My fiance are looking to elope. This will be my second wedding and neither of us want the fuss of planning a wedding or dealing with family ahead of time. We plan to have a luncheon or cocktail hour at some point afterwards to celebrate our marriage.
Money and time are an issue. I would also like my 9 year old daughter to be a part of the ceremony.
We live in NJ and NYC is probably the easiest place to get married quickly without a fuss, but getting married at the marriage bureau seems a little like a trip to the DMV and we'd both like something a little more intimate and memorable.
So we are considering flying to either Vegas or Tahoe, but there are so many choices, it's hard to narrow down and know what's tacky/touristy and what's truly romantic or special.
So, in regards to Tahoe: is Reno the closest airport? How long of a drive is it from there? I've only driven from San Francisco and I think that was around 5 hours!
I love the natural beauty of Tahoe. Would it still be too cold for a beach wedding at the end of April?
I saw a website for Chapel of the Bells which advertises reasonable beach, garden or chapel weddings. Does anyone have experience with this place?
Any information/experiences you ladies would like to share is appreciated