Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Whether you're running away to a registry office, or tying the knot on the edge of a cliff — these runaway gowns will guarantee you look super elegant.
If you're one of the many couples who have been inspired by the pandemic, and has decided to elope together, you may be wondering what to wear? Because you can't go big and pouffy in a registry office. Or long and diaphanous while scouring the forest for the perfect ceremony spot. No, when it comes to choosing elopement wedding dresses, you need something more, understated. Or at least easily packable.
According to Pinterest’s 2021 trend prediction report, elopement weddings have exploded in popularity, and this is obviously due to the worldwide pandemic. However, they were becoming much more mainstream anyway, in the lead up to 2020. Covid-19 just gave them a massive boost, and inspired more couples outside the US to getaway from it all. And while eloping in the UK doesn't offer the same desert backdrops as Arizona can, there are still so many incredible, and natural places you can marry in within these fair isles. Not to mention city elopements, because if your dream low-key wedding is held in a trendy upstairs pub in Manchester, you're spoilt for choice!
One of the major pluses of an elopement wedding, is that you have complete freedom to celebrate in whichever, or however you wish. Therefore, if you're browsing through this list of elopement wedding dresses and thinking, 'these gowns aren't big enough, or bold enough for me' — then have no fear. Choose the gown that's right for you, not what other people deem is right for you, or the occasion. And so treat this list as inspiration, not instructions.
Without further ado, let's get into it, and share our dream elopement wedding dresses!
Elopement Wedding Dresses for an Intimate Ceremony
The Mori Lee 6956 Cher is a fit and flare wedding dress crafted in stretch crêpe, with covered buttons from the illusion racer back down to the semi-chapel train. This elopement wedding dress has a classic v-neckline and contoured seams that show off your glorious figure.
Look super chic on your elopement wedding in the Berta lace fit and flare dress from Justin Alexander. Featuring an illusion bodice with exposed boning, detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves, and linear embroidered sequin tulle. Created with a sweetheart neckline and a lace hem for feminine touches.
Meryl Lane is a whimsical, dotted tulle short wedding dress from Maggie Sottero that would make the ideal registry office gown, paired with some killer heels. This dotted tulle short wedding dress is big on style, charm, and twirl-ability—the perfect choice for an intimate elopement wedding with major style.
Barbie from Mori Lee is a chic Stretch Crêpe gown, with bedazzled crystal, pearl, and opalescent beading along the strapless neckline. The contoured bodice shows off your fabulous figure in the fit to flare silhouette, while the crystal buttons cascade down the back all the way to the clean, chapel length train.
Look effortlessly refined while you elope in Brigitte from Justin Alexander, a modern stretch Mikado fit and flare gown. With long sleeves, a deep V-neck and open V-back. Paired with a cummerbund that flatters the waistline to leave you feeling confident.
For brides looking for a unique take on classic V-neck and strapless necklines, Marjorie by Enzoani is the sweet-but-sexy answer to your elopement wedding dress dreams. Sparkling, floral baroque lace detailing on the neckline, cap sleeves, and illusion bodice is perfectly balanced with a soft, flowing organza and tulle skirt.
For the boho, ultra-romantic eloping bride with a bit of a wild side, style D3145 from Essense of Australia is your bridal match made in heaven! No traditional florals here, the laces on this boho gown take on a super organic, leaf-like design reminiscent of fresh ivy.
When it comes to achieving that modern, romantic aesthetic while eloping, Nesta from Blue by Enzoani is the one. The stand-out, bold floral embroidered lace pattern ensures the perfect blend of Boho and elegant.
A sleek, clean, and sexy look for your dream elopement wedding. The Yvaine gown by Élysée features a sophisticated halter neckline with plunging illusion panel, signature ÉLYSÉE body-contouring seaming, a stunning keyhole back detail, and soft crêpe skirt.
Fun, fresh, and beach elopement ready! This elegant bridal gown from Stella York has everything for your modern summer statement! A mixed-fabric dream, this A-line silhouette of lace on matte chiffon is totally easy-breezy for your casual yet fashion-forward vibe.
Josie Lane from Maggie Sottero is a striking Mikado fit-and-flare wedding dress featuring a sweetheart neckline with off-the-shoulder sleeves and covered buttons trailing down the train.