Elopement (marriage)

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The Elopement

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]

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  1. "elope". Oxford University Press. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/elope. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  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". NYP Holdings, Inc.. http://nypost.com/2014/02/24/new-wedding-trend-shocking-guests-surprise-nuptials/. Retrieved 27 April 2015.