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21st Jun '18 8:15:21 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Secrets|1933}}'' involves Mary, daughter of a wealthy banker, promised to marry an English lord. Only it turns out that she is in love with John, a lowly clerk at her father's bank. When her father not only forbids the romance and insists that she marry the lord, but also fires John and promises to make it impossible to find work, Mary and John elope. The second and third acts of the movie follow them going into cattle ranching in California and then John's rise in state politics.
1st Jun '18 2:44:27 PM foxmccloud4387
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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Robb Stark marries Talissa in secret, because he was [[ArrangedMarriage already engaged]] to one of Lord Frey's daughters [[AltarDiplomacy in order to seal a political alliance]], but Robb wanted to MarryForLove instead. This move cost him ''dearly''.

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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
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Robb Stark marries Talissa in secret, because he was [[ArrangedMarriage already engaged]] to one of Lord Frey's daughters [[AltarDiplomacy in order to seal a political alliance]], but Robb wanted to MarryForLove instead. This move cost him ''dearly''.
** Later seasons confirm a long-standing fan theory that was almost as old as the books: [[spoiler:that Robert's Rebellion was not sparked by Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapping Lyanna Stark, but instead by his elopement with her. Just like Lyanna's niece Robb, this move cost them dearly; the anger of the families Rhaegar and Lyanna were [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed or already married to]] sparked a bloody civil war, support for which was incited by rumors that Rhaegar kidnapped and raped Lyanna, that upended the Targaryen dynasty which was as old as the Seven Kingdoms themselves. Their child Aegon - better known as Jon Snow - was raised without knowledge of his true heritage for his own safety.]]
26th May '18 2:05:19 PM Twentington
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* Sara Evans's hit ''Suds in the Bucket''.

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* Sara Evans's hit ''Suds Music/SaraEvans' "Suds in the Bucket''.
Bucket" is about a young woman who abruptly leaves her chores in order to elope to Vegas with her lover.
18th Mar '18 6:57:15 PM TastySauce
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The last resort of a couple that wants to get around a troublesome ArrangedMarriage or are DatingWhatDaddyHates. Run away and get married!

Contrast RunawayBride, although if the eloping occurs close enough to an ArrangedMarriage, the two can overlap. Sister trope to MyOwnPrivateIDo, where a couple about to be married with fanfare runs off to be married quietly. Compare and contrast ShotgunWedding, which takes place similarly on the fly, but almost always has one of the parties unwilling to go through with it. Sometimes overlaps with FourthDateMarriage, but this is not required, nor are all early-in-the-relationship-marriages elopements.

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The last resort of for a couple that wants to get around avoid a troublesome ArrangedMarriage or are DatingWhatDaddyHates. Run away and get married!

Contrast RunawayBride, although if the eloping occurs close enough to an ArrangedMarriage, the two can overlap. Sister trope to MyOwnPrivateIDo, where a couple about to be married wed with fanfare runs off to be get married quietly. Compare and contrast ShotgunWedding, which takes place similarly on the fly, but almost always has one of the parties unwilling to go through with it. Sometimes overlaps with FourthDateMarriage, but this is not required, nor are all early-in-the-relationship-marriages elopements.
20th Feb '18 12:27:15 PM Someoneman
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you can find a journal at a campsite near an inn on the road to Markarth. The journal belonged to the daughter of the head of a rich mining family who fell in love with one of the workers in her father's mine. She noted her father would never approve of her relationship, not only because of the [[UptownGirl class difference]], but because her lover was a [[MalignedMixedMarriage Dark]] [[ScrewYouElves Elf]]. They decided to save up some money and run away together after meeting up at the campsite. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately, they were both killed by a saber cat at the campsite]].
** In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, if you come back to the campsite later, you'll find a Shrine of [[LoveGoddess Dibella]] there with various tributes strewn around it.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', you can find a journal at a campsite near an inn on the road to Markarth. The journal belonged to the daughter of the head of a rich mining family who fell in love with one of the workers in her father's mine. She noted her father would never approve of her relationship, not only because of the [[UptownGirl class difference]], but because her lover was a [[MalignedMixedMarriage Dark]] [[ScrewYouElves Elf]]. They decided to save up some money and run away together after meeting up at the campsite. [[DownerEnding Unfortunately, they were both killed by a saber cat at the campsite]].
** In a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, if
campsite]]. If you come back to the campsite later, you'll find a Shrine of [[LoveGoddess Dibella]] there with various tributes strewn around it.
18th Nov '17 12:32:53 PM DaibhidC
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* In ''Roland Rat: Biography of a Living Legend'', Freddy Rat tells Iris "There's a place up north where we can get married. It's called something Green", and they run off to ''Golders'' Green, which is technically north of Freddy's home in King's Cross ... by about five miles.
13th Oct '17 5:00:09 PM Geoduck
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* Subject of a gag in one ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strip, where Calvin offers to show Hobbes an "antelope".. and leads to him a nearby ant hill, where he points out the ladder being leaned against the female ant's window.
8th Sep '17 4:54:41 PM angie710
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* On ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Robb Stark marries Talissa in secret, because he was [[ArrangedMarriage already engaged]] to one of Lord Frey's daughters [[AltarDiplomacy in order to seal a political alliance]], but Robb wanted to MarryForLove instead. This move cost him ''dearly''.
23rd Jul '17 7:00:16 AM erracht
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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' MacKenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to (bigamously!) elope with the heiress Maria MacKenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the position, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.

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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' MacKenzie, Mackenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to (bigamously!) elope with the heiress Maria MacKenzie Mackenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the position, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.
23rd Jul '17 6:58:00 AM erracht
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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' Mackenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to elope with the heiress Maria Mackenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the job, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.

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* Another contemporary Scottish anecdote concerns the celebrated piper John ''Ban'' Mackenzie, MacKenzie, who was Piper to Davidson of Tulloch. Allegedly, his employer wanted to (bigamously!) elope with the heiress Maria Mackenzie MacKenzie and used John ''Ban'' as his go-between. The piper, however, was a handsome man, and in 1833, she ended up eloping with him instead. In need of a job, John ''Ban'', who was a master of his art, was taken on by the Marquis of Breadalbane; he had to be single for the job, position, so Maria lived apart from him. Eventually, though, John ''Ban'' was compelled to admit to the Marquis that he was married; the latter took it well and brokered a reconciliation between both John ''Ban'' and Davidson and Maria and her uncle.
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