7 Reasons to Elope During COVID

Finding reasons to elope has never been easier these days. We’re seeing more and more friends and couples of ours having to cancel, postpone, or even abandon their wedding plans. 

Needless to say- you’re not alone.

But before you wave your white flag, there are alternatives to your wedding day that allow you to make your day special and even more intimate- eloping is a great way to celebrate your love in a unique and intimate way. 

Want to know some of the pro’s about eloping? Check out our list and helpful resources we’ve made for you below!

7 Perks of Eloping During COVID-19

First look on top of a mountain will always take your breath away.

1. You get to make your day all about you and your partner (maybe one of the best reasons to elope??)


Eloping takes away a lot of the stresses when it comes to planning your wedding. It removes the distractions you have on your big day and creates space for you and your partner to come together, focus on one another, and leave room for spontaneity and fun!

Couple embracing in a meadow after their Yosemite elopement.

2. You can still include your loved ones


We know that for many of our couples it’s important for them to include their loved ones on their big day. By now, most areas across the US are allowing up to 10 people for gatherings. Here you can still celebrate you and your partner with the people you love most.

Bride and groom celebrating after a beautiful Yosemite elopement in the high country of the Sierra Nevada.

3. The weather is great during this time of year!


It’s Summer time! The Summer and Fall seasons are absolutely beautiful and offer breathtaking scenery across the US! In most places, you don’t have to worry about getting rained out, freezing cold temperatures, etc. You can go hiking, backpacking, kayaking- your options for these seasons are endless!


Couple sitting on a trail in a meadow after their Yosemite elopement.

4. Your options for scenery are endless


Still need more reasons to elope? The choice of scenery is endless! Want to get married in a canyon and dance your hearts away under the stars? Do it! Want to elope near a waterfall or a breathtaking lake? We can help you make that happen!  

Looking for some inspiration? Check out our blog post for some of the Best Places To Elope!


Couple jumping in air to celebrate their adventure elopement

5. You can still incorporate things that matter to you


Even though COVID-19 has impacted your event it doesn’t mean that you can’t include certain services for your elopement. 

Yes, you can still wear that dress that you love! Vendors can still make the cake and flowers you picked out. Hair and makeup services have now opened back up in most states. Even more importantly, you can still have professional photographers like us capture your special day! 

Washington: County Phases For WA & Info On Phases In WA

Oregon: County Phases For OR & Info On Phases In OR 

California: County Phases + Info In California

a Wedding dress is hung up on a boulder before a Yosemite elopement at Glacier Point.

6. Your options for adventure are limitless

You have all of the freedom to craft your day to reflect who you are as a couple. You get to choose your epic location to elope, spend your time doing outdoor activities, and even share your special moments at sunset! 

So many reasons to elope, including this amazing spot for a sunset yosemite elopement

7. You can still have officiant services 


You can still have an officiant marry you! There are many ways to include this service and make your day fitting to your values. 

Even some photographers (like us) offer dual services.

Groom kisses his brides hand during their Taft Point elopement in Yosemite

So many more Reasons to elope!

There really are tons of reasons to elope, you have so many ways to come together and share your love with your partner.  What is most important is that you do what makes the two of you happy.  Something that you want to remember forever and cherish! Wanting to know about what your adventure elopement could entail? Check out this post full of activities!