A pop-up wedding is an alternative to a traditional elopement that allows couples to show their personality and style while getting all the benefi ts of a large wedding, says Nichole Young of Young Love Events, which specializes in pop-up weddings in Orlando, Florida.
Remember that scene in The Vow, where Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams’ characters wed with just a few friends in a gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago before the guards catch them? Bingo. WHY Two words: Spontaneity and excitement, according to planner Cayleigh Hopkins of Hand Made Events in San Francisco. Fewer contrary opinions and less confusion mean a stress-free day that everyone can enjoy.
WHO Your honey, an offi ciant and a few friends and family that’s all you need. HOW Hand Made Events plans a cocktail, engagement or birthday party, and couples surprise their guests by getting married right there (a la Parks and Rec). Or head to your favorite landmark and say your I do’s on the spot. WHERE Hopkins dreams of the middle of Grand Central Station in New York City (above) or in front of the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Or, says Young, there’s always a crowd at the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, which would make for amazing photos and applause!