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When you think elopement, what comes to mind? Traveling to the western United States to check out Zion or Yosemite? Going across the ocean to Ireland or Italy to run through endless fields and exceptional food?

GUESS WHAT?! We are overlooking a chain of islands right here in the United States where you can escape to an adventurous elopement filled with fun, good food, sunny weather and silky sand – the Florida Keys. The Keys are a string of 1,700 islands (🤯) that span over 120 miles off the southern tip of Florida in the Atlantic Ocean. These islands are known for their watersports, food, and history. Out of these many islands there is so much to explore and be done. I created a list of my top 5 cities in the Florida Keys that offer a unique experience: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key, and Key West.

Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

July 11, 2021

5 Places to Elope in the Florida Keys

Couple holding hands looking out at the ocean in their wedding attire after they got married on Smathers beach in Key West
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I so often feel that the east coast of the USA is so overlooked when it comes to elopements. It isn’t just the western USA that has stunning landscapes and exciting cities! The east has all that and more! Here is a list of 6 locations in the eastern USA that I think make beautiful and unique elopement locations. 

All, Elopement Destinations, Informational, Planning Resources

March 17, 2021

6 Incredible Eastern USA Elopement Locations

Man smiling so big after seeing his bride for the first time all dressed up as they do their first look on the pedestrian bridge in Nashville, Tennessee
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FLORIDA DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER // EMERALD COAST VOW RENEWAL Would you believe me if I told you we did all this in one hour?! The sky changed SO much in the span of that hour and it made for some amazing shots! Last year Trevor and Taylor, instead of moving their wedding back, moved it […]

Elopements

March 14, 2021

STUNNING STORMY BEACH VOW RENEWAL IN DESTIN, FLORIDA // TREVOR + TAYLOR

Couple sharing a kiss with a dramatic storm brewing in the background during their one year vow renewal
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Nicole and Ryan reached out to me in late October about eloping in the Florida Keys the following month, November. Their plans were to fly into Fort Lauderdale and drive down (which I highly recommend, the drive is beautiful!). Originally they were supposed to have their elopement ceremony in August in Alaska where they live and where Nicole has her own dog grooming business (if you want to check her out you can HERE!), but with trying to coordinate families and COIVD on top of that they put it off and booked flights to Florida!

Elopements

November 15, 2020

Epic Friday the 13th Key West Elopement in the Florida Keys // Ryan + Nicole

Couple sitting on a bench at The Hemingway House in key West about to share a kiss with a cat sitting next to them