Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wedding Wednesdays: Elopement Inspiration

Watching Shameless from this past Sunday, along with a post by Green Wedding Shoes, truly gave me the inspiration to share ideas about eloping. Spoiler alert, Fiona marries a musician after seeing each other for about a week. They print a marriage license applications off of the internet and head to the courthouse, get married, and Fiona heads back to work at the diner an hour later. Talk about a whirlwind wedding! We appreciate their sense of urgency but also want to share another way of eloping that includes a little bit more planning.

There are tons of couples today that are getting so much push-back from everyone involved in their wedding planning that it can turn into a true nightmare. If we could give our couples any piece of advice, its to stay true to yourselves and have the wedding day that encompasses who you are as a couple; from the season to the style, to the format. There is no one specific way to have a wedding besides just being yourselves and having the most loving day of your lives, even if it means just doing it with only the two of you present!

Today the term "elopement" is colloquially used for any marriage performed in haste, with a limited public engagement period or without a public engagement period. Some couples elope because they dislike or cannot afford an expensive wedding ceremony, or wish to avoid objections from parents, or religious obligations. But we are here to say it can be a little more put-together than this definition. Check out this lovely winter elopement for inspiration!

We love the idea of a veil for the courthouse portion of the elopement!

snowy winter bride

Then the romantic reception starts..

winter flower hair piece

Table for two..

mid century snowy picnic

Incorporating winter details..

mini wreath plate setting

mini wreath plate setting

Under some candlelight..

hanging candle holders

Sharing this special moment with love and laughter..

mid century snowy picnic

And with a little cake!

vintage trunk cake table

So if eloping is right for you, just remember to stay true to yourself whether you are inspired by Fiona's story or by these photos. However you choose do it, don't forget to devour the details!

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