MeredythB replied to amicablebride's topic in Off TopicWe got married in my parents' living room, with them, a family friend as the officiant, and his wife as the witness. That's it. We didn't tell anyone, didn't have any kind of reception, just eloped. We'd gotten engaged nearly a year before, and I'd moved to Ireland 2 months previously to start graduate school, but we found out that we were expecting (another big surprise-I didn't think I could have children naturally) so instead of going on holiday to Germany and Denmark, we flew to the US to get married. We didn't start our visa application for nearly a year and a half after that.