Historically, flight has referred to couples who fled their parents’ homes to marry in secret, far from friends and family, and often without their knowledge or consent.
In modern times, it has become a kind of trend defined by simplicity. Giving up on big business, people instead opt for small guest lists, intimate ceremonies, and beautiful destinations.
Since the pandemic hit, people have been looking for new ways to celebrate great occasions, on a more minimalist scale.
This was initially aimed primarily at honoring Covid-19 security measures, but has since opened people’s eyes to the beauty of the more intimate aspects of marriage, rather than extravagant extras.
However, a simpler and more intimate event doesn’t necessarily mean ordinary. In fact, these marriages are quite the opposite. Whether they take place in a beautiful garden, forest, or simply involve a trip to the courthouse, every element of these more private weddings is chic. This is especially true when it comes to the bride’s entire wedding day.
Depending on the destination of the ceremony and reception, runaway dresses can be airy and romantic, or elegant with a bit of edge.
From road trips to hikes, the destination can be anywhere and should set the tone for the atmosphere the couple would like to create on their special day.
A slip dress is the epitome of elegance. They are sleek and silky, draping the body in the most flattering way, while highlighting all aspects of feminine beauty.
No big embellishments or ornate lace details, these dresses are all about simplicity and comfort, but they certainly don’t lack any of the ‘wow factors’.
Pair it with a red lip look, winged eyeliner, and strappy sandals with feathers, for that romantic Hollywood feel.
A mini wedding dress is about as unconventional as it gets when it comes to wedding attire. However, when it comes to running away, the occasion sometimes calls for practicality.
You may find yourself frolicking in the long-stemmed grass of the misty countryside or in town, circling the bars with a photographer in tow (capturing stunning visuals with flash photography, of course).
Mini dresses can be accented with trendy heels, an embellished headband (with pearls or pearls), a puffy veil, or maybe even a beautiful bow in the back.
A court marriage in South Africa is equivalent to registering your customary marriage at any Home Office office or through a designated traditional chief, in areas where there is no office. of Home Affairs.
While the whole ordeal is about as unglamorous as it gets, couples who have had to forgo a big wedding, due to time constraints or logistical reasons, may still want to mark the occasion and make it special.
Taking inspiration from American courthouse weddings (or spontaneous Vegas getaways), you can adopt the same vibe for your runaway wedding. A sleek white jumpsuit, practical block heels, and minimal makeup are perfect.
If you’re planning a special dinner afterwards, elevate the evening’s look with a chic veil, more ornate jewelry, and bolder makeup.
Silk, lace, tulle, chiffon and taffeta are generally the luxurious materials most often associated with wedding dresses.
However, for a more casual affair in the summer, lightweight, breathable fabrics are more ideal.
Whether you’re passionate about the scenery and hopped on a plane to the Karoo, or you’re just looking for that quaint cottagecore aesthetic, a stunning dress – in either linen or cotton – will give you everything you are looking for when in it. it’s about elegance and that carefree vibe you are looking for.
Airy and romantic
An intimate destination wedding or a romantic location calls for a gorgeous gown that exudes romance.
A puffed hem, puffed sleeves and light layers of silk georgette, with sheer organza for a floaty finish, are the perfect match. Go for a low bun or loose hair for a whimsical, fairytale finish.