Kanyah and Kimberly’s elopement is beautiful, unique, and they were kind enough to share their budget with you! We hope their elopement will inspire you and help you prepare for your own event.
Kanyah and I met in college, it was my freshman year and her senior year. The actual story of how we met depends on which one of us you ask. According to Kanyah, she can remember exactly what I was wearing and how I looked. I apparently flew in like a hurricane to one of her study sessions looking like an absolute goddess and she immediately had to know who I was but I breezed right back out of the library before she got the chance. I have no memory of this first meeting.
I remember us meeting because we were both taking Ancient Greek as our language elective. She was in a much more advanced class than me, but for extra credit we both had to go to this Greek festival and we ended up carpooling with a mutual friend.
Which ever story is the most accurate, basically from there I just started crashing her study nights with our mutual friend and doing everything I could to make her laugh. I wasn’t actually out at this point. I had realized that I was probably bisexual, but it was something I was still struggling with since I grew up really religious.
Overtime our friendship basically became a relationship and she was spending almost every single night in my dorm room (just as friends), we were going to parties together, going out to eat together, going to movies, and she pulled me from my depression and eating disorder. Eventually she helped me come to terms with my sexuality and supported me as I came out to my family. Finally after all that we decided to make an attempt at a relationship. We became inseparable from that point on.
Our love story got a little bit rough when I had to leave college for financial reasons and we ended up being long distance for about a year. It was very hard but it also brought us a lot closer and made us realize what we wanted out of life. I moved to Missouri for her and the rest is history.
We still spend 24/7 together and she still gives me butterflies. Through the 9 years we’ve been together we’ve helped each other get through past traumas, grow into better humans, and find out who we are as individuals. There’s no one else I’d rather spend my life with. I’m indigenous and Mexican. Kanyah is white.
Venue: $200 estimated for hourly rental
Dress/Outfit – $75 total for shirt and overskirt
Pants/Shirt – $50
Custom Bow Tie: $50
House Wine: $30
Reception Decor: DIY with household items – $25
Bouquet: DIY $35 with various flowers added
Handfasting Cords: DIY with various ribbons – $20
Jewelry: Helzberg Diamonds//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Everlane//Dress Designer: Torrid//Apparel: Jofunu BowT’s & Fashion//Event Planner: Bridal Global Expo//Ceremony Location: Belvoir Winery//Photographer: Pink Light Images / Weirdo Weddings//