Eloping doesn't have to be a courthouse appointment in a cold room with strangers. Las Vegas started the trend of small quirky weddings with Elvis impersonators or Elvira officiating. There are now little venues popping up in other parts of the country. Ours is a small art studio venue in Clive Iowa that specializes in couples looking to tie the knot with a few friends and family on a shoestring budget.
With Elopement packages like the Shotgun package, a couple can bring a couple of besties and have a short ceremony complete with aisles, a minister, a bouquet and a small area for sharing cake and drinks afterward for about $350, which is budgeting at it's finest.
Or for $920 they can have up to 30 friends for a wedding and reception shindig including a small buffet, dancing and a few photos.
The best part of all is that with this kind of wedding almost any kind of theme can be incorporated. A Christmas wedding can be thrown together on Christmas Eve, and a Gothic or Pagan ceremony can take place at midnight or during a full moon.
Boutique ceremonies for the fun and eclectic are our specialty. We love to incorporate cultural pieces like Mandaps and Jumping the broom. Wanna have a Twilight wedding? We'll bind you for eternity. If shotguns and Deer antlers look like ceremony decor to you, bring it on.
The bottom line is that not all couples want to spend a year and several thousand dollars, they just want to tie the knot in a memorable way they can tell their children about. And we're the place to get it done.
So skip the trip to Vegas and let us give you amazing memories without a year of planning or robbing a bank. The tour and consult are free, and we love to cater to the eccentric and impulsive.