Meet JENNIFER ALLEN
Jennifer is the owner and creator of Just Elope LLC, which specializes in unique, intimate and creative PopUp Weddings and Elopements. Along with her husband Tavarous they help couples by relieving the stress, pressure and frustration that often comes with wedding planning. Their business Just Elope is unique in the sense that they will marry a couple anywhere. Past PopUp Weddings have included half court at a Pro-basketball game, Whataburger, the State Fair of Texas, a coffee shop vow renewal that aired on the CW33 news and a Christmas elopement live on Good Morning Texas.
Just Elope also offers destination honeymoon and bachelorette party planning!
Jennifer is a believer in giving back to her community and is currently seeking partnerships with Hospice Centers to provide free PopUp Weddings for the terminally ill. Just Elope has also kicked off their “I do’s for shoes” campaign that will provide back to school shoes for underprivileged kids.
When they aren’t marrying dope souls you can find them on an adventure with their two sons.
On Tuesday July 22, 2010 Tavarous asked me to be his wife. I was surprised, elated and so excited! Fast forward five days later and we were standing in the Court House getting married! My mom took the pictures on her cell phone and my Tavarous had on the same clothes he proposed in. I was looking really chic in my $15 white linen dress from Wal-Mart. This should have been the happiest day of my life, I was about to marry the man of my dreams and our forever would officially start. RIGHT? Not quite, I felt rushed and just another number in City Hall. To top it all off my now husband left for deployment the exact same day we were married for 10 straight months! Talk about intense. I said no worries I will keep myself busy by planning the most EPIC wedding EVER!!.... I quickly learned that my definition of EPIC meant expensive, time consuming and stressful!
Behind the name
Every time I would start planning I would become overwhelmed and frustrated trying to put together the wedding of my dreams and maintain a realistic budget; not to mention I was worried about my sweet husband overseas. Once he came home I was no closer to planning a wedding than I was before he left. Years passed, our love grew and so did our family (we are the proud parents of two little boys) but I never stopped “trying” to plan a wedding. Finally I decided that I was done planning and that I wanted to make getting married simple and affordable for other couples so that they did not have to stress and in that moment Just Elope was born. We focus on what is important –Getting you married without a single worry! Trust me we have been there. I wish that when we decided to get married there was a company that offered an entire elopement, professional photography and could accommodate us on short notice!