Elope in Charleston the Most Romantic City

Eloped couple kiss under flower arch of Hibernian Hall Charleston


A Bride and groom after their Elopement in downtown Charleston

Newlyweds posing after Elopement Wedding Ceremony


Elope in Charleston the Most Romantic City

Sometimes the best laid wedding plans get ruined by a shocking pandemic sweeping the world! I know a lot of couples out there are feeling overwhelmed and lost. They had planned a big celebration of love but it just doesn’t feel right to move forward with their wedding if everyone they love can’t be there. Well, here is an option. Don’t let Covid win, let love win instead! I suggest you elope in Charleston the most romantic city! Charleston is the perfect destination city to elope to with its historic architecture, fine dining, and natural beauty. You can bring that core group of friends and family with you for a small get away and elope.  There are many possible locations for your ceremony.  Charleston has plenty of local county parks full of oak trees dripping in Spanish Moss, beaches, or even White Point Gardens centrally located in the heart of Charleston.

Elopement Vendors in Charleston

Just because you elope doesn’t mean you can’t have a stunning wedding! Charleston is full of great florists and hair and makeup artists. Plus, if planning isn’t your thing, Scarlet Weds specializes in planning Charleston elopements. So put that gorgeous dress you already paid for on and let’s get you married!

Need help finding amazing wedding vendors in Charleston? Here is my preferred list of wedding professionals

Sample Elopement Timeline

An ideal timeline for a Charleston elopement would be to have your ceremony, photograph family formals, and then send your guests to have cocktails at one of the many fabulous bars and restaurants in the Holy City. Meanwhile, I can take you and your partner for newlywed photos in various dreamy locations in Charleston. Afterwards, you can catch a ride to the restaurant where you will be hosting your mini reception dinner in a pedicab.  When this is all over, you can share your highlight video telling the story of your wedding day at a bigger celebration of your love surrounded by all of your loved ones.  Meanwhile, you get to marry the person that makes you the happiest in this world right now! Bonus you will have great wedding photos in the romantic city of Charleston to boot! So come on y’all elope in Charleston the most romantic city!

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Two brides in a pedicab decorated with white flowers head to their intimate reception

A bride and groom sitting at the table at their wedding reception

Airforce groom dipping bride and kissing her after eloping



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Leigh Hayward

Leigh Hayward

Charleston Wedding & Engagement Photographer

Hi, I’m Leigh! I’m an engagement and wedding photographer based in Charleston, SC. I’ve been serving ALL love and couples since 2006. I adamantly believe everyone deserves their love story to be told beautifully! 

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