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Love’s Not Time’s Fool

Couple elopes at Sonoma Fairmont with Tan Weddings & Events and Wedwordy

Coordinated by Tan Weddings & Events and hosted by Fairmont Sonoma, this couple celebrated their elopement, finally! Sometimes planning the perfect wedding gets thrown off course when life circumstances unfold, but, as the saying goes, love conquers all. What was slated for a big gathering two years ago became an elopement for this couple. No doubt “love’s not time’s fool”! And with Tan Weddings & Events at the helm to steer the couple, the wedding was every bit as romantic and special. Wedwordy allowed them to create wedding words, where Skaespeare’s Sonnet #116 resonated with their journey.

Let me not to the marriage of true minds 
Admit impediments. Love is not love 
Which alters when it alteration finds, 
Or bends with the remover to remove. 
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark 
That looks on tempests and is never shaken; 
It is the star to every wand’ring bark, 
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken. 
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks 
Within his bending sickle’s compass come; 
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, 
But bears it out even to the edge of doom. 
If this be error and upon me prov’d, 
I never writ, nor no man ever lov’d.
VENUE & CAKE  |  Fairmont Sonoma
COORDINATION, MUSIC, & FLORALS  |  Tan Weddings & Events
PHOTOGRAPHY  |  Holly D Photography

Elopement Words and Vows in a California Vineyard

Sweet destination couple elopes with Tan Weddings & Events at Harvest Inn in St. Helena, CA

Writing a wedding ceremony script for an elopement with just the couple and officiant – and a photographer – requires a few refinements to the wording. There are no “gathered guests” to greet or “witnesses” to the couple’s vows. It is not a difficult task, just one that needs mindfulness of the flow of the ceremony. With Wedwordy, you have a starting point and lots of opportunities to make those simple refinements.

A couple who chose their destination elopement to be in St. Helena, CA, with Tan Weddings & Events as their planner and officiant wanted a sweet ceremony followed by a romantic dinner for two. Principals Jennifer and Rick Tan of Tan Weddings & Events crafted an exquisite celebration for them at Harvest Inn, with a ceremony on a lawn facing a vineyard and dinner on an adjacent patio, with an intimately-scaled design plan. As the officiant, Jennifer encourage the couple to use Wedwordy, who chose the template that suited their needs and then added in personal vows. Jennifer made the refinements to their script by editing passages to omit phrases that spoke to groups of people. Instead, she wrote the ceremony as one would address just the couple.

For an elopement where the officiant and couple formed a sacred triangle amidst the vineyard, Wedwordy was perfect, and the celebration was exquisite!

Photo Credit | Holly D Photography

Wedwordy Powers the Romance of an Elopement

Recently wed couple standing on a rock at Benner Creek campground in Chester, California

You take your fiance by the hand and whisper into their ear, “Let’s elope.” The idea is so enticing that you pack your bags and fly! Whether you head to the secluded redwoods, the serene coast, or chic vineyard, you’ll need two essential elements to make your elopement truly romantic and magical: a wedding planner and your wedding ceremony script.

Before you book your flight to California, call Tan Weddings & Events. Owner and Principal Planner Jennifer Tan will talk you through the logistics of your destination wedding. She will craft your elopement to match your vision perfectly, securing the venue of your choice, officiant, bouquet, cake, champagne, music, and accomodations! You simply need to show up with your rings and your fiance!

While your wedding planner is taking care of you and your vision, you can take care of your wedding ceremony script, even before your plane lands on the tarmac. Wedwordy is a Web based app so you can begin drafting your wedding words the moment you whispered, “Let’s elope.” On the app, begin with a dynamic template – the Short & Sweet Template is a popular one for elopement weddings. Your names auto-populate the script when you enter your profile information. Conveniently, your wedding words are complete as is, ready for your ceremony, or you can easily customize the ceremony words by editing the available passages or importing your own content into the ceremony script.

Choose Tan Weddings & Events as your trusted elopement wedding planner and use Wedwordy to compose your words of love!

Photo Credit: XSiGHT Photography

Wedwordy and Your Romantic Elopement

Happy married couple after their elopement created quickly by the Wedwordy web app

The elopement trend has captured the hearts of many young couples wishing for something more than a courthouse exchange of “I do’s” and less than the overwhelming prospect of a big wedding production. Couples want something in between – romantic, memorable, meaningful – shared with just a few close family and friends.

Wedwordy is perfect for an elopement! The Web app makes it convenient to compose meaningful and personal wedding words in a relatively short time, which meets the “spur of the moment” energy of an elopement. Composing ceremony words with Wedwordy begins with choosing one of eight templates (Christian, Secular, Filipino/Latino, Short & Sweet, Spiritual, Catholic, Vow Renewal, and Custom). Except for custom, the other seven contain pre-selected passages. If the couple chooses to keep the passages, they can simply save, share, and print, and voila! a complete wedding ceremony script!

What’s fabulous about Wedwordy is that all the templates have ceremony elements that can be re-arranged, and the pre-set passages can be completely edited or switched out for other passage options! So, it is both convenient and customizable. And because the Web app can be used anywhere and printed anywhere, destination couples can begin their Wedwordy script at home, complete it at their bed and breakfast, and have their officiant print it for the wedding.

Photo Credit | Holly D Photography