Real Elopement | Elizabeth + John

I was so excited to get a note from Elizabeth about her Bahamas wedding.  As  a “just the two of us” eloper myself, can speak first hand to the magic of running away and getting married. The location for this wedding was so quaint and charming.  And the fact that they could wait out the rain (or at least try!) speaks to how stress-less this type of wedding really is!

Elizabeth + John |  October 20, 2010  | Harbour Island, The Bahamas

How they met
We met at work (not in the same dept!). His office was down the hall and he would always stop by my office and offer advice to me about being a new homeowner. We knew each other for about a year before we started dating.


The wedding
We eloped, so it was just the two of us. It was wonderful, because the stress level was very low, and we could just enjoy every minute. Several things went wrong beforehand (priest canceled the day before, event planner was ill), but we kept our cool and did not let it upset us. Then, right before the ceremony was about to begin, it starting pouring rain! We waited….and waited…..and waited for it to stop.  Finally, we decided to just go ahead and get married right in the hotel’s covered open-air restaurant that sits on the beach.  The waitstaff told us that rain on your wedding day represents “blessings.” Well, we were definitely blessed!


After the ceremony, the rain stopped, and we were able to go out and get the photos I so badly wanted around the island. This island is so quaint and beautiful, it would have been very disappointing if we could not document it.


Why she decided to sell her wedding dress
It seems like a waste to just keep it locked up in my closet for the next 20 years! If I can help someone get a designer dress for a good price, then it’s a win-win. I know that short dresses are becoming more popular as “reception” dresses, and if I was going to buy two dresses, I’d be looking for a bargain on at least one of them! I had a great time in this dress, and I am just hoping that someone else might enjoy it as much as me (for less money!). Not to mention, what’s the point of wearing those great shoes if no one is going to see them??!!??!!

Elizabeth’s wedding dress: Priscilla of Boston Tori

Photography: Ben Jamieson