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A Sunrise Ceremony for their Second Marriage (to Each Other!) on Assateague Island

Blair met and married her husband Rick when they were both very young, and by their own admission “made a of a mess of it”. They divorced, he married someone else and had two kids, but they managed to find their way back to each other and got re-married in June this year.

“We met in a pool hall when I was home on a break from college”, began Blair. “We dated for seven years and got married. Long story short, we made a mess of it and were divorced soon after. Rick moved on and had two children with his second wife but the relationship didn’t work out. Six years after our divorce, Rick and I decided to have dinner to catch up. I had no idea I still had feelings for him, but once we saw each other, we realised the feelings were definitely still there. We dated for about three years and finally decided to get married again! It seemed we had found our person the first time, the timing was just not right.”

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Spontaneous San Francisco Elopement Inspired by the Number 13

The inspiration for Meg and Chad’s San Francisco elopement is unlucky for some – the number 13! “It’s both our favourite numbers,” said Meg, “and we originally had a wedding planned for January 13th, 2019 and were going to San Francisco for the holidays. We were planning our trip out for sight-seeing and things to do, and we look at each other and half joked about how cool it would be to get married in San Francisco! We had said though that we would only do it if we could still have 13 in our anniversary. I logged into the City Hall website, and the only date available for when we were in San Fran was October 30th – 10/30 = 13!”

And so their spontaneous San Francisco elopement was booked! “It’s lucky I had to look up the available dates,” said Meg, “as I had no idea you had to book a City Hall appointment to register separately from the wedding nor that you had to do so far in advance – we’d originally just planned to rock up!” 

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Soft yet Edgy Vegas Elopement with a Pale Pink Dress

Leanne and Jason just wanted something easy for their wedding day – something that focused on just the two of them, with no pressure other than getting some rock star photos on the way! 

As massive fans of The Hangover, the knew that there was nowhere else in the world that they would rather elope to than Vegas! “We wanted an epic holiday out of it and just to go with the flow,” said Leanne, “so made very little plans and winged 90% of the day. We didn’t really set a budget, knowing that whatever we did it would cost us less than a traditional wedding in the UK and we’d have an epic time to remember!”

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Wild at Heart: An Elopement on Safari in the Masai Mara

I can’t breathe. This may just be one of my favourite weddings we’ve EVER FEATURED. Yes, in all my 13 years of writing about weddings I’m not sure a wedding has stolen my heart quite like this one.

Aaliyah and Gabriel had exactly the wedding they wanted – on safari in the Masai Mara over the course of a four day trip. Aaliyah is from Burundi, Gabriel is Tunisian and they both grew up in France but met, fell in love and now live in London together. They wanted to have a wedding that focused on them and the incredible world around them, no fuss, guests or details. So, they decided to elope.

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Low Key Dublin Ceremony with the Bride in a Hand-Painted Tulle Skirt & Neon Pink Feather Jacket!

Another day, another mega gorgeous real wedding to swoon over. Oh, yes, we’re just too good to you. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say I KNOW you’re going to love this one. There’s no other option really because THOSE OUTFITS ARE EVERYTHING.

Katie, who wore a skirt hand-painted tulle by artist Tiff Manuell perfectly paired with a goddamn neon pink feather jacket, married Darran in May in Dublin. They started the day with their photos, then a pint of Guinness followed by a walk through the city to their ceremony venue. “We just wanted to take a trip around Dublin, have a pint or two and get some cool pictures in front of some colourful artwork!” Katie said.

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Autumnal Park Elopement with a Short, Sparkly Dress

It’s that perfect time of year where the temperatures have dropped slightly but it’s not yet baltic outside, the colours of the trees are at their most beautiful and Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are a thing again (OK spoiler alert I actually think they’re gross but many people don’t agree with me!) But MOST OF ALL, I love the weddings that happen in Autumn. Especially when they’re low key and full of all the feels.

Following the footsteps of many of their family members who also chose to elope when they married, Elena and Patrick eloped in Melbourne earlier this year. “Elopements seem to be a bit of a trend in both of our families”, she explained, “My parents and brother eloped as did Patrick’s brother! So we thought it would be a bit of a fun tradition to do the same!”

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