Thoughtful Ceremony & Symbols
Nicole and Grant’s Winter Park elopement is the epitome of thoughtfulness and intention. Because crystals and essential oils are an important part of Nicole’s life, they are prevailing symbols of the day. The amethyst in her hair represents more than the typical accessory. And the lavender color extends to the guests as they too wear this sweet shade of purple in unity. Moreover, the altar dons two hand selected vials of essential oils, each with their own personal symbolism and meaning. Empty chairs with a trio of roses represents those who cannot be physically present.
Also, each guest receives a stone prior to the ceremony upon which they write a short message of love and support. Each guest holds his or her stone stone in hand to provide it with all of their love and energy. Grant is a farmer and wheat from his harvest creates the boutonnieres as well as other decorations. Grant’s brother officiates. His sermon, every single detail, is full of thoughtfulness. The yin and yang symbols shown on the cover of his book also implement into his reading. The science based metaphors of connection and companionship along with the prevailing humor make this the best sermon we’ve ever witnessed. Plenty of laughter, sweet tears, and passion fill the air.
Efficient Reception Celebration
What’s more, Grant and Nicole decide to book a spacious cabin for several days instead of renting a traditional wedding space. So it houses all of their guests and extends their celebration from one day into nearly one week. Additionally, their cabin doubles as a site for their ceremony and reception. They truly create a space for the two of them to not only unify as one, but also for their families to be a part of well beyond the ceremony and wedding day.
Nicole and Grant, we loved exploring the back roads with you during your Winter Park elopement. It was such an honor to witness such a unique and original elopement. Thank you for everything!