- 5 years ago
Hey everyone. I’m new to these boards, but I have been reading a lot of posts lately. I find myself needing advice and no one in my circle has really been able to help.
My fiance and I have decided to elope – sort of. I guess it’s more of a destination wedding. It will be us and four of our friends. We are looking at two locations, with two completely different atmospheres. We thought it would be better to have an amazing private wedding and then have a great party when we get back, or even in a year on our first anniversary. We are pretty private people anyway and the idea of standing up in front of everyone we know and trying to host such an event seems daunting. This should be happy!
The first location is Venice. We found a great, old fashioned hotel right on the canal. It’s very small (20-ish rooms) and we would have most of the place to ourselves since it would be out of season. I see this as a cosmopolitan, semi-glamour elopement. My fiance will be wearing a charcoal 3 piece suit. I have found a beautiful Elie Saab dress I would like to wear (or at least try to simulate). My hair would be down in an old fashioned wave (think retro glamour) and simple diamond studs. The dress is a blush champagne.
The next location is a small place in Sri Lanka. This place would be private (just for our party) and intimate. This is more of a laid back feelings. The dress would be custom made, but simple. The photo below is of the style I am going for, but will be an ivory satin, or possible an ice blue satin. There will be a black beaded belt with an orange blossom pattern and matching shoes. The hair, jewelry and makeup would pretty much be the same.
Both locations will cost about the same and both can offer an intimate feeling. My fiance and I are torn; we love each idea equally. We also are open to where we have our honeymoon, so we haven’t been able to use that to decide. However, I love the idea of being able to say “We married in Sri Lanka” – you just never hear that. Italy is like the second most popular place to be married. Any suggestions? Do you find one idea more appealing than the other?
I don’t want to look back on my pictures in 20 years and ask myself what the hell I was thinking with the dress. I also have this silly romantic idea of being able to wear this dress on my 20th anniversary. I don’t think I could do that with sleeveless. Yes, I know that is a silly and impractical idea that most likely won’t pan out, but this is how my crazy brain thinks.