Brides and grooms often talk about the moments before their elopement feeling surreal. When it's just you and your beloved, you spend the morning thinking about the commitment you are about to make. You slowly get ready, allowing yourself time to think, time to revel in your anticipation. 

groom's anticipation before eloping - by Melissa Wessel

It's here. It's really happening. You're in Hawaii and you're about to marry the love of your life. You look out the window and see the pale blue Hawaiian ocean waiting for your bare feet. You feel more excited and more at peace than you've ever felt somehow at the same time.

bride's elopement anticipation - by Melissa Wessel

The excitement, the peace, the anticipation, enjoy it, because this only happens once.