Best Places to Elope in the US

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With so many jaw-dropping landscapes around the world, how do you narrow down a location for your adventurous elopement? This blog will walk you through our top four favorite US elopement locations!


All-About-You Destination

Mountains that soar above treeline, turquoise lakes, and endless outdoor activities put Colorado at the top of the list!  Aside from the plethora of outdoor activities that will fill your wedding day with excitement and adventure, Colorado is also one of four states that is a self-solemnizing state! Meaning, you and your partner can sign as your own witnesses. No officiant required! By acting as your own witnesses, you and your partner can really have that intimate, stress-free adventurous elopement. Colorado makes the top of our best US elopement locations for a reason! 

Itching to start planning your Colorado elopement? We thought so! We wrote this blog just for you! Colorado is by far one of our favorite US elopement locations!

Colorado is our home, so we are extremely familiar with all of the best Colorado elopement spots.  No matter what your skill level is, there is something for everyone here. You can get married in any season and it will be absolutely magical.  You can find our top five Colorado elopement locations here!


Everything You Want in One Place

Home to some of the most diverse and stunning landscapes! Forested mountains to red rock deserts, Utah has it all.  Are you planning a backpacking elopement? What about rock climbing in Southern Utah? Or maybe a hot air balloon ride in Moab? These are all possibilities in Utah!  The best part about Utah? It is gorgeous year-round! Utah has some of the most gorgeous landscapes. 

One of our all-time favorite Utah locations: Moab. The way the red rocks shine against the bluebird sky combined with the vastness of the desert makes this location one to put on the top of your list of adventure elopement locations. Utah is home to 16 designated Dark Sky areas. If you are really wanting those jaw-dropping star pictures in your elopement gallery this is definitely the place to go! Craving some desert elopement inspo? Check out this Arches National Park elopement!


Washington State

One Word: Extraordinary

Washington State is something else.  Wild, breathtaking, stop-you-in-your-tracks kinda landscape.  If you are looking for a location that offers it all, Washington is that place.  In Washington, you can craft a wedding experience unlike anything else.  Rent a cute A-Frame in the Mt. Hood Wilderness or hit the slopes for a pre-ceremony snow day.  Maybe you’ve got a backpacking elopement on your mind.  Beaches, mountain ranges, forests, and desert. Everything you could ever dream about for your elopement exists in Washington!

What I absolutely love about Washington is just how lush and lively the vegetation is year-round.  Yet, you can escape above treeline any time you want! Here is a list of the best places to elope in Washington:


Let’s do this!

If you have a location in mind for your adventurous elopement, click here, and let’s chat more about what you are envisioning for your dream elopement!

Happy adventuring!

-Bailee and Jake


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We're a husband and wife Colorado elopement photographer and videographer. We're two easy-going humans who love the outdoors and are passionate about Colorado adventure elopements. We wholeheartedly believe that saying your vows in the great outdoors is the best way to get married! Not only will we document your elopement, but we'll help you throughout the entire process to make sure that you have the most incredible wedding experience! 

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