I get why you're here. Big traditional weddings wig you out. Maybe you prefer private, intimate settings. Maybe you think big weddings are wasteful. Maybe you have complicated family dynamics (hey, me too).

I'm here to help you create a definition of marriage that leaves you feeling free, inspired, connected to the outdoors and focused on your partner, not those other things.

To capture you both at your "you-est," you need a wedding day that matches. Let's start planning!

I know they say not to trust strangers on the internet...

but you can trust me on this:

hey stranger - contact me!

Hi, I'm Mariah

Read a cool article on me on Business Insider

Read my interview with Authority Magazine

I met my life partner chasing my dreams across the globe. I quite my 9-5 in 2017 and bought a one way ticket to Canada with nothing but a backpack and a camera. I spent the summer working in a remote adventure lodge in British Columbia, guiding ATV and hiking tours in BC's pristine backcountry. That's when Johannes (ze German) showed up.

He didn't speak English. I didn't speak German...somehow, it didn't matter. 5 years later, we're living in Austria. We've learned each other's languages and we love to travel in our self converted camper making other couple's wild elopement dreams come true!

You want the real, deep, soul searing truth about why I believe eloping is the best way to get hitched? Because I absolutely loathed everything about marriage for most my life.

I come from divorced parents. I raised myself, and I'm fiercely independent. The idea of changing my name and throwing a party for people who make my stomach sink...well...that's just a hard pass.

So I started dreaming up my own way of defining marriage, and some seriously kick ass ways of celebrating it. MY way. No exhausting guest list, no stuffy hotel ball room, no BS.

Okay, I'll just say it out loud:
I loathe weddings.

Read My origin story

And then I met Johannes...

Read my interview with Authority Magazine

So are you ready to start planning your adventure wedding with someone who really gets it? 

bucketlist adventures
let's add "get married somewhere awesome!!" 

need inspiration?

I've got no shortage of hair-brained schemes and wild ideas for expeditions. If you need some ideas, here are 15 things I hope to do before I go: