New York City might be one of our favorite spots to elope! There are so many venue choices to consider from an elopement in Central Park, to any of the iconic hotels or rooftops, and even popular landmarks. When Jade and Shaina chose the Top of The Rock for their elopement location, we were so excited! This hotspot in the heart of the city offers panoramic views of Manhattan, along with an impressive look over all of Central Park.
Prior to deciding to elope with The Epic Elopement, Jade and Shaina’s wedding planning process was complicated to say the least. Amidst the craziness of the coronavirus pandemic, their original plans for a large wedding in Austin, Texas were canceled. They considered eloping in Greece and Las Vegas, but after a lot of consideration, landed on rescheduling their wedding for September 2020 in Shaina’s hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Everything was booked and as a special touch, her grandfather was planning to officiate the ceremony. Sadly, Shaina’s grandfather passed away in February of that year and things changed. They heard that The Epic Elopement was having a giveaway for an elopement ceremony and they applied as soon as they heard. It was fate! They won our elopement giveaway, canceled their Nashville wedding plans, and started planning their intimate elopement in New York City.
Jade said, “As crazy as it was trying to get Impression Bridal to agree to sell me the sample dress off the rack, and getting a wedding dress altered in a matter of days, everything worked out perfectly!” We asked her to tell us more about how they met and their elopement experiences.