Sunday, August 18, 2013

A favourite moment

Our favourite San Francisco moment xx

Some final photos from our Big Day

Rather than inundate our friends on Facebook with wedding photos, we thought we'd post a few more on the Smiths Elope website.
These photos are a little more personal, taken immediately before and during our service x

Waiting nervously for our celebrant...
'I do' 'I do'

A little moment on the stairs at City Hall

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Elopement Party

For everyone who is kindly coming to our Elopement Party in November, we just wanted to post a quick message to offer our assistance with organising accommodation in Sydney.

If there is anything we can do for you at all - whether it is booking or organising accommodation or providing advice on how to get to the venue, please make use of us!

We really appreciate the effort our family and friends are making, and are overwhelmed by the RSVPs that have come through, so please let us know whatever we can do to make it easier for you.

Much love xx

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Smith



The nervous wait and the chocolate chip cookie

One of the most nervous moments of my life; the minutes before we were called to meet our wedding officiate, turned out to be some of the most endearing.
So many people, fellow spouses-to-be, a San Franciscan collecting a copy of her birth certificate, and even our photographer, commented that we looked so calm before such a big, life-changing event. As sure as we were of our decision to elope and as peaceful as I felt knowing we would be making ten years of our life official, I was inwardly stressed. Was my hair going to come loose, what if I accidentally put my heel through my dress, and, why on earth didn't I eat in the nine hours I'd been awake, proceeding the wedding?
It was in that moment, that Adam produced a giant chocolate chip cookie he'd been hiding in his back pocket since we left the hotel. Despite my insistence throughout the day that I was 'fine' and too busy to eat, clearly Adam knew better. So minutes before we were due to get married, we sat in the lobby near the City Hall registry office, going halvsies in a chocolate chip cookie, and I didn't even care about the crumbs on my dress or chocolate chip-stained hands.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Thank you

This is a very belated post, but we wanted to say thank you for all your kind messages and lovely well wishes post our elopement.

We called out parents from Napa Valley the day after our wedding - a strategic move so we could have a wine in hand in case things went south, but the responses, and tears, was overwhelming. We wish now we had have thought to record the conversations.

The US West Coast and New York have been amazing. It's been a bit of a hectic holiday rather than a traditional honeymoon, but we've enjoyed the time away together and look forward to seeing you all soon x


Something old... something new

Something old; my grandmother's broach
Something new; my engagement ring
Something borrowed: the wedding vows
Something blue; the wedding shoes