Well this just melted my heart. This adorable couple just eloped and they made this gorgeous video. Man, I am so down with eloping. I mean, I'd still have a huge fun dance party reception. But I really like the idea of just having an extremely quiet and sweet wedding day. Being the daughter of a priest, I can't even tell you how many weddings I have been to. Like woah. And a large percentage of my friends who are Christian got married super young. Yikes, I couldn't do it. I mean, I am only 24 and I have friends who have been married for 6 years already! Insane. There is no chance in hell I could have gotten married in my early twenties. SNAP! I am almost in my mid twenties now! But I still feel like a kid :)
Anyway, I digress. I have been to a million weddings and have been in the bridal party quite a few times. And let me tell ya, I have done enough time with wedding drama to last a lifetime. I hate the politics of weddings. So often, people get deeply offended for not being invited to be a part of the bridal party, or invited to the actual wedding. And then there are people who get all psycho controlling during the planning process. I know numerous people whose families ended up in hysterical drama, with people refusing to attend the wedding, because someone was offended for some reason or another. Uhg. It just makes me so frustrated that for a day that should be so sweet and light, there can be so much darkness and drama that can lead up to it.
And then there is the money. I know people who spent just $2,000 on their wedding, and others who spent $40,000 on their wedding. Sure, some were more glamorous than others. But when it comes down to it in the end, the fancy glam extravagance is not what makes a wedding a wedding.
All that being said, I think eloping sounds lovely. Though, I would want my sisters and parents there too. My dad says that he doesn't know if he could lead the ceremony (he is a priest) because he would be so weepy. But we will see when I am a bit older and wiser and ready for marriage. (I think my middle sister will get married before I do anyway.) Anyway, anyway, A quiet little wedding with the people I love the very most sounds wonderful. And, snap, I am sure my parent's wouldn't mind not having to pay for a gigantic wedding. Eloping sounds awesome.
But oh baby baby, I need me a giant reception/party with delicious food and dancing dancing dancing. That is where the celebration with friends and extended family comes in. I just want a dance party that last for hours and piles of delectable food and great drinks.
I am not getting married anytime soon kids. But this video just reminded me of how much I like the idea of eloping :)