How to elope in Florida / infos and packages for an adventure elopement

Many couples dream of eloping in Florida instead of going through the tremendous burdens of planning out a big, traditional wedding.

Since there are many details that go into planning a typical wedding, they are choosing an elopement as a way to avoid the hassles that are in place with a traditional wedding. As a photographer and planner specialized in elopements for introvert couples, I really love the potential of Florida for an elopement.

Many couples see an elopement as the only way to go when they want to start spending their time as husband and wife together right away, and maybe that’s the case for you too! So, let’s dive into this guide and see how you can transform your dream into a reality!

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1) How to elope in Florida legally

You will need to apply for your marriage license. You will be able to do this online for a fee of approximately $65. Since you will also need to schedule the official that will legally bind yourselves marriage, this will need to be completed and paid for too. Once you have this, you can pick the place that you want to get married and there are plenty of great places for couples to elope while they are in Florida.

2) The best places to elope in Florida

Florida is an exciting and exceptional state known as the Sunshine State. There are many places that you will find that will give you a fantastic experience. Here are some of the great ways you can have an adventure elopement in Florida:

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Pick Any Beach

Key West

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Scuba Diving

The Everglades

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Pro tip: There are TONS of amazing, beautiful and inspiring places to elope in Florida. I have a long list of other places you might consider for your elopement in Florida!

3) The most beautiful elopement venues in Florida

Key Largo Resort

Cauley Square

Naples Princess Cruises

Casa Tua

Adventures unlimited

4) Other elopement vendors in Florida

5) FAQ

If you decide to elope in a National Park in Florida, you will need a permit. Seasoned adventure photographers will know they need to ask one and you won’t have to worry about it, but in case you’re eloping on your own, don’t forget to ask about permission and permits for the area you chose.

An adventure elopement is a day just for you, when we will go off the beaten paths to find an amazing place for you to exchange your vows. It can be in a beautiful rainforest, or by the sea. The main thing is that you will enjoy this day just like if it was a holiday…except you will get married!

Storms can happen and they can be very violent in Florida, so safety is a big thing when planning an adventure elopement. I will be checking the forecast everyday a week before the date we chose, and if a storm is coming or there will be torrential rain, we will postpone or prepone the date of the wedding. I always block 3 days before and after the wedding for safety!

Absolutely! Intimate weddings and elopements can be shared with your loved ones!

From the end of November to mid-May, Florida is an absolutely beautiful state with warm temperatures and not too much humidity.

Generally, planning an elopement in Florida is something that can be done pretty quickly, especially if you’re getting married off-season (avoid July and August at all costs to avoid crazy high temperatures). So anytime between 1 to 3 months prior is the best time to start planning!

If you decide to legally get married, then yes, you will need an officiant. However, if you prefer to go all in with the adventure and make your elopement day a symbolic wedding day (and get married beforehands in your town) then an officiant is absolutely optionnal.

Yes, yes and yes! I know some of the most beautiful places on earth can’t be accessible by car, or even 4 wheels drives. I hike with my family since I’m at age of walking and I will hike with you to your ceremony location – with grand pleasure!

Your peaceful plan to elope in Florida

I.

Schedule a non-sales call

I truly hate sales call and I refuse to do them. We will simply chat about what your dream day/travel looks like and see if we’re a match!

II.

Book your date

We find the perfect date together and you’ll be officially booked!

III.

I'll plan your dream elopement

From itinerary planning to vendor suggestions all the way to helping you with permits, I will plan everything.

IV.

Your vision comes to life

You get to live a peaceful, meaningful wedding day on an itinerary that was custom created just for you.

V.

Your relive this day forever

I’ll deliver your pictures and you can choose from a variety of beautiful albums to remember this adventure and share it for years to come.

Let's find the perfect spot for YOUR elopement!

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Need more inspiration for your elopement?

Check out this brand new article about the best places to elope IN THE WORLD

Photography credits:

All elopements and couples: myself, Zephyr & Luna / Welcome cover: Phanatic / Everglades: Jul1an_DE / Sky view: South Florida Water Management District / Scuba diving: Jon Rasmussen / Group with guitar, beach at sunset and Key West: Florida memory / Fish: Joshua Nguyen / Steps in the sand: Luca Sartoni

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