Eloping is all about knowing yourself, knowing your partner, and bringing the focus back to what makes you happiest as a couple, versus what other people might expect of you. From proposal to “I do,” your elopement should deeply resonate with you and your values and reflect a bit of you and your partner’s personalities.
For some, this self-awareness comes through astrology and studying your zodiac sign. Not only can it help you make sense of your place in the world and your relationships with others, it can even help hint at your ideal elopement destination.
Here’s where we think you’d enjoy eloping based on the unique traits of your zodiac sign.
Where to Elope as a Gemini
Geminis are playful, spontaneous, and full of wonder.
A Gemini’s elopement should be memorable and provide lots of variety to keep them entertained. Somewhere like Washington or California, where there are tons of wildlife and drastically different vistas, will capture a Gemini’s attention.
Why you’ll love it: with plenty of options to satisfy your curiosity, you can really choose your own adventure here.
Where to Elope as a Cancer
The Cancer zodiac sign is represented by the crab, an animal that spends its time between land and the ocean.
Cancers likely want their elopement to be intimate and warm. Their big day will probably include reminiscing about their journey together as they walk in the surf along the beach. Luckily, there’s no shortage of amazing beach elopement locations in the US.
Why you’ll love it: there’s really nothing more peaceful than staring out at the horizon across the blue water and watching the waves crash on the shore.
Where to Elope as an Aries
Of all the zodiac signs, Aries typically strives for nothing but the best — your ambition is often to be number one in everything you do.
As an Aries, your elopement will be defined by your creativity and imagination. For a location as unique and bold as you are, check out Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park or one of the many incredible parks in Hawaii. Or go even bolder with an international destination like Fiji or Bora Bora!
Why you’ll love it: the dramatic features appeal to your thrill-seeking nature.
Where to Elope as a Taurus
The Taurus is represented by the bull, and you can often find them enjoying serene settings and high-end experiences.
Lush, elegant, and classy are what we think of when we envision a Taurus’ elopement day. That’s why tying the knot in the rolling hills of a vineyard in Tuscany or under the twinkling lights of a winery patio in Napa makes the most sense. Alternatively, consider eloping to the hot springs of the Pacific Northwest, where you can relax in the warm waters surrounded by greenery.
Why you’ll love it: it’s the perfect combination of nature and luxury.
Where to Elope as a Leo
Vivacious Leos don’t shy away from the dramatic and lavish. Somewhere where you can take in a sprawling canyon view from high up will be top of the list. A place like Zion National Park offers some of the best viewpoints for saying “I do.”
Why you’ll love it: stunning views as far as the eye can see — an elopement location that truly lives up to everything a Leo is.
Where to Elope as a Virgo
Although Virgos (like other earth signs) may be less likely to elope, since they are often more grounded and value tradition, Virgo signs also tend to hate being the center of attention.
This may mean that a nature-inspired elopement just the two of you (or with very few guests) could be so classically Virgo. An alpine meadow with wildflowers or nearby aspens would make for a gorgeous elopement backdrop. Check out our resource on eloping in places with wildflowers if you think that might be the right fit for you.
Why you’ll love it: tucked away from the rest of the world, Virgos can truly decompress and connect with unspoiled nature.
Where to Elope as a Libra
Libras will love the sweeping amphitheaters and spires of Bryce Canyon National Park. Eloping in such a picture-perfect location will make for a wonderful, memorable elopement day for this sign.
Why you’ll love it: witness the beautiful balance created by earth’s unstoppable natural forces. For other ideas like Bryce, read about more unique elopement locations for geology lovers.
Where to Elope as a Scorpio
Mysterious and alluring Scorpios would feel right at home eloping by a waterfall. Cascading water from above will make an intimate elopement ceremony even more special — we’re sure this water sign will agree.
Why you’ll love it: waterfalls are both a symbol of power and tranquility, traits that fit a Scorpio too. We’re always seeking out the perfect spots to elope, so make sure to check out this list of the best waterfalls in the US for an adventurous elopement.
Where to Elope as a Sagittarius
Known as the adventurous and outdoorsy zodiac sign, a Sagittarius might choose a destination elopement outside of the US — somewhere known for beautiful sights and fun activities like Costa Rica. And we can’t blame them! There are plenty of reasons to elope in Costa Rica.
Why you’ll love it: the freedom to make your elopement completely your own, along with the laid-back, optimistic Pura Vida lifestyle.
Where to Elope as a Capricorn
Capricorns have an ambitious nature, and we can’t think of a better place for them to elope than surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. It might feel like a daunting task to choose the best mountain destination, but we’ve put together a list of some of the best mountain elopement locations in the US to help.
Why you’ll love it: the towering mountains will serve as a source of inspiration long after your trip is over.
Where to Elope as a Aquarius
Free-spirited and innovative, eccentric and dreamy, an Aquarius will accept nothing but the most incredible elopement location. The mystical Sedona is a great place for this sign to elope. Not only does it have a bunch of scenic hikes, it also has vortexes where many like to meditate.
Why you’ll love it: Sedona’s unique history will allow you to tap into your spiritual side while enjoying some of the most stunning red rock views.
Where to Elope as a Pisces
Pisces wants an elopement ceremony with no frills and no fuss — something low-key and calm in nature. A lakeside elopement is the fairytale they’ve always dreamed of.
Why you’ll love it: Pisces will see this as the perfect spot to relax, reflect, and dream of what’s to come. Here are some of our favorite lakeside elopement locations.
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