Brandt kidnapped her as she'd requested, but he didn't see any need to do anything illegal such as ask for a ransom.
After a few nights with her, he decided on marriage as a way of keeping her away from her evil stepfather. The ransom would have been easier.
Rodolph believes there should have been deer in the countryside which would have added a pastural moment when the couple was hiding away in the stable. He thought the emphasis was far too strong on the horses, and wanted to see two deer fall in love. He's such a romantic.