“We are eloping!” she shared with me excitedly over the phone. Oliver and Pattie are from Boston, both have successful careers, an established life and many friends and family shared between them. Once the news of their engagement was official, then the expectations, suggestions, discussions and more began regarding their wedding………all of which, escalated in the following weeks. During a get-a-way romantic weekend they came to the decision that their “wedding” was getting out of hand and the cost was seemingly already exceeding their budget, worse still, they themselves were becoming stressed by trying to keep everybody happy.
Whilst relaxing away from a chilly Massachusetts, they deliberated as to whether or not to just cut back to a much smaller size wedding but then the elimination of which guests, wedding party and traditions created further dilemma. Looking out over the stunning desert views from the house they had rented, in a warm November Palm Springs, they decided right there and then to “elope”!