Most of the time, a couple decides to elope because of their love of seeking adventure, or because they want to avoid the stress and planning of a big wedding. Just keep things simple and intimate, strip a marriage down to the bare essentials – only love! With elopements, nature is typically your wedding venue. This makes the planning process much easier, less expensive, and less stressful than planning a traditional wedding. If you love the idea of getting married surrounded by rocks, cactus, and sand dunes… check out this visual story to see the dream desert elopement.