Let’s face it wedding planning these days has become intense. If the idea of planning a big wedding from having to narrow down your expansive list of besties to a handful of brides maids to spending your special day in the spotlight leaves you anxious and overwhelmed, join the growing number of couples opting for elopement and then bringing the party home for a marriage celebration later!
Why are we seeing this this trend?
Thanks to social media, everyone's private lives have become public knowledge. For some couples it has become appealing to keep their wedding ceremony a simple and private moment with a big bash later to toast the union. Make sure to inlcude elements of the wedding in the celebration. Enjoy the first dance all over again, cut the wedding cake and have a spectacular send off.
Shannon and Andrew eloped to New Orleans, Louisiana and returned to a festive reception a few weeks later here at the Payne-Corley House. The bride wore a beautiful black lace gown and unique touches throughout the celebration highlighted the couple's style and personality.