Between the Two of Us: Why Simple Elopements are Just as Meaningful

The bride and groom hand in hand outside the Oregon Capitol Building in Salem.
Real Wedding
Chris and Jessica are high school sweethearts who wanted to keep their wedding small but significant.
Written by
Emma Franke

Chris and Jessica met in high school, and knew they wanted to keep their wedding simple but meaningful. They landed on a black tie English garden theme for their quiet elopement, which came through in the bride's soft yet wild bouquet and the groom's understated suit. The couple was hoping for a romantic yet elegant New York feel, and they kept all the classic elements in place for their photo shoot outside the Oregon Capitol Building. As a sweet touch, the bride kept all her accessories together in a blush hatbox.