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Eloping Ideas: Get Inspired With These 8 Ideas

Eloping gives you the vast freedom to get married wherever, whenever and however you want. You can go to a new place or stay close to home. You can wear a white wedding dress or something unusual and colorful. You can choose to invite your loved ones or keep it private. Heck, you can even bring your pets if you want. The choice is all yours! With so many different eloping ideas, how do you pick one? Here are some of our favorite elopements to spark inspiration for your upcoming ceremony.

Rev Up the Romance with a Dreamy Beach Wedding

Imagine marrying the one you love most with waves crashing in the background, warm sand under your feet, sunshine on your skin, and clean, crisp tropical air in your lungs. Beach weddings are undeniably romantic and luckily, not too hard to pull off. We offer elopement services in Hawaii, California, Georgia or any beachy destination in the world that suits your ceremony.

Makena Cove, Maui
Kukio Beach, Big Island
Makena Cove, Maui
Makena Cove, Maui

Passion Meets Privacy with a Mountain Top Elopement

Mountain weddings are an adventure all on their own. Surrounded by stunning views, vast natural formations, and being subject to the elements makes for an experience couples won’t ever forget. Pair your perfect wedding attire with a pair of trusted hiking boots and head out to exchange vows with Mother Nature as your witness.

Chautauqua Park, Colorado
Chautauqua Park, Colorado
Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
3M Curve, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

The World is Your Oyster, the City is Your Venue

One of the most beautiful parts of an elopement is the freedom to get married wherever. You know that cool archway in your neighborhood? Get married under it. Have a beautiful City Hall in mind? Elope there. Love the architecture of your library? Say “I do” in front of it. Remember the coffee shop you had your first date in? Make another memory there. Public locations like these not only make for convenient and low-cost wedding venues, they usually end up being some of the most stunning elopements as well.  

San Francisco City Hall, California
The Historic Daniels & Fisher Tower, Denver, Colorado
City Park, New Orleans
Naumburg Bandshell, Central Park, New York City

Fairy Tale Feels with a City Park Wedding

City parks make for excellent weddings venues with tall, old trees, beautiful landscaping, easy access and low costs. There are also typically structures in place that make for great ceremony sites, like old trees, gazebos or bridges. Many city parks are located within close proximity to parking lots and businesses, making it easy to access your ceremony and celebrate at a nearby location right after. We plan elopements in city parks all over the nation, but some of our most favorite are in San Diego, Savannah, New Orleans and New York City.

City Park, New Orleans
City Park, New Orleans
Central Park, New York City
Central Park, New York City
Bethesda Arcade, Central Park, New York City

Incorporate Family Traditions and Culture

Just because you aren’t having a big traditional wedding doesn’t mean you can’t include sentiments of traditions and cultures close to your heart. In fact, you may even be able to make those traditions stand out more in comparison to a traditional wedding. Eloping gives you the freedom to include your culture in your wedding and have fun while doing it. These are some of our favorite eloping ideas!

Pirates Alley, New Orleans
A Treehouse for Dreaming, Central Park, New York City
Tree of Life, New Orleans
New York City, New York
Kukio Beach, Big Island

Who Said You Have to Wear White?

You’re on the nontraditional wedding route, why wear some nontraditional wedding wear while you’re at it? You can have all kinds of fun with attire while eloping, like wearing bright colors, a special garment that has meaning behind it, or something that reminds you of your friends and family that aren’t in attendance. If you’ve already found the perfect white dress or tux, add your own flare to it by pairing it with a leather jacket, your favorite pair of shoes or fun accessories. The choice is all yours!

Top of the Rock, New York City
Time’s Square, New York City
Chautauqua Park, Colorado
Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York City
Yokohama Beach, Oahu
Chautauqua Park, Colorado

Embrace the Microwedding

Eloping doesn’t necessarily mean that no guests are invited. We define eloping as 20 guests or less, which means there is plenty of opportunity to have your loved ones present to witness your wedding. You can go as “formal” as having a wedding party or as simple as bringing your children along for the wedding. This day is about you and your partner and whomever you share it with is entirely up to you — even if that means your pets!

Chautauqua Park, Colorado
Lookout Mountain, Colorado
Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Chautauqua Park, Colorado
Chautauqua Park, Colorado

Article written by marissa

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