The term “to elope” traditionally means to run away secretly with the intention of getting married, often without the knowledge or consent of one’s family. Historically, elopement was associated with couples fleeing together to marry in defiance of parental disapproval, cultural norms, or other obstacles.
However, the meaning of elopement has evolved over time. Today, many couples choose to elope as a personal preference, seeking a more intimate and private wedding ceremony without the elaborate arrangements and formalities associated with traditional weddings. Elopements can take place in various settings, from a courthouse to a destination with just the couple or a small group of close friends and family.
It’s important to note that while elopements were historically associated with secrecy and defiance, modern elopements are often a positive choice made by couples who prioritize simplicity and intimacy in their wedding celebrations.
And this is why i love to do them. Intimate, personal, with comunication, with the small things that are really important. My favorite kind of weadding!