Best of 2021 Elopements


Tricia Cunniff|Vermont Weddings

December 21, 2021

There's something extra romantic about elopements - a couple focussed entirely on their love for one another... swoon. Here are just a few of our favorite elopements from 2021! 

Love this story? We're sharing our "semi finalist" picks on Instagram. Go check it out for even more inspiration!


By Jenna Brisson Photography

This couple climbed to the top of Mt. Mansfield for their epic elopement and included their moms as witnesses! (Photo: Jenna Brisson Photography)


By Hallie Jade Pictures

This couple planned a romantic elopement at a private home, and the bride created all of the lovely, simple decor herself! (Photo: Hallie Jade Pictures)


By Madison Anne Studios

This couple showed off their adventurous and creative sides with a colorful smoke bomb photo session as part of their fall elopement. (Photo: Madison Anne Studio)


By Keith MacDonald Photography

After canceling their initial wedding plans, this couple they booked a tiny house in the woods in Warren, Vermont to elope...and take some epic portraits along the way! (Photo: Keith MacDonald Photography)


By Juniper Studios

You know the old saying "cold hands, warm hearts"? It rings true for this couple! They eloped on the summit of Killington Mountain and skied down on a sunny, freezing day! (Photo: Juniper Studios)

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By Margaret Michael Photography

The bride's gold, glittery dress, her bold bouquet, and the bright blue wall's all so fun. The couple's obvious joy makes it even more fun and special. (Photo: Margaret Michael)


By MoHo Photo

This couple planned their elopement in under two weeks! They started with a sunrise hike, and the peak foliage turned out to make the most gorgeous backdrop. (Photo: MoHo Photo

Thank you to everyone who submitted for the Best of 2021 series! Don't forget to check out our "semi finalists" on Instagram, and sign up for our newsletter to get each Best of post emailed to you weekly this month!


Quick recap: what is Vermont Weddings Best of 2021 Series?

A little backstory if you're unfamiliar: we started the Best of series last year (2020) to highlight some of the amazing work by the talented teams in the Vermont wedding industry. It's an opportunity to both celebrate a year's worth of weddings and inspire couples who are planning a future Vermont wedding. (A quick note on the word "best": the intention isn't to make this a competition between weddings, but to share a small, but representative, sample of the weddings in Vermont this year.  To that end, please know that we love each and every wedding that was submitted, and the final picks are carefully chosen based on a variety of factors to create a compelling series.)

Here's what you can expect:

All December, we'll be rolling out inspiring stories in various categories:

Plus, because the submissions were just THAT good, we're sharing our "semi finalist" picks for each category on Instagram. That means you'll want to follow us to see even more highlights, and come back to the blog each week to see the "best" picks in each category.

We recommend signing up for our newsletter - we'll send you an email each week with the highlights so you won't miss a thing. (Going forward we only send 1 - 2 emails a month.)