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An early morning elopement in Polignano a Mare to an evening sunset boat cruise – we were so lucky to have an enire day celebrating Bekah + Cris in Apulia, Italy!
Couple / Bekah + Cris
Wedding Date / 8.1.23
Location / Polignano a Mare, Apulia Italy
How We Met
We met at work in San Francisco, CA!
What Excites us about Marriage
We are each other’s best friends- so we were SO excited to marry one another. We are even more excited to share the future of the unknown and build a life together!
What We Enjoyed Most About The Concept/Design of our Elopement
To be honest.. everything was absolutely perfect and exceeded beyond our imagination. The looks! Every look was perfection … from Cris’ OMJ suit to the headscarf on the boat, Meagan Kelly’s custom gown, the hair & makeup vision and execution. Not to mention, the sunrise vows next to the ocean with the background of Italy’s landscape, and celebrating our elopement on a boat at sunset.. a DREAM!
(Custom Dress) Meagan created my dream dress, I was SO happy with how it turned out.
We loved how water + the history of Italy (city of Monopoli & Polignano a Mare) was incorporated into the scenery.
The whole photography team and the videographers were a blast to work with- they made us feel comfortable and positioned us to create some unbelievable shots.
(Florals) Jenn with Meraki Blommor… her vision for the florals were unbelievable.
Favorite Part About Our Italy Trip
So many favorites! Having one of my best friends do my florals was really really special. The food, Italian lifestyle, and the history of Italy. Cris’ family is from Italy so being able to say our vows and begin our marriage in a country that holds such a close place to our family was really magical.
Best Elopement/Wedding Investment We Made In The Process + Prep
The best decision we made was to work with Honey & Thyme for our dream Italian elopement. What I loved about working with H&T was their timeliness on responses and keeping me in the loop at all times about the vision, design, and concept. I truly loved their minds… they were able to put together something that I could’ve never imagined and putting my full trust in them was the best decision we ever made.
(Beauty) On the Glow + Painted by Krissi CRUSHED! It was most beautiful I have ever felt in my entire life.
Our Advice To Couples Considering Planning an Elopement
DO IT! You will not regret it. Trust your team.
Planning+Designing: Honey + Thyme Events/ Host Photographer: Andrea Godfrey Photography / Photography: Nicole Mickle / Florist: Meraki Blommor / Beauty: On the Glow + Painted by Krissi/ Dress: Meagan Kelly Designs / Videography: Serrano Film Co / Location: Polignano a Mare