Semi-eloping is when you are engaged (far tooooo early in your dating days - but plan on being engaged for a while); and then your mother gets involved (although; said mother does NOT intend on helping out with the wedding as far as you can discern) and begins to drive you completely and totally batty. Then, after you have gone out and bought your dress (which truly depicts 80's; early 90's style - it was gorgeous for then, not so much my taste now!) you reach your boiling point with your mother.
It is at that point, that you say to your fiance something along the lines of "We don't need a big wedding (although it is your first wedding; his second)."
And he readily agrees
So you call your mother
Your fiance tells you that his friend is also a minister and would be thrilled to perform the ceremony. You,
You then proceed to completely ignore the
And next thing you know, you are married. And spending your honeymoon at home (with promises that you'll get that honeymoon eventually-but you never do) with your brand-new step-child! And since it was such a rush job, you weren't even able to get off work so on the drive to work on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday you cry because you think maybe you made a mistake.
And all your friends and family are whispering behind your back, "she's pregnant - that's why they rushed it." or "it'll never last!" Although, in the end (and so far) they were wrong.
Am I bitter? Ummmm, not really. I love my husband with all my heart and marrying him was the best decision I ever made. But I did cheat myself out of a wedding and a honeymoon by cutting my nose off to spite my face - all because my mother made me mad. Don't know if she ever forgave me for that one. But, DAMN, that woman had the ability to drive me crazy!!
And that, my friends, is the definition of semi-eloping.