I must say that planning elopements is one of my favorite special bonus experiences that comes along with being an event planner (in addition to proposal planning and, well, free venue open houses with lots of food and drink of course)! A Kurant Event had a fantastic winter that was seasoned with many beautiful, intimate, and non-traditional planning experiences; Eva and Truman’s elopement ceremony at The Herb Farm was no exception!
Eva contacted me in early December all the way from Germany, dreaming about her Washington wedding while anxiously awaiting her Visa approval. They wanted a celebration that would reflect both their love of wine, the outdoors, and, above all, romance. Skip ahead to the middle of January and we had a date, a location, and our very first in-person meeting in Seattle. As soon as I saw them together, I knew the private two person ceremony between the American-born gentleman and the beautiful German transplant would be a very special one. So special and so intimate, in fact, that aside from the officiant, the only two other state-required witnesses would be the photographer (talented Miss Barbie Hull!) and myself!
So, on a beautifully Northwest winter day, Eva-Maria married the love of her life in the Herb Farm’s charming wine cellar, celebrated their first dance in the parlor, and then dined on 12 courses in the private suite overlooking the immaculate restaurant. A perfect harmony of rustic romance!