Destination I Do Blog



Friday, March 13, 2020


Words by Lauren Ertl


Photos courtesy of
Sam Starns

Many couples say the hardest part about choosing to elope is potentially upsetting friends and family. That’s why today’s couple’s dish could offer the perfect kind of advice for couples looking to do a destination elopement.

Deidra and Juan met while attending veterinary school abroad.  Traveling quickly became a shared interest.

With Juan’s family being in Puerto Rico and Atlanta and Deidra’s being in the Central Valley of California, the couple decided to skip the difficulty of trying to find a happy medium that would be fair for both families. Choosing to elope in Kauai, Hawaii wasn’t an easy decision, and it resulted in some hard conversations with disappointed friends and family. But, at the end of the day, an intimate ceremony in Kauai just made…

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