Post # 1
Hi – I don’t know if anybody remembers me anymore after I kind of fell off the map with the last few very busy weeks. But we got married! And it was wonderful! Eloping is great, folks – our wedding day was beautiful, safe, and joyous. We brought our four guests with us through the whole day of getting ready, partying, San Francisco City Hall in all of its beauty, and a private room dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city. It was glorious.
We mailed our wedding announcements the day we left for Italy and the emails have been trickling in. No one is upset with us and they all seem to understand that we just couldn’t deal with their crankiness anymore. There’s been a lot of acceptance.
Now we’re living in Italy and drinking truly great coffee every day. Life can work out and I *love* being married. It’s two weeks today and I’m looking forward to our one month anniversary.
I just want to let people know that eloping can work. Having a black-tie planned elopement can work. Not telling your families is okay. Moving internationally is a heck of a lot of work, but fun. So many people are afraid of eloping, that there will be regrets. I’m so happy to say that we had a perfect wedding day and I wouldn’t change one single thing about it.
Post # 4
Please please tell me you have pics of your wedding (I love a scheduled elopement and all intimate weddings!) and of those charming cafes you enjoy coffee at?
Post # 5
Hm… I have a blurry iPhone shot. One of our four friends surprised us with a limo! And there’s one pro-pic of my dress in the hotel where we got ready. I have to wait for the other pictures and it’s kind of killing me :-). [attachment=392280,51258]
Post # 6
Congratulations for doing it on your terms!
Post # 8
Uploading… not my forte, but here goes another shot:
Post # 10
wow Italy sounds amazing! Congratulations girl!
Post # 11
Yay! I’m so happy for you! (And I admire you.)
Post # 12
Congratulations! I love our dress!
Post # 13
Congratulations!! You were such a beautiful bride!
I am glad to hear that you are enjoying your expat experience in Italy. I am actually jealous since its my one of my favorite countries (aside from Switzerland). I live in the Netherlands, which takes some getting used to.
Post # 14
That’s awesome! What brought you to Italy? FH and I have talked about living abroad one day and it seems so overwhelming! I’d love to know what you two’s process was like getting over there and getting settled. Congratulations. (:
Post # 15
Congratulations. You look beautiful!