Every now and then, you know someone that went on vacation and came back married. It happens. I imagine eloping in Paris or on an island somewhere. You can also Elope in Indy. Are you in Indy on vacation right now and want to get married? Planning a vacation in Indy and want to get married while you are here? I can help you with that! I'd love to help you with that!
The way the marriage laws work in Indiana, all you need to do is prove who you are. A driver's license or a passport will work. If you have been recently divorced, you will need a certified divorce decree. That's it. The fee for a marriage license when you don't live in Indiana is $60. (It's $18 of the one or both parties are an Indiana resident) Here is a link to how to get married in Indiana. If your documentation is not in english, you will need to obtain a certified translation. Passports are multilingual so that's your best bet. You don't need a translator to obtain a marriage license.
This getting married on vacation thing is more common than you might think! I married a Canadian couple a few years ago while they were here visiting family and they said it was a lot less expensive and a lot easier to to it in Indiana. They were glad they made the decision. They absolutely marveled at the simplicity.
Last year, I received an email from Australia. The couple was planning their summer vacation in the United States and wanted to get married while they were in Indy. They were planning on being here for the Indy Car Experience and figured it would be a good time during their trip to get married. We had a lovely ceremony under a shade tree by the DePew Fountain on the south side of the Indiana War Memorial.
I received another email from a woman in Germany. Her best friend lived in Indianapolis and she was spending her month's vacation here with her. She couldn't possibly get married without her best friend so she we made arrangements to marry her while she was here. Another woman from Scotland was planning on visiting her Sister on vacation and made arrangements to elope in Indy. I was married in Germany, I understand what it is to get married in a place other than home.
A marriage legally performed in Indiana is good in most places. You will want to check with your country to make sure but usually a simple Google search will give you the answer. The marriage is good anywhere in the US.
The German woman needed an Apostille for her marriage license for it to be recognized by the German government. It was easy to get. An Apostille is an international certification and the state of Indiana will issue an apostille for free. You will receive a certified marriage license after you file your completed marriage license with the county clerk. You then take that to the Apostille and Authentications clerk in the basement of the Federal Building on West Washington Street. It's literally a half a mile from the Marion County Clerk's Office. They will stamp it and give it back to you in real time. At least they did for me the day I went to get it. You can also go through the process by mail. Here is a link to information on how to obtain an Apostille in Indianapolis.
Eloping on vacation can go two ways. You might live in Indy are planning on eloping somewhere else. Destinations are more and more popular. As easy as it is to get legally married in Indy, it's not the same in other states and other countries. It's a really good idea to get legally married in Indiana and then have your ceremony at your destination. It's cheaper, easier and safer. A few years ago I got a text on a Sunday night. The groom wanted to know if I could meet them the next morning at the clerk's office to get married. They had their destination wedding in Mexico. They had done everything they needed to do to get legally married in Mexico and still came home not legally married. What a hassle. It's not something you want to worry about when you should relaxing and celebrating.
Some countries require you to be in the country for a certain number of days before being issue a marriage license. Some couples want to get married right away so they can relax and honeymoon for the rest of the trip. they get legally married at home first and avoid the hassle.
Elopements aren't just are for those crazy kids anymore. Adults are eloping and their kids are with them! It might not be as romantic but at least it's quick and they can run around. It's very rare that I marry a couple that has no children. Many formal weddings have daughters and son's and flower girls and ring bearers. One of the questions I ask when I sit down with a couple is, "How many kids to you have?" It's not usually how many kids they have produced together, it's how many collective children they have. I love my wedding trivia! The current record is 17 collective children. The groom has 9 baby mommas. The close second is 15, with 7 baby daddy's. The third place runner up has 14 children but the groom ties for first place also having 9 baby momma's. Yes, this is real life. Real life is also family. Parent's lives revolve around their children and their wedding often revolves around their kids too. Many of my elopements are parents planning their wedding around their children's schedules. Indianapolis is a great place to visit with kids. Just walking around the canal and renting a paddle boat is a great way to spend the day. You can elope on the canal at the same time!
This past summer, a couple got married while they were in town for the drum and bugle corp championship. We had to wait to set a final time for the wedding until they knew if he was going to be in the finals or not. I've had couples travel from other parts of Indiana to get married in Indianapolis and take their kids to The Children's Museum or the Zoo. When same gender marriage first because legal in Indiana, before the surrounding states, we had couples traveling to Indy every day to get married. Many couples I met were mothers with kids. Some had little kids and they chose to stay at an indoor waterpark or near a place where their kids could just run around. Other families had already been to Indiana for Pride weekend and knew their way around well.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the biggest children's museum in the world. When we first moved to Indiana it was hot, I was nine months pregnant and I had a 3 year old. The guy that installed our cable said we had to go to The Children's Museum. We didn't walk, we ran, and we bought a membership the first day. At that time, with little kids, it was better than Disney! I literally mourned my kids outgrowing the place. I love it so much! A few years later I married one of the interns that had been working at the Children's Museum when my son was taking classes. This past autumn, a couple had their reception in the Dinosphere. I was so bummed when they didn't actually get
married there. It's still on my bucket list! It's worth a trip to Indiana just for The Children's Museum. It's super easy to get married while you are here too!
The Indianapolis Zoo is a wonderful place to visit. I've actually had couples come to Indy and go without their children. But if you are planning a trip to Indy at Halloween you can take your kids trick-or-treating at the Zoo. During the Christmas holidays the zoo is an awesome place to visit Santa, decorate cookies and enjoy the light displays. Last time we were there they had actual reindeer!
When planning wedding, couples often have to find an place in between where both families can easily meet. Indiana is smack dab in the middle of the country. I've had couples plan their elopement on Monument Circle who found out how quick and easy it is not only to get legally married in Indy but have a really cool elopement too.
Here is a great link to check out about things to do in Indy with Kids.
Elope in Indiana on your Honeymoon? Maybe you are short on time or maybe you short on money? Maybe you just want to get out of town for the weekend? It is so common to have couples come to Indy for the weekend just to get away and get married while they are here. It can be a budget elopement where you stay at a motel on the outskirts of town and come downtown to elope on Monument Circle to go home and say you did it! Couples elope on Monument Circle and eat at Harry and Izzy's and couples elope on Monument Circle and eat at Steak and Shake. There is no right or wrong. Some couples drive into town just to get married and drive home the same day. Others make a Honeymoon out of it! If you are looking for the perfect wedding for you, this might be a great option.
Last month, a couple decided on Monday to get married. They got a suit and a dress and even hired an awesome, professional, photographer. They booked a fancy hotel room and came to town on a Thursday and eloped, in secret, on Friday. They had reservations for a fancy dinner and a carriage ride and room service for breakfast. It was perfect for them! It was a honeymoon and their wedding, all in one.
Some people have lived in Indy their whole lives and think, why would anyone want to come here for their honeymoon? On their other hand, a small, quiet, affordable city, where you can safely walk around, might be the perfect weekend for you.
Eloping in Indiana has a lot of similarities to running off to Vegas to elope. The main similarity is there is no waiting period. You can pick up your license and get legally married all in one day. Some places require you to wait 24, 48 or 72 hours. I can get you married in less than an hour if we time it right. No blood tests are required and there are no witnesses required. Whatever happen in Indy can stay in Indy, if need be. You can definitely take your legal marriage home with you but you don't have to tell anyone, if don't want to. The only thing you can't do when getting married in Indy is pick up your marriage license outside of regular business hours. The clerk is only open Monday- Friday from 8-4:30, or so, depending on the county. Most clerk's in the Indy area won't issue a license if you aren't in the office by 4. You've been warned. I will marry you any day of the week and I have scheduled appointment at Midnight on special occasions. When you are self employed you work nights and weekends. Especially in the wedding business! I love a secret elopement or a crazy whirlwind elopement!
Several years ago I was emailing back and forth with a couple in Michigan. They wanted and needed to get married right away. They were trying to schedule their day so they could get to Indy before the clerk's office close on a Friday so I could marry them on Saturday. Why? Because it was cheaper and easier than Vegas. They had priced tickets to Vegas first and when they realized how much it was going to cost just to fly there they went looking for plan b. They were running away for the weekend to elope because they needed to for whatever reason. They chose to elope in Indy because they could drive here easily. They were planning a trip to Hawaii and decided they'd rather spend their money on Hawaii then Vegas. They made it in time!! They got their marriage license on Friday, I met them in their hotel on Saturday and we walked over to Monument Circle. It was a super-romantic elopement! It was a beautiful spring weekend, we performed a ceremony, they exchanged their own vows, we took pictures and they had an awesome weekend. They returned their marriage license in on their way out of town on Monday morning. Everything else that happened in Indy, stayed in Indy.
A few summers ago I married a couple from South Africa. They were literally traveling around the US with the carnival. They had temporary working visas and were earning
money as they took in the sights. They said they'd been saving up to get married in Vegas later, before they went home, but decided to elope while they were in Indy. They had the day off, so why not? They saved money by getting married here, just in case they didn't make it all the way to Vegas.
I have one other really interesting Vegas wedding story. The couple had already made all the reservations, booked a suite at a big hotel, their friends and family from all over the country were also booked and going to their wedding in Vegas. EXCEPT.... The Groom's mom wasn't having it. She was not going to Vegas for his wedding and she was going to watch them get married! They eloped in Indy in a downtown boutique hotel at 10 am on a Saturday morning. It was a lovely, dignified affair. A limo picked them up and took them directly to the airport afterwards. Everyone was still meeting in Vegas for the weekend. They weren't honeymooning in Vegas. After their weekend in Vegas they headed to Jamaica for two weeks. The mom that attended the wedding in Indy stayed in Indy. What a great son though huh?
Elopements in Indy can be secretive, they can also be a lot of fun. We have casinos, bars and fancy hotels that are fabulous too! You can elope in Indy, stay at the Conrad Hilton or the JW Marriott, have a big steak at Ruth's Chris or Harry and Izzy's. I know, it's not Vegas. But Vegas also isn't Indy!
The formal definition of "elope" it to run away secretly to get married, especially without parental consent. But, I think it can mean many things. I think of it as a quick, romantic, short and sweet wedding. As a wedding officiant in Indianapolis, I love them. I think they are exciting and romantic.
I’ve listened to many elder Indiana couples, usually grandparents of couples I’m marrying, tell the stories of the day they got married 50+ years ago. One couple remembers going to a farm where the person marrying them lived. They were out working in the garden. They told them to wait 10 minutes and the officiant reappeared dressed in a suit and his wife in a dress. They got married in their living room. It took all of a few minutes. When the officiant was done he said “if that don’t stick Y’all come back and we’ll do it again!” I love that and I’ve said it more than once at the end of an appropriate ceremony. I definitely used it at the end of their granddaughter's wedding that day. It was a plain and simple wedding. It’s simply the way things were done then.
I’ve definitely had my share of secret weddings. Sometimes they just want to make it legal for now and they will have a big wedding later. There have been more than one religious couple that has come to get married very secretly before their pastor marries them later. And yes, it has been so they can consummate the marriage a little earlier than the actual wedding night. It’s not a bad idea if you think about it. There is a lot of stress on your white wedding day without being stressed out about the wedding night. Every couple has their own way of doing things. They have their own beliefs. We often say during a ceremony that a marriage is the most intimate of relationships. Marriage is when you share all of yourself. Over time, the sex part gives way to a strong, intimate bond. That bond can be based on any number of things. For many couples, it’s based on faith in a higher power. For others, it’s faith in each other and the life they are building and living together. Married couples share each other’s secrets and they are partners in the same crime. 20 years later they may tell their kids about it, maybe they won’t. But it will always be theirs together.
If you choose to get married or elope in secret it can be for all the right reasons. I don’t think there are many shotgun weddings these days or family feuds for that matter. But a wedding can be stressful. Families might have certain expectations. Disagreements over the church and the ceremony, the venue, the budget, bridesmaid drama. Things that might be everything wonderful about one couple’s wedding may be a nightmare for another couple. Maybe your mom wants you to have the wedding she dreams of having for you instead of the wedding you really want. Spending a year or more not having fun
planning a wedding you don’t really want can be a really bad way to start a marriage. Sometimes the wisest thing to do is make your own decision and go with it.
I have performed over 1000 quickie elopements. I’ve married several members of the same family. One day I had a mother come to get married. I had married her daughter a few months earlier. The mother was not shy to say that she stopped talking to her daughter when she found out she got married without her. But she also said, as soon as her grandson was born a few weeks afterward all was forgiven. The wedding was a matter of minutes. The grandson and the family will be forever.
Sometimes couples start planning a big wedding with the best of intentions but it just starts to fizzle. Their income has to go to pay for life instead of deposits and final payments on a big meal they know people probably won’t enjoy and half of their family might not even show up. They come and just “get it over with.” Usually, a couple has already been living together for quite some time before the wedding. It’s really not that big of a deal. But, the two of you can make it a big deal for you. You can be relaxed and in the moment when you share your vows with each other. You can take a trip or rent a fancy hotel room and have a fancy dinner.
One couple came down from northern Indiana to have a quickie. It was just the two of them and their 2 children. The bride’s brother surprised her with an overnight at the Conrad Hilton! They had planned an inexpensive motel and were surprised with an awesome gift. Their kids got to swim in the pool and enjoy the luxury. That can be the perfect wedding.
If you want to elope and that’s always been your plan go for it! If you resign to eloping make sure you make it special. I’ve had couples stop at the grocery store to pick up a cheap bunch of flowers and the florist was on duty and put together a quick bouquet free of charge. People on the street will rejoice with you. More than once we’ve had people stop and watch with enthusiasm and enjoyment a quick wedding on the canal. Sometimes, simple, intimate celebrations are the stuff that real memories are made of.
Thinking about eloping? Is a romantic elopement what you dream of? Do you want a simple, affordable, incredibly memorable wedding? Do want to enjoy everything about your wedding day? Do you want to be in the moment when you exchange vows? Do you want to ride off into the sunset knowing you can afford to buy a house instead of paying for a huge wedding? Have you started planning your wedding and are completely overwhelmed and looking for a way out? Do you want an affordable wedding? Don't give up on your marriage, give up on your wedding! Elope in Indiana Today!
A wedding is how your marriage begins. It's a wonderful day and a moment in time. Your marriage is the whole point of your wedding. There are so many ways you can get married and countless types of weddings.
In many cultures, the legal aspect of marriage is the most important part, you are making a business deal and signing the papers seals the deal. In American culture, you seal this marriage with a kiss. In some religious wedding ceremonies, the bride and groom don't even talk, they are prayed over. Many cultures of the world don't like PDA, at all. The kiss, is not legally required.
I perform simple, legal weddings every day. Couples justs wants to sign that paper, get it over with, and move on with their day. At the end, I ask, "Groom, do you take Bride to be your wife?" and then, "Bride, do you take Groom to be your husband?" "I now pronounce you husband and wife!" And then, without thinking, they kiss..... Sigh... It was 30 seconds of unexpected bliss as they sit at a table in a cafe....
Over the years, there have been memorable moments that have changed the course of my business. Those moment and situations have given birth to new idea for services to offer. This memory was several years ago. I had emailed with the couples several times, we met and talked about what they wanted. They knew what they wanted but they were having a hard time reconciling what they wanted and what they thought they needed to do.
This was a great couple. They were "together." They were already married in every way but the wedding. They had saved enough money to either buy a house or have a wedding. When you look at it in that context, it hits home. Throw one big party or buy a house and make a home? Getting married is signing a legal contract. You are essentially now a business entity. That is not romantic at all. A wedding is romantic! I'm in love I want romance!!
Weddings are a great opportunity for celebration. A wedding is a milestone in the eyes of a parent, their child has grown up and is starting a family of their own. They are proud of the adults they have become and they want to celebrate them with family and friends. Close families look forward to wedding celebrations to enjoy each other and celebrate their family. Some couples look forward to throwing an amazing party for their family and friends where they are the center of attention. It's like they want to end their lives as single people with one big bang before they move on to the stability of marriage and starting a family. Their wedding is a rite of passage.
Weddings are a big business. When I talk to couples I always say, if you don't have a whole bunch of money set aside to pay for your wedding don't even start down that path. If your dress is going to cost you the same as your mortgage payment, you need to consider, what's more important? If your catering bill can pay your mortgage for a year or pay off your student loans, you have to seriously consider what you are doing. If you don't even have the house yet, do you really want the house or the wedding?
Some couples want the wedding no matter what. They set the goal, they make the budget, they go to work and they make it happen. It was always their dream to have a wedding and having the wedding is important to them. They want to get dressed up and walk down the aisle. They want the first dance and to feed each other cake. It has meaning to them. Some parents insist on a wedding happening. They've planned and saved for it since their child was born and they are paying for it. Their children have also always known they are going to grow up, get married and have a big wedding where they are the center of attention for a day.
And now, back to your regularly scheduled program of life. This sweet, young, responsible, couple was struggling with their decision. Their parents weren't paying for their wedding. Their parents love them very much and they love their parents very much. That still doesn't mean the money for a wedding is going to magically appear. They were doing the responsible thing, buying a home. The had decided to elope. It was going to
be the two of them with a best man, maid of honor, a photographer and a wedding officiant. We were now trying to decide on a place.
I came up with an idea and we went with it. I said, why don't we marry you on Monument Circle. Tell everyone what time and where you are getting married. If they want to come, they can come. They loved the idea! The day of the the wedding I parked my car and walked over to Monument Circle. I always look around and try to get a feel for the crowd and what's going on. I can usually spot a family there for a wedding. This day, there were people with wheelchairs and strollers. There were older people with camp chairs resting. By the time the bride and groom showed up, there must of have been 50-75 people who had showed up to watch them get married! They genuinely wanted to be there. We married them, they took pictures and then they all made plans as to what to do next. Going out for a drink or to get something to eat. Very informal and very perfect.
Now, when couples are struggling with the same choice, I tell them the same thing. Elope! You can elope downtown, or you can elope in your backyard or in a park. I limit my downtown elopements to 20 people, as to not to disturb the peace, however, there are so many great parks and other areas in Indy where you can have a small affordable wedding with larger groups of people. This past summer, I went to the gazebo at Ft. Ben to marry a couple. They paid to rent the gazebo and to rent chairs. A friend brought their sound system. It was a lovely Sunday evening. She had the dress, he had the tux, they had the photographer. They were married in the perfect little ceremony among family and friends. I asked what they were going to do afterwards? The answer was, I don't know, go home, I think. Their family and friends gathered around with them to celebrate their marriage and to pray with them. They didn't need to eat anything. I think they already knew that was a waste of time and money and they all had better things to do, like, love each other.
The reason many couples choose to elope is because they are on a budget. The bottom line matters. One of the very first weddings I performed was for a couple that had called several times. They had obviously been calling around trying to find anyone to marry them. She said "We've got gas in the van, but no money in our pockets." It was back when you could still get married at the courthouse and they couldn't afford that either. At that time, I had no money of my own to invest in my business so it was all about my time. My kids were still little so I was a full time stay at home mom. I was a part time wedding officiant with a free listing on a wedding website that doesn't even come up anymore in a Google search. I figured I wasn't losing anything by marrying them so I told them if they could get to my house, I'd marry them. It wasn't even my gas money.
Back when I started, I had no money of my own to invest so I could do things for free in order to just get the experience. Back when you could still get married at the Marion County Clerk, the marriage license process was also a lot longer. Couples were issued a long form license where they needed to fill out all the information by hand. Today, all that is done online. Some couples on a budget didn't read and write english well enough to fill that information out and I had to do it. That first couple didn't want to touch it. They were truly afraid of messing it up. That legal document scared them. They definitely weren't afraid of marriage, just the paperwork. I think it was dyslexia.
Wanting to get married on a budget is an interesting subject. I'm a full time wedding officiant now. I have my own money invested in my business. I pay for my website and for all the advertising to get my website on page one on Google. I still have a lot of time invested in the upkeep on my website and just answering phone calls and emails. I'm a mobile wedding officiant service so I don't pay for an office but I do have to pay for the gas to get me to a wedding. I spend a lot of time on my business. It's my full time job, so my personal income and family income is based on the weddings I perform and how much I earn from them. The woman who called me up and said "We've got gas in the van but no money in our pockets" has always stuck with me so I've always maintained a very low cost wedding for that purpose. I can help people on a budget. I can also marry a lot of people on a budget and that adds up too.
Just because I may offer budget prices doesn't mean that everyone who chooses the budget option is on a budget. There were plenty of couples who got married in my
house for $50 just because it was a nice option. They could come on a weekend or evening, at their convenience, and have a pleasant interaction and get married. Other couples would show up at my house and take over like they'd rented it like a venue for their purpose. Other couples considered me a reverend opening up my home to their family on the occasion of their wedding and took their own.... sweet....time. Obviously, that had to stop.
For some couples, learning that I'd marry them for $50, would try to see just how much they could get for that $50. They were fixated in only paying that price. If I was kind to one couple and reduced even that rate, other people would hear about it and try to see just how far down they could haggle. People call up and lie about their dying grandparents and blah blah blah.... And then, there is a dying grandparent and you end up performing a wedding in an empty conference room on the cancer wing of a hospital. They really didn't have the money but they scraped up the fee so I'd come there. No, I didn't take their money that day, but I just want to illustrate what I'm dealing with. People call with lines like "Reverend Victoria ma'am, we would be so blessed to have you marry us, I feel like God has let us to you..." And then their lies and stories get deeper and they show up hours late for an appointment with more stories they make up. No one should have to pay for kindness with actual money, it should go without saying, and that goes both ways.
Being a wedding officiant in Indianapolis has obviously become a business. Everyone needs to find someone to marry them. Most of the prices have really leveled out now. The market is saturated with people with a website wanting to make a buck performing weddings. There was a time, when they first stopped marrying couples at the courthouse, when businesses closest to the Marion County Clerk would charge $150 Monday through Thursday to perform a wedding and then the prices would double to $300 on Friday! At that time, my $50 Quickie in Fishers became really popular and couples respected my price in contrast to such outrageous rates.
The government is not making money performing weddings in the courthouse. No one knows why they stopped marrying couples at the courthouse, it but I could imagine the time it took to schedule and perform the weddings was costing more time and wages paid to their employees and use of office space then they were taking in. The magistrate in Hamilton County will marry you in the courthouse. You need to make an appointment and it costs $80. In comparison, I have options to marry you for the same or even less than that. I also have options that cost more and have always cost more for the services being rendered. It's not just the signing of a license and speaking a few words, it's time
to get to the appointment, gas for the appointment the risk taken driving into a sketchy neighborhood or out in the middle of nowhere where even Google Maps can't find you.
For years, I took payment on delivery. I believed in the goodness of people and the fact I'd get paid at the end. I have married so many great couples! Considering how many people I've married, problem payments don't even register statistically. But you know who you are, don't you? Push that envelope as far as it will go. I know that sounds mean, but it's true, and people who are familiar with the hustle know. I know I talk endlessly about how I'm a professional business and I'm performing just a legal service with my lowest priced $50 and $60 weddings. Love for the person you are marrying, respect for the institution of marriage or the sanctity of being an ordained minister have little to do with it, it's business. But you still have to stop and look at the big picture. I might be able to look and you and know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you are getting married for a green card and I should charge you MORE money, but I don't. Because I don't know for sure and I actually enjoy meeting you, marrying you and listening to your story.
I finally decided to start scheduling online requiring payment in full when you schedule your appointment a year ago. It wasn't until I finally made the decision that I realized just how stressful collecting payments had become. It is so much easier going to a wedding or an appointment and just doing the job and leaving. Once, a bride tried to haggle the price she was paying and I'd driven almost two hours to get to her rehearsal and again for her wedding the next day! Really? Going from nice, reverendly wedding officiant to business person in a moment leaves a bad taste in my mouth in comparison to the love a wedding is supposed to celebrate. You actually can't really lose by making a payment online. I use PayPal as my payment processor and they have dispute rights. They will fight for a customer that has been wronged. In the case of an emergency, or even a change of heart, I always give the money back immediately. The only cases where I don't is for couples who know they are making a non-refundable deposit on a big wedding or for couples who schedule and then reschedule and then reschedule and then want their money back when they decide not to get married. I think that's happened twice in 8 years.
There is one statement that's been made several times and it's this, "If you can't afford to get married, maybe you shouldn't." Maybe you have other things you should be worrying about instead of entering into the legal contract of marriage. It's highly unlikely you are waiting until you are married in order to consummate the marriage. I'm 99% sure you already live together. If common law marriage was still recognized, you'd qualify. If
you can't afford $60 for someone to sign your marriage license you might want to reconsider your priorities.
Look at it this way... if the courthouse used to charge $80 to perform a marriage on top of the cost of the license, I can do it for less. The license costs $18 for Indiana residents. I can meet you right by the Marion County Clerk and sign your license for $60. A certified copy of the marriage license is $2. In comparison, my budget wedding services are saving you money. For $80, I'll perform a romantic elopement on Monument Circle! For $120 I'll perform a romantic ceremony on Indy's Canal Walk, or as the sun sets over the White River or the plaza in front of the Indiana War Memorial. You can have a lovely wedding on a budget. You can have the romantic elopement you dream of and you can afford it.