Elope Abroad Blog

go here The Elope Abroad Blog is dedicated to everything and all things elopement! What, Where, When, Why and How. Do you have an idea you’d like to see explored here? Let us know! 

Serene Elopement in Mahe, Seychelles

Serene Elopement in Mahe, Seychelles

  Couple: Andrea and Jason, Ontario, Canada // 25 May Venue: Four Seasons, Petite Anse, Mahé, Seychelles     Somewhere between designing wedding invitations and selecting floral arrangements, Andrea and Jason realized that the traditional, fancy affair... read more
My Wedding in Ocho Rios

My Wedding in Ocho Rios

  Jamaica is lovingly known as the Land of Wood and Water, with as many beautiful beaches as tropical jungles. Pleasant temperatures year round and epic natural wonders to behold, Ocho Rios is nothing short of paradise and the perfect elopement destination.... read more
Beautiful Beach Elopement in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Beautiful Beach Elopement in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

  Couple: Shandi and Jon, Houston, USA // 21 Jul Venue: Private Beach, Ocho Rios, Jamaica     Dreaming of a beautiful, barefoot, beach wedding in a tropical paradise? You will be when you see this laidback and lovely elopement in Ocho Rios, Jamaica!... read more
Ocho Rios Travel Guide

Ocho Rios Travel Guide

  Steel drums, stunning waterfalls, and cream colored beaches; the stuff that dreams are made of. With so many natural wonders to explore and adventures to be had it’s hard to pick favorites, but here are a few choice sights, bites, tips and tricks for my adored... read more
Picturesque Elopement in Paris, France

Picturesque Elopement in Paris, France

  Couple: Kerrie-Anne and Nathan, Adelaide, Australia // 2 Jul Venue: Le Palais Royale Gardens, Paris, France     A stunning ceremony in a cozy corner of Le Palais Royale Gardens and a degustation dinner at Le Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. Ooh la la!... read more
Elope to Ocho Rios

Elope to Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios Location- Jamaica, Caribbean Feature- Island, Beach Legal Ease- Piece of Cake Ambiance and Essence: Laidback, carefree, captivating, romantic and relaxed resort town Why Ocho Rios: From the moment you step off the plane to your last pina colada, you’re on... read more
Elopeonomics: How Much Can You Save by Eloping? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Elopeonomics: How Much Can You Save by Eloping? (INFOGRAPHIC)

It’s no secret that you can save yourself major coinage by ditching the big wedding and opting for an elopement instead, but just how much? As it turns out, a small fortune! Couples in the U.S. are spending a record amount of money on their big day according to The... read more
19 Surprising Celebrity Couples Who Eloped

19 Surprising Celebrity Couples Who Eloped

Bright lights, big names, small weddings. If you’re thinking about eloping, consider yourself in good company. Check out these stars who opted out of invitations, bridal parties and fancy fetes in favor of an intimate elopement… 1. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart,... read more
What Does It Mean to Elope? The Definition has Changed

What Does It Mean to Elope? The Definition has Changed

  elope /ɪˈləʊp/, verb eloped, eloping, elopement   To run away secretly for the purpose of getting married with one’s intended spouse; to marry in a quick or private fashion, especially without a public period of engagement. Eloping often conjures up ideas... read more
How to Create an Elopement Budget and Save Money

How to Create an Elopement Budget and Save Money

  Champagne ceremony on a beer budget?   Most every wedding guru and guidebook will tell you that you need to create a working budget ASAP in your planning process, before you get bogged down in all the details of your big day. After the initial swooning and... read more
11 Steps to Plan Your Destination Elopement (INFOGRAPHIC)

11 Steps to Plan Your Destination Elopement (INFOGRAPHIC)

Pick a destination, plan your elopement and be on your marry way… So you want to elope abroad, but aren’t sure how or where to begin? While it’s easier to plan an elopement than an elaborate wedding, there are still a few decisions to make and details to work... read more
Passport News You Need to Know Now

Passport News You Need to Know Now

  Renew or Apply for Your Passports Pronto! You aren’t going anywhere abroad without a valid passport and it’s taking longer than expected to process applications this year, so you’ll need some lead time before you head out of town. Thanks to the ten year... read more
7 Convincing Reasons Why You Should Elope

7 Convincing Reasons Why You Should Elope

  Congratulations, you’re getting married! You’re probably wondering where to begin. Maybe you’ve shared your news and sized your ring but you’ve got oh-so many other tasks and decisions ahead of you. The struggle is real. You’ll be booking a venue, drafting a... read more
Elope to Lisbon

Elope to Lisbon

Lisbon Location- Portugal, Europe Feature- City, Beach Legal Ease- Possible Ambiance and Essence Colorful, charming, warm, welcoming, and a beautiful balance between old and new Why Lisbon Sandy beaches, barnacles and Pastéis de Belém; it’s no wonder the world seems... read more
Lisbon Travel Guide

Lisbon Travel Guide

Portugal occupies the bulk of the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula and Lisboa is it’s sunny seaside capital city. There are so many things to see, do, eat, drink and experience in Lisbon that it’s tough to boil down, but here are a few favorites from my trip along... read more
My Wedding in Lisbon

My Wedding in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city bursting with color, culture and loads of character. With plenty of opportunities for both exploration and relaxation it’s an ideal destination for an elopement. Part adventure and part extravagance, this is what my wedding day would look like if I... read more
Elope to San Sebastian

Elope to San Sebastian

San Sebastian Location- Spain, Europe Feature- City, Beach Legal Ease- Symbolic Ambiance and Essence: Enchanting, sophisticated, upscale, indulgent, elegant and exclusive     Why San Sebastian: If you’re dreaming of elopement that is elegant, opulent, and... read more
San Sebastian Travel Guide

San Sebastian Travel Guide

  Chic city scene? Check. Sparkling shoreline? Yep. World renowned cuisine? Foodies unite! San Sebastian has a little of everything and a lot to offer to even the most discerning traveler. Here are a few of my favorite sites and bites not to be missed during your... read more
My Wedding in San Sebastian

My Wedding in San Sebastian

San Sebastian is an enchanting, upscale town on the coastline of Spain’s Basque country. This dreamy city is as well known for its picturesque scenery, as its world renowned gastronomy. If an exquisite and indulgent elopement is up your ally, this is an idyllic... read more
Enchanting Elopement in San Sebastian, Spain

Enchanting Elopement in San Sebastian, Spain

Couple: Jo and Jonathan, Colorado, USA // 31 Mar Venue: Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian, Spain What made you decide to elope? We eloped because we wanted to do something adventurous and exciting to celebrate getting married. Some of our very best memories over the... read more