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Alan and Heidi Elopements

Redlands, CA View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$1,195 Typical Price

Based in Redlands, California, Alan and Heidi Elopements specializes in planning intimate weddings. This husband-and-wife duo is passionate about producing the perfect celebration of love for you and your partner. They take pride in accounting for every detail so that you can focus on making lasting memories.

Experience

Having been married for nearly two decades, Alan and Heidi understand that your union is one of the most important moments of your life. For your special day, Alan uses his experience in photography to capture your authentic love story. As an experienced TV and radio voice actor and professional writer, Heidi specializes in crafting unique ceremonies. Together, these friendly planners aim to organize an elopement that celebrates your values, backgrounds, and personalities.

Services Offered

Alan and Heidi are delighted to manage a wide range of elements for your joyous occasion, including venue selection, photography, and officiant services. Leading up to the event, they can also provide ideas for your food, flower arrangements, and do-it-yourself decorations. On your big day, their mission is to create a comfortable, fun, and memorable environment for you to say “I do.” Alan and Heidi Elopements have experience in a wide range of celebration styles, including religious, non-religious, and interfaith ceremonies and vow renewals.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$1,195

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$1,195

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$175

What is the starting price for pre-marital counseling (per session)?

$150

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Earth-Based
No Denomination
Pagan
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

AL
AK
AZ
CA
CO
DE
FL
GA
ID
IL
IN
IA
ME
MD
MI
MT
NE
NM
NC
OR
RI
TX
UT
WA
WI
WY

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Danielle H. Married on 11/16/2021
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    Your research is over - pick A&H now!

    Alan and Heidi were fabulous to work with. We wanted a small elopement with just our parents in attendance, but we wanted it to be personal and sentimental and more than just going to the court house. During the 2021 phase of the pandemic they were a dream to work with when admittedly I was not! I had a very short timeline and thought a Malibu elopement would be easy to pull off - not so! Malibu has a lot of restrictions and permits and issues for a lot of the places I wanted to go or that were accessible for parents. Alan was really great at checking into the local laws and seeing what was available. I decided to pivot from Malibu and started throwing out some pretty wild ides - A&H were on board for any and everything I was coming up with. We ended up having our ceremony at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the day and the pictures are so stinking perfect I almost can't imagine getting married anywhere else. We never met them in person until the day of but our ceremony was so wonderfully personal (go for the love story upgrade, it was really worth it) and our parents loved it. We are so happy to have worked with Alan & Heidi and treasure our memories of our special day.
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    Liziel C. Married on 10/18/2021
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    Simply the best!

    Alan and Heidi were a dream to work with! Alan captured our favorite day beautifully. His artistic style and the way he was able to convey the emotion of the moment in the photographs left us in complete awe. We cried when we saw our photos because we were able to remember that exact moment and what it felt like. Now that is truly something special. We still get so many compliments from family and friends about how beautiful the photos came out and we've had family and friends tell us that they got teary eyed looking through the photos. We have complete admiration for Alan's work, bravo!

    Aunt Heidi made our day so incredibly special. She was such a joy to work with throughout the whole process and we truly felt like we gained an aunt and uncle :) If i had 2 recommendations to give it would be (1) book Alan and Heidi for your wedding or special event and (2) definitely opt for the Love Story. The Love Story took our ceremony to the next level. We loved our Love Story so much and it's a memory that we will cherish forever. Seeing the looks on each other faces as Aunt Heidi read the Love Story was priceless and our guests were blown away as well. We received so many compliments after the wedding at how special and perfect the ceremony was and we had many family and friends tell us that was the first time they've experienced such a ceremony and that they were truly engaged during the ceremony.

    We can't thank you enough Alan and Heidi!
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    Ray Married on 06/21/2021
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    Thank you Alan and Heidi!!

    We found Alan and Heidi one night after having to cancel our original wedding plans due to covid, and we are so incredibly happy that we did. They were a joy to work with, and really made our elopement feel like the most special day of our lives. Heidi’s ceremony included many personal details from our lives, and Alan’s pictures were beautifully composed and truly captured the essence of our wedding. Heidi created our Solstice handfasting ceremony with love and dedication to her craft, and it was more special than we ever could have imagined. Our wedding was perfect for us, and the amount of thought, attention, and care that Alan and Heidi put into their events was evident in everything from the hand-picked location and personalized ceremony to the kind messages before and after our event. We never expected to find such genuine, caring, and like-minded people from a google search - if you’re reading this review and considering them for your elopement, do it!! I promise you will never make a better decision for your special day.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Team

Alan Merrigan
Alan Merrigan
Owner and Professional Wedding Photographer

Alan has been photographing weddings throughout Southern California and the US for more than 15 years. He is creative, easy-going, and he’ll feel like a part of your family almost instantly. One of the biggest advantages of having him with you on your wedding day is his ability to be ready before the photo happens, to see the emotions form and capture the happiness of the day – from many different viewpoints.

He’ll be your guide to an amazing experience using beautiful lighting and the scenery to showcase your love. Warm, bright “golden hour” lighting is his favorite and blends perfectly with his light & open style. Alan will let you be you, and let the real moments happen with just a little sprinkling of creativity and direction to make a good picture great!

Heidi Merrigan
Heidi Merrigan
Owner and Wedding Officiant/Celebrant

Heidi will feel like your “cool” aunt and will craft a wonderful, unique, custom ceremony that is not long and boring but fun, romantic and fits the two of you. Heidi was born here in Southern California, she has lived all over the country growing up, and worked in Australia for a while. Fun fact – she has never met an animal she didn’t instantly love! She has been in theatre since she was 14 and has done voiceovers for radio and TV, in addition to being a professional writer. Heidi's wedding ceremonies range from romantic, spiritual, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious to mildly religious, vow renewals, and more. You can see more about her at LoveStoryVows.com. She won't do a long and boring ceremony, she will create a ceremony you both love!

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Redlands, California Redlands, CA, 92373
951-522-2511
951-640-1697

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