Jason's and I relationship has never followed the traditional route since the day we met...from the first 5 dates in various cities around the U.S. to tattoos (my first one) with our initials even before engagement and to our first home purchase before marriage. That is why after we got engaged in Summer of 2016 and once we started thinking about our wedding plans for the following summer of 2017, "traditional" just never felt right or quite 'us'.
We knew that we wanted something simple, elegant and most importantly have the focus be on our love and commitment to each other. One evening we made the impulsive decision to scrap the wedding plans and elope with only our immediate family in attendance. We picked a date a day before our housewarming party so we could make a suprise announcement and our families politely obliged on our whim of a moment idea. We only had a few weeks to get everything together from finding the elopement and dinner venue, attire, judge, marriage license, photographer, etc. As we started to call around everything seemed to work out perfectly in our favor which we took as a sign that eloping is the ideal way to go. The hardest part we thought was going to be the wedding dress, which I found online and suprisingly fit perfectly without needing any major alterations. The other most important aspect was finding the right photographer who understood our vision and could capture our love in a candid yet romantic way and we were extremely lucky to have found exactly that.
All of our stunning photos are by Rochelle Louise Photography. You can find her beautiful work and site here and follow her on Instagram here.
2 December 2016