Shhh, Your ideal Elopement is... A Courthouse Ceremony
You two are a rare couple that realizes your wedding day isn’t an end to dating, but rather a profound beginning to being fully committed to each other.You’ve decided on an intimate civil service at the courthouse — but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a bash for your tribe later!Let’s face it, a private meaningful ceremony just for the two of you is what you want but you’ll never hear the end of it if there isn’t a celebration at some point.Talk to your trusted wedding planner about your wishes for a simple service and then the kind of party you’d like to throw to celebrate with friends and family.“Oh the marriage of your spirits here has caused Him to remain. For whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name. There is Love, there is Love.” — The Wedding Song by Noel Stookey3 Things to Consider When Planning Your Dream Elopement1. PhotographsEven the simplest of affairs deserves to be documented and these days even your phone can capture beautiful shots — so there’s no excuses. Why not find an expert to take the job of pictures off your plate completely so you can focus on each other?No matter where you go in the world, there are photographers to fit in every budget. Keep the magic of your marriage story alive for generations to come with an album you're proud to pull out.When you elope, pictures are primary because chances are you won’t have loads of friend paparazzi snapping every angle. The best way to find a photographer is by word of mouth — ask around and then check out a few portfolios!2. Choose a style true to youThis is your chance to really be yourself — just because it’s a small affair doesn’t mean you can’t go as over the top as you would if there were 1000 on the guest list.The fun part of eloping is you’re less likely to follow norms or feel bogged down by obligation. You may still choose a traditional white dress and a black tux, but many a couple has donned hiking boots and said their vows on a trail in the woods, barefoot on a sandy beach, or a long black gown under the Eiffel Tower — it’s all up to you!Having a planner at every step can help you suss out the things that are truly important to the two of you so you don’t forget even the tiniest details.3. Nosh, nibbles, and cocktailsWe’ve all gotta eat (and drink), RIGHT? It could be a taco truck on the beach or canapes on silver platters — have fun with a fusion of your favorite flavors.Date nights are a great way to learn about your partner’s cultural background… plan a weekly night on the town together to nail down a handful of dishes you’d like to include on your menu.Don’t forget some bubbles 🍾 Happy Hitching...Look at you, Lovers! I'm Hildy Green… CEO of Bells and Bouquets Event planning.B & B Events superpower is creating authentic, unforgettable experiences. We get to know you and your dreams first — then jump into every juicy detail of plans for your epic day.Let’s face it friends, the world did a whoopsie in 2020 and it’s changed the way couples are saying “I do”. Even though your shindig will look different than your pre-pandemic vision, it can still be full of all the same joyful surprises!As a leader in elopement and wedding planning, we bring a special spark to weddings that look a little different than status quo.We've been featured in event planning publications Magazine. We've also gotten shoutouts from Martha Stewart, New York Magazine, and Real Simple.Make Your Show-Stopping Escape Share-Worthy with These Resources 👇Want free guidance that'll elevate your union? Follow Us on Instagram. You'll get tons of tips about how to plan your brag-worthy secret nuptials. Every Monday, one of our wedding planners goes live to share what's trending in the ever-changing world of elopements.Want to know how to make your big day absolutely flawless? Listen to our CEO's Podcast interview on Just Us Forever. Our CEO Jessa shares her go-to tactics for getting organized before you say “I do”, as well as the biggest pitfalls to avoid. Just listening to this episode can save you countless headaches, and possibly 100s of dollars.Ready to start planning, like yesterday? Book a discovery call with our team. We'll help you dial in your bespoke details and calm your busy head.Let's Make Some MemoriesNow that you know where to start with planning, check your inbox for more insights on your quiz results. You'll also get the free guide "The 7 Secrets To Making Your Elopement Memorable."Over the next week, we'll be lighting up your inbox with more tips for you to plan your escape with ease. We're so excited for you to take this big step toward the rest of your life with your soul mate.We've got a feeling it's gonna be glittery!