Kelsey & Rowan made the most of every moment during their Destination Elopement in Italy. They planned the perfect pre-wedding portrait session at the picturesque Villa d’Este in Italy the day before their elopement. The results were stunning, and it helped create a more relaxed schedule for their wedding day. Their elopement in a private villa in Fregene, Italy was a dream come true, complete with breathtaking coastal scenery. They got ready separately in luxurious suites and had a beautiful first look. The courtyard ceremony was emotional and included 10 loved ones. The day ended with a casual wedding dinner prepared by private chefs. Overall, it was a magical day filled with love and joy. Read more about Rowan & Kelsey’s Destination Elopement in Italy.
Real Elopements Articles
Briana & Jesse’s geek chic galaxy-inspired wedding was on May the Fourth (be with you) in 2022. Their intimate, authentic wedding took place at a stunning venue in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a view of the sky that was the perfect setting for their special day. These two are lovers of Star Trek, Star Wars, board games, and video games, and know that the stars aligned to bring them together. They wanted a wedding day that truly reflected their relationship and had fewer than 60 guests in attendance, and this fandom design included purple, green, and blue to create a galaxy design that was tasteful and geek chic.
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.
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!