Lauren and Charles first visited New York on their first trip as a couple, a few months after they started dating. It was on this vacation that they fell deeply in love with both the city, and each other – so hosting their wedding in NYC was the only way to go! They love sitting in coffee shops, going to bars and restaurants, and just walking the streets til they’re exhausted and lost. “It’s the greatest city on earth, and we wanted our wedding to capture that energy,” said the bride.
They spent about five years engaged – life got in the way, they took the advice of enjoying the engagement period to heart, etc – they’d always joke about how they should just run away and elope to NYC so one day, Charles surprised Lauren with tickets to the city,.. AND tickets to Paris for their honeymoon after. What a romantic!
This has got to be the epitome of getting away from all the stress of planning a big fancy wedding! Haley and Brendan opted to fly to Bali with their two babies and get married under the beautiful Tibumana waterfall. They wrote their own vows, popped some champagne and they were done! They legally sealed the deal when they got back home to Canada after their trip.
“Our wedding was relaxed, stress-free, private and shoe-less!” they said. “We both love to travel and have travelled to various parts of the world since we met. We wanted to elope somewhere far away that doubled as an adventure for us and our two young boys, so Bali it was. Plus we needed to escape the frigid Canadian winter!”
Las Vegas elopements… We just can’t get enough! Sorry not sorry we’ve got another beauty heading your way today! But Makayla and Stephen’s day was just too cool to say no to so here we are! That bronze sequin dress… his colourful meets western shirt… the desert shots… Everything is just too damn GOOD! The couple met in Berkley, California. He was tour managing a band that she was a big fan of.
“I went to buy a record of theirs at the merch table and there stood my future husband in all his glory”, Makayla began. “I knew I had to see what this one was about, but only after five months of contemplation and rigorous encouragement from my friends did I finally reach out to him on social media.”
After getting ready together at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, they drove out to the desert with photographer Ashley Marie Myers in tow, for their intimate and emotional ceremony in front of a Joshua Tree.