each other’s presence was all they could ask for. She prepared the melon and prosciutto and he grilled the meat. Cold Sapporo beer for refreshments. The vibe was perfect. It was magical.

The next morning they woke up early. Sun was already up behind the mountains. You could see Mt. Fuji in the distance. A turned on the stove and soon the smell of the coffee woke M up. The beauty of elopement is there is no stress involved. Everything happens at your pace. You want to cuddle a bit longer? You want to soak in the views and sip the coffee? Take a nice long shower without looking at the clock? No one is waiting, and you can do as you please.

A & M decided to do the first look at the car camp, overlooking the ocean. You could see they relished in every moment. Music was playing, they spontaneously stopped to dance or just exchange kisses. World was their stage.

M looked gorgeous in Alexandra Grecco dress from Intime Dress. It fitted her perfectly.

We helped them with the timing of all the little details so when they put on the suit and dress they were ready to get in the car and drive away.

We believe that’s things like that which come from the experience of helping many couples plan their special day make all the difference. Traditional weddings may need a wedding planner, but to have a smooth adventure elopement, our planning service comes included.

The location they chose for the ceremony was only a 20min drive away.

To the spot is about 10 min hike from the parking lot filled with some amazing views. They were stopping all the time to take selfies to send to their families later.

Once we arrived the things just took their course. They forgot there was anyone around. M read his vows first and A was all in tears. By the time she put the ring on his finger, they were both in tears, laughing and kissing, … it was one of those moments you feel blessed and honored to be able to witness the two people such as A & M promise their lives to each other.

Take a ride with A & M on their overland elopement journey in Japan through the captured photographs below.

Overland elopement Japan - An open road
Overland elopement Japan - Take your bae for a ride
Explore Japan the way you could never do otherwise
Overland elopement Japan - Beautiful Japan nature
Overland elopement Japan - Gorgeous views in Japan
Laughter all along
Look in her eyes
Driver seat kiss
So happy and free
Overland elopement Japan - Free
Open air
Overland elopement Japan - Couple enjoying their first elopement day
In love
Overland elopement Japan - Viewing the sunset
Overland elopement Sunset kiss
Overland elopement Japan - Sunset vibes
Overland elopement Japan - Pop that roof tent
Roof tent kiss
Japan - So amazing
Overland elopement Japan - Enjoying the tent
Overlanding vehicle of your dreams
Overland elopement Japan - So much room up here
 - I love you
Overland elopement Japan - Dreamlike view
Let's stay here forever
Overland elopement Japan - I much prefer just being with you
Look at that view again
Overland elopement Japan - Sunset kiss
Overland elopement Japan - Feeding time
Overland elopement Japan - I could stare at the fire forever
Overland elopement Japan - BBQ included
Overland elopement Japan - One for the gram
Overland elopement Japan - Thoughts
Overland elopement Japan - Some gravy chicken coming up
Overland elopement Japan - Fire is hot
Overland elopement Japan - He's perfect for me
Overland elopement Japan - One before the bedtime
Overland elopement Japan - Holding hands
Overland elopement Japan - Nightime
Overland elopement Japan - Perfect night
Overland elopement Japan - Lovers sleeping in a tent
Overland elopement Japan - The couple in a tent
Overland elopement Japan - Couple kissing in the tent
Overland elopement Japan - Couple in the tent sleeping
Overland elopement Japan - Steamy shots in the tent
Overland elopement Japan - Enjoying the silent night
Overland elopement Japan - Sweet tooth in the rooftop tent
Overland elopement Japan - Have some more cake

Day 2 ー Wedding day

Overland elopement Japan - The sunrise
Overland elopement Japan - Still asleep
Overland elopement Japan - The wedding dress
Overland elopement Japan - Morning chill
Overland elopement Japan - Putting on makeup
Overland elopement Japan - Getting ready in the car
Overland elopement Japan - Perfect setting for makeup
Overland elopement Japan - I can't leave you alone
Overland elopement Japan - Grooms outfit
Overland elopement Japan - Groom's suit
Overland elopement Japan - Bride and the dress
Overland elopement Japan - happy bride
Overland elopement Japan - Brides need some music playing
Overland elopement Japan - Bring in the vibes
Overland elopement Japan - Dancing at sunrise
Overland elopement Japan - Enjoying the moment in the roof tent
Overland elopement Japan - Roof tent kiss
Overland elopement Japan - Dressing up
Overland elopement Japan - Groom
Overland elopement Japan - Bride
Overland elopement Japan - First look
Overland elopement Japan - First look ready
Overland elopement Japan - He is so happy
Overland elopement Japan - Let me take a look
Overland elopement Japan - I love you so much
First look kiss
Overland wedding
Overland elopement Japan - Going to the wedding ceremony spot
Overland elopement Japan - Vows books
Her vows
Overland elopement Japan - Bride writing her vows
Grooms vows writing
Overland elopement Japan - Groom writing his vows
Groom vows
Overland elopement Japan - Bride happy
Bride and groom in the car
Overland elopement Japan - Touching moment
Overland elopement Japan - Beautiful nature in Japan
Selfie to send the parents
Overland elopement Japan - Amazing Intime Dress' dress from Alexandra Grecco (Lana)
Going to the ceremony location
Overland elopement Japan - Can't get enough of views
Overland elopement Japan - Goregeous spot to say your vows
It was always you
Overland elopement Japan - You complete me
 Vows and the ocean
Overland elopement Japan - Drone view
Drone view from the side
Overland elopement Japan - Groom reading his vows
She loved his vows
Overland elopement Japan - Tears in her eyes
 Kiss
Overland elopement Japan - Tears in his eyes
She puts on his ring
Overland elopement Japan - I can't believe this is real
Tell it to the world
Elopement Japan - Married life begins!
Overland elopement Japan - Aerial view, gorgeous spot
Japan - Look at this view
Overland elopement Japan - Gentle touches
So calm
Overland elopement Japan - I could fly
Queen
Overland elopement Japan - To the next adventure

Japan elopement wedding planner: Henry’s Adventure Elopements

Photography & Videography: Henry Delac Weddings

Overlanding company in Japan: Overland Japan

Dress: Intime Dress

Feel free to get in touch if you want to plan your elopement adventure anywhere in Japan!