Remembering Why We Are Doing This!


This week we hit a special landmark on Instagram. I am just so happy and thankful for all of the support and interest we have had these past few months. It has also given me a reason to pause and remember why the heck we are doing this whole thing!

A little over a year ago I found myself wanting to marry my best friend in a way that was adventurous, involved travel and was PRIVATE. I scoured the internet and only found a few resources on how to proceed. I didn’t know how to tell my parents, so I texted my mom (not recommended), paperwork was a nightmare, travel was becoming expensive, and I was getting a whole lot of opinions on my ceremony choice. There were ups and downs and we learned a lot. We wanted to share our experience in a way that gave others in a similar position some ideas and encouragement to run away and marry their best friend.

This is the time to be adventurous, challenge yourself. What a great reason (excuse) to go anywhere in the world, but to get married! There is nothing to be scared of really, because you are doing it with your new official partner-in-crime for life. Every experience is going to be such a vivid and lasting memory. Everything that goes wrong too! Hate your hair? Said the vows wrong? Forgot your bra and had to duct-tape your upper half into the dress? It all doesn’t matter. You are not impressing anyone; the pressure is off. All the things that go right and wrong become special memories and inside jokes with you and your betrothed.

Can we talk about honeymoon? You’re already travelling, just keep the ride going! Get married in Paris and honeymoon in Barcelona, backpack through South America, or just explore your own state or province! The options are limitless. Go wherever your imagination takes you. So thanks again, from the bottom of my heart, and cheers to getting married in any way you please!

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    Oh that was beautiful thank you for sharing!

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      • Michelle
      • December 1, 2016

      Thanks Hilary xoxo

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