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Can I have your ideas for a just the 2 of us wedding anywhere

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Shitonthebloodything Fri 04-Jan-19 19:48:45

We're thinking about going away somewhere to get married, just us, possibly not even the kids.
I already came with 2 DCs so it would be nice for us to have some couple time and make some nice memories together. We've never been anywhere without them so we don't have a special place as such.

We aren't hot weather people so the obvious package holiday with a beach ceremony thrown in wouldn't be for us. We're open to anything really but would like something a little out of the ordinary either UK or abroad. In an ideal world I'd like a biggish but not white dress, a photographer (because we never have photos taken) and possibly a video of it to look back on but that's it.

Would love some ideas. Budget wise we could probably save around £5k in the next year for it including the holiday itself but we don't need 5 star or anything.

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Lonecatwithkitten Fri 04-Jan-19 22:21:45

Milbrook in Devon looks lovely when elopement was still as possibility I looked at it.

Zoomerang Sat 05-Jan-19 18:27:25

I'd go to Iceland and tie the knot by a glacier. Those photos would be stunning.

Wld cost an arm and a leg, though.

DontCallMeCharlotte Fri 11-Jan-19 19:58:31

Rule 1 of elopement: say nothing to anyone! (Apart from us of course!)

How about Lake Bled in Slovenia which so beautiful. Or one of the Italian Lakes?

ZincOxideEugenol Fri 11-Jan-19 20:05:59

I'll second Millbrook in Devon. It's beautiful, you stay onsite, witnesses are supplied and they have a list of suppliers that will help you find the right photographer, florist etc. Organising it is a breeze and the summerhouse where the ceremonies are held is just lovely. It can be as big or small as you want it. Good luck!

Shitonthebloodything Fri 11-Jan-19 23:49:07

Millbrook looks beautiful! They have a larger cottage where children are welcome too so that definitely worth looking at

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Lonecatwithkitten Sat 12-Jan-19 09:01:17

That was one of the things I liked about Milbrook just us and my DD, oh and the dog. Go for a lovely walk, put on a dress get married, have tea, go back to snuggly cottage.

BluetonicIvy Tue 22-Jan-19 23:13:11

I know someone who recently got married in New York. As far as I know they told everyone they were just going there on holiday for a few days. They got photos taken in their wedding outfits in Central Park etc. Looked lovely!

Fluffyears Thu 24-Jan-19 15:32:01

Crear wee weddings in Scotland. You can have the cottage which sleeps up to six people. Day 1 arrival, day 2 ceremony usually on the beach, day 3 departure. Throw in a trip to Inveraray and it’s a great trip.

SheWoreBlueVelvet Thu 24-Jan-19 17:15:15

I’ll PM you!

SheWoreBlueVelvet Thu 24-Jan-19 17:21:54

Ah actually you probably need to go somewhere where you can be legally married there and then. Italy is good and the US.

Closetlibrarian Thu 24-Jan-19 17:34:14

One of the beautiful hotels in Big Sur (California). Eg Ventana Inn or Post Ranch Inn.

Laska2Meryls Thu 24-Jan-19 17:44:06

You could have a legal UK wedding in Gibralta.. my (British) cousins who live in Spain did so

LittleSwede Thu 24-Jan-19 17:50:26

Denmark, there is a beautiful little island where there is a wedding agency specialising in in small intimate weddings for people who want to do a 'Vegas' in Europe. Fairytale houses and fantastic food from local grown produce. Very romantic!

LittleSwede Thu 24-Jan-19 17:51:12

And the legal side us easy too in Denmark, the agency will help with all the paperwork too.

PippaParty Thu 24-Jan-19 18:08:52

Just asking how old your children are? If they are still young please would you consider taking them. Mine were so upset when there DF remarried without them. It was so hard to deal with three crying DC's, who wouldn't leave my side, who couldn't sleep and especially the comment from one of them aged 6, "we're second best aren't we mummy".

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