Exciting news: we’re married!

Exciting news: we’re married!

Surprise! We slipped away yesterday to get married in front of our parents and our very best friends at the courthouse. Our ceremony was simple and sweet, and we then had a lovely luncheon at Tiny’s and popped a bottle of champagne on our balcony at The William Vale. Full details and photos will come soon, but suffice to say that it was a wonderful day and we’re so happy to be officially husband and wife.Christine Amorose & David Merrill NYC ElopementAnd now we’re off on our honeymoon! We’ll be spending the next nine days in St Lucia and Dominica. No huge plans other than a lot of sunshine, plenty of rum drinks and some waterfall hikes. Although I’m going to try to disconnect a bit and fully relax and enjoy this new chapter (I accidentally forgot to pack my computer charger SO might be disconnecting far more than I planned!), I have a few posts scheduled for next week and I’ll likely be posting on Instagram and Instagram Stories (as well as doing a couple of takeovers for @AFARMedia and @CNTraveler!).

Also: if you have any questions about our wedding, feel free to comment below and I can answer them in a post! 

  • Alex Porterfield

    Congratulations, you two!! This is so exciting!
    A few questions:

    -How did you two meet?
    -What were your thoughts on intimate court house wedding vs full blown event wedding? (I personally love the former, as well)
    -When you were younger and just moved to NYC, did you ever think you were going to get married? Because I’m 23 right now and trying to appreciate my single status but am still craving that beautiful and lasting relationship that so many others have. But I also know I just need to enjoy these years, too!

    <3 So happy for you two, thank you for sharing!

  • Congratulations! I love this picture so much. It sounds like it was the perfect day for you. Enjoy the honeymoon!

  • Kathryn Beard

    Congrats!! Have a great honeymoon!
    Where did you get your dress and veil?

  • Liza McArdle

    Was Gertie actually AT the ceremony? 🙂

  • Briel79

    Congratulations!!! I love the idea of a small intimate wedding (If I ever get married. It’s not looking good. LOL) but I have a big family so I doubt that would go over well! 😀

    I echo the questions below about how you met, where you got your dress, etc.

    Have a wonderful honeymoon and enjoy your time together!

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  • Stacy


  • Congratulations! A courthouse ceremony is my dream so I’d be curious to hear more about the logistics, especially as far as how you chose a day and who got to come, and whether anyone else in your life knew it was happening or if it was a surprise for everyone! Have a great time on the honeymoon!

  • Congrats!!! I’m so excited for you! Loving your dress…where did you get that and your veil!?

  • So happy for you! Congratulations!

  • icsedge1

    Congrats guys and enjoy your time in the sun! Don’t worry about being off the grid, we will catch up when your return.

  • Congratulations! A courthouse wedding is the way I want to go too, whenever I reach that point in life – nothing better than celebrating something special with those closest to you.

    Kate | girlinthebluejacket.blogspot.com

  • Kristen

    +1 on this! Obsessed with your look – exactly what I envision for my wedding.

  • Ashton Patton

    WOW! Congratulations Christine! Although I was surprised to get this email update I can’t say it’s too shocking, it seems like a very “you” thing to do 🙂 (and David too). Good for you! Hope you guys have a beautiful honey moon and that you do truly get to disconnect a bit! Love following your blog, keep being amazing!

  • H Flores

    Congratulations so happy for you wish you many years to come! ! Can’t wait to see more pics you looked beautiful 😍

  • Congratulations!! 🙂 Sounds like an excellent, lowkey wedding (when you said it’d be lowkey in one of your earlier posts, had no idea this was the level of lowkey you meant!), and you both look over-the-moon happy :). Question-wise – were your families on board with the whole courthouse thing, and how’d you pick the number of best friends to be there? I think – if I get married – I’d love to do something similarly small, but have no idea how I’d, like, do that? Which sounds dumb, but is true. ALSO: because I always wonder about this, are you going to have any sort of “hey we’re married now!” shindig with a slightly larger group of friends later?

    Also, I second the comments re: looking forward to seeing more pictures, because pictures are great, but I’m really happy for the both of your that you’ve kept this precisely the level of private you want. Wishing you both years and years of happiness.

  • HUGE congratulations! You guys look like spunks and what a lovely intimate way to celebrate such a special day.

  • Katie Schick

    Congratulations! You look so gorgeous and happy and I LOVE that bouquet!

  • stephanie

    Congratulations, Christine! I’ve been following your blog for years, and I talked to you on Twitter once (a few years ago) because we were both Greek at Chico State!

    I remember Dr. (Susan) Wiesinger (she may have had a different surname, as she got remarried during my time at Chico and got a new last name… I believe her previous surname was Brown?) talking about you in one of my journalism classes, and I admired you so much.

    You inspired me as I studied abroad and traveled through Europe, and when I decided to live abroad after college to teach in Thailand.

    Wishing you and your new husband (and of course, your pug) all the best. Congratulations again!

  • camorose

    Will answer all of these in a full post coming soon!!! That said, I wrote this a month before I met my now-husband–might be helpful for you! 🙂 http://www.cestchristine.com/2013/02/if-you-knew-youd-meet-the-love-of-your-life-in-a-year-how-different-would-that-year-be/

  • camorose

    Thank you! It’s been fabulous!

  • camorose

    Thank you! Dress is from Alice Walk and veil is by Twigs & Honey 🙂

  • camorose

    I wish!!! She just popped by for some photos between the ceremony and lunch 🙂

  • camorose

    Will be writing all about it soon! One of the things that I’m most grateful for though is how supportive our family was of doing what we wanted to do–also got lucky that David has a big family and his sister is having a big wedding this summer, so there will be a chance for everyone to get together then! 🙂

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    Thank you!

  • camorose

    Will report back on all of that soon! 🙂

  • camorose

    Thank you! Dress is by Alice Walk and veil is Twigs & Honey! 🙂

  • camorose

    Thanks! xo

  • camorose

    Thank you! 🙂

  • camorose

    Yes! We’re very happy with how it all went! 🙂

  • camorose

    Oh yay! So glad you liked it!

  • camorose

    Thank you so much for the kind words and well wishes! 🙂

  • camorose

    Thank you!!

  • camorose

    Reporting back on all of this soon, but yes–we are going to have a party in May with all of our friends (and no family haha)!

  • camorose

    Thank you! xx

  • camorose

    Susan Brockus! Yes! Thank you for the well wishes–much appreciated! Chico forever 🙂

  • Is there a statute of limitations on congratulations? Thank you for sharing your lovely intimate wedding with us! I wish it was more common to see this kind of wedding online. You mentioned a follow-up post — I’m curious about how you decided to announce your marriage to family members who weren’t invited and if there were any hurt feelings to navigate. (I’ve been leaning towards a small wedding but I’ve gotten some pushback.) I hope you’ll share the big “we’re married” party on your blog!

    Wishing you and your new husband all the best!!

  • Riana Ang-Canning

    Belated congratulations! Your wedding looks so chic and I love that Gertie played a huge role and that, of course, heading off for an awesome honeymoon was a big part of the celebration. I know you said you didn’t want C’est Christine to turn into a wedding planning blog but I would so appreciate some posts on how you planned such an intimate wedding, how you approached the topic of a small wedding with friends/family who were expecting an invite and what a small wedding in the middle of the city can look like. I would love a wedding like this for me and my partner but he’s pretty set on the big wedding (he hasn’t seen the big price tags yet). Would love to hear more from you on your big day!

    Congrats again!

  • camorose

    Thank you so much! Will definitely be writing about it soon–waiting on some photos to share along with it 🙂

  • camorose

    To be totally transparent, we are also having a party in May–my partner also felt strongly about the party part of things! 🙂 But yes, will definitely write more about this soon–just waiting on some photos to share along with the post!