Back in the day – an elopement was a cheap, impulsive, last-minute, badly planned and even shameful way to get married.
THAT IS NOT WHAT IT MEANS TODAY!
As society continues to develop, so does our languages and some words that used to mean one thing, does not anymore.
An elopement is all about shifting the focus back to you and your love and how you want to spend the day you promise yourselves to each other. It strips away all of the “stuff” and “must-do:s”, which a traditional wedding often includes. You will not be required to put on a show for other people.
An elopement is about actively choosing a small, meaningful and genuine wedding that reflects your relationship and where all the focus will be on you – together! Now, I don’t mean this like in “you’re-gonna-stand-at-the-centre-of-the-stage-with-all-eyes-on-you”-focus, but more in like “oh-I-will-stand-here-next-to-the-love-of-my-life-and-just-smell-their-wonderful-scent-in-the-air”-focus. Quite different!
An elopement for you might mean just the two of you, horseback riding, climbing a mountain or just exploring a new place together. It can also be you and your immediate families at the foot of a waterfall on Iceland or in the deep forests of Sweden. It can also be just you two and your closest friends having a wild night together – whatever suits you is what your elopement is all about!