Elopement… as in running away in secret without parental consent
Would definitely be the “traditional” definition… based on a time when Parental Consent was paramount… and most people got married in a Church in front of God, Family, Friends and the entire community
In the 21st Century… a lot of that has changed.
What hasn’t changed is some people CHOOSE to run away to marry just the two of them
“Go down to the Courthouse” – “Visit the JOP” – “Run away to a foreign country” – “Marry on a Beach”
All involving in many cases JUST 2 PEOPLE
Which is a BIG PART of what Elopement implies
And the modern interpretation of the world also shows that the couple is making a CHOICE most of the time to also not be part of the BIG Wedding Industry machine for whatever reason
(Lol at 50+ I sure as H3LL didn’t need anyone to tell me I could or couldn’t get married, and neither do other Brides in their 20s, 30s, or 40s, who choose to also do these types of Weddings)
In reality, the Wedding World hasn’t caught up with modern times…
In so much as they haven’t conjured up a particular word as of yet to describe these getaways (running away from the norm) … so for now Elopement is the one that fits.
Lol, I’m guessing you’d not like my Wedding Description…
Mr TTR and I are Encores and Older (50s & 60s) we chose to marry just the two of us on a Beach in the Florida Sunshine miles and miles away from the cold Christmas air of Canada
We refer to our Wedding as an Elopement to a Destination Wedding.
Elopement cause there was just 2 of us. Destination Wedding cause it was in a sunny locale.
Until the Wedding Industry comes up with a different description, when I type here on Wedding Bee and don’t wish to write out a whole para each time to explain what we did and why…
Elopement to a Destination Wedding is it.