Pop Up Weddings
A Fun, Romantic, Spontaneous, & Affordable Alternative for our unpredictable times!
Are you getting bummed out stuck at home, isolated, equal parts excited about planning your wedding but depressed over the uncertainty of it all with covid restrictions and concerns for everyone's health, job security, weird weather, and after yet another Nutrisystem commercial, you just want to cheesecake yourself to death?
Salvation is at hand, brothers and sisters stuck in anxiety and covid anguish!
So pour yourself a glass of wine, grab a big hankin' piece of cheesecake, and read on for our ideas for a "let's just get married" wedding!
“Life is a journey that’s not measured in miles or years, but in experiences.”
– Jimmy Buffett
Who needs a big fancy schmancy wedding anyway? Who says you can't get a cool hat with feathers, some nice flowers, bring a couple of your besties for witnesses and have a great wedding on the spur of the moment? We do! In fact, we've done just that for hundreds of couples over the years, and with the uncertainties of the pandemic on top of the winter season, this kind of wedding is perfect! Skip the guilt and tell everyone that you'll have a big wedding later... (maybe much later!) and save the cash and credit card expenses for another day.
We are offering something that seems so simple, because it is so simple! Call us today and we can marry you somewhere around Newport or Jamestown … today or tomorrow or the day after... or whenever the weather is looking good. No complex planning. No arguing with your mother over the details. No stomach acid over guest lists and all that "have to do" stuff. When the forecast is looking acceptable, call a couple of friends and off we go! Flexibility is the thing, and we are all over being flexible like a seagull on a Twinkie!
What to wear?
Go on Etsy or your local thrift store and start a collection of vintage or colorful or just plain so out of date that you will actually get younger just by wearing this stuff kinda clothing, and when it arrives, toss it in a box until wedding day. Long-johns under a wedding gown? Of course! Orange hunters accessories over a suit or tux? Very stylish! Toss in a Daniel Boone cap or a nice pirate hat for him, and a faux furry white stole for her and you will be the envy of the Knot message boards for the year! Jimmy Buffett fans? Get some parrot head attire and to quote Jimmy.. “I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead. ” And of course, “We are the people our parents warned us about.” Carpe Diem, my friends!
Why we are offering Pop up Weddings
We realize that some couples don't want to be locked in to a set date either because they may be concerned about the weather or if they may not be feeling well or just not up to it on that day. With our pop up weddings you don't have to worry about a thing. You call us when you know you want to get married, like the day before or even the day of, and if are available, it's on!
How does our version of a pop up wedding work?
The couple gets a marriage license in the appropriate town. See our license info page. It will be good for 90 days. Call us and get to know us and let us know you may be interested in our pop up wedding. . When you are ready, reach out to us. This way you can be assured of nice weather. You can say your own vows to each other if you like, romantic or silly... no pressure, it's just us! You can exchange rings or not and save that for your Big Fat Wedding later. Or exchange silly or home made rings. Because it's just us!
Who is this for?
Couples who are just having a few guests and can be flexible. Couples who like the idea of being adventurous and impromptu. Non traditional couples who want a fun or light hearted ceremony. Or couples who just want to be assured of good weather on their day. It is not for couples who have more than a few guests or want a big photography package..
Where and when can you have your pop up wedding?
We are only offering the pricing below for the off season that begins December 1st and ends in mid April, and regular pricing returns for dates from April 14th. As for locations, somewhere in the Newport/Aquidneck Island or Jamestown area. Maybe downtown Newport at Queen Anne Square or the pavilion at King Park. We can help you choose a great location or you may have a perfect spot already chosen.
One thing to keep in mind is that we very cautious about wedding services indoors at this time due to Covid. We are strictly reducing guest list numbers, and the wearing of face coverings is required when we meet up, and when we do your marriage license paperwork. As long as everyone can be safely distanced, masks can be removed for the ceremony, and for photography.
So if you have a marriage license and decide it is the right time, give us a call. We can be your officiant and if you would like photography we can do that as well.
We even offer a special Winter Pop Up Wedding package that includes photography, with a short and sweet ceremony and a mercifully quick yet fun and romantic photoshoot! Just $425! And when I say quick, I mean before frostbite sets in, so just around a dozen pics that will be downloadable from your own online gallery! This pricing ends after April 12th and regular season pricing returns. Don't want photography? My officiant fee is just $150 for the winter off season locally.
But won't we be bad for doing this?
Of course you will! I mean, no, not all all! (Pay no attention to the guy behind the curtain doing this webpage!)
As Dr. Seuss says, "those that matter don't mind, and those that mind don't matter!" (or he said something like that...)
This is your wedding ceremony after all! Kick up your heels, experience your wedding as a feeling – an expression – an excuse to carpe diem. Have your wedding down by a windmill, at the harbor, at the beach, or even at Fort Wetherill overlooking the ocean or in front of the cool graphitic artwork at the fort itself. Bring a can or two of spray paint and add your own names afterward, you silly kids!