Global Wedding Awards 2023

Global Wedding Awards 2023| 37 Elopements are once-in-a-lifetime, romantic adventures, but who says an elopement can’t be as lavish and elaborate as a big wedding? The Elopement Experience brings your most extraordinary and unbelievable dreams to life in some of the world’s most incredible destinations. We find out more from the firm’s Founder as it celebrates recognition in the Global Wedding Awards 2023. Best International Elopement Experience Provider 2023 continues. “We limit the number of couples we work with to ensure each one receives the individual attention and care they deserve. Our luxury elopements are designed for couples seeking an exceptional experience that surpasses the norm and we offer custom experiences, gourmet dinners, and top vendors, making it a unique event for all involved tailored to each couple. No two elopements are ever the same!” As the CEO of the company, Rochelle is based in both Italy and California, serving clients worldwide. Whilst she has a team supporting her, Rochelle personally curates a bespoke team of vendors for each elopement, including musicians, makeup artists, florists, and venues. With more than 15 years of global experience, Rochelle has formed relationships with a vast network of professionals, and every referral is someone with whom she has previously worked. “As a half-Italian native of Rome, I possess an intimate understanding of Italian culture and language,” she elaborates. “Italy is our largest market due to its breathtaking beauty, intimate atmosphere, and gracious hospitality.” Rochelle takes a hands-on approach in caring for each couple, particularly when it comes to finding the perfect location based on her extensive knowledge of travel. Rochelle is also the designer creating the theme and concept. “I focus on what I do best,” she smiles. “Providing personalised attention to each couple to ensure their elopement is nothing short of amazing.” And it’s not just Rochelle who is passionate about providing the ultimate experience to the bride and groom… at The Elopement Experience the internal culture is centered around providing the couples with an exceptional experience. From the moment they sign up to their elopement day, every team member strives to ensure they have a wonderful time. Of late, the firm’s business model has undergone a transformation, with a renewed focus on providing quality elopements over quantity. This shift enables Rochelle to offer an even more personalised approach to each couple and ensure their needs are fully met. Recently, as testament to the dedication, commitment, and passion that The Elopement Experience shows to its customers, it gained recognition in the Global Wedding Awards and was named Best International Elopement Experience Provider 2023. Whilst the future looks bright and exciting developments are underway, Rochelle and the team have plenty of work to keep them busy. In 2023, the release of Rochelle’s third book, "Luxury Elopements: An Intimate Guide to Elegant Weddings," is imminent and provides further insight into the trends taking place within the industry as this experience grows in popularity. “Currently, there are three distinct types of elopements: simple, adventure, and luxury,” Rochelle explains. “Our forte lies in luxury elopements, which offer couples an experience that is truly personalised and goes beyond the standard, even if it's an intimate celebration.” With several beautiful elopements already lined up this year, from stunning locations such as Malibu, Lake Como, Rome, the Amalfi Coast, and Puglia, the latest and hottest wedding trend is most definitely here to stay! Contact Details Contact: Rochelle Cheever Company: The Elopement Experience Web Address: he Elopement Experience specialises in crafting personalised bespoke elopements worldwide, catering to clients from various countries such as Australia, the US, the UK, France, and more. The all-inclusive collections begin with assisting couples in selecting a meaningful location, followed by customizing a wedding theme and design that best suits their preferences. The dedicated team provides guidance in all aspects, from wardrobe choices to creating the perfect table arrangements and other day-of details, including elopement stationery. In addition, The Elopement Experience creates a team of top vendors and timelines to ensure everything runs smoothly on the actual day, complete with photography services. The primary goal is to ensure that each elopement is tailored to the couple's individual needs and aesthetics, steering away from cookie-cutter or simple elopements. “Our success is reflected in the numerous couples who have attested to having the best day of their lives,” enthuses Rochelle Cheever, who founded The Elopement Experience more than 15 years ago. “Prior to the pandemic, elopements were not as prevalent, but Covid-19 has brought them to the forefront.” This newfound attention for elopement style weddings is a positive development, but as with anything, there are drawbacks. For example, there are numerous hotels and planners now offer "eloping packages" that lack the same personalization, depth, and professionalism that The Elopement Experience can provide. “To set ourselves apart, we now offer luxury elopements,” Rochelle T