We got married!

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Registered: 09-06-2007
We got married!
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 2:00pm

My husband and I eloped to Canada on 8/28!  His parents were our only witnesses (my family - ugh - that's another post).  We made it an 11 day road trip weddingmoon and got married on day 5 of the trip.  It really went so wonderfully!  We booked an elopement package as this very upscale lodge which is on a tucked lake in a national park.  We were catered to and pampered by the staff - it was so nice - we didn't have to do anything but look good!

On the day of, we ate at the lodge, then went for a wedding day hike.  We managed to hike 9 days in a row, and I cancelled my hair appt. so that I could hike on our wedding day.  Then we got ready together for the most part (I didn't get into my gown).  I wanted a first look and our photographer was great at making that happen.  We had a love wedding ceremony that I helped write (our marriage is legal in the US).  Afterwards we got in the canoe for photos, went around the lake to get some more photos in the woods/field (we wanted lots of ourdoor shots).  His parents relaxed with a drink in the lounge and joined us for dinner.  Then we had a lovely 3 course dinner with champagne (including in package!), and ended the night with some wedding cake with the dessert (included).  It was so stress free!


 Walking into the ceremony together (Swedish custom for my Swedish/Norwegian heritage hubby):


The ceremony spot - to die for!




Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Mon, 09-10-2012 - 2:56pm


How Absolutely Wonderful!!!

You are so Beautiful!

Gorgeous Scenery!

What a back-drop...

I am so happy for you...:smileywink: