Runaway…


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.

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  • http://www.sarahhoppes.com 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.

  • http://www.bakkenphoto.com 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.”

      Exactly.

    • http://Brokensaucer.blogspot.com 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!

  • http://myminimalistwedding.wordpress.com 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 :)

  • Laura

    Amazing!

  • 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!

  • RACHELM

    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!