I’ve been asked several times how long I’ve been Officiating, how long we’ve been in business & why we provide the services we do. So I thought, why not just explain who Blissful Elopements is & how we got to this point of our services.
I owned a successful wedding planning company here in Chattanooga in 2007. At that time I also owned Blissful Elopements, a photo booth company, linen company & a stationary company. Basically, we did it all!
At that time, Blissful Elopements only provided standing ceremonies around Chattanooga, without any decor or amenities. In 2012 I sold all of the companies, except Blissful Elopements, & moved to Los Angeles, CA.
I kept Blissful Elopements dormant, but retained the name & domain because I knew that someday I’d return to my beloved Chattanooga.
When I arrived in California I immediately set out to establish a wedding company. I developed & operated a very successful destination beach wedding company in Los Angeles, and the business grew beyond what I originally set out to do. Since California is a destination location, most of our couples came from outside the state & the country, so I had the pleasure of marrying couples from all different nationalities, religious beliefs & personalities. It was fabulous!
Also, since same sex marriages were legal in CA, I was honored to provide several marriages to couples from all over the country, and internationally, since 2012. By a strange coincidence, one of my couples was from Tennessee!
In 2015 I sold the company in CA & took a break from planning weddings. During this time I traveled to the Middle East & taught English to refugees, under the umbrella of the UN.
Earlier this year I decided that it was time to come home. So, while preparing to return to the US I worked on Blissful Elopements again & got ready to relaunch. On my way back to the US, during my layover in Paris, I hit the publish button on my website & Blissful Elopements was again in business. I hit the ground running.
We are now fully established in Chattanooga & thrilled to be back home!
So, who exactly is Blissful Elopements now & what the heck do we do? Well, I’ve taken the concept of a destination beach wedding & revamped it to suit the Chattanooga area. All of our services & packages are available at a location of your choosing, both indoor & out. We do practically everything & our packages are all-inclusive. When your hire us, you’re hiring all of your vendors & services.
We provide services at venues, lakes, parks, private residences, etc. Our services also include assisting you to find the perfect ceremony spot. This is especially helpful to couples who are coming to Chattanooga from outside the state, or the country.
Chattanooga is fast becoming a destination location & weddings are changing fast. More couples are opting to forego a large impersonal wedding & have a small intimate ceremony with either just them, or with a few close friends & family.
Blissful Elopements is always changing & we look forward to growing & evolving to suit the needs of our couples!
Would you like to see pics of happy couples from our past weddings?
Take a look at our: Gallery/Love Notes
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