Why Elopements?

When you think of elopements, what immediately comes to mind? A cold, empty courthouse? A short ceremony without friends or family? Heck, maybe you just imagined Vegas!

When you think of elopements, what immediately comes to mind?

A cold, empty courthouse? A short ceremony without friends or family? Heck, maybe you just imagined Vegas!

While these are all examples of how elopements can go, modern elopements might just surprise you! And I think that’s why I love them so much. Each one is so utterly unique to the couple saying I do! 

Without the limitations of a massive guest list, venues, family input, you can completely customize your wedding day. What is one thing that you absolutely love doing together? Whether it be hiking a mountain, traveling through a desert, or simply having an intimate picnic at the location of where you met, there are endless ideas to choose from! 

And without the stress and chaos of a large wedding — or the pressures of family — elopements are often so peaceful and intimate. The couple doesn’t have to worry about gobbling down their dinner to rush to the cake cutting. And they don’t have to stress over whether or not all vendors arrived on time. Instead, elopements are all about you and your partner. They are ultimately about your story and journey together as a couple. 

And with the right elopement team, you can have expert help selecting a stunning location, aesthetic, and plan for your day! I mean, imagine saying your vows on a mountaintop at sunrise or walking down the aisle in a desert. This is a chance to let your creativity shine. 

Maybe you’ve just decided you want to elope, but have no idea where to start. Well, I have some great news! As a wedding photographer, I jump at the opportunity to help couples plan their elopements! I can’t wait to help you through every step of the way when planning your special day. Simply send an inquiry my way, and let’s begin the adventure!

Until we get the chance to chat, here are some of my favorite elopement location ideas to get your imagination whirring: 

East Coast Location Ideas 

  1. Acadia National Park 
  2. Shenandoah National Park 
  3. Savannah, Georgia 
  4. Everglades National Park 
  5. Cape Cod 
  6. Great Smoky Mountains National Park 
  7. Dry Tortugas National Park 
  8. Congaree National Park

Midwest Coast Elopement Locations

  1. Rocky Mountain National Park 
  2. San Juan Mountains 
  3. Breckenridge 
  4. Lake Isabelle
  5. Great Sand Dunes National Park 
  6. Sun Valley Idaho 
  7. Coeur D’Adele, Idaho 
  8. Sundance, Idaho 
  9. White Sands National Monument 
  10. Sedona, Arizona 

West Coast Elopement Locations

  1. Cannon Beach 
  2. Big Sur 
  3. North Bend, Washington 
  4. Muir Beach, California 
  5. Mt. Hood, Oregon 
  6. Wahclella Falls, Oregon 
  7. Crater Lake 
  8. Rogue River State Park 
  9. Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

European Elopement Location Ideas 

  1. Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
  2. The Causeway Coast, Ireland 
  3. Santorini, Greece 
  4. Leuven, Belgium 
  5. Iceland 
  6. Normandy, France 
  7. Mallorca, Spain 
  8. Dolomites, Italy 
  9. Faroe Islands 
  10. Lofoten Islands, Norway
  11. Heidelberg, Germany
  12. Austrian Alps
  13. Wengen, Switzerland
  14. Glencoe, Scotland
  15. Innsbruck, Austria



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