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Party of Two: 25+ Romantic Elopement Photos

Let's be honest: most of us, at some point during the wedding-planning process, fantasize about escaping all of the stress and expectations and eloping instead. Whether you decide to spend your wedding budget on the trip of a lifetime (for two!) or save your pennies and take a trip to city hall instead, get inspired by these romantic elopements. 

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Paris

    Paris

    For some couples, elloping helps shift the focus from the wedding to the marriage. “We wanted our wedding day to be intimate and to be focused on our commitment to each other,” recalls Amy Bevilacqua, who eloped to Paris.

    Photo Credit: Pierre Torset

  • Paris

    Paris

    It also serves as a great excuse to travel! "We saw this as an opportunity to plan a big once in a lifetime trip before we start a family and knew we wanted to travel Europe," says Bevilacqua.

    Photo Credit: Pierre Torset

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans

    Australian couple Madeleine Boulton and Don Jones also hopped the pond for their elopement – to French Quarter in New Orleans, with their daughter as their only guest.

    Photo Credit: Ibay Photography

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans

    The special day was all about family. Their daughter played a key role in their nuptials, including adding her signature to the marriage. 

    Photo Credit: Ibay Photography

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans

    After exchanging vows, the party of three headed to a local bakery for a treat.

    Photo Credit: Ibay Photography

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans

    Vashti Itani and Brendan Elsworth also hopped from Australia to The Big Easy for their elopement. Their low-key nuptials took place at Pinewood Social, a trendy restaurant, coffee shop, bar, and bowling alley all in one.

    Photo Credit: Wilde Company

  • New Orleans

    New Orleans

    No photographer? No problem! Snap a selfie after you say “I do.”

    Photo Credit: Wilde Company

  • Florida

    Florida

    A friend’s home in Sarasota, FL made the perfect place for Alex Cleworth and Ryan Kellemen’s elopement.

  • Florida

    Florida

    Cows roamed the property as the couple celebrated their country chic elopement.

  • Florida

    Florida

    Contrary to popular belief, an elopement doesn’t have to be spur-of-the-moment and minimalistic. The groom hand-crafted their ceremony arch and aisle décor as a surprise for his bride.

  • Italy

    Italy

    Danielle Lepore and Justin Taylor escaped to Ravello, Italy for their romantic elopement. Joined by their immediate families, the couple exchanged vows overlooking the coast.

  • Italy

    Italy

    The streets of Ravello provided a stunning backdrop for their wedding photos.

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Corporate lawyers Jocelyn Fink and Christopher Harris wanted nothing more than a stress-free wedding, and an elopement to Maui, HI was the perfect fit.

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii

    After exchanging vows at Olowalu Plantation House in Lahaina, the newlyweds took a romantic stroll along the beach.

  • Hawaii

    Hawaii

    Pure peace – a relaxed wedding was just what this high-powered couple needed.

  • Austria

    Austria

    Steph Guyon and Lee Hinds decided to return to the spot where Lee popped the question — atop the mountains in Austria — for their romantic elopement.

  • Austria

    Austria

    The family dog joined the couple for their nuptials at Rosshütte Seefeld.

  • Austria

    Austria

    Family members showered the couple with snow after they said “I do.”

  • Georgia

    Georgia

    Heather Murray and Sabin Russell drove deep into the woods of Albany, GA to find the perfect spot for their family elopement. Joined by their children, this couple’s rustic elopement was the sweet and simple ceremony of their dreams.

  • Georgia

    Georgia

    The family’s color-coordinated outfits and sunny flowers perfectly reflect the natural setting.

  • Paris

    Paris

    The City of Lights beckons couples seeking romance – is there anything better than a wedding photo in front of the Eiffel Tower?

    Photo Credit: Rakoteet Photography

  • Paris

    Paris

    After exchanging vows, grab a table for two at a Parisan café..

    Photo Credit: Rakoteet Photography

  • Paris

    Paris

    Spread the news of your elopement with your family and friends with personalized notes.

    Photo Credit: Rakoteet Photography

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    Charlotte Reynaert and Wouter Vanovenberg traveled from Belgium to Costa Rica for a beach wedding they’ll never forget.

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    The couple was lucky enough to spend a whole month in Costa Rica, and after discovering Hotel Cala Luna, they knew they wanted to exchange vows there.

  • Costa Rica

    Costa Rica

    After becoming husband and wife, the couple enjoyed a barefoot stroll along Playa Langosta.

  • Italy

    Italy

    The City of Love – Verona – played home to Neha Richter and Shon Logue’s elopement. The couple decided to take advantage of the groom’s business trip to tie the knot. With just three days to plan, a whirlwind party for two was the right fit. 

    Photo Credit: FotoStudio ArteColore

  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    An elopement doesn’t have to be a destination wedding. Because Stephanie Russo and Jim Curry were saving for a house and expecting their first child when they got engaged, they opted out of the fancy wedding and eloped to city hall instead.

    Photo Credit: Whiting Photography

  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts

    The couple made a romantic weekend out of their nuptials by staying at The Langham Inn and hosting a family dinner to celebrate their elopement. “What made it more special was celebrating the day with our parents. Lots of happy tears!" says the bride.

    Photo Credit: Whiting Photography

  • California

    California

    Rachael Wels and Jimmy Haughy are the couple so many of us daydream about being – they were planning an elaborate wedding with 400 guests when they decided to forget it and elope instead! Joined by just their nearest and dearest, the couple exchanged vows in Kennedy Meadows, CA.

  • California

    California

    Blowing off your big wedding and eloping may raise a few eyebrows from judgmental family members... so squash those pregnancy rumors before they start!

Party of Two: 25+ Romantic Elopement Photos

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