“We had been anxiously awaiting Lindsay & Evan’s sweet middle-of-the-week elopement from the minute we met them. We loved the intimacy that they craved for their big day. Once we arrived at Random Acts of Sweetness (a sweet local cupcake boutique), we seriously felt like kids in a candy store! It was like frosting on the cake (pun intended). We finished off the day by photographing their vow exchange and first kiss at New Castle Commons where they finally became Husband & Wife with the beautiful ocean in the background. It was a lovely day!” – Mon Petit Studio
“It’s hard to pick just one! It was probably when Evan decided to pick me up just after our first kiss. It was quite an undertaking considering I was a giant pile of taffeta and tulle, but he still did it – and we didn’t fall into the ocean!
…Originally we planned on having a large wedding – actually, it was pretty much completely planned, and I was about to send out the save-the-dates. Quite a bit of family drama happened that caused the original wedding to be cancelled. At that point I was pretty done with wedding planning (I had already planned an entire event!), so we decided to elope on the anniversary of our first date. We kept a few details from the original wedding (Photographers, wedding dress), but everything else was exactly opposite of what I had originally planned (including a big snowstorm the day before our wedding). Although it was so different, it was absolutely perfect for us. We never really wanted a large wedding to begin with, so we were both pretty relieved to have the chance to have a relatively relaxed wedding day with only our closest family. We are still planning to have a party to celebrate with our friends and families sometime in the near future, but we’re planning on keeping that very low-key as well!
…Try not to stress out too much, it’s really only one day that hardly matters in the scheme of things. Do what feels right to you, and only compromise if you’re truly okay with the final decision. It’s your (and your fiance’s) wedding, not your mother’s, aunt’s, cousin’s, or anyone else’s, treat it as such. Also, reading the blog A Practical Wedding got me through my wedding planning process without going entirely insane, even when I thought it was imminent.” – Lindsay, the bride
photographers: Chris & Stella Poore, Mon Petit Studio // cupcakes: Random Acts of Sweetness // dress: WTOO by Watters // shoes: Modcloth // veil: Twigs & Honey // groom’s attire: Banana Republic Factory // flowers: Purchased at Cymbidium Floral, arranged by Bride // ceremony venue: Great Island Common, Newcastle, NH