Monica & Michael

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Irene and David from Expose the Heart Photography are with us today to share a sweet elopement that was planned and styled to perfection... in just one week!Irene: Michael and Monica's elopement was anything but ordinary! With old doors, vintage suitcases,cameras, and vintage lanterns as the ceremony bac... read more

Irene and David from Expose the Heart Photography are with us today to share a sweet elopement that was planned and styled to perfection… in just one week!

Irene: Michael and Monica’s elopement was anything but ordinary! With old doors, vintage suitcases,cameras, and vintage lanterns as the ceremony backdrop who could resist this perfect vintage elopement!

Michael contacted me a week before the planned date for the elopement and stated that they would like myself and my husband (the two photographers) to stylize a location for the two to exchange vows and be married. They would acquire an officiant and would like us to handle the rest. I met with the two the next day we set the date and Monica provided me some information on colors she would like in florals and asked for a vintage look to the ceremony location. She stated she would like it to be held outdoors and that she trusted me with the rest.

I asked Monica to send me a photo of what Michael and her would be wearing the day of and she did and from there with the help of Angie we created a palette that would compliment the two perfectly. It was a sweet evening ceremony held right at sunset. With only a handful of people involved it was a moment I will never forget.

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From the Bride: Michael and I have a unique story that all culminated in our wonderful elopement. The original idea was to plan a more traditional wedding, where our family and friends could be a part of the event. Unfortunately, the idea never came to fruition and four years passed while a number of plans and ideas were discussed, but never put into motion. Family pressure, indecision, and flat out overall frustration were just a number of things that we encountered in our planning. Something had to change if we were going to get married or we would have continued to been stuck in neutral.

I was sitting in our living room thinking about the upcoming day and I was scrolling the Internet just looking at things that interested me (one of my favorite things to do in the morning). Michael joined me and noticed that I was looking at some random wedding websites and blogs. That’s when he threw out a random idea, “hey what if we eloped?” That question changed everything and is what brought us to where we are today, a happily married couple.

All of the planning and preparation for the elopement occurred over a one week timeframe! In the end, the details and sequence of events just underscored the thought that this was meant to be. So many things just fell into place and were in our favor that we feel God was blessing us with good fortune and telling us this was the right thing to do. Not having our families and friends involved was a difficult decision to make, but we have since been able to share the wonderful news and the support and congratulations have been consistent. Our elopement is a special story and one that we will keep with us forever.

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Vendors
Photographer:  Expose the Heart || Shoes: Badgley Mischka || Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka || Dress Store: BCBG Max Azria || Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: cHAIRish the Day || Floral Designer: Evember || Floral Designer: Janal Wholesale Floral Design || Officiant: Weddings by Christobel

 

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