Best States to Elope in the USA
Recently eloping has become a popular option for couples looking to get married without the stress and expense of a traditional wedding. You can basically pick your dream scenery and let it be your venue...With so many beautiful locations in the USA, it can be challenging to decide on the perfect spot. In this post, we'll explore some of the best places to elope in the USA, based on my personal recommendation. Please note- I have photographed elopements in some of these places, and then visited the others. I can recommend them with confidence, as some of the most beautiful locations in the country.
Because it would take too long to list every National or state park that's an amazing elopement or intimate wedding location, I will narrow the list down to the state and general landscape. Also, make sure to check out my other blogs and resources, as I covered some of the locations more extensively.
Utah Elopement: Desert Dreams
Utah's vast deserts and red rock formations make for an unforgettable elopement location. Imagine yourself on Mars, or on the Moon? Sort of but let your imagination run wild, because Utah will deliver. Zion National Park and Arches National Park are just a few of the many options available. You can read,more about those in my past blog posts. Whether you're interested in a Moab elopement, or Southern Utah elopement; I would be happy to recommend the perfect location for you and help you choose the exact place that fits your vision. I am an elopement photographer located right here in beautiful Utah so feel free to reach out with any questions.
PNW Elopement: Coastal Charm and Fairy Forests
Oregon's rugged coastline, towering cliffs, and picturesque beaches make for a stunning elopement location. The famous Cannon Beach and Haystack Rock are just a few of the many locations to consider. You can read more about Oregon Coast Elopement on my blog. Let's don't forget about Washington's stunning coastline, towering mountains, and lush forests make for a unique and unforgettable elopement location. Gorgeous North Cascades Mountains, Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park are just a few of the many options available.
To read more about my favorite PNW locations to elope click here.
Colorado Elopement: Snowy Peaks
For couples who love the winter wonderland and snowy backdrop, Colorado in winter is a perfect location. From the cute mountain towns such as Ouray, Telluride or Silverton to the frozen lakes in Rocky Mountain National Park, the state offers the most breathtaking scenery.
Colorado is the perfect destination for those looking for an adventure. Many spectacular locations are accessible by foot (hiking elopements are the best) or by jeep. Did I say wildflower extravaganza in the summer? To read more click on my blog here.
Montana Elopement: Western Romance
For couples looking for a rustic, western and romantic elopement location, Montana offers plenty of options. The stunning Glacier National Park and the rustic Ranch at Rock Creek are just a few of the many options available. The mountain views are to die for.
Arizona Elopement: Desert Delights
Arizona's famous red rock formations and desert landscapes make for an unforgettable elopement location. Sedona and the Grand Canyon are just a few of the many options available.
Horseshoe Bend, is another iconic spot in Arizonaand an excellent option for a unique elopement. The stunning location overlooks the Colorado River and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding desert landscape. You're also close to Las Vegas if quick and iconic is your dream elopement vision. If you decide to elope in Vegas, NV you can explore dry lake beds, Valley of Fire state parks in Nevada or cross the state line to beautiful Arizona.
In conclusion, there are many breathtaking locations in the USA for couples looking to elope. From the rugged coastlines of Maine to the towering mountains of the PNW, there is something for every couple looking to create a unique and unforgettable wedding experience. So, whether you're looking for a tropical paradise or a winter wonderland, the USA offers some of the most beautiful elopement locations in the world.
California Elopement: Coastal Dreaming
California has it all, from thethe stunning coastline of Big Sur to majestic redwoods. This state offers an endless array of options for a memorable elopement. With its stunning coastline (think wildflowers in the season), picturesque vineyards, and breathtaking mountainscapes, incredible National Parks, California has something to offer for every couple. You can't go wrong with the scenery by eloping in CA. Joshua trees, redwoods, sequoias, the coast...California dreaming. To read about Yosemite elopement go to this blog.
Hawaii Elopement: The Ultimate Beach Destination
Hawaii's pristine beaches, lush jungles, and stunning waterfalls make it the ultimate elopement destination. Each island is different but if I had to choose I'd choose Kauai or Maui. Hawaii offers something for every couple. If you decide to have more traditional Hawaiian ceremony you can include Lei exchange, hula dance, and more. Depending on the island you can choose between different backdrops: beaches, waterfalls, lava fields and gardens. Hawaii is a true dream, and no wonder so many couple decide to elope there.
Due to remote location Hawaii isn't the best option for those on a tight budget. You have to factor in air travel and hotels, car rental.
In conclusion, there are many breathtaking locations in the USA for couples looking to elope. From the rugged coastlines of Maine to the towering mountains of the PNW, there is something for every couple looking to create a unique and unforgettable wedding experience. So, whether you're looking for a tropical paradise or a winter wonderland, the USA offers some of the most beautiful elopement locations in the world. If you're looking for elopement photographer let me capture your elopement in a breathtaking destination with stunning and romantic destination elopement photography.