Celebrants are accustomed to responding to the warmth, energy and loving emotion of close family and invited guests surrounding their wedding couple. So how do you create the right atmosphere at a marriage blessing with just two people present? One Celebrant offers an insight into a real-life, modern elopement and shares the secrets as to what makes this most intimate of ceremonies successful. (Photographic journal by very kind permission of Pedro Bellido Photography) What is an elopement? Historically an elopement was when two people ran away to get married. Couples often eloped because of family disapproved of their union and for this reason would have a secret ceremony some distance from their home so as not to be found out. These…

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Top advice for eloping to Australia Elopements are intensely romantic and beautifully personal. If getting married is on your mind, this is absolutely the most fun way to do it – elope! Bypass all the potential hassle of having to decide whose ideas you include in your wedding and who you invite – or don’t invite!! You can do it all your own way AND it can blend in nicely with your honeymoon. Here is one Celebrant’s advice for how to elope to Australia. “If you are not free to be who you are, you are not free!” Clarissa Pinkola Estes Your marriage is only about you and your partner, so why shouldn’t your wedding be the same? You are…

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