I’m often asked by friends why I think eloping is so special. I think to me, we see many weddings that in the commotion and stress of the day, well… Sometimes the focus gets a little lost. I feel like when you break a wedding day down to just the vows and the couple pledging to love each other for ever and ever- I think that’s the truest, purest, most beautiful form of love. I can’t think of anything more romantic than running off to get married. This isn’t to say I don’t like weddings and I think everyone should elope- it’s not for everyone. But I think if you feel it in your gut, or you feel like your wedding is a runaway train, or you’re going through with it just for your families, well… Follow your heart. Elopements are magical.
When planning our own wedding, I knew in my heart that if I could have it any way I wanted… I just wanted me and him. Him and me. I didn’t want the party, I didn’t want the drama. I didn’t want seating charts and venue contracts and a bridal party. I just wanted us. Ever since our wedding, we’ve found that eloping is more common than I thought- Especially with those in the wedding industry. ;) With Lisa of E-Events and Jeffrey of Stoner Video, well… I honestly can’t imagine their wedding day any other way. I know it was one of the best days of my life, and it wasn’t even my wedding! ;)
Let’s start with my favorite from the whole day, shall we?
I want to clone her. That is all. :)
Now, this is a gorgeous family.
Silly girlies. :)
I’m telling you- Jeffrey is more like Nate than any man I’ve ever met. :)
FAVORITE. I can have two, right?
Lisa had the same bouquet as my Lorie– They both went through Fantasy Floral Designs. Lisa had friends give her brooches, pins, and trinkets so they could be with her in spirit. She even had mementos like her Disney name tag, a wine cork from a special date, and a pin of John Lennon and Yoko Ono put in.
Ok, a third favorite.
Channeling Audrey and nailing it.
Silly sisters. <3
I know I haven’t mentioned yet, but it was March in New York, so the weather was freezing! We were all anxious to get off our feet and into some heat! Lisa and Jeffrey graciously invited us to partake in their “reception dinner” at none other than Junior’s in Times Square. We found out afterward that it also happens to be the diner where Carrie and Big ate with the girls after their elopement in NYC. <3 Best. Reception. EVER!
And at the end of the night, we saw Spiderman getting a coffee to go. :) Up next, our mini-NYC vacation!
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