Three weeks in, we eloped
Tim and I texted our closest friends on the morning of Sunday, July 13th, 2014. We told them to meet us at the Chapel of the Bells in Reno at 7pm.
After our 2.5-minute wedding ceremony and $200 spent on the marriage certificate and chapel fees, our friends joined us for takeout and a few drinks at our favorite bar. Then we got our wedding bands tattooed (for free by a friend) and went home. It was beautiful, simple, and stress-free.
I moved in with Tim right after we got hitched... and guess what? We still like each other! We have been married almost two years now.
For a long time, Tim and I didn't fight at all. We fought so little that it almost felt unhealthy. Now we bicker, cry, get mad, and yell. But we always work through it -- and quickly. The coolest thing about our marriage is that it still feels like we are in the honeymoon phase, which I attribute to the precedent we set early on.