Elopements are becoming really popular and are less to do with distance, and more to do with desire.
Some couples want their ceremony to be a private exchange between themselves.
Some don't want the expense, fuss and stress of a big wedding, or, family expectations can be overwhelming so they decide to run off and do it their way!
Some couples combine their engagement party & wedding to keep costs down!
Elopements need not deprive family and friends of a celebration - you just have a party when you return home!