If I was going to elope, I think I’d want to do it in this silk shantung suit from Aria Bridesmaids. In white, of course. And I’d nix the little purse and get myself a single calla lily wrapped in a plain ribbon. Then I’d top off the whole works with something like this white straw cloche hat by Armani. That is my dream elopement outfit right there.
While my parents (especially my stepmom) would go rabid if I eloped, I still think the notion of eloping is très romantique. Sure, marriage is supposed to be a public declaration of commitment in front of family and friends. And everyone can appreciate a good party. But I see nothing at all wrong with a couple choosing to make their declaration in a private way.
That said, it is time to bid a tearful adieu to a longstanding Vegas tradition: the red-eye quickie wedding. The Chicago-Sun Times recently reported that the Las Vegas marriage bureau will be closing its all-night counter, “eliminating 24-hour marriage license service on Fridays, Saturday and holidays. The counter did not offer after-midnight service Monday through Thursday.”
But if you’re the impulsive type, don’t fret. Madly-in-love couples can still get hitched on the fly from eight in the morning to midnight.