Post # 1
I hope they’re sized ok. This is my first post (and I’m doing it after i’m married :)) but this board was really helpful with wedding planning and inspiration so I wanted to contribute. We eloped to Kaua’i, just the two of us and it was perfect! Here are some pics of the ceremony & small photo shoot afterwards.
Post # 3
ugh sorry for some crazy huge pics.. can’t figure out how to fix that!
Post # 4
that last one is AMAZING!!!! y’all look so happy! congrats! 😀
Post # 5
These a beautiful! I just love a beach venue.
Post # 6
so flippin’ beautiful. more details in words!
where’d you stay? what beach is this? why hawaii?
are you local or did you have to travel?
how did you book your officiant and photog?
tell me everything!
ive never been to hawaii but it’s one of the places i fantasize about eloping to!!!
Post # 7
OMG you are gorgeous! Congrats!!
Post # 8
Wow! Looks like you two had a wonderful time. Gorgeous photos!!!
Post # 9
OH MY… wish I had the guts to elope. How’d the family and friends react? Pictures are great!
Post # 10
You two look so happy! Congratulations!
Post # 11
Thanks guys! I just found our officiant and everything online. It was a package that included officiant, photographer (70ish images on a CD), leis, beach permits, and a coordinator for approx $1000. I added the bouquet cuz I wanted one :). I also had someone come and do my hair and make up… there were a few things I didn’t want to give up even though it was just the two of us :). If I had it to do over the only thing I would have done is seen if I could upgrade or change the photographer that came with the package. I think these images are good but we did a trash the dress shoot (those pics aren’t back yet) and those photographers really put us at ease more (especially my husband since he’s a little more shy about being photographed). But there was really no way I could have known that from a distance. Maybe because there were tons of good reviews for the second photogs and very few (tho not bad) reviews for the first? I would say that’s def an indicator if you’re trying to plan a wedding from afar.
We live in Colorado so we basically planned it for December because we wanted to take a tropical vacation in the middle of the winter :). We also liked the 12-12 date. We picked Hawaii because we wanted to go somewhere tropical where US law applied (DH is in the military so we wanted our wedding cert asap and didn’t want to do a double courthouse wedding).
My family was surprisingly ok with it. I knew my mom would be (she’s not much of a wedding person). My dad was a little nostalgic once or twice, I think he would’ve liked to be there, but in the end he didn’t seem to bothered. My husbands family was only told a couple weeks before. His dad’s first reaction was “you shouldve given us more time so we could plan a trip” so then I understood why Darling Husband had been waiting so long to tell them :). Other then that they just seemed happy for us. No one tried to convince us to have a wedding at home or anything. Our family’s are all spread out throughout the country and a few overseas so that’s one of the reasons we didn’t want to have a wedding here… everyone would have had to travel and it would’ve meant even more planning stress (DH swears he would’ve helped me plan, but I know his idea of detail is def not the same as mine! lol).
We plan to make up wedding announcements to send to people we wouldve invited. Any suggestions on which pic to use? Darling Husband wants to use the black and white. I am leaning toward the last one (the sunset one). I love the one where I am hold my bouquet and looking at him but I don’t want to use it because you can only see his profile and I think that would disappoint his family.
Post # 12
So pretty, congratulations! 🙂
Post # 13
@mrsmomo: Everything was very beautiful. I agree with your husband, I like the black and white pic for the wedding announcement.
Post # 14
Congrats! your flowers were beautiful
Post # 15
This seriously makes me want to consider eloping in Hawaii, too! Honestly…I may even have to show the Fiance this post!
You look positively radiant! Congratulations!