(Closed) Anyone Eloping?

posted 8 years ago in Encore
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are in a smiliar position…Fiance got a promotion (yay!) but it means relocating (not so yay).  Between all the moving drama and me trying to find work, the wedding planning has fallen to the wayside.  We are seriously talking about eloping and having a big party once we get all settled into our new city.  I would love to know what ideas you are considering to make it feel a little more special!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I sort of eloped (we had our immediate family members there) but I also have had friends that eloped and they hired a private chef to cook a 7 course meal for just the two of them (they’re foodies) after their private wedding on the beach. So amazing!

It’ll be special, no matter how private it is. 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

πŸ™‚ it was the best thing we ever did πŸ™‚

At first we tried planning a “normal” big wedding but then it was going to cost WAY too much and we started getting family dramas ARGH… then it was LETS GO TO Vegas!!! but then it was going to cost too much to travel over there get married and have a honeymoon…. SO!! we found a celebrant who does weddings in her cottage style garden… it was me and my husband, my brother and his brother as our witnesses and my husbands children… plus a photographer πŸ™‚ it was magical <3 i wouldn’t change it to have a big wedding… we went to out favorite asian takeaway shop and dined in in our wedding outfits for lunch πŸ™‚

then that evening we had everyone come over for a BBQ dinner and announced that we were married SURPRISE!!! it was great πŸ™‚

First photo is our wedding party at the celebrants house and the second photo is at our house just as we walked out to surprise everyone πŸ™‚

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Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Wel at the last minute we had to change all our wedding plans b/c of the oil spill (we were to have a beach wedding and reception in Pensacola) so we opted to do a scheduled elopement in Key West!

But…I splurged on a great photographer and had a day of coordinator who was awesome (props to Nika Stroble of Soiree Key West) and had my fabulous shell bouquet created for the day and we married on the beach!

Had even our aisle decor just right too!

Afterwards, we drove to the pier downtown and caught a boat over to Sunset Key and had dinner at their most romantic (felt very south sea/tahiti feel) restaurant for a fabulous post-wedding dinner and had key lime pie from the Blonde Giraffe later that night!

The next weekend, we flew back and had our wedding reception at a fabulous atl restaurant with about 50 family and friends there.  Did the full cake, photos, flowers, and the only thing I didn’t do was toss a bouquet.

It was PERFECT!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We tried to plan a big wedding since I had a JOP wedding the first time around. But we had too many people to work around. So we are going to Vegas with just his folks and my best friend there.  ANd well It was so easy to plan and I get the Limo, flowers, cake and dress that I didnt get the first time .Tongue out

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We eloped!  We had a beautiful ceremony at a gorgeous vineyard, and best of all… stress-free!  Planning stressed me out too much & neither my mother or my Mother-In-Law wanted anything to do with planning a wedding.

I still had the dress and we had a great photographer… but everything was about US and I loved it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t quite elope, but our ceremony was tiny–a dozen guests.  We rented a big Victorian house for the night before the wedding and the wedding night, so we could have unstructured time with our guests.  We also took all our guests out to the private dining room of a nearby restaurant after the ceremony.  Three days later, we had a big party back home.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I seriously think the “scheduled elopement”  and “Intimate Wedding” is catching on!

Less stress.  Your way, your day.  Intimate and meaningful!

Let’s hear from more beautiful brides who eloped or had the “scheduled elopement” or small wedding!

Post # 11
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Newbee

We’re going with the “scheduled eloping” (thanks for the term bellenga!) It will just be us and the kids.  Then when we get home, we’ll have the big party for the fam and friends!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Doing the court house trip with his parents and my two children.  Decided to save the money on the wedding to have the honeymoon we wanted in Ireland….

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

No but I usually wish I was!  LOL

Post # 14
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Newbee

I am a little late on this post…but, if anybody sees this–I would love your opinion!  I am doing a planned elopement in May and I am having trouble getting advice/ideas.  So, how did you tell families (that didn’t know before hand) and what was the reaction??  I know this is perfect for us… also, any advice on Colorado planners or mountain towns??

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