If you’re planning an intimate elopement and are looking for celebration alternatives to a traditional reception, might we suggest a cozy elopement picnic? Picnics are the perfect way to celebrate and toast to the promises you made to each other without too much fuss or planning needed. A soft blanket, a few candles, your favorite assortment of foods, and a bottle of champagne are really all you need! (Of course, you could always go more elaborate if that’s your style.) These elopement picnic ideas take us from the mountaintops to the riverbanks and even indoors, showing us all that a picnic is a dreamy way to celebrate saying “I do!”
FAIRY LIGHT PICNIC ON A CLIFF IN BIG SUR
BOHO-TROPICAL PICNIC ON AUSTRALIA’S BONBEACH
photos by Tahnee Jade Photography; event styling, floral design, and crown by JCRC Events + Styling; cake and desserts by Kitty Pimms; and rentals by Memphis Hire; see more from this elopement inspiration here!
BRUNCH PICNIC IN THE SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS
RUGGED DESERT PICNIC IN SOUTH AFRICA’S WESTERN CAPE
RIVERSIDE PICNIC IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
SNOWY S’MORES PICNIC IN STANLEY LAKE
AUTUMNAL FOREST PICNIC NEAR RED RIVER GORGE
BOHEMIAN PICNIC ON MELASTI BEACH IN BALI
INDOOR/OUTDOOR PICNIC AT MAGPIE MEAT & THREE
MOUNTAINTOP PICNIC IN WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK
photos by Genevieve Renee Photographie, event planning by Paper Doll Events, location at Waterton Lakes National Park, floral design by Rebecca Dawn Design, cake by Pretty Sweet, and rentals by Gathered Table Supply Co.; see more from this elopement inspiration here!
FREE-SPIRITED PNW PICNIC ON RIALTO BEACH
COZY CAMPER PICNIC NEAR SNAKE RIVER
BEACH-INSPIRED PICNIC IN A PRAIRIE
photos by Tricia Victoria & Co. Photography and Nathan Walker Photography, event planning by One Palm by laryssalee, floral design by Tickled Floral, stationery by Coconut Press, calligraphy by Karyen Creative, table rentals by BARNWOOD Rustic Rentals, chair/cutlery rentals by Special Event Rentals, and specialty decor by One Palm by laryssalee; see more from this elopement inspiration here!
POMEGRANATE-INSPIRED PICNIC AT THE FALLS OF THE OHIO
Still on the fence about whether an elopement is right for you? We’re confident these 18 elopements will have you wanting to nix tradition!