Welcome to the cutest elopement in a quint Inn in Virginia! The moment I saw these images I felt as though I knew Marianne and Conor. I could feel their personality shine through these photos and I couldn’t wait to share it with everyone!
Scroll down for photos and some Q & A with the couple about their elopement!
Photography: Rachael Bowman Photography
Venue: Cooper’s Landing Inn – Clarksville, VA
How did you meet?
We meet because we lived in the same dorm floor in college. I was a freshman and she was a sophomore. We didn’t know each other for a while. Around Halloween, all the dorms were putting on haunted houses. She volunteered to play something at the haunted house and I thought it would be cool so I volunteered too and got to play something in the same room as her. We became really good friends during that and started dating soon after.
What was your favorite part of the day?
Conor: I loved when my wife walked down the brick walkway acting as the aisle. She looked absolutely radiant and had the biggest smile I’ve ever seen. It had been raining that day, but I swear that the clouds suddenly parted for her to douse my new wife with sunlight.
Marianna: I had the funniest experience before walking down the aisle. Someone from the Inn was going to pick me up in a car to meet my husband, but the door to our cottage was stuck and we couldn’t unlock it. Someone else had to come rescue me, and I ended up being late for my own wedding.
How did you decide that eloping was for you?
We always wanted a tiny wedding and realized that eloping would make us truly happy because we choose to spend an intimate moment with each other. The planning process was actually pretty easy as well since eloping was much simpler and our venue planned everything for us.
How did you decide on the location?
There was a lake that seemed like it had very nice campsites around it. We wanted to go camping after getting married, so we thought it would be nice to find a venue close to the lake. We are both very easy going, and decided on our venue after a quick google search.
Did you tell anyone ahead of time or did you truly elope?
We told our families, but didn’t really tell a lot of people about it. Our parents took it okay.
Do you have any advice for couples planning their own elopements?
Eloping was very personal, just the way we liked it. I wouldn’t say it is for everyone, but we followed our gut and realized that this would make us the happiest.