What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
We wanted a no fuss, heart-centered and beautiful wedding. Being that Antony has taken Zen as his own son, he asked him to be his best man! This was important because the ceremony was about writing a new book for the three of us and the strengthening of our family unit. Antony wore his Netela prayer shawl and we both were adorned with our accessories for spiritual covering and love.
Did you do any DIY projects or create any handmade items for your weddings?
The bouquet was handmade with feathers, flower pieces, ribbon and gem stone. I ordered my infinity-style dress off of Etsy, and altered a shirt I found to create the lace sleeves for my final wedding look.
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
The biggest thing we did to save money was eloping. We decided it was best to keep us as priority. Between not having a reception and the cost of pleasing wedding guests, we both kept our sanity and saved a lot of money.
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Remember your why: why did you want to be with each other and stay genuine to who you are.
Stay authentic and free of the stress.
What was your biggest splurge?
Our biggest splurge were the rings. We were okay with it because they serve as our forever reminders of what we have gone through and all that we will accomplish as husband and wife in every realm.
What was your favorite detail?
The peace and ease of it all! Though both of us were running around earlier that morning getting ourselves together, we did it on our own terms and we stayed true to keeping it sweet and simply us.
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
The most memorable moment would be our personal heartfelt vows we expressed towards one another. We saw why we loved each other even more and that is ingrained within our spirits.