Alexis and Ian's Elopement at Banyan Groves Wedding Venue

Journal and Imagery by Bradenton Wedding Photographers Popping Champaign Photography.

When Chris and Alexis first started planning their wedding, they knew they wanted something intimate and unique. They considered a beach elopement, but then Alexis had a dream about getting married under a banyan tree. She woke up and immediately showed Chris a picture of a Banyan Grove Events, and they both knew that was the perfect location for their special day.


On the day of their wedding, Chris and Alexis arrived at the banyan grove dressed in bohemian-inspired attire. Alexis wore a flowing white dress that accentuated her tattoos, and Chris wore a fitted black suit and tan tie. As they stood under the majestic banyan trees, surrounded by lush foliage and the sound of tropical birds, they exchanged their vows. The ceremony was simple and heartfelt, with just a handful of family members in attendance.


After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with a tropical-themed reception complete cake, cookies, and hors d'oeuvres. The decor was a mix of bohemian and tropical elements, with colorful flowers and dyed palm fronds hanging in front of the trees on their circular arch, and a line of beautifully detailed rugs creating their aisle. Chris and Alexis sipped on tropical cocktails as they danced to music by a steel drum band.


As their celebration came to a close, Alexis and Chris left the banyan grove hand-in-hand, already planning their next adventure as husband and wife. Their elopement in the banyan grove was everything they had dreamed of and more, and they knew that they would always treasure the memories of their intimate, bohemian, and tropical wedding day.

Wedding Date: May 13, 2022

Chris and Alexis

Wedding Venue: Banyan Grove Events
Planner: Arise Coordination
Bakery: Devin's Bakeshop
Florist: Wilted Twig Co
Hair and Makeup: Beauty Couture Tampa
Earrings: Shop Moss
Bride's Dress: Benedict Bridal
Signage: Kulgra
Photographer: Popping Champaign Photography

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