The chance to say “I do” on top of a mountain that’s become a second home. A vow to walk down the aisle, even after a life-changing accident. A second marriage determined to focus on the joy, rather than complications, of the couple coming together. They’re all real reasons why couples have chosen to shun a traditional ceremony and opt instead to elope, turning a vacation or bucket list trip into a far-flung wedding for two. We’ve pulled together their stories—and a few more—from couples who wed on a whim.