This is our container of love.
Over the next year, we are going to be putting mementos from our adventures together as a newly wed married couple into this container – movie tickets, wrist bands, silly little things. The only rule is that it has to be from what we did together. At the end of the year, we will pull everything out and remember good times & smiles. I can’t wait until New Year’s Eve to see what crazy things we put in here.
We have put in already:
- A King Cake baby from our Sweet Love Bakery cake
- Mardi Gras beads obtained at our favorite bar
- Notes from Z’s Valentine’s presents
Just over a month since the elopement, I still catch myself calling Z “my boyfriend” and I can’t believe that we are actually married. I never thought that some simple jewelry would mean so much.
Having no official photographer means that I get to sort through all of the photos taken our family and friends. I get to create our wedding photo book. I get to be amazed at the beautiful moments that were caught on film.
Since I’ve made several knitted garter belts for my friends as wedding gifts, I decided that I wanted to knit myself a garter belt for my elopement.
I used the same pattern as I had before and actually used some leftover ribbon from Candy’s garter belt. I bought more Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk because I really enjoyed the feel of the yarn. I knitted until the piece was approximately 17 inches long. I used leftover elastic to weave through the piece for some give to it.
Blocking the garter belt
I actually wore it during our ceremony. The only problem that I had with the knitted garter belt was that it did not stick to my pantyhose. After sitting down or walking around for a bit, the garter belt would slip down my leg and I would have to bend over to fix it. [This caused a minor Bridezilla moment when my mom reminded me that it fell after the third or fourth time of fixing it.] Overall, I loved the knitted garter belt and I think Z did too. 😉
Ready for a surprise?
Last Saturday, Z and I eloped.
Why? We eloped because we feared the very real possibility that I would become the Bridezilla of everyone’s nightmares. His parents are moving to Florida at the end of the year and my parents don’t like to travel. I feared the actuality of tons of people watching me walk anywhere let alone down the aisle. We eloped because we saw our engaged friends go a little crazy with all of the details of a wedding. We didn’t want that much stress. We just wanted to be married to each other.
Where? Bernice Gardens in Little Rock
Now for some minor details:
I got my dress made specifically for me by Etsy seller Cherrypievintage based on this vintage dress from a different Etsy seller.
Such an amazing dress!
I made red paper roses for the bouquet and boutonniere using an online tutorial.
Very easy tutorial for DIY paper roses!
I knitted my garter belt.
I couldn’t decide on a veil and even attempted to knit a veil.
Almost a knitted veil
My mom saved the day by bringing a veil with crystals.
I bought Bride and Groom Pez dispensers from Pez.com and ordered a small red velvet cake from Sweet Love.
Pinwheels, Pez, and Red Velvet
Bing, Bang, Boom — We were married with minimal fuss and only one minor Bridezilla moment (which thankfully only my parents saw). I don’t think we have ever smiled or laughed that much in a very long time.
OMG! We are married!