A little secret…

I did a few posts about my family trip to Southern California. I made posts about L.A., Disneyland, our stay at the fabulous Parker Palm Springs, and a road trip to take from Palm Springs. But there’s one thing I didn’t mention, and I’ve been keeping offline for six weeks.

A little back story:

Mark and I’s courtship began with an impromptu trip to the sunny state of California. Once running buddies then with a few dates between us, we flew across the country to see the beaches of San Diego, taking turns glancing at each other with enamor in our eyes and laughing about how unreal it all seemed. Then we agreed: “Yep, you’re my type of crazy.”

Fast forward a couple years and a few million more of those glances and memories, we were engaged. I soon threw myself in a frenzy of wedding research, excited at the chance to have a dream wedding with my soul mate—both of which I had, at one point, given up on the idea of—only to be disappointed that in our culture of Bridezillas and materialism, vendors are taking advantage of people who are vulnerable to those dreams and raising costs accordingly. We considered all of the OTHER dreams we could pursue at the same price of ONE, bought flights back to The Golden State where it all started and…

elopement we eloped

It’s still not public on my social channels, but I’ve made a landing page out of the tag, “Kelsie and Mark” and I wanted some things to already be here when my family and friends get the announcements (that I’m ALMOST done with!) in the mail. And, yesterday I received a sneak peek of the rest of the pictures. More to come!

7 thoughts on “A little secret…

  1. OMG! Congrats!! This is so wonderful! I’m so happy to hear you found such a wonderful love and took the opportunity to elope! Sounds like great fun and I can’t wait to see more pictures! (Btw, you look like Lana del Rey here!)

    1. Thank you! It’s funny you say that, the picture that I showed my make up artist was one from a Lana del Rey makeup tutorial I found on Pinterest. Sounds like she hit the nail on the head! 🙂

  2. Congratulations! I sort-of eloped 13 years ago. We had a vacation planned to Hawaii and looked into wedding options. We ended up doing it, but had enough time to get a dress and we got aphotograper and video. Ended up being beautiful, and quite inexpensive. We were also sipping drinks on the beach half hour after the ceremony! Congratulations again!

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