Abbey and Steve chose Olathe Courthouse for their local elopement. Abbey and Steve got engaged in 2019. Due to COVID, they ended up planning 2 and a half weddings before finally deciding to just get married at the courthouse. Abbey is originally from Vermont, but came out to Kansas to attend school at Kansas University. She and Steve met during their time at KU.
The five of us met at the courthouse at the end of the business day, so the courthouse was mostly empty. Courthouse elopements and weddings tend to have a bit of a waiting period beforehand because the judges take them after their regular docket is done for the day. Luckily, we didn’t have to wait too long at the Olathe Courthouse for Abbey and Steve’s elopement. They’d waited plenty by then.
Abbey and Steve had two of their closest friends attend and be their witnesses.
The judge made a point to tell Abbey and Steve how happy she was to perform their ceremony. The judge and her assistant helped make it a wonderful celebration.
Two weeks after their Olathe Courthouse elopement, Abbey and Steve had a reception with their friends and family at The Oread Hotel in Lawrence, Kansas. Before that started, the three of us stopped at their alma-mater, Kansas University, for a few more couples photos.
The rooftop at The Oread Hotel provided a beautiful view of the sunset.
Abbey and Steve hired a local band for their reception.
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