Post # 1
My fiancé and I are eloping next month (March 8th) at the little log chapeL in gatlinburg Tennessee. His parents are going to be our witnesses. My family won’t be in attendance we have a pretty poor relationship and haven’t spoken in years. Just want to get everyone’s opinion on eloping. I know this was the right choice for us (I wanted to go to the courthouse but he wanted us to have a real cermeony) And wanted to hear what your thoughts 🙂
Post # 3
@meranda: I think everyone should do what’s right for them. Have a lovely elopement!
Post # 4
I think it sounds like you two have made the right decision for the both of you! I just wish my SO would get on board with eloping as well 🙂
Post # 5
Awww… That sounds lovely! I was all for eloping, or having a very low-key destination wedding with just immediate family. FI was less keen- he wanted our friends to celebrate, and his immediate family have issues with each other and wouldn’t cope being in the same resort for a DW.
It sounds perfect, and very, very romantic!
Post # 6
We did!!! I loved it. It was just us and the minister, and it was perfect. Noone else to worry about or try to please. Just us in Hawaii. =) we are having a vow renewal later this year that everyone will be at, but it was nice having the first day just for us.. Congrats!! And a log chapel sounds neat! Be sure to post pictures!
Post # 7
This sounds very similar to our situation except reverse! He wanted the courthouse but I wanted to at least have a nice ceremony and my parents are going to be our witnesses. He gets along fine with his parents but since we’re eloping out of the country, they felt it was too expensive and too much trouble to travel for a short trip.
If you know it’s the right decision for you, then that’s the end of it! Gatlinburg is beautiful btw, lots of gorgeous sightseeing and things to do!
Post # 8
@meranda: I think it’s all about what is right for you and your partner, and it sounds like you made the right choice 🙂 My partner and I eloped at our local City Hall. My only regret is that I didn’t have a bouquet, haha. We did hire a photographer and it was aboslutely perfect for us.
Post # 9
@meranda: You two are the ones getting married, if that’s what works for you and what you want then horrey! go for it! I wish you all the best and a little log cabin sounds wonderful!
Post # 10
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Sounds fine in my opinion. Sounds like you basically have no relationship with your family so its ok to have a private ceremony. I will be having a private ceremony for personal reasons in a couple of weeks with only my parents and FI parents present. Then we will have what we call a “blessing ceremony” within my church and reception afterwards in a few months. This will be for our family and friends to attend. We are not including our kids in the private ceremony but they will be included in the blessing ceremony. Anyways good luck with your decision. And congratulations.