Gorgeous Lesbian Wedding Photos

LAST UPDATED August 2, 2022

While these gorgeous lesbian weddings are as unique as the couples themselves, they have one thing in common: They are all elopements! 

Eloping has become an increasingly popular choice for all types of couples, and there certainly is no one size fits all template for what an elopement has to be. Some elopements are very personal and intimate, with just two people enjoying an activity they love together. Others include family and friends for the entire day, or just a small ceremony or reception. If you’re looking for inspiration for your wedding or elopement, look no further than these stunning ceremonies. 

Lesbian wedding couple runs together in the snow at their elopement

What Is an Elopement?

Let’s start with the basics: What is an elopement, anyway? You may be envisioning a secret wedding, maybe involving a trip to Vegas and an Elvis impersonator. Elopements can be secret, and can absolutely be done in Vegas, but that certainly isn’t the only way to elope! 

An elopement is, put simply, a wedding where the focus is solely on YOU as a couple. These intimate ceremonies include only those activities that are important to you, without the expectation that you will follow societal or family expectations. 

The best part about elopements? Your day can be anything you want it to be! Some elopements are just the couple, having an adventure together. Others include family or friends for all or part of the day. As long as your focus is on your authentic desires as a couple, there is no wrong way to elope! 

Why Elope?

There are many reasons why a couple might choose to elope. One is the opportunity to be your badass selves without conforming to traditional wedding culture. Want to go on an epic hike? Visit that remote destination you’ve been dreaming about? Race around on snowmobiles? An elopement makes all of these things (and more!) possible. 

Elopements are also SUPER cost effective, with the average elopement costing about a third of what you would spend on a traditional wedding. (See How Much Does it Cost to Elope for a more detailed breakdown of these costs!) 

Eloping also has the potential to greatly reduce your wedding stress. There are so many details to consider with a traditional wedding, including managing a large guest list and budget. Imagine the freedom that comes with being able to just focus on your love for each other, and not everyone else’s experience and expectations. 

These are just a few of the many reasons why eloping is awesome. For more, see these Top Reasons to Elope.

Lesbian wedding couple at their elopement

Where to Elope

One of the first things you’ll need to decide is where you want to elope. For some, this will be somewhere close to home, or a location that is special to you as a couple.

Other couples will want to find a place that has the activities they want to do, or the scenery they want to enjoy on their special day (and in photos for years to come). Here are some of my favorite elopement locations:

Colorado

Colorado is a well-known destination for winter fun and stunning mountain views. If mountains are your thing, you really can’t go wrong here. But if you’re looking for something different, you’ll also find some beautiful lakes, forests (especially during the fall months where the Aspens really shine), and even sand dunes. Colorado truly has something for everyone. For some of my favorite spots, check out these Best Locations to Elope in Colorado.

Utah

Utah, and especially the Moab area, is known as a mecca for adventurers for a good reason. You’ll find some of the most unique landscapes in the world here, and along with that comes incredible opportunities for exploring. For everything you need to know about the area, read this Ultimate Guide to Your Moab Elopement.

Hawaii

Hawaii really needs no introduction as a dream elopement destination. With its incredible beaches, stunning views, and year-round sunshine, it’s no wonder Hawaii is a popular spot for destination weddings and elopements. Whether you’re looking for a remote, off the beaten path adventure or a luxury beach resort, you’ll find it here. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Eloping in Hawaii for more! 

Oregon and Washington State

The Pacific Northwest has some amazing scenery for all types of elopements. You’ll find rugged coastline, waterfalls, and moody temperate rainforests that provide an ideal backdrop for all types of elopements. If cities are more your thing, Portland and Seattle are vibrant cultural destinations that can serve as the perfect home base for your adventures.

Some of Our Favorite Couples

Julie and Tassia

Lesbian wedding couple smiles together at their elopement

Julie and Tassia’s joyous elopement at Garden of the Gods in Colorado is a perfect example of how to include your family in your day while still keeping it totally authentic. This elopement actually spanned two days, which is a great option if you want to include friends or family in part of your celebration but still have time for just the two of you. 

Julie and Tassia wanted to kick off their elopement weekend with a casual day together at their ceremony location. They had a blast climbing the rocks and, when the weather turned rainy, splashing through puddles and dancing in the raindrops. 

The rain cleared for the ceremony the next day, which included Julie and Tassia’s closest friends and family in a gorgeous, joyful celebration. When it came time for their first look, that feeling of joy overtook both Julie and Tassia, and Tassia was completely overwhelmed with emotion to finally be marrying the love of her life. After their emotion filled ceremony, they celebrated with a small reception with all their family and friends. 

Photographer:Adventure Amore

Video: McKenna Bird Creative

Coordinator: Colorado Micro Weddings

Venue: Garden of the Gods

Beauty: Kim J Beauty

Attire: David’s Bridal; The Black Tux 

Officiant: Judith Piazza

Flowers: The Ruffly Rose

Bakery: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Vow Books: The Cozy Comfy Home (Etsy)

Rachel and Brittany

Lesbian wedding couple hugs at their elopement

Rachel and Brittany eloped under a beautiful blue sky day nice at Breckenridge Lodge, with the vibrant changing colors of the Aspens behind them. Surrounded by friends and family, this intimate wedding incorporated many personal touches that made the day unique to them as a couple. 

One of the personal touches was a unity ceremony where they mixed screwdrivers and shared the cocktails with their guests. 

They also took some time for themselves away from their guests. After the cake was cut and toasts were made, we heading out to another spot to take some photos by the water. It was the perfect balance between spending intimate time together and time with their family and friends. 

Photographer: Adventure Amore

Brittany’s Dress: Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery

Rachel’s Jumpsuit: Adrianna Papell

Flowers: The Ruffly Rose

Cake: Whole Foods

Lesbian wedding couple kisses at their elopement

Brittney and Erin

Lesbian wedding couple laughs together at their elopement

Brittney and Erin got married in a stunning place called Sapphire Overlook, which true to its name, overlooks Dillon Reservoir and the stunning mountains in the Breckenridge area. The key to Brittney and Erin’s relationship is giggles. As you can see below, these two were just giggle machines. Our day started at Sapphire Point for a gorgeous ceremony where they exchanged vows. After spending time together here, taking in the scenery and saying romantic vows, they cut a delicious cake.

Afterwards, we went down to the shore, where the water gently lapped up agains the rocks. Brittney and Erin walked around, took it all in, and held each other close as the sun set. It was a beautiful romantic moment.

Photographer: Adventure Amore

Coordinator: Colorado Micro Weddings⁠⁠
Flowers: The Ruffly Rose⁠⁠
Cake: Mulberries Cakes

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Morgan and Becky

Lesbian wedding couple kisses at their snowmobile elopement

Snowmobiles offer one of the best methods to explore and adventure in the winter. You can easily get into the mountains without much effort (not to mention racing through the snow is a blast)! 

For Morgan and Becky, a snowmobile elopement style shoot was the perfect way to not only celebrate their recent engagement, but also a fun way to prepare for their upcoming real elopement. This couple was truly up for anything, and we had so much fun together showing just how amazing a winter elopement can be! 

Photographer: Adventure Amore

Coordinator: Colorado Micro Weddings

Hair and Makeup: Kim J Beauty

Video: Baxley Wedding Films

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Olivia and Seruh

Lesbian wedding couple kisses at their elopement

Elopements don’t always have to include epic adventures. Some of the best celebrations in life are found in smaller moments together, and that’s exactly what we set out to show in this Rocky Mountain National Park elopement style shoot. 

While part of the day took place against the breathtaking backdrop of the park, where Olivia and Seruh ran through the snow and cuddled under a cozy blanket, the rest of the shoot was more low-key. With the small town of Estes, Colorado as a supporting character, we captured Olivia and Seruh all around town having a blast and just being their super gorgeous selves.

Coordinator: Kaitlin Shea Weddings

Florist: Floral Wild Designs

Cake: Olivia + Aries

Dresses: Amazon 

Meet Your Elopement Photographer

Colorado Elopement Photographer stands next to a Jeep

Hey there! I’m Adam, and I help couples just like you plan their dream elopements! If you were inspired by these, I’d love to hear from you! I can help you find the best elopement package for you and help you start planning the day of your dreams!

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