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How to Elope in Arizona: A Complete Guide

Updated: Jun 28, 2021


A couple kisses in front of Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona during their adventure engagement session

Do you want to elope in Arizona? Well, you've come to the right place. Hi, I'm Kathleen, an Arizona elopement photographer, and your new friend. I put together this comprehensive Arizona elopement planning guide with adventurers like you in mind, informing you on everything you should know before you elope in Arizona.


I hope this guide helps you as you begin planning your elopement! I love helping couples plan their wedding day, and would love to help you too.


I grew up in Arizona and lived there for nearly 23 years, making the desert my home. I love Arizona and am proud to be from The Grand Canyon State. Arizona is full of hidden treasures, natural wonders and lots of desert beauty. There are plenty of "local secret" spots that would be perfect to say your vows at.


Growing up, my family took me camping and hiking often- which ultimately sparked my love for adventure and the outdoors. Home of the most gorgeous sunsets in the world, amazing tacos, and the best college around (Bear Down!), Arizona will always hold a special place in my heart. The desert will always be a part of me, and while I love Washington dearly, I know one day I will return home.


Now this is quite a long resource, so you can use these links to jump ahead to exactly what you need to know!


How to Elope in Arizona Table of Contents:

Checklist For Your Arizona Elopement

Best Time to Elope in Arizona

Making it Legal

Favorite Arizona Locations