Perhaps her elopement is the worst decision she took in her parents eyes. Perhaps this truth of their daughters elopement has caused their spinal cord break, shed into silent tears with grief and disappointment and shame. A thousand questions may be wandering around his mental sky with that one news of her daughter elopement that no one has answer for. On the other hand the daughter who is newly wed to the guy she ran away with does not seem happy either. I am sure with one smile on her face she has this admiration of leaving her house accompanied by every family members with zeal and celebrations. I am sure something is eating her up inside. May be she is thinking to herself the decision she made isn't the best choice or even if it is she really wished her choice was favored and that she would not have to elope. There might be thousand reasons behind her elopement just unjust both. The question here should not be pointing fingers towards the girl and blaming her to bring you shame. The question here is why does the society even provide conditions under which parents feel that marrying off their kids to another person not belonging to their school of thought would make society question their bravery. As if you happily agreed to weed your daughter off within a sunni or shia brotherhood or visa versa, your respect has gone to hell. Either agree with my choice to wedding or I elope but if both brings your masculinity down to the earth please pardon me I don't want to take the responsibility of your respect on my shoulder over my choice which has no say.