It’s been quiet on the blog lately, that’s for sure, but for a good reason! Over the past few months, Adam and I have been busy finalizing plans for our Las Vegas elopement on September 3rd. We had an amazing time with only immediate family and two close friends, and were married in a beautiful, intimate ceremony on West Sahara Lake at sunset. Afterward we returned to our hometown to celebrate with family and friends at a killer outdoor party hosted by my parents.
Having been together for almost a decade, we’ve talked a lot about what we wanted our special day to be like and it often seemed like it just wasn’t possible. We spent a lot of time worrying about what other people might expect from us instead of focusing on how we wanted to celebrate our marriage. We both knew we wanted something small, sweet, and meaningful but we also didn’t want people to feel excluded.
Eloping is not for everyone, and I’m certainly not knocking anyone who has or wants a big, extravagant wedding. My biggest takeaway from this whole experience was the importance of being true to ourselves when it came to our wedding and being able to tune out the expectations of others. Are there some people who are miffed that they didn’t get to be part of our day? Probably. But overall, the response to our decision was overwhelmingly positive and when we reflect on the day we’re so happy with our decision and wouldn’t change a thing.
Over the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll be sharing more details about the challenges of deciding to elope, dress shopping, choosing vendors, destination wedding tips and a host of other things that I’ve been absolutely DYING to share with you (wait until you see our cute welcome bags!)
For those of you that might be planning a wedding or thinking about getting married – what burning questions do you have? Share them in the comments below and I promise I’ll do my best to answer them in an upcoming post!