On December 17th, 2016 I married my High School sweetheart. If you would have asked me 7 years ago if I would get married at a court house I probably would have cringed. I always dreamed of a huge fairytale wedding, until I realized it’s about love and commitment and not much more. I feel like weddings have become outrageous. It is one day, yes a very special day, but one day. I couldn’t imagine spending all the money and time for one day, when the years after are what is the most important. Also, I am a perfectionist and could see myself turning into a bridezilla, control freak and I just didn’t want to put myself in that situation! I had to trick my husband into this elopement, he wanted a wedding. After it was all over he was very happy with how we did it. He also knows he can’t even plan his lunch for the next day, so he didn’t want to take on planning a wedding.
(I’m not knocking a wedding, if that is what you want. But after interning for a wedding planner, I just knew it wasn’t for me.)
Justin picked out my dress from David’s Bridal, online! I didn’t even try it on before I ordered. It was perfect. I really love vintage, timeless style. Which is also why I chose my ring, a solitaire diamond (that my dad proposed to my mom with) and both diamond bands.
My bouquet is from H-E-B. I went in and told them I needed a Christmassy bouquet and they came up with this. Without a photo or a real description. They ARE amazing. It was better than I could have ever imagined.
I picked Christmas time, because it’s the most wonderful time of year, duh! But also because I knew everything and every where would be decorated! The San Antonio River Walk is the most magical place at Christmas time. Even the weather was a lovely sunny and 75!
Our wedding day was just PERFECT! We had our closest friends and family in front of the San Antonio Court House. The ceremony was 10 mins and the celebrating continued all weekend. We stayed on the River Walk, which was decorated with Christmas lights! It was quaint and intimate and everything I wanted. There was little expense, barely any planning, and I got to marry the man of my dreams!
We hired a photographer + had Justin’s mom capture it:
& they lived happily ever after