Meet Rebecca and Phillip! They were our first couple we married at 9:30am on Sunday 24th May 2015 at the Kidogo Arthouse in Fremantle! Sweet as pie, and very much in love- they set a lovely bar for the rest of weekend! Rebecca, was kind enough to share her Pop-Up story with us for you to read!
1. How much of your wedding had you planned before you decided to elope?
Everything was planned on paper. From where we were going to get married to the bridesmaid dresses write down to where we would honeymoon. We could just never bring ourselves to book it officially.
2. What made you decide to elope, and what drew you to the Pop-Up idea?
Deciding to elope was an easy one. After being tagged in one of the Pop up wedding statuses after confining in a friend about how stressed I was at the prospect of going through with the whole big wedding, I knew just from that tag that eloping was for us. As soon as I clicked on the page and read the idea behind what a pop up wedding was I felt less stressed and more excited about the prospect of getting married this way. I just new instantly that eloping was how we were going to marry.
3. How did your friends and family react to your elopement idea?
We only told immediate family that we were eloping and they were super supportive. Encouraged us to do it the way we wanted to do it, not the way everyone else and the way it’s traditionally done if that’s not what we wanted. The rest of our family and friends found out the day after we eloped with a card and message saying we had eloped. Everyone was so happy and told us they had never heard of a pop up wedding before so we spent days telling and directing people to the pop up wedding Facebook page so they could all see what it’s about themselves.
4. What details did you have to organise?
Very little which was great! The less we had to organise the better as I didn’t want the stress and doing the pop up wedding eliminated all that stress.We organised paper work (but Britt was great and sent it through anyway) and filled it out and sent it off. We then just basically had to source what we were going to wear to our wedding and turn up on the day.
5. What mattered to you most when it came to celebrating your marriage?
Getting married for us. Not doing what everyone else expected of us. We didn’t want to put on this big “show” and spend thousands of dollars. We just wanted to celebrate our love that we have for each other and the beginning of our new life together and being able to finally be husband and wife.
6. What was the best part of having a Pop-Up Wedding?
Besides it being stress free? That it came with so many extras. That we weren’t just going to a room at the courthouse. That it felt and was a beautiful wedding. We got flowers that were stunning, a professional photographer who was amazing and produced above and beyond expected photos. Having Josh as our celebrant with his quirky nature and Britt as basically our wedding coordinator and made emails back and forth just that bit more special.
7. What advice would you give to any couple thinking about having a Pop-Up Wedding?
Just do it!! Don’t even think about it. Just book it and what follows will end up being the most magical day that you’ll never forget. Life is too short not to do it. You won’t regret it. What the pop up wedding team can and will put together is way better than you would have planned and imagined yourself.