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  • Writer's pictureTeagan O'Brien

Eloping isn't a Dirty Word - Top 3 Tips for Elopements

Elopements have evolved over the years, that’s not to say I don’t dig a good old fashioned run away in secret to Vegas to get hitched by a Presley impersonator - actually if that’s what you’re into I’m your girl! Gone are the days where eloping meant getting married in secret because of disapproving parents or family politics.

Although the term has loosely come to mean an intimate affair with the essential people of your world present or just the couple. ​Eloping isn’t a dirty word. In fact, elopements strip everything back to the core of what matters which is starting the epic adventure into marriage together. Planning a wedding on your terms, your way, without the pressures of outside influences and financial restrictions.

Some people have mixed reviews about eloping, and there's a lot of common misconceptions surrounding them. For starters eloping doesn't have to be a last-minute spur of the moment thing, there's still a fair bit of planning involved. I've even had some people say they feel eloping is selfish, which again couldn't be further from the truth it's a chance for you to celebrate your love in an intimate way, and that doesn't mean you can't have additional people there it's just a smaller guestlist compared to a big traditional wedding.

Getting hitched with a solid focus on each other doesn’t mean that you don’t have an awesome community of friends and family either!



Elopements are authentic, adventurous, and wildly fun! One of my favourite elopements was Krystal and Jordan’s in Kelowna, Canada. Although they kept