When couples elope, they are essentially marrying in the presence of two official witnesses and the celebrant.
There are many romantic - and not-so-romantic - notions around the act of eloping, from the old historic significance of running away to get married at Gretna Green in Scotland to avoid restrictive marriage laws of the day, to the old 'shotgun' wedding (forced marriage), to preferring to spend money on a honeymoon rather than a big white wedding extravaganza.
Your reasons for eloping are private and remain known only to you.
My Bespoke Elopements are full-service, custom-created ceremonies held in your choice of location at any time of the day or night, but only in the presence of the couple marrying and two official witnesses.
Timewise, the ceremony can be short, medium or long depending on what you would like to occur.