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Runaway... | A Practical Wedding

My friend Jamie of Rad + In Love (APW Sponsors) who also happens to be APW’s second wedding graduate ever (how’s that for street cred) is working on a…project. An amazing one. When I first heard about Runaway, I figured it was just another giveaway, yay, next. Turns out, no way. It’s the raddest thing ever (pun totally intended there). Here is the deal: on Sunday May 26th, Rad + In Love and a bunch of friends are hosting what’s essentially a pop up wedding…chapel, for lack of a better descriptive term. If you’ve been debating doing the courthouse thing, but also want pretty details, but also are lazy (this girl), then here is what you do:

  • Reserve a spot at Runaway
  • Pay $1,200. Total.
  • You can buy apps and drinks for your loved ones for $20 a head, if you feel fancy.
  • Show up in San Diego with up to 30 of your loved ones. Or no one but you, depending.
  • Get married.
  • Get photographed.
  • Holy shit it’s pretty.
  • Leave. Possibly get drunk to celebrate HOW EASY THAT WAS.
  • Fin.

You’re welcome. If you do this and don’t send us a Wordless Wedding, consider yourself dead.

This post is only sponsored by awesomeness.

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  • SarahHoppes

    Holy. Shit. This is amazing.

  • alyssa

    “Consider yourself dead.” Haha! Snorted fairly loudly at that one.

  • Hintzy

    hey… I have family in San Diego… :::evil scheming thoughts:::

  • Rebekah

    This is . . . I’m speechless with amazement. Brilliant. Why is this the first time it’s been done?

    Also hilarious editorial comments, as usual.

  • Noelle

    OMG. I want to do this in Minneapolis.

    Wedding elves of the Midwest, WHO’S WITH ME?!?

    • Crayfish Kate

      MI here, and I’m SO on board with this idea! I have been torn between city hall & something that involves, well, more planning and looks nice. This is screaming at me, but again, the whole Michigan thing…

      • Trin

        I’m in MI, too! I’d love a Midwest pop-up wedding.

  • hampton

    Genius. I usually skip over the sponsored/looks sponsored/location specific content… but so glad I didn’t this time. What a fcking cool idea.

  • Lindsay

    Why do I not live in San Diego to do this?
    OR why do they not organize it in Canada? Someone do that please.

  • Shiri

    “This post is only sponsored by awesomeness.”

    Hell yeah.

  • Copper

    The only thing that sucks about this is that I already have my wedding half planned and have deposits on a venue, photog, etc.

    Someone please do this and submit pics, so I can live vicariously through you?

    • meg

      “The only thing that sucks about this is that I already have my wedding half planned.”


    • Sera

      Can I request a do-over?

  • Irena

    Someone NEEDS to do this in the greater Toronto Area…there’d be enough demand for sure!

  • Alyssa

    Um… this is awesome, in my hometown, and awesome. If I can’t get the man on board so soon I hope to hell they do this again.

    • Liliana

      agreed! too soon for me fingers crossed they do it again!!

  • Zoe

    I live in San Diego and am way far into planning my Oregon wedding from a distance. This is a genius idea and my Mom is probably super glad I didn’t see it sooner after we got engaged :)

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  • Michelle

    I am so down for this! I have been wracking my brain for the past 2 weeks (just got engaged) and this is so perfect! I will post pics if I get my hubby on board with this!


    If my wedding wasn’t already half planned with relatives planning to fly across the country in attendance…THIS would so be it for us. Love the idea. Fingers crossed for a follow up post!

  • AshleyMeredith

    A bit confused – this says “bring 30 guests and pay $20 a head” but the actual site says “bring 12 guests, all included.”

    Not that it matters for me. I was about to run in and wake my husband up to tell him we’re doing this… but $1200 when we haven’t even hit our 2nd anniversary? That might not go over so well. Hope they do it again closer to our 5/10!

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