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"Elopements for Couples Who Care" - Pop-Up Weddings for Charity

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Want to tie the knot in a meaningful and impactful way? Check out this pop-up elopement event happening in NYC in April, benefitting VOW for Girls!

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In case you don’t already know, B$B is an annual supporter of VOW for Girls, an incredible charitable organization and global movement dedicated to ending the international child marriage crisis. Every 3 seconds, a girl is forced into marriage against her will. Through education, job training, and providing vital life skills, VOW works to change this staggering statistic.

Introducing a day of paired charitable events promoting VOW for Girls’ mission in collaboration with Have Lover, Will Travel, owned by Liz Norment, a NY-based wedding officiant.

These exciting events unites couples looking to get married and wedding professionals who want to support VOW’s mission.

VOW for Girls and Have Lover, Will Travel, a NY-based Wedding Officiating company, are behind the event called, “Elopements for Couples Who Care.”

Have Lover, Will Travel will be hosting and officiating a full day of pop-up elopements in iconic Central Park with 100% of the proceeds from each couple’s union donated to support this cause. The “Rooted in Love Gala” will be an after-event for newly-married couples to celebrate and wedding professionals to network and learn more about VOW for Girls with interactive activations.

If you’re an engaged couple who is looking for a savvy and meaningful way to tie the knot, we invite you to “Take the VOW” and donate to this cause. An event for couples who care, the participating couples get to legalize their union and life together while giving the potential of life to a girl who deserves a future. 

“Elopements for Couples Who Care” Event Details

WHEN: The event will be held in Central Park on Sunday, April 30th, 2023. Elopements will be held from 11am-6pm. Couples can sign up for a 15-min time slot via this website: HLWT X VOW Pop-Up Elopements

WHERE: The Ladies Pavilion in Central Park

WHO: 29 couples who desire to use their union for a greater good. Entrepreneurs with a desire to give back. I have organized photographers to cover the elopements and am connecting with female-led bands and florists to enhance the celebration. The organization seeks engaged couples, visionaries in the wedding industry, and New Yorkers who wish to “Take the Vow” and donate to this cause.

WHY: Every 3 seconds, a girl is forced into marriage against her will. Through education, job training, and providing vital life skills, Vow for Girls works to change this staggering statistic.

Wedding Dress Giveaway from Justin Alexander

The organization is also partnering with bridal designer Justin Alexander to host a contest in coordination with the event on April 30th. Brides who sign up to elope will be entered to win a Justin Alexander gown to wear at their elopement and keep for their future wedding.

Considering there are only 29 spots available, this is an incredible opportunity for a budget-conscious bride to secure a wedding dress! The winner will get to choose from a selection of Justin Alexander’s bestselling styles.

Elopement Packages

Couples will select from two donation tiers for their elopement. 

  • The “Union for Education” package for $362 will pay for two girls’ education for an entire year. This includes a ceremony, the signing and filing of the license, and 5 photographs of their elopement.
  • The “A Promise to Dream” package for $611 pays for small business start-up costs and vocational training for one girl. This includes a ceremony, the signing and filing of the license, and 5 photographs of their elopement.

Sounds like a savvy and socially conscious way to wed, if you ask us! Learn more and sign up for your slot via the link below.

The Rooted in Love Gala

The “Rooted In Love Gala” will be an evening to share joy following a day of charitable pop-up elopements at Brindamour Studios from 7-10 pm. There will be an activation table to connect with our 13-year-old selves and appreciate the freedom of choice. The Gala will create an opportunity to celebrate and share the passion that entrepreneurs in the wedding industry have for what they do and benefit VOW for Girls.

The Guest of Honor at the Gala will be Sasha Taylor, a child marriage survivor who has devoted her life to advocacy for the cause. She’ll be sharing her story and shedding light on the momentum that is being made to change the legal marriage age in the US. She’ll be an incredibly powerful presence at the Gala and will help guests understand how their donations make an impact.

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Jessica Bishop is the founder of TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, and author of the best-selling book,The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer. Jessica's expert wedding advice and money-saving tips have been featured by Good Morning America, COSMOPOLITAN, Glamour, and more.