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Gallery: Elopements

There’s a special air of excitement and energy around elopements. The spontaneity! The exciting locations! The lack of elaborate seating charts/expensive venue rentals/etc.!

Of course, we love a traditional (or a beautifully non-traditional) wedding as much as the next person, but today, we wanted to showcase some of the amazing elopements that have appeared on the site over the years, from some of our very first elopement posts like Mari & Cassandra‘s Provincetown ceremony….

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and Naomi & Rachel amusement park extravaganza!

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We’ve got Central Park elopements, like Kelley & Michelle‘s or Liz & Lucy‘s…

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City Hall elopements, like Rebecca & Bonita‘s…

and Danielle & Sandra‘s…

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and so many gorgeous outdoor elopements—like Ellen & Amanda‘s day in New Hampshire…

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Kaitlin & Jenny‘s December beach wedding…

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and Tara & Meegan‘s ceremony in a graffiti-ed Vancouver alleyway!

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But wait, there’s more! Gorgeous natural backdrops like this one, for Tiffany & Stephanie‘s elopement at Wahclella Falls…

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this one, for Kimberly & Hayley‘s wintery Banff nuptials….

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and Lil & Nere‘s majestic mountaintop wedding in New Zealand:

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But the best thing about each of these elopements? The couples! Like Anna & Mel

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Cierra & Jenna, and…
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Latrice & Maurita:

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Did you and your partner elope? Are you thinking about it? Tell us all about it in the comments!

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Elopement: Danielle & Sandra

From the brides: We eloped in Santa Barbara, CA at their gorgeous Spanish style courthouse in an intimate and emotional ceremony.

Photos courtesy of Christine Skari.

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Event Credits

Cakes and Dessert: CrushcakesCatering: JaneFlorist: Victor the FloristLocation: Santa Barbara, CAPhotography: Christine SkariVenue: Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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Elopement: Tiffany & Stephanie

From Kim, Tiffany and Stephanie’s photographer: Tiffany and Stephanie recently moved to the Pacific Northwest and love spending time outdoors, so naturally when planning their elopement they chose the Columbia Gorge as their venue. Keeping it short and sweet for fear of “ugly crying,” we met up at a trailhead and enjoyed a sun-soaked, heartfelt ceremony at the base of Wahclella Falls.

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Event Credits

Location: Wahclella Falls, ORPhotography: Kim Smith-Miller Photography
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Elopement: Kimberly & Hayley

From Kimberly: Hayley and I met online 6 years ago, and although I’m from Connecticut, USA and Hayley is from the UK, we’ve kept things going strong and gained a love of travel. When we were planning our wedding we knew we couldn’t have it in America or the UK because one set of our families wouldn’t be able attend. So we decided to make it all about us and elope in Banff, Canada. On the day of our wedding we made our way out with our commissioners and photographer to frozen Lake Minnewanka to say our vows. Afterwards we went for afternoon tea and then later to fondue. When Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” came on the radio, we knew it was meant to be.   

Photos courtesy of Robyn Kirkpatrick.

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Event Credits

Location: Banff, CanadaPhotography: Robyn Kirkpatrick: http://www.robynkirkpatrick.com/
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Elopement: Rebeca & Bonita

From Amanda, Rebeca and Bonita’s photographer: Truly, madly, deeply. That is exactly how I would describe Rebeca and Bonita. Most couples we work with have been planning their wedding for years, picking out flowers, meeting with vendors, tasting the cake, but not these two. Only 8 days before their wedding, they sent me an email asking if I’d be free to photograph their ceremony in Philadelphia. You see, these two just knew. And they didn’t want the fuss and frills. They wanted to be married, they wanted private vows, emotional moments, true, mad and deep love. And that’s exactly what their wedding day was.

Their ceremony had all of us in tears. In the wake of legalized gay marriage, there is this sense of finally. Finally we can be married. And as soon as they finished their first kiss as wife and wife, Bonita was saying over and over that finally she could call Rebeca her wife. There was so much joy in those judges chambers, so much happiness and so much focus on what it really was about… two individuals pledging their lives to each other.

Afterward we walked around center city Philadelphia, taking photos of the two of them, talking about life, love, community and of course their two adorable rescue dogs. They literally couldn’t keep their hands off of each other and what resulted was some of my favorite images this year. We ended the night at Nineteen, a gorgeous top story restaurant where they graciously allowed us to photograph on their decks. They shared their first dance while sky burned gold and orange and pink around them and it was simple and beautiful, just like their love.

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Event Credits

Location: Center City PhiladelphiaPhotography: Swiger Photography
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Elopement: Anna & Mel

From Anna: Mel and I met three years ago through Tumblr. She was based in Canada while I was based in the Philippines. Three months after we met, she got all crazy, jumped on a plane and headed home to ask me to be her girlfriend and her wife. Since same sex marriage isn’t legal where I live and getting a visa to where she’s at is a long shot, we decided to elope in stunning New Zealand.

Photos courtesy of Kate Wark Photographer.

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Event Credits

Date: 10/27/2015Location: Auckland, New ZealandOther: Hair and Makeup by Face Me Makeup NZPhotography: Kate Wark PhotographerVenue: Silo Park
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Elopement: Ellen & Amanda

From Meg, Ellen and Amanda’s photographer: Ellen & Amanda eloped in New Hampshire with their little dog along for the ride. I spent an afternoon doing a little portrait session with them before they jetted off to the church. We did some portraits in their pretty white dresses, and then they both changed into more comfy clothing that really showed their true selves. (Ellen is an artist & Amanda is a librarian.)



Event Credits

Location: Sugar Hill, New HampshirePhotography: Rodeo & Co. Photography
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