Sunday, May 15, 2011

Small Private Weddings and Elopement Packages in North Carolina

Are you planning a wedding and feeling stressed?

More and more couples are choosing to marry privately and celebrate later with family and friends. One couple recently told me they were eloping because, ‘we care more about our marriage and future together than just the one day'. To be honest, my husband and I eloped. We didn’t have a lot of options available but it was great fun! For us we wanted to ‘be’ married, not ‘get’ married.

Elopement packages are a great way for couples on a budget to plan their special day without accumulating excessive debt. Perhaps you are buying a new home, finishing your education or planning a fantastic honeymoon. 

A small, private ceremony can be memorable and romantic without straining your budget. And, anything goes! You can be formal and wear a beautiful wedding gown and tuxedo or you can choose to wear shorts, t-shirts and sandals.

There are so many reasons that eloping is a perfect option.

To save money
To have the style of wedding that reflects your personalities
To avoid offending family that my live a long distance away
To reduce stress associated with large wedding
To eliminate the possibility of getting nervous/emotional
To stay in control
To save time

Years ago, eloping meant going to the courthouse (or jail, depending on the location of the magistrate) and getting married. Luckily that has changed and there are many options available.

You don’t have to settle for a standard, one size fits all, ceremony. If you’re looking for a beautiful location for a personal, love-filled wedding day you might want to consider our retreat center, located between Charlotte and Asheville. 

We are not a wedding venue with one wedding scheduled right after the other. There’s time to relax, breathe and enjoy this special time. There are several outdoor locations and when the weather becomes a problem weddings take place inside our main cabin. If you want to celebrate with family and friends we can accommodate a few guests.

We are available for short-notice weddings. However, you must have a valid NC marriage license.

Our packages include:
Services of a non-denominational minister
Individually prepared ceremony (religious, spiritual, or non-religious/civil)
Choice of special elements
Customized vows
Recorded music
Complimentary digital photo CD
Use of private dressing area
Keepsake marriage certificate
Filing of the marriage license

Optional items:
Champagne/sparkling juice toast with keepsake champagne flutes
Petite wedding cake
Bridal bouquet & boutonnière
Overnight accommodations at riverfront house
So… does this sound good? Call or email. I will be happy to answer any questions.