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Our Story

Hi, I'm Jennifer! 
I've been a wedding planner for twelve years and before that, I was a travel advisor at one of the leading travel agencies in the USA.  I'm glad you're here and I'd like to tell you how Joyful Elopements began.  
In 2015, when it came time to plan my own wedding I knew I didn't want a traditional event. For both of us, it was our second marriage and the thought of spending a ton of money and planning a big to-do seemed a bit off.  We decided to save our money for a nice trip and elope instead.
We searched for elopement packages in our home state of Texas and we were surprised at the limited options available. What we wanted was easy enough…a nice destination, an all-inclusive package, no hassles, and utterly romantic. 
In our quest to find the perfect elopement package the idea of Joyful Elopements was born. We assumed since we wanted these things, other couples did too. And we were right!

We started where we Fredericksburg Texas.  We began offering all-inclusive romantic winery weekends with intimate wedding ceremonies.  We knew we were on to something big when business doubled after the first year and then tripled by the 3rd year.  We've since grown our offerings to include other Hill Country destinations like Spicewood, Gruene, and Johnson City.

Combining our love of travel with elopement planning, we also expanded to the Riviera Maya Mexico in 2018.  We chose this destination for several reasons: the turquoise waters, it's easy to get to with most cities offering non-stop flights, and my husband's family lives there.  After much research and sippin' on margaritas, we partnered with the best resorts and vendors to offer top-of-the-line beach elopements and "weddingmoons!"

Jump to today, and both destinations are booming!

Every couple is unique and we honor your story, style, and desires. Whether you want a true elopement escape or an intimate wedding with your closest friends and family, we're here to make the process easy and stress-free. Joyful Elopements serves its couples with attention to details, quick responses and genuine gratitude.

Jennifer and Marcelo
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