Gemma and Brian chose the intimate setting of Minute Man National Park in Concord, MA for their September elopement. They invited just 12 guests to witness the ceremony and have a meal with them afterwards. The easy-going bride rented her dress and did her own hair and make up on the day.
“Our wedding was inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream“, said the bride. “We wanted a budget-friendly elopement that would be a day we’d never forget.”
Their ceremony was planned in less than a month and they only spent $1000. “The week before we asked the park if we could elope there and they said no but Brian shmoozed with them and they eventually came around!” she laughed. “We showed up with the archway for the florist to decorate and the park ranger told us no props at the last second. There was a brief moment of anxiety, but again Brian talked his way through getting them to allow us to keep it there!”
“We would say to other couples planning an elopement that they should make friends with talented artists and get married in a magical place (that’s free!”
What a beautiful example of how a small budget doesn’t have to mean a sub-par wedding. Congratulations Gemma and Brian!