An elopement is a marriage done in secret or private. Elopement may be an alternative to a large expensive wedding. It may also be illegal or against religious customs. In some parts of the world, Bali for example, elopement is the preferred form of marriage. Celebrities often elope to escape the paparazzi.
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- Kate Storey (14 February 2014). "Surprise! You just walked into my wedding". New York Post. NYP Holdings, Inc. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
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