16 Mind-Blowing Elopement Destinations Around the World

March 10, 2016 | nicole

mind-blowing elopement destinations image by Imaj Gallery

With more and more couples choosing to elope, we decided it was high time to share our favorite elopement destinations across the globe. From stunning island locales to the most epic mountainstops, these elopement destinations will have you booking your flight to a spectacular spot before you can say “I do!”

1. Bali, Indonesia

Bali combines a tropical island atmosphere with the romantic fairy tale enchantment of a garden filled with lush greenery.

Bohemian-Chic-Bali-Wedding-at-Puri-Wulandari-Terralogical-Photography-18-600x899 image by Terralogical Photography

Post-Wedding-Shoot-in-Bali-by-THEUPPERMOST-4-of-30-600x399 image by THEUPPERMOST

2. Iceland

The ultimate other-worldly destination, Iceland provides everything from mountain terrain to hot springs to the seemingly supernatural Northern Lights.

Majestic-Iceland-Wedding-27-600x900 image by With Love & Embers

Mind-Blowing-Iceland-Engagement-Session-Benajmin-Le-Du-Photography-24-of-49-600x400 image by Benjamin Le Du Photography

3. Tuscany, Italy

It’s no secret that Italy is the romance capital of the world, and between the olive groves, vineyards, and Renaissance-era architecture, Tuscany is beautiful from every angle.

L-F-0678-600x899 image by Igloo Photoblog

Romantic-Italian-Wedding-at-Castel-Monastero-15-of-23-600x401 image by Roberto Panciatici

4. Isle of Skye, Scotland

For the adventurous couple, Scotland’s Isle of Skye offers an elopement experience that will make you feel as if time has stopped while you hike through the rugged, dark green landscape.

Same-Sex-Fairy-Glen-Wedding-The-Kitcheners-24-600x899 image by The Kitcheners

Epic-Post-Wedding-Shoot-at-the-Isle-of-Skye-11-of-18-600x400 image by Lynne Kennedy

5. Saint Lucia, Caribbean

Saint Lucia is our favorite breath of fresh air in the Caribbean, with its rocky shoreline, historical ruins, and epic volcano backdrop.

stunning-scenic-destination-wedding-in-St-Lucia-with-photos-by-C-and-I-Studios-19 image by C&I Studios

This-St-Lucia-Elopement-Brilliantly-Mixes-Luxury-and-Minimalism-Matt-Lien-10-600x400 image by Matt Lien

6. Anchorage, Alaska

If snow-capped mountains are your jam, look no further than Anchorage, Alaska, where towering peaks surrounding you make you feel like the only two people on Earth.

Winter-Elopement-Inspiration-at-Eklunta-Lake-Kristian-Lynae-Photography-7-600x900 image by Kristian Lynae Photography

Alaskan-Elopement-Inspiration-at-Portage-Lake-Jess-Hunter-Photography-6197-600x412 image by Jess Hunter Photography

7. Thailand

From intricately-designed temples to sandy shores, Thailand has a little bit of everything for the couple who wants to see it all.

jo-and-bo-29-of-40 image by Nordica Photography

Tropical-Destination-Wedding-Thailand-Shari-and-Mike-Photographers-9-of-40-600x400 image by Shari + Mike Photographers

8. Banff, Canada

Icy-blue water doesn’t get better or more beautiful than the lakes in Canada’s Banff National Park.

Breathtaking-Canadian-Elopement-at-Lake-Louise-My-Canvas-Media-10-600x900 image by My Canvas Media

Stunning-Banff-Elopement-in-the-Tunnel-Mountain-Reservoir-Tricia-Victoria-Photography-37-600x400 image by Tricia Victoria Photography

9. Santorini, Greece

Couples with an affinity for a pared down wedding celebration that highlights the natural beauty of the destination choose Santorini for its notable blue and white Cyclades houses and impossibly beautiful island views.

Glamorous-Santorini-Wedding-at-the-Anastasi-Church-Thanasis-Kaiafas-14-600x902 image by Thanasis Kaiafas

Elegant-Destination-Wedding-Santorini-Jules-Bower-7-600x400 image by Jules Bower

10. Wanaka, New Zealand

Forget the limo; you’ll need a helicopter ride to take you to the heights of Wanaka, New Zealand to say “I do” among the epic heights of Mount Aspiring National Park!

Jeni-James-Golden-Hour-Photography-28-600x400 image by Golden Hour Studios

Relaxed-Farm-Wedding-in-Wanaka-Andy-Brown-Photography-19-of-33-600x400 image by Andy Brown Photography

11. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This Mexican resort town is ideal for an intimate beach ceremony in the candy-colored sunset. Plus, the town is known for it’s lively nightclub scene, perfect for a little post-elopement celebrating!

Breezy-Wedding-NOW-Amber-Puerto-Vallarta-Fer-Juaristi-23-of-30-600x399 image by Fer Juaristi

destination-wedding-casa-china-blanca-puerto-vallerta-mexico-the-dazzling-details-elizabeth-lloyd-photography-29 image by Elizabeth Lloyd

12. Amalfi Coast, Italy

If you’ve dreamed of eloping in Italy, but envision a waterfront ceremony, the Amalfi Coast brilliantly combines the country’s Old World feel with incredible views of the coast.

Amalfi-Coast-Elopement-2Brides-16-600x811 image by 2 Brides Photography

Romantic-Amalfi-Coast-Wedding-27-600x400 image by Cinzia Bruschini

13. Big Sur, California

Whether you say your vows upon the rocks with the water down below, or you stand barefoot on the beach as you say “I do,” Big Sur is California’s most epic elopement destination.

Adventurous-Big-Sur-Elopement-16-of-42-600x400 image by Elicia Bryan Photography

Henry-Miller-Library-Wedding-Big-Sur-Chaz-Cruz-13-of-31-600x400 image Chaz Cruz

14. Whytecliff Park, Canada

Located along the Howe Sound, Whytecliff Park combines the best of both worlds: a tranquil waterfront view and rows of majestic mountains.

Enchanting-Elopement-at-Whytecliff-Park-9-of-29-600x900 image by Simply Rose Photography

Daring-Pre-Wedding-Shoot-Whytecliff-Park-Orange-Memories-Photography-16-of-23-600x400 image by Orange Memories Photography

15. Granby, Colorado

Colorado has plenty of scenic options for couples to choose from, but we can’t help but love Granby, located right in the Rocky Mountain National Park, for its watercolor-esque mountain views and big, blue sky above.

Elegant-Rustic-Wedding-at-Strawberry-Creek-Ranch-Danny-K-Photography-0122-600x899 image by Danny K Photography

Glamorous-Colorado-Wedding-at-Strawberry-Creek-Ranch-15-of-32-600x400 image by Mallory Munson Photography

16. Maui, Hawaii

For the ultimate island experience in the United States, couples choose the beaches Maui, Hawaii, where the beach wedding venues are abundant and the sunsets will always take your breath away.

Pastel-Beach-Wedding-Andaz-Maui-Love-and-Water-Photography-12-of-28-600x900 image by Love and Water Photography

Family-Style-Wedding-on-the-Beach-at-Andaz-Maui-Anna-Kim-Photography-421-600x400 image by Anna Kim Photography

Has the travel bug bit you yet? Check out our favorite spots in the U.S. for epic engagement photos!


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