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Why Elope?

Making the Case for Getting Married on Your Own Terms Over the years I have officiated many elopements. And I return to this subject often because it is so important. There are so many reasons a couple choses to elope and let me review a few of them. First I want to remind us that […]

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When and Why to Elope

There are a growing number of couples choosing to elope. Elopement used to mean sneaking away to get married without the parents knowing. It was secretive and hurried.  It didn’t have the best connotation. But today couples choose to elope for good reasons. Some couples elope to avoid conflict. Family can be complicated. I recall […]

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Thinking of Eloping? Read this….

In the past eloping was defined as running away to get married, especially without parental consent. But in today’s world it can mean something very different. There are two parts to taking a closer look at elopement: One is the ‘why,’ and the second is ‘the how.’ There are indeed many reasons to elope. Today […]

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Valentine’s Day….

This week brings Valentine’s Day. A day we set aside to celebrate love, and a great day to propose or even elope! I’m not a fan of excessive commercialism, but I do have a soft spot for romance. They are not mutually exclusive. Here’s a little history of this holiday. Like many modern celebrations, St. […]

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To Elope or Not to Elope…

Thinking of eloping? The stress of planning a wedding or family conflict can be a strong motivating factor.  For busy people just getting away from it all can be the appeal.  Some couples want to get married quickly, or just find the idea romantic, while others simply have different priorities about where to spend their […]

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