(Closed) Eloping to Maui- so relieved!

posted 5 years ago in Elopement
Post # 3
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16214 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I can’t shed any light on eloping, but I can tell you that I loved Maui! It sounds like you are going to have an amazing time. It will be so, so special. 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think you will be so pleased with your decision! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

That sounds awesome! Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CaymanGirl:  I was well into planning (and paying) a 75 person destinaton wedding in Grand Teton National Park when we decided to cancel it.  As soon as we canclled it (my dad was dying though), I think I finally slept through for an entire night.  I did not realize how much brain space the planning and the worrying was taking up.  I needed that sleep.  It was a huge weight off my shoulders!  It was a good decision on many different levels.

 

Congrats!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I wanted to elope to Maui and have a bbq upon our return, too(!) But alas it was not to be for a myriad of reasons–mostly his family.  I am very very jealous and happy for you!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CaymanGirl:  I am so sorry about your mom.  That was so recent.  How are you doing? 

We got married 88 days after my dad passed.  The first month I was kind of numb.  The next month things got better but I was still mopey (my dad left behind some very unsavory secrets that we all were left to process without answers).  At the end of that I was feeling more normal.  I posted a while ago about how long did it take to feel normal again.  Like you, I wanted to just be married, but I wanted to feel back to normal too.  The last month we started talking about what we were going to do. Our family said they could not travel to us, so we decided to go far away.

I’d love to share our photos!  Here is a link to the photographer’s webiste:

http://www.sarahkhalladphotography.ca/2012/12/26/shannon-erik-married-emerald-lake-wedding-photographer/

I had a gown, bouquet, etc.  We did not have music though.  We made it an 11 day road trip and hiked everyday.  The wedding was on day 5.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t elope, but – Congratulations!! It is so exciting that you were able to do something that works for you. 🙂 HAVE FUN!!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Congratulations! I am so jealous in a happy way for you. I had originally wanted to elope to some exotic location and have the intimate seaside wedding but was surprised when Fiance decided he really wanted to have the whole wedding experience. I’m not unhappy with it, nor am I having a hard time with the wedding planning. A tropical elopment is just so romantic. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@CaymanGirl:  Thank you!  It was really “us” in so many ways.  Who hikes 5 miles on their wedding day?  We did!

 

I think I also mourned my father months before he passed, like you did for your mom.  I cried way more while he was alive just feaing the pain and sadness.  I did not live near him so I flew in Jan, Mar, May of 2012, then two weeks later he declined and I was able to fly out to spend the last 5 hours by his bedside.  I still can’t believe he held on and waited for me.  We all held him while he died. 

Maybe all that premourning allowed me to move on to get married 88 days later.  We were already engaged for 15 months by that time, no more putting off!

He always encouraged eloping in generally saying no one wants to go to a wedding; weddings are PITA for everyone invovled.  LOL

 

I look forward to reading your journey.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@CaymanGirl:  Would you be willing on compromising on having guests? Specifically the parent(s)? It’ll still be intimate and not have to swing all the way back to having a big wedding.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Congrats!! I’m not eloping, but having a Maui Destination Wedding with approx 11 guests (half of whom are kids). If you need suggestions on photographer, wedding cake bakery, florist etc, lemme know! Sounds like you have it all decided though:)

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