Elopement (marriage)

type of marriage ceremony

An elopement is a marriage done in secret or private.[1] Elopement may be an alternative to a large expensive wedding. It may also be illegal or against religious customs.[2] In some parts of the world, Bali for example, elopement is the preferred form of marriage.[3] Celebrities often elope to escape the paparazzi.[4]

The Elopement


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  2. Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, Volume 3, eds. Suad Joseph; Afsāna Naǧmābādī (Leiden; Boston, MA: Brill, 2003-2007), 263
  3. Helen Creese, Women of the Kakawin World: Marriage and Sexuality in the Indic Courts of Java and Bali (Oxford, UK; New York: Routledge, 2015), p. 114
  4. Kate Storey (14 February 2014). "Surprise! You just walked into my wedding". New York Post. NYP Holdings, Inc. Retrieved 27 April 2015.