What does elopement mean?

What does elopement mean?

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Have you ever heard about a couple leaving their home without telling anyone and secretly getting married far away? 

That’s what most of us will consider as an elopement.

Traditionally, we refer the term “elopement” to “the act of leaving home secretly in order to get married”. (Definition of elopement from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus).

The secrecy is the key!

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Surprisingly, elopement has transformed over the years. Modern-day eloping doesn’t have to come with any shame or embarrassment. What used to mean “to run away and secretly getting married” now become a sort of small destination wedding. It allows the couple to invite only the most important people in their life and avoid big, exaggerated celebration.

According to Harper’s Baazar ,modern elopement “is about running away from an event that feels archaic to many and uncomfortable for others”. In fact, elopement usually means a marriage with 10 or fewer people which makes it more personal, intimate, and extremely romantic.

What does it mean to elope in 2021

“Eloping completely takes off the pressure of planning the perfect wedding,'” said Harper’s Bazaar social media editor and newly-engaged Natalie Salmon. “Weddings – thanks in part to social media, and Instagram certainly comes to mind here – are so much more visible than they were in the past. It’s not just your friends and family who will see it; even people you haven’t even invited might be watching.”

What does elopement mean

Furthermore, modern-day eloping is more and more common practice. During COVID-19 an increasing number of couples decide to pursue the route of elopements to legalize their marriage despite the restrictions. By eloping, they can stick to their original wedding date and make it official with far fewer guests.

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Origin of Elope – What does Elopement Means?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest use of the word “elope” was in the 14th century. It meant “leap”, so just to “run away”. The “running away to get married” sense of eloping was popularized in the 17th century. The word was used to describe a woman running away from her husband with her lover. With time the word was evolving. It meant tying the knot in secrecy or out of shame away from the family, usually as a last-minute decision.

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Nowadays, eloping is just another way of getting married. It’s an intimate wedding that is focused entirely on the couple and it’s no less special than a traditional celebration.

Eloping is an amazing alternative for what we used to consider as a wedding day, sometimes too overwhelming and not exactly in the couple’s style. Deciding to elope gives the couple plenty of possibilities to build an experience that feels authentic to them and reflects their personality. Whether they like an adventure, or prefere a luxury celebration, an elopement marriage can be whatever they want it to be and wherever they can imagine it. 

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Eloping can be a simple, less stressful, amazing wedding experience. In Avalon Events Organisation we love elopements! We can’t wait to help you create your dreamed elopement experience whether in France, in Monaco or in Italy!

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Wedding Dress Trends of 2021

Wedding Dress Trends of 2021

The Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2021

CREDIT: Looks from the Viktor & Rolf Mariage Spring 2021 collection. Photo: Marijke Aerden/Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf Mariage

New wedding season is around the corner which means new wedding dress trends of 2021! Like everything, fashion changes every year and is influenced by different factors. Some of the recent wedding trends are small and intimate weddings that take place in new types of locations like gardens, private villas, or backyards. A wedding dress worn for this type of occasion will look different from the wedding of the past.

Long months of lockdown, now brides have become more experimental and courageous in their wedding choices. Samantha Iacia from WeddingWire says that in 2021 “Brides and to-be-weds are ditching the idea that you can only wear certain types of dresses in certain settings.”

2021 will be all about statement sleeves, backs, bows pastels and sparkling details. But the biggest dress trend of 2021 is “anything goes”, which means that brides are ditching the traditional white ballgown and opt for colors and different silhouettes.

The choice of the wedding dress is an important moment of the wedding. To help you, we have prepared the guide of the 2021 wedding dress trends you should know.

Less-formal “micro wedding dresses” are having their moment in 2021

The surge of smaller wedding ceremonies and elopements means shorter dresses and less formal styles are trending in 2021. A more casual and personal vibe will be observed during wedding ceremonies and “little white dress” has a chance to be almost as popular as little black dress. This type of wedding dress will be less dramatic and a lot more fitted for intimate ceremonies and low-key venues. 

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CREDIT: Lulu’s “This Is Real Love” dress. 

Bridal jumpsuits and pantsuits are a new wedding  dress trend of 2021

2021 wedding wardrobe will extend beyond wedding events. Brides are opting for more unique and flexible pieces that can be mixed and match during future events. A bridal jumpsuit as a dress alternative is comfortable and totally stylish. It was trending before 2002 but now it’s getting more popular than ever. Lace, bigger weaves and shimmering fabric jumpsuits are a perfect opportunity for many brides to show their personality and not follow the herd.

The Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2021 jumpsuit

CREDIT: The Enamored With You Jumpsuit from Lulus. 

Puffy sleeves make a statement in 2021

The ’80 are making their comeback on wedding ceremonies in 2021. Bridal gown designers are mixing retro elements with modern style.  Big, puffy, dramatic sleeves will be the favorite detail of wedding dresses. They will give a “wow-factor” to every, even the most simple gown. If you are thinking about a poetic or romantic look, big sleeves will be the best option. 

Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2021 Puffy sleeves

CREDIT: The Luella wedding dress from the Savannah Miller Spring 2021 collection.

Bows and ruffles for days

Maximalist details are on the rise in 2021. Volume, ruffles and bows give a bride this photogenic and effortless look. Indulge your inner romantic during your big day and make a statement, whether during a small intimate wedding or a virtual ceremony.

Wedding Dress Trends of 2021 ruffles

Backless wedding gowns are trendy in 2021

You can never go wrong with the classics. Barebacks have been on display for a few seasons trend isn’t slowing down. From deep V-back dresses to completely backless gowns, we love how they give an unexpected flash of skin when photographed from a different angle.

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Transformative dresses for multiple looks

2021 wedding dress trends are all about versatility and adaptability. Transformative gowns allow brides to get more than one use out of the same dress. Those transformative options can be worn in multiple ways and can be adapted to a different ceremony type. This can be very helpful in case of postponed weddings or a change of wedding reception venue.

The Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2021 Transformative pieces

CREDIT:A Vivienne Westwood gown. Brides/Vivienne Westwood

Subtle Sparkle is big 2021 trend

Harper’s Bazaar says “Shimmer never looked so chic. This subtle shine that catches the light feels more like a night sky than all-encrusted, glamorous glitz.” Délicat shimmer in the form of glitter tulle adds an ethereal touch to your wedding gown. This trend will make everybody’s head turn toward you!

The Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2021 Sparkle

Don’t forget that a bride’s style should be as important as current trends. Choose a dress that’s true to your own personal style. And if you are planning a 2021 wedding, contact Avalon Events Organisation for shameless wedding coordination even in those unpredictable times. 

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TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING WITH LITTLE TO NO TIME

TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING WITH LITTLE TO NO TIME

TIPS FOR PLANNING A WEDDING WITH LITTLE TO NO TIME

Planning a wedding in a short notice of time can be very difficult, but most definitely possible. It takes patience and diligence to provide the best experience for not only the bride and groom, but for participating vendors as well.

FLEXIBILITY

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A huge thing to take note of when planning a wedding in a short amount of time is to take an idea and run with it. You’ll notice that one idea will lead to another, and then shortly you will have planned a full wedding day.

OPEN-MINDED

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Often times we have a bride who wants to plan a wedding exactly the way she sees on Pinterest. As most of us know, sometimes it is hard to recreate exactly what she saw on the app, but we do our best. Say she sees an organic wedding arch decked with greenery and draping. We all know that one leaf is different from the next, so when recreating a vision and you think something else will work better, then follow your gut and just do it.

POSITIVE

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The best part about planning a wedding in short notice of time is seeing all of the amazing things that can transpire. We start to get creative, host a ceremony in a foreign building, make new connections with vendors we would have never met, and overall host a wonderful wedding. Stay positive, and know that you just have to keep moving.

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THE WEDDING DRESS – SO MUCH MORE THAN A DRESS

THE WEDDING DRESS – SO MUCH MORE THAN A DRESS

THE WEDDING DRESS – SO MUCH MORE THAN A DRESS

It’s no secret that your wedding dress is possibly the highlight of your special day.  If you have been searching for your ultimate wedding dress, you will already know that there are literally thousands to choose from.

With so many to choose from it can be very difficult to decide on that one particular dress that says what you need it to. It must speak to you of the exact vision you have of how you want to look on the day.

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Whether your budget is small or large, your ideal dress is still an investment in possibly the most important day of your life. And when you look back on your wedding album and relive some of those precious moments, you will know your dress was the one!

Each and every detail is crucial to create the exact image of how you want to look and to feel.  Everything matters. The fabric, the style, classically simple or over-the-top ornate. Whether there is any beading or lace or ruffles. Whether it is off the shoulder or has shoestring straps. Deep backed or high backed, figure hugging or with a full or trailing skirt. All these factors count when you make your final choice. 

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Think if your wedding is to be indoors or at a venue with smoother surfaces for you to walk on. Then an elaborate design will be much easier to wear and enjoy on the day.  The season may also need to be considered. Although not all brides care about the temperature if their dress is everything they have dreamed of! 

We hope you thoroughly enjoy indulging yourself in the journey of choosing your perfect wedding dress! Especially picturing yourself as the bride that not only draws ‘Oohs and Ahhs’ from your guests, but one that you will remember with joy and a special sentimentality that only brides know.  Relax, take your time and have fun!

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3 REASONS WHY I LOVE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

3 REASONS WHY I LOVE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

3 REASONS WHY I LOVE DESTINATION WEDDINGS

 

I honestly feel so happy when I have a trip coming up in my agenda. I think it’s so exciting to step off a plane in a new place (or a beautiful one I’ve visited before).

So for this reason, planning a destination wedding really excites me!

The Weather

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There’s an exception to every rule, but most of the time, if you pick a hot country to get married in.. you’re going to have nice weather! You’re also going to get beautiful sunsets and golden hour. We love planning weddings anywhere in this world but we especially love it when in winter, couples choose a hot, sunny country!

We get to do something different

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A destination wedding is an excuse to break away from wedding traditions. You can think outside the box. Experiencing a new culture and taking on some of their traditions is a great way to add a unique twist to your wedding day.

Spending longer with the wedding party

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I always think destination weddings are lovely as (most of the time) the wedding party is quite small. The pressure is off having to spend time going round everyone because there’s less people, less stress for the couple. We get to also control how the day is going and make sure everyone is taken care of!

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A ROMANTIC COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

A ROMANTIC COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

A Romantic Countryside Wedding in the South of France

So Much to Think About. So Little Time. That’s Where WE come In.

 

We are more than thrilled and honoured to show you one of our photoshoots from Roquebrune, France.

We went to a secret venue, a perfectly hidden villa, a beautiful place with beautiful landscapes, secret gardens and pool, a perfect place for a wedding to be organized here.

We need to tell you just a few words about this location. It is Exquisite!

A LUXURIOUS RETREAT

Between Menton and Monaco, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin was long one of the most sought-after locations by both artists and the aristocracy of the Belle Epoque. The medieval village huddled around the castle rears up above Cap Martin, a well-preserved haven with typically Mediterranean vegetation.

THE PHOTOSHOOT

Sabine, the owner of Avalon Events Organisation planned a photoshoot at the villa to showcase how beautifully and amazing a secret wedding destination would look like.

THE PHOTOS

We have the photos and we want to share these with you!

We would also like to mention in this article, and also give proper thanks to our collaborators: from florists to photographer, from models and the owners of the villa, Sabine and the team from Avalon Events Organisation we say thank you for all of your time, energy and involvement. 

We credited these amazing people, down below at the end of the article.

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