I never seriously considered the idea of eloping. Ryan is so close to his sizable extended family, that it just wasn't an option for us.
Besides, I want the white dress!
Anyway, this weekend we visited with some cousins from out of town that we never get to see, as her husband is in the Navy and they live across the country. Weddings were a good conversation piece with me and another cousin being engaged, so their wedding came up.
They got married when they were 21, after dating for about a month. They went to the jail one day (in Memphis, you get married at the jail), walked through a hallway of jeering prisoners and got hitched! Afterwards, my cousin A had to go and take an Anatomy and Physiology exam. That was it! They recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary, and they have such a great relationship. They do want to throw a big party when they are settled and have a house, but that will have to wait until A's husband R is out of the military.
Isn't that a cool story? They wanted to get married...so they did! So simple....I'll have to keep this in mind when I over-complicate matters...I tend to do that quite a bit.
Do you have any unique wedding stories to share? I love a happy ending!