Cupid's Pulse Article: Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr Elope!Cupid's Pulse Article: Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr Elope!

Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom, who announced their engagement just last month, tied the knot in a secret ceremony Thursday, their reps confirmed, reported The Daily Telegraph.  A statement released by the model’s employer, Australian department store David Jones, said, David Jones is thrilled for Miranda, Orlando and their families — this is an exciting chapter in their lives and they will share a wonderful future together.”

Why do people choose elopement or secret weddings over huge public ceremonies?

Cupid’s Advice:

Weddings can be complicated and stressful.  If couples feel overwhelmed by the intricate details of their big day, they might simply decide to elope.  Here are a few other reasons to ditch the fanfare in favor of a small, private event:

1. Decisions get in the way: Things like trying to determine the seating chart can be a large wedding’s nightmare.  Opting for a family-only ceremony will help keep the big issues simple so you can celebrate the real reason for the wedding: love.

2. Families don’t agree: Some couples find themselves torn between their relatives’ best intentions, so they discard the big ‘to do’ and elope to get away from all the bickering.

3. Financial woes: With today’s economy affecting more people than ever, a small, private service is often the best way to keep money in the bank, and still enjoy an intimate confirmation of love.  Video tape the event to share with everyone else later.