Go your own way
The traditional definition of an elopement was when a couple ran off secretly to get married. To that I say, why mess with tradition?
Some of the most magical weddings I have officiated have been elopements, and for reasons so delightful I am listing them here for you.
- A special, intimate location that takes some work to get to, be it deep in the bush, the highest point on an island, a remote beach or a glow-worm cave
- A belief that your vows are private and sacred, and for your ears only (legally you must have two witnesses)
- Myriad cost saving reasons including venue hire, bridal party, catering, flowers, photography
- FOFF Fear of Family Feud. It's true! Some couples have insisted that since their families could not agree on party protocol, there wouldn't be one
Run away and get married? I applaud you.