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Our French Elopement, Part One

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On Monday September 10th, 2018 I awoke very early in the morning in Nice, France, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea to marry my handsome Jeremy. Just four days after we surprised six friends with where in the world we're flying to, and that it wasn't for a bachelor trip but an elopement. Followed by a delightful few days of touring the South of France, one of my favorite regions in the world, together. Our secret wedding day was here![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="1388"

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Touring The South Of France

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] After revealing to our friends that we were headed to the South of France, surprising them that we are eloping and picking up the bridesmaids dresses, we were headed for JFK! I was a little concerned about getting my quite large Kleinfeld’s dress bag onto the plane in the garment closet vs the overhead bin, so I bought an $8 veil on Amazon and a Groom hat in hopes people would be nice to us. It worked! Yes, you have

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How We Pulled Off A Surprise Wedding

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We FaceTimed six friends and told them, “We have this crazy too-good-to-be-true thing. A brand reached out to partner together, and what we came up with is we each get to bring three friends on an all expenses paid Bachelor/Bachelorette trip. The hook I pitched them is that you guys don’t know where we’re going. So I’ll give you a packing list, and the day we leave there’ll be a photographer and videographer there, and you guys will find out where

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The Courthouse Bride Wore Chanel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The first step in eloping overseas, was to get legally married. It's possible abroad, but not worth the hassle. We thought we would feel married after our personal vows; that the courthouse ceremony would just feel like another step in getting our marriage license, which it did. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image="1251" img_size="full" alignment="center"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Of course I get emotional at everything, so I was crying just getting our marriage license! I felt so moved waiting in line realizing we were surrounded exclusively by people there

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Why We Eloped

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For as long as I can remember I’ve had a dream I never told anyone about. I have no idea where it came from, but somewhere along the way I created the daydream that before our big family wedding, my husband-to-be and I would elope to England. I’ve always known I would want the traditional family affair, and never envisioned that as a destination wedding. First, those weren’t really a thing growing up. Then, even as they became more popular,

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