When travel obsessed Tessa Juliette realised how much a wedding would cost, she hit the road - literally.
Like all newly engaged couples, Tessa and Matt faced the unenviable task of sitting down to figure out how much their dream wedding would cost. And when they say the numbers, the couple – who’d met through their mutual passion for globe trotting – realised that they’d rather put their life savings towards a travelling adventure than blow it all on one day.
“It was how we fell in love. Most of my favorite memories of our relationship take place while travelling abroad. Now society was dictating that even for a modest wedding we had to spend tons of money - that could instead be spent on travel. Anyone could have seen the look of horror on my face when we were listing out prices,” she writes in a blog for the Huffington Post.
When Matt was offered an internship in Switzerland, the couple took the decision to cancel their plans of a big white wedding and go base themselves on the continent. But even though their temporary home would afford them countless opportunities to travel around Europe and beyond, Tessa couldn’t help feel a little disappointed.