On Friday, April 19, 2019, Babe and I said yes to forever in a lawful union. If you follow me on social then this is no longer a surprise. If you don’t [shame on you] SURPRISE! We married now, although a lot of you assumed we already were. We did it our way, on our terms and it was perfect in every way.
MimiCuteLips Surprise Annapolis Courthouse Wedding
I’ve been sharing pictures on social all week but I promised you a blog post so this is me delivering. This is Part I and it is all about our Annapolis Courthouse Wedding. Part II is all about the surprise and how it went down and the absolute best part is the reactions.
Elope: Elopement, colloquially speaking, is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in a sudden and secretive fashion, usually involving a
hurried flight away from one’s place of residence together with one’s beloved with the intention of getting married
Because we wanted to do things on our terms. If you don’t tell anyone then you aren’t subjected to their opinions and or wants for you to do things differently. Also, people have a lot of ideas but they don’t ever hand you the cash to go with said ideas.
More than six months ago we set the date. We wanted an anniversary date of our own; meaning we didn’t want it around our birthdays, the kids, the siblings, or our parents. To add to that list we didn’t want a date around a major holiday or in the winter. That automatically put us at spring, oh and the kids needed to be out of school. We don’t believe in just taking them out of school.
About a month out we began to do the planning. Babe picked the colors, I wouldn’t have selected blue but the color combination was perfect. In a very short amount of time, we secured a marriage license, ordered rings, and we had packages arriving almost daily.
Leading up to the Day:
This was a surprise to everyone but us, we told our Best Man [The ManChild] and Maid of Honor [LittleCuteLips] two days prior to the big day. The ManChild was shocked in a “wait what” type of way. LittleCuteLips giggled at his reaction, she was excited to have a role. I told her all the dresses she had been trying on were for Easter. Although she was excited about the wedding she still wanted her Easter dress.
Annapolis Courthouse Wedding Day:
The day had arrived and we were all excited, I had zero nervousness or anxiety. Our rings had arrived and we were good to go. My niece came over early in the morning to beat my face. I helped my Maid of Honor get dressed and Babe helped our Best Man get dressed. We made our way to Annapolis with the hopes of beating the rain; DC was under a Tornado Watch. As we walked to the courthouse random people stopped to tell us how beautiful our dresses were and how nice we all looked. It was cute. After a little paperwork, a short wait we entered the Chapel for our ceremony. The kids held on to our rings until it was time and a few moments later we were declared husband and wife.
I present to you Mr. & Mrs. Robinson. 4.19.2019
After some grub and a little rain, we had a photo shoot with the incredible Derrel Todd. You already know his work because he takes all of our pictures. There was no way we would get married and not have him capture it for us. Per usual the end results blew our mind. I am excited about hanging these pictures up in our home. Oh, and the tornado never happened, the Universe gave us favor and we appreciated it.
Suits: H&M + Tie: Amazon
LittleCuteLips: Dress: Amazon + Shoes: H&M