Are surprise weddings a thing? OH YES INDEED THEY ARE! We’ve featured a whole bunch of surprise weddings and today we’re going to round up some of our favorite inspiration for you… from the excuse for the surprise wedding, to a few venue ideas, to even some wording for your surprise wedding ceremony script…
Belle and Layne chose to play their cards close to their chest when it came to announcing the wedding. In fact, they didn’t announce it was a wedding until guests arrived at the property! It was entirely an expression of who they are and how they love. The amount of community involvement in putting the day together showed how much they value and rely on the people in their circles. The DIY elements of the day, including Belle’s dress, articulated their creative spirits.
Kate and Greig gathered their family and friends at The Bothy, an intimate restaurant in the trendy West End of Glasgow, Scotland for what they thought was an engagement party. They were soon to discover that upstairs waiting for them were Kate and Greig decked out in full wedding attire with their local minister ready to make it official.
Surprise number two came from Greig’s brother who had returned from Australia for the occasion without telling anyone ahead of time!
We wanted something small that fit us, but could also include our children and family. We didn't want to just run off to the courthouse. We wanted it to be simple and stress-free. We bounced ideas of locations back and forth. Maggie from Pop! Wed Co. suggested the “LOVE” mural at Blagden Alley. We were in DC for New Years so we checked it out and fell in love with it.
Shay and Chris had one main goal for their wedding: for everyone to have major fun. To achieve this, they made a drastic move and didn’t tell their guests that a wedding was happening! Yep, it was a surprise summer camp wedding in Oregon with games, bonfires, and loads of fun.
Let’s take a look at the surprise wedding shenanigans…
Åsa and Nina got married at the VikingaTider in Löddeköpinge, in the south of Sweden. It’s an archaeological open-air museum focusing on Vikings and the early Middle Ages. It was a fantasy viking wedding theme(!) and they even made their own dresses! The ceremony had singing and circle dancing and all-around good times for all guests and vikings alike.