Top 10 Reasons they Eloped!
I was so happy to find the photos from Louisa and Dharma's Elopement. I had inadvertently opened two dropbox accounts. Didn't realise it at the time Big shout out to Dropbox for sending me an email to say I hadn't used it in forever...
Here are the top 10 reasons, I discovered when chatting to them, why they eloped.
Louisa and Dharma moved to Queensland with their two adorable kiddies. New job, new home. The thought of hosting a wedding with all the family from Melbourne was sooo overwhelming they ditched the idea.
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Louisa and Dharma, along with their two delightful little kiddies are starting a new chapter in their lives in Queensland. Establishing their careers, moving from interstate, even different wardrobes for them all. This was Queensland not Victoria after all! The cost had been high and while definitely worth move starting a new chapter didn't call for a high price tag.
4. The Two of Us
Love, the deep and personal love they share is something they wanted to enjoy with each other and only each other. Just being in the moment, gazing at each other. Laughing, smiling with no expectations. Being private and shy people they knew deep in their hearts a simple Elopement Ceremony was to be the best choice for them.
5. Let the Magic happen
They wanted a Magical moment without all craziness.
No loads of people watching them as they shared their love and commitment. In the hearts and their minds they saw a carefree day, arriving at their chosen spot together. Walking to their Celebrant (me arm in arm. Smiling and giggling. Being relaxed and sharing a very informal ceremony.
Going home for Christmas as a married couple excited and thrilled them. Surprising their families would make a Christmas with a difference.
7. Celebrating with family
Both recognised the delight the family would feel when showing photos of their special moment - their Elopement. There would be a party, no doubt about it. Family and friends would gather, frocked up and ready to celebrate a wedding. For my loving couple, there would be no pressure just a lot of family love and sharing without the nerve wracking staging of a wedding.
8. The Ceremony
The wedding ceremony mattered the most to them. Listening to words of love written just for them followed by their personal vows of love and support, of family - the family they created in that special moment.
"Will you keep each other as your favourite person - to laugh together, go on adventures together, support each other through life's tough moments, be proud of each other, grow old together and find a new reason to love every day?"