Next destination please! Wedding Elopement Ideas + Locations.
- Ultimate Dream Destination
- Million Dollar View
- Ain’t no mountain high enough
- Arabian Nights
- Hit the road
- Get that glow
- Sea love
- Crew Love
- The cold never bothered you anyway
- Where you at
Elopement isn’t all about running away and getting married secretly. Instead, we’re talking about a “micro destination wedding” type of elopement!
“Destination” can be anywhere outside your home!
2 main things we always suggest for elopement:
- Find a destination with great accommodation and surrounding areas that will also be great for your photoshoot and honeymoon adventure!
- Work with a photographer that can travel with you. Although it is great to work with a local (destination) photographer, working with someone you have had an “engagement session” makes you feel comfortable and at ease instead of working with someone you have not worked with before. If you can work around online sessions with a local (destination) photographer, then things might be more comfortable for you on the day of your wedding!
IMPORTANT NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we recommend consulting your local public health professional and verifying current restrictions in place at the destination of choice to ensure that your wedding/event plans comply with health and safety protocols and government-mandated by-laws during pandemic times.
Here are some wedding elopement ideas to get you started!
1. Ultimate Dream Destination
Why not consider going somewhere amazing. If you have this ultimate dream destination that you and your partner have always dreamed of going to, why not do it and get married there?
Check this destination off your bucket list! The best thing? You already eloped there, and you can stay longer and also celebrate your honeymoon!
2. Million Dollar View
3. Ain’t no mountain high enough
Mad respect to Diana Ross, because it is true:
“Ain’t no valley low enough,
Ain’t no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you, baby!”
If you’ve been a subscriber or have been here more than once, you know we love dance and song breaks!
Now back to this wedding elopement idea! How amazing is this mountain view? You can totally have fun and enjoy these breathtaking views; I mean mountain peaks? Come on! (safely, of course!)
4. Arabian Nights
Sun-kissed photos and glamping? Yes please!
This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go to a real dessert! But you can choose a location that resembles a desert vibe! For example, find a glamping location or even bed and breakfast with similar views and vibe!
5. Hit the road
Rent a van and go on a road trip! On the way, do the “ceremony” stop! This example from Flora Pop where they also help you with props and settings to make it super easy and enjoyable for you and your partner!
6. Get that glow
Golden hour wedding portraits are common with photographers and couples alike. Many elopement photographer representatives are experts at locating the ideal locations for a sunrise or sunset elopement. Parks, beach sides, and the outdoors are the top 3 faves locations.
7. Sea love
If you’re dreaming of eloping, tie the knot as the waves crash into the sea. Beach and coastal elopements are among the favorites, and they are ideal for couples who are carefree and want a more relaxed atmosphere.
8. Crew Love
One positive aspect of a mini destination wedding is booking a venue that can offer a great package, especially if you decide to do a mini reception with your closest family and friends!
It isn’t just for the ceremony or reception but also accommodation for you and your guests. After all, you would love to have them all near you.
You can consider a creative option like booking a hotel with an amazingly gorgeous presidential suite (with living room and dining room) or a glamping outdoor picnic that you can set up and use for both your ceremony and dining space/reception.
9. The cold never bothered you anyway
Run away to the snowy mountains and the cold outdoors! Embrace the beauty that the snow brings!
If you are feeling other seasons like fall (the colors!) or spring (the flowers!), you can definitely consider those as well!
10. Where you at
You won’t probably not even need to be out of the country! You can “elope” in a different province or area!
Wherever you are, and wherever you decide to elope, is and will be beautiful and will be best for you because the most important aspect of your elopement is that you and your partner are together and will get married.
These are great ideas and destinations to consider, but anywhere you choose to elope and get married will be special and precious to you and your partner!
There you have it! Our top 10 Favorite Wedding Elopement Ideas + Locations!