Redpepper, it is so good to hear about your wedding day and how you ignored the busy bodies and the arbiters of religious and social propriety.
I don't know where this will lead, but I'm trying to get an idea from my mom about how everyone is taking the news and how they are regarding the wedding.
Regardless of how they are taking this, I don't believe I want to marry in front of my father and stepmother, so it's still looking like elopement for the ceremony. I hope everyone will still chip in for the reception.
I also just don't want anything weird to happen. Like somebody piping up about our private business during the ceremony.