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LIFE | We Eloped!

Fashion, Lifestyle, TravelSunny Shum2 Comments

I've been a little M.I.A. since our trip to Portugal (where we eloped), yup you heard right! It's been a whirlwind of changes for me especially. New role at work, going on vacation, getting married and also moving! It's been over 4 months now and I'm ready to share some images from our elopement. We eloped in Lisbon and we drove up the coast to Porto for a few days and ended in Paris for our "honeymoon". If you have not traveled to Portugal, it's a must go. You get all the delights of a big European city, but it still feels small. It's also not very expensive. The wine is cheap and you can find some well priced Air BnB's and apartment rentals. We kept the elopement simple. We hired an officiant, we found some great local photographers (a husband and wife team) that go by the name "Love is My Favorite Color".  Both Rui and Cristiana Vaz Franco were a joy to work with - Stress free, easy going and FUN!

We arrived days before the big day to scout around for spots. Luckily during our walks we found the most stunning street side court yard with beautiful Jacaranda trees. The original park we thinking was NOT what we expected and we had to make a last minute change of location!

Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding

My flowers - Cristiana recommended Marta from Flow. They were perfect! I  wanted something with Proteas in them and she executed my vision to a tee! Funny sorry...We didn't have  a car so I had to carry this beautiful bouquet in between my legs (in a vase, wrapped and covered with cellophane), on a SCOOTER on a 25 minute ride back to our apartment. But they survived the ride - YAY!

Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding

Our ride of choice? Nope, not some fancy limo or classic car, but a tuk tuk! Our driver was the most amazing guy and he drove us around for 2 hours as we went from site to site to take our photos. (BTW, it is the best way to travel in Lisbon, or by scooter).

Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
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Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding

There we too many pictures to choose from but I think I narrowed them down to some of my favourites below!

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Shmelo Elopement Wedding
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Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding

We ended our day by the water just before the light started setting. It was a magical day. The most perfect day and we did our way. Thank you to everyone near and far whom made this day possible.

Shmelo Elopement Wedding
Shmelo Elopement Wedding

Love and Light, the SHMELOS.

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