Halloween is a time of magic, mystery, and surprises, and while this may not be the most romantic holiday, for some couples, it’s the best holiday. If your love story embraces the spooky side of life, or perhaps you have fond memories of Halloweens together, a late-October wedding may be perfect for you. And for couples who love great food, gothic vibes, and the works of Poe, this real-life Intimate Edgar Allan Poe Halloween Wedding is sure to pique your interest.
Real Elopements Articles
Kada & Stephen wanted their costume party wedding to be fun and low stress, not stuffy and boring – and they succeeded! All guests were encouraged to come clad in fun costumes, and boy did they come through! A dazzling array of wild colors, bedazzled jackets, teal cowboy boots and even a saxophone appearance graced this incredible wedding.
Ronnie and Royanna’s Christmas elopement was at Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake. This small church has been completely rebuilt in the last few years because of flooding that occurred during Hurricane Florence. A member of the congregation wanted to keep the memories continue the church in that same building, so donations were made to cover the costs of the revamp. And what fun, now that Ronnie and Royanna could add to that long list of memories.
When Amy & Chris chose to be married on the rooftop of The Durham Hotel, they couldn’t have hoped for such a perfectly sunny and breezy day with beautiful views of the skyline. With 50 guests in attendance, their intimate wedding was deeply personalized to reflect their relationship and included family and the kind of friends that are more like sisters and brothers.
Malick and Evelyne are both from South Africa and speak fluent French. The couple wanted to wait to throw their wedding party until after Evelyn delivered their baby later in the year, but they didn’t want to delay making their marriage official. They decided to opt for a small elopement at the Wake County Justice Center in Downtown Raleigh, followed by photos that doubled as their wedding portraits and a mini-maternity session!
When Sarah and Jake met for their first date, Sarah made sure to arrive early and to bring the one item she always brought on a first date – a book, The Poisoner’s Handbook. She nonchalantly placed it on the table without making mention of it, as she always did, to see how her date would react. It was her test, her way of knowing whether this person would take her as she is – in her full quirky, offbeat glory or whether it’d make them uncomfortable.
Young, in love, and overjoyed are all great ways to describe Josiah and Lauren. They met young and in many ways grew up together (and are still growing up together). Josiah is in the military, and recently he and Lauren decided to have a small elopement a Monroe Camp and Retreat in New Hill! It was such a great place for them to have their intimate wedding with their close family and friends!
Pedro & Katie planned an incredibly romantic winter wedding for a week before Christmas, with an intimate guest list of 30. Although the couple didn’t select their date based on the holidays, it definitely educated their design choices. One thing we really enjoyed about their design aesthetic was that it gave the warm and welcoming Christmas/holiday atmosphere using crisp black linens with white overlays and a pop of metallic red with the charger plates, as well as incorporating evergreen and white berries into the floral design. This gave a festive feel without being over-the-top elves and candy canes.
After over a year of talking about COVID elopements, it almost feels cliché to do so: The couple postpone their big celebration but still commemorate their original wedding date. Their community can’t be there to witness and enjoy the moment, so they make it intimate, focus on themselves, their love and commitment. Whatever else it is, an elopement is unquestionably about the marriage—the coming together of hearts, speaking truths to one another, holding to one another despite the bleak, quasi-dystopian pandemicscape.