I had mixed feelings about doing it this way, beforehand: Did I want a big fairly-tale wedding, secretly? Seven bridesmaids and a million dollars worth of flowers? I sort of didnt think so, and of course our particular situation required that we be quick and low-key (read: affordable). But Im so glad we did it this way! Neither of us are particularly religious, or into being sincere in front a bunch of people, or posing for pictures, and so on. And spending the day alone together was so much more romantic and personal; Instead of repeating what a million people have done before us, our wedding day was ours alone.
So romantic! So special!