For some couples, elloping helps shift the focus from the wedding to the marriage. “We wanted our wedding day to be intimate and to be focused on our commitment to each other,” recalls Amy Bevilacqua, who eloped to Paris.
Vashti Itani and Brendan Elsworth also hopped from Australia to The Big Easy for their elopement. Their low-key nuptials took place at Pinewood Social, a trendy restaurant, coffee shop, bar, and bowling alley all in one.
Heather Murray and Sabin Russell drove deep into the woods of Albany, GA to find the perfect spot for their family elopement. Joined by their children, this couple’s rustic elopement was the sweet and simple ceremony of their dreams.
The City of Love – Verona – played home to Neha Richter and Shon Logue’s elopement. The couple decided to take advantage of the groom’s business trip to tie the knot. With just three days to plan, a whirlwind party for two was the right fit.
An elopement doesn’t have to be a destination wedding. Because Stephanie Russo and Jim Curry were saving for a house and expecting their first child when they got engaged, they opted out of the fancy wedding and eloped to city hall instead.
The couple made a romantic weekend out of their nuptials by staying at The Langham Inn and hosting a family dinner to celebrate their elopement. “What made it more special was celebrating the day with our parents. Lots of happy tears!" says the bride.
Rachael Wels and Jimmy Haughy are the couple so many of us daydream about being – they were planning an elaborate wedding with 400 guests when they decided to forget it and elope instead! Joined by just their nearest and dearest, the couple exchanged vows in Kennedy Meadows, CA.