Jacqueline and Tad’s family drove eight hours from North Carolina to watch these wordly travelers who met abroad get married. A few hours after their early evening wedding, the family would return to run a hotel business down South at its seasonal height. I don’t think the family spent more than thirty-six hours on their trip, but their dedication reveals their love for their daughter and new son-in-law. It’s wonderful to meet the family, especially families as warm as Jacqueline and Tad’s. It’s also fantastic to be able to share the wedding day with them! Liam and I understand the desire for a true elopement, and we completely respect the decision. Equally sweet are tiny weddings in which the couple’s most cherished family members are able to come to a destination wedding in New York. If the family is close, worries about entertaining them are quite small: this is a city with lots to do! So, if you want, please do invite your nearest and dearest. While some couples have family and friends who add a bit of drama, most will be happy just to watch you tie the knot and celebrate the day with you — thereby leaving you free to marry wherever you want, however you want, and to enjoy most of your honeymoon.