There is something so sexy, romantic, and adventurous about elopement, and many famous couples have chosen this path down the aisle. A few fab pairs include Jessica Alba and Cash Warren; Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas; Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen; Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos and many others. The big question most eloping partners ask is, what destination should we choose?
Our wedding experts have come up with a list of their favorite destinations for eloping:
Las Vegas, Of Course
You cannot beat the marriage capital of the world. Las Vegas makes tying the knot rather easy because you can obtain a Nevada marriage license immediately and inexpensively. There is no waiting period or blood test required.
Many loved-up partners are drawn to Vegas for its cool variety of marriage ceremonies. Yes, you can say “I do” as an Elvis impersonator officiates, but that’s not all.
A couple can choose a drive-thru wedding, have nuptials on a golf course, in a chapel, in the desert, etc.
When it comes to elopement no matter what destination piques your interest, there are no rules.
The California Coast
Let’s be honest. When you’ve chosen the Golden State, few places can rival the beauty of the Pacific Ocean for an intimate getaway destination.
A Big Sur elopement features an incredible backdrop that couples dream of with stunning seaside cliffs, a misty coastline, sandy beaches, rugged trails, and unforgettable sunsets.
Park City, Utah
Here is yet another breathtaking destination for a pair who is choosing an elopement ceremony.
Park City, Utah, gives you majestic mountains coupled with a bustling and unique Main Street with tons of things to do and see. It’s an ideal environment for both a rugged outdoorsy couple and/or partners who also enjoy the city-slicker life.
The Florida Keys
If you’re ready for a barefoot wedding, where your toes can wiggle in beach sand, consider Florida for your elopement choice. Again, there are no blood tests and no waiting periods for out-of-state residents who want to get hitched.
The Florida Keys offers tropical gardens, palm trees, and expansive views of the Atlantic Ocean. Smathers Beach is one of the most popular spots to elope in Key West, and your photos and videos cannot miss the lovely scenery surrounding you.
When you think of New York City, you’re getting a spectacular Manhattan skyline, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.
There are tons of places for your destination elopement. For instance, couples have said “I do” at a variety of scenic spots. Some of these would include all of these in Central Park such as Gapstow Bridge; Ladies Pavilion; Bethesda Terrace; Wagner Cove; Conservatory Garden and Shakespeare Garden.
Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village is another favorite for elopement.
Charleston’s French Quarter
Looking for some southern hospitality with cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and a magical beauty?
Charleston, South Carolina, has it all for intimately tying the knot. Couples would fall in love with the historic pastel homes in the city’s elegant French Quarter, an ideal location with a picturesque backdrop.
Wanderlust partners will be awed by the desert-scape, red rocks, and mountain peaks that Colorado Springs has to offer. The scenery gives couples several gorgeous options for elopement such as Garden of the Gods, the Paint Mines, Pikes Peak, and others.
There are also dog-friendly locations in Colorado Springs if your four-legged companion is part of the elopement ceremony. Also, many of these stunning spots are accessible year-round.
Not only would eloping partners enjoy the best lobster and seafood on the planet, but Portland, Maine, has a lot going for it. There are amazing spas, and artistic venues and incredible city vibes, fab food and microbreweries that help define this East Coast city and its rugged coastline.
Couples who elope are seeking adventure, romance and the kind of ceremony where there are no rules. You create your perfect “I do” moments without the hassle and drama that can come with traditional weddings. You and your partner can get away to the destination of your dreams. It’s modern, sexy, and all about love.