Have you ever thought that a big ceremony isn’t for you? It might be the thought of spending the equivalent of a house deposit on a single event that throws you, a fractured family dynamic or just that you’re straight up introverts who hate the idea of standing in front of a bunch of people…well maybe it’s time you considered eloping.
Meet Krystal & Jamie: two gorgeous souls who decided that the big day wasn’t for them, instead they chose to keep things intimate & a whole lot of fun with only their besties as witnesses (on a braggy note - I happened to have married two of her witnesses - woo!).
It all started many years ago at McDonalds; Krystal was the super bubbly and friendly girl who hugged everyone to say hello and goodbye, and it was this sparkling nature and cute smile that first caught Jamie’s eye – he distinctly remembers their first hug as being pretty great, while she couldn’t help but wonder if maybe he thought she was a bit odd. They both kept running into each other as time passed, but nothing much came of it until Jamie added Krystal on Myspace. (Guess what year it was.)
They spent a lot of time chatting on MSN until it became very obvious to Jamie that he had quite the crush on Krystal. He even remembers picking her up from a party and really wanting to kiss her but holding back. It was only after he dropped her home one day that they first kissed and from there they were officially dating. From movie dates to city drives sound tracked by Blink 182 – they got to know each other well. Although it took Krystal to ask, “Are we dating?’ and Jamie responding, “I don’t know,” for them to finally work out that they were, in fact, a thing. Since then, they haven’t looked back
When it came time to planning a wedding they decided that an elopement for perfect for them and so we met on a rock jutting out into the Brisbane River and got them legally hitched in a sweet ceremony surrounded by their best people. They followed it up with dinner at their fave Harajuku Gyoza and even hit the putting green at Holey Moley Golf Club.
When I met up with Krystal in the weeks after she told me how glad she was that they chose to do it the way they did. They let the cat out of the bag at their “engagement” party not long after by showing an epic video created by the always amazing Joel Tronoff.
So, if the idea of “traditional” wedding doesn’t appeal to you; then maybe make like these two for a truly unique and completely awesome day.