I was so excited to see Hilary and Isaac's December elopement ceremony at The Montague Bookmill featured in the wedding blog, Offbeat Bride! Offbeat Bride is all about authentic weddings that reflect the couple's personalities and desires...not what their family, friends or society tells them a wedding should look like.
And nowhere are those desires more clear than in an elopement ceremony.
When I first met Isaac and Hilary, they were pretty fuzzy on the details...the how, when and where they wanted to be married. But they did know one thing: the ceremony mattered. Even though they were planning to elope - just the two of them and no other witnesses - they knew they didn't want to go to the town hall or hire a Justice of the Peace. They wanted a real wedding...dress, flowers, ceremony and all.
I was amazed by how quickly and effortlessly it all came together. We landed a date and a venue, and by sitting down with Hilary and Isaac for an hour or two, I was able to write them a completely personalized wedding ceremony telling their love story and including two poems they had chosen, along with their own wedding vows.
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