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Festive Winter Elopement in Chicago

I always love the simplicity and relaxed atmosphere of elopements! Captured by Emily Alt Photography, Gretchen and Tom were married in a super intimate ceremony right before Christmas at the Chicago Cultural Center. Getting married at the Cultural Center is a once a month opportunity, with a number of couples exchanging vows and clapping for one another as they walk down the aisle. Gretchen wore a beautiful, short black lace dress and carried a pearl encrusted clutch; a perfect look for a wedding just before the holidays. I adore the festive atmosphere of this lovely winter wedding!

A few words from the bride:

We were introduced by a mutual friend in college and became friends. After graduation we ended up working for the same company and living in the same apartment complex. One thing lead to another and we started dating. Everyone that knew us sighed and said, “Finally!”. Tom says that he always knew.

Our inspiration was something fun, relaxed and easy. We wanted something that we both felt comfortable with everything. Our wedding came together in three weeks, after we threw our hands up in frustration at six months of planning with no progess. By that point we just wanted to be married! So simple was in, anything complicated was out. If it was easy and we wanted to do it, we did it. Otherwise, it didn’t happen. And that was okay. And it resulted in a fantastic, stress-free day that both of us cherish.

Our biggest lessons learned: trust yourself and your partner first. Lean on each other, you’re setting up the precedent for your marrige both in how you interate with each other and how you interate with the families you were born into.

Be kind but firm, if something really and truly matters to you – do it.

Photographer: Emily Alt Photography // Ceremony Venue: Chicago Cultural Center // Reception Venue: The Rosebud Prime // Bridal Gown Designer: Eliza J // Bridal Gown Store: Nordstrom // Bridal Shoes: J. Renee Lilliana Pump // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: DIY by Maid of Honor // Jewelry Designer: Moriarty’s Gem Art // Floral Designer: Bryan Florist // Lunch Reception: The Italian Village // All images by Emily Alt Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Post Elopement Garden Couples Session in Virginia

This is such a sweet session! Captured by Leigh Skaggs Photography, Samantha and Christian celebrated their elopement with a Spring garden couples session at the Virginia Tech Arboretum in Norfolk, Virginia. Christian is in the Navy and has been stationed all over the country and Samantha is from Washington, but lives in Texas. They became tired of planning a wedding while Christian was deployed, so they met at the courthouse in Norfolk, where Christian is currently stationed, and were married! Afterwards they went to the arboretum for a lovely session to remember the day.

All images by Leigh Skaggs Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Audrey Hepburn Inspired NYC Elopement

I love an intimate NYC elopement! Captured by Lindsey Thorne Photography, Azure and Paul were married on a perfect September day at City Hall in New York City. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, the couple gathered with their closest friends at the Office of the City Clerk for their vows. Next, the group walked a few blocks together to Chinatown for a dim sum reception. Azure’s attire had just the right amount of vintage flair with her beautiful, short wedding dress and cage veil.

A few words from the bride:

Dating and falling in love in with Paul in New York City was nothing short of intoxicating. New York is dramatic, it is shamelessly charming and it is wildly exhilarating all at the same time. Capturing this feeling with Audrey Hepburn as my muse was the inspiration to my wedding. This meant whisking to City Hall with a handful of our closest friends and walking together into Chinatown for dim sum, a walk on the boardwalk at Coney Island, and sleeping as bride queen at The Palace Hotel. Just writing about it makes my heart beat accelerate, it was the perfect day.

Photographer: Lindsey Thorne Photography
Ceremony Venue: New York City Hall
Reception Venue: Jing Fong NY
Bridal Gown Designer: Betsey Johnson
Bridal Shoes: Hugo Boss
Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Unveiled Bridal Designs
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: DKNY
Groom’s Shoes: Hugo Boss
Hair Stylist: Yolanda Ruiz of Jeffrey Stein Salon
Wedding Planner: Bride and groom

All images by Lindsey Thorne Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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