Let’s start with a little quiz, in the first place. Hands up you guys how asked brides’ parents if you can marry the love of your life?
And one more:
Ladies and gents: hands up if you or someone you know is a run away couple. Meaning you run away from home town to get married in secret.
Because, this is what is the origin of elopement wedding. According to on-line dictionary to elope means:
“to run away secretly with the intention of getting married usually without parental consent”
It might have been like that long time ago. It maybe still is today but in minor instances I would expect.