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Why We Decided To Elope

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I’ve talked quite a bit on the blog about the fact that Adam and I eloped to NYC in 2016 to get wed but realised that I never really touched upon why. With our second wedding anniversary just around the corner, I thought I’d share our reasons with you.

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Getting Married in New York City | Tips For Eloping

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In October 2016, Adam and I eloped to New York City and tied the knot at City Hall. I use the word ‘elope’ in a loose sense of the word, given that this decision was not spontaneous nor a secret. We had carried out a little research online beforehand and found that the legal requirements to marry in the state of New York rather daunting. Therefore, I have put together this guide to hopefully help simplify the process for other people who may be considering doing the same thing.

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Exploring New York City

As most of my regular readers will already know, Adam and I recently enjoyed the holiday of a lifetime in New York City. Of course, a trip to the ‘Big Apple’ is pretty exciting in itself but the main purpose of this particular adventure was to tie the knot – an occasion that very nearly didn’t happen after an eventful first day…

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Mr & Mrs Valentine | Our NYC Elopement

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That British Betty has been rather neglected of late, however, I do have a pretty good reason for this. If you follow my various social media channels, then you will know that Adam and I are now officially married! It’s been a chaotic, amazing few weeks of travel, planning, jet lag, work and partying; I’ve hardly been online this month, which is a rarity for me.

On 10 October 2016, Adam and I hopped on a plane and headed to New York City to tie the knot. I’ll fill you guys in properly on the whole trip soon but I just couldn’t contain my excitement and wanted to share our big day on here as soon as I could get near my laptop again.

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