Get Married in Virginia: Eloping with Just the Two of You

August 16, 2018 by Aaron Riddle in ElopementsSmall Weddings
Get Married in Virginia: Eloping with Just the Two of You

Everyone has different dreams of what they want their wedding day to be like. Some want a huge lavish wedding with tons of guests. Others want a smaller wedding with only family and a few close friends. Some want a wedding in a rustic country setting, and some want their wedding to take place in the big city.

Then there are couples that only want to get married with only the two of them present. They want to exchange their vows and “I dos” in the presence of only each other and a legal officiant who can officially marry them. For these couples I am happy to offer my services as a Virginia Marriage Commissioner to show you how easy of a process it is. Justin and Amanda were one of these couples. They wanted to get married in a quiet space with no other guests or family attending.

I married them on a calm March afternoon at one of my recommended locations, the Virginia State Arboretum, or Blandy Experimental Farm. After the brief ceremony and they had a moment to share with one another, I guided them through the scenic areas of Blandy and took some photographs for the two of them to remember their special day together.

Does this idea of a “couple only” wedding appeal to you? If so, read my article on how to get started and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

  • Location: Blandy Farm State Arboretum, Boyce, VA
  • Date: March 2018

Check out some highlights from the day below. Click on the photo to view a larger version:

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