Kassie & Cory are a dating app success story! They clicked right away and by the time they got to their first date, they felt they had known each other forever. The two of them decided they did not want to experience a large wedding. So they found themselves looking to wed with Simply Eloped. They chose Savannah, Georgia, for the beauty of the city and Troup Square for its romantic mood. The nearby church added a wonderful historic feel to the entire day. We love the idea of the photo charm on Kassie’s bouquet. Read on to find out more about this no-stress elopement and why the photo charm was so important to Kassie & Cory’s day.
How did you meet? What was your first impression of one another?
Kassie: We met on the Hinge Dating App and instantly made a connection. By the time we went on our first date, it was as if we had known each other for years. Even now, we find it amazing that we’ve only been together a couple of years instead of a couple of decades.
When did you first fall in love? How did you know?
Kassie: I’m not sure of the exact moment for either of us. I knew after a few dates that I really liked him and that we really clicked. One night, while we were sitting on the couch after dinner, it kind of just hit me that I had never felt this way about someone.
How did you propose or accept the proposal?
Kassie: For our first date, we went to a little Mexican restaurant in town that had a taco truck set up where the old location was. Cory drove us out to the taco truck on our first anniversary and, while we were waiting for our food, he proposed with the most beautiful opal ring.
What do you love about your partner?
Kassie: I love his dedication and his sense of adventure. I love how our humor meshes so well. I love how we can share responsibility which makes both of our lives easier.
What is the greatest strength of your relationship?
Kassie: Unconditional understanding and support. Since we began seeing each other, we have been through so much, from legal battles to a pandemic to losing my Dad and Grandpa.
Why did you decide to elope?
Kassie: We had both been married previously and were both miserable when it came to planning things. We had spent way too much money and time planning a party for a bunch of other people to enjoy. Additionally, with the pandemic and loss of family members, eloping made sense. We could make it about us. There is something extra fun about running away from it all to elope!
How did you find Simply Eloped?
Kassie: I was sitting on the couch one night googling and searching through Pinterest, trying to figure out how one even goes about eloping. It was like a sign from above that I came across an ad for Simply Eloped. A couple of hours later, we had picked a location, what services we wanted, and had an official date!
How did you know Simply Eloped was the right fit for you?
Kassie: How could they not be? They make it so easy to explore venues and locations. They even helped me find services like nails and a dry cleaner that they don’t directly offer. They made it so easy.
What attracted you to the venue you chose for your elopement?
Kassie: You can’t get more beautiful or charming than Savannah, Georgia. Cory had worked there for a couple of years and was familiar with the area. We were also trying to strategically pick a location within a reasonable driving distance to Orlando, Florida, because, before the wedding, I ran my first half marathon!
What did you do before the wedding? How did you get ready? How did you feel in the moments leading up to your elopement?
Kassie: The day before, we ran around Savannah, so we could get our marriage certificate and drop my dress off at a cleaner to get it steamed, I got my nails done, and we went to a local restaurant to have our rehearsal dinner of sorts. On the elopement day, we went for breakfast and had a relaxed morning while we waited for my hair and make-up to show up. We got dressed and drove down to our venue, where our officiant, videographer, and photographer were waiting for us. Honestly, I couldn’t believe how easy it was. There was no pressure, and there was no stress. It was just the two of us and what we wanted.
Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!
Kassie: The correspondence was excellent. If I had a question, I would email them, and they would always get back promptly.
How did you celebrate after your elopement?
Kassie: We had a reservation to go to a very nice restaurant where we exceeded the dress code. A couple at the restaurant ended up picking up our tab, which was an incredible gift!
What words of encouragement do you have for those considering eloping?
Kassie: If you’re looking for a simple, stress-free, low-key, intimate way of getting married, then this is for you. We couldn’t picture doing it any other way, especially since the two of us had already done the big wedding in our past. It was perfect.