you just skipped all of the planning and wedding drama and eloped? You could throw a chic cocktail party and just board the plane.
Wouldn't it be kind of nice? Elopement doesn't mean that your friends and family couldn't be involved at all. Everyone could come along for the getaway and cheer you on! Simple invitations could let everyone know the plan. The bridal party attire would match, but be simple and really rewearable. The bride would carry a calla lilly and wear a packable dress.
It's a great dream...
Of course, you could always use the same plan and palate for an engagement party. I love the idea of an engagement party, but I don't like the ones that look like a mini-wedding. This party could be hosted at a home or a great bar. The bridal party could wear coordinated clothes that they already own, so that everyone can get to know the important people.
Still, it's tempting.