What do you do when a pandemic hits and you *just* want to get married? You elope! Lou and Dan threw out their original wedding plans in favour of tying the knot on a mountain top. With the help of With Abandon, a trio of women who teamed up in lockdown to help couples elope, Lou and Dan got married on the Isle of Skye, having a second party on the rooftop at The Mill in Digbeth, Birmingham to celebrate with their friends and family seven months later.
Sticking to their £10,000 budget for both events, Lou and Dan worked with a wedding planner for their elopement who took care of all the details, apart from the celebrant, who Lou and Dan chose, to ensure they were happy with them. Lou told us, “It was important the celebrant reflected our beliefs and what we wanted from the ceremony. Celebrants need to speak to the couple first, get to know them and create a ceremony based on them specifically.” The couple asked a friend to officiate at their wedding party in Birmingham, repeating their vows in front of their loved ones.Continue reading