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Known as America's first seaside resort town, Cape May is bursting with history, breathtaking ocean landscapes, and a lively downtown scene that would draw anyone to this charming little beach town. For this same reason, it's an ideal location to host your private elopement or intimate wedding. Whether the ocean waves call your name or the picturesque Victorian style b&bs are more your cup of tea, there's something for everyone here.

So say you're engaged and considering an elopement on the beach, this could definitely be the spot for you! To get you started, below we've included a brief elopement itinerary and timeline that maps out a romantic adventure, perfect for couples looking to experience their wedding day privately, without any guests.

The Itinerary

4:00pm - 5:00pm Getting Ready + First Look

5:30pm - 6:00pm Vow Exchange

6:00pm - 7:30pm Celebratory Picnic + Sunset

The Locations

Cottage at The Chalfonte Hotel

Cape May, NJ 08204

- Higbee Beach

Cape May, NJ 08204

If you're looking for some fun activities to add onto your Cape May elopement weekend or are simply visiting during a traveling holiday, here are our favorite things to see and do in Cape May:

Things To See and Do in Cape May
  • Go to the Beach anywhere along Beach Ave

  • Explore Cape May Point State Park

  • Bring your dog to Higbee Beach

  • Watch the sunset & see a Shipwreck at Sunset Beach

  • Get a Tattoo at Perigee Moon (book in advance)

  • Shop & Dine on Washington Street

  • Night at Wildwood Boardwalk

  • Stay at Lokal Boutique Hotel or Boarding House Cape May

  • Sara's Fave Food Spots: Beach Plum Farm, Rusty Nail, Taco Caballito Tequeleria, Elaine's, Big Wave Burrito, Harbor View, Peace Pie, Cape May Brewery

All of the florals for this elopement were done by none other than, Sea Blossoms, our favorite local florist duo, Jamie (the bride!) and Meg. They always work flower MAGIC with creative and unique floral bouquets, displays and much more!

Cape May Elopement, Beach Elopement, Cape May Elopement Photographer

After exchanging your vows, we highly suggest hiring someone to create a romantic tablescape along the beach, complete with bubbly, charcuterie, and a mini cake for you two to share as the sun sets!

Or if you're simply enjoying a weekend holiday to Cape May, treat yourself to a cozy setup just like this! It's the perfect experience for birthdays, anniversaries, and bach trips too! This gorgeous boho beach setup was done by Picnic Perfect LBI!

Jamie and Mike's Elopement Highlight Film

The Team Behind the Lens

Photography & Video: Sara Fitz Co // Florist: Sea Blossoms // Cake: Honeybloom Bakery // Dress: Grace Loves Lace // Hair & MUA: Kait Marie // Officiant: Sarah O'Donnell // Picnic Setup: Picnic Perfect LBI // Charcuterie Board: One Board Blonde // Getting Ready Location: The Chalfonte Hotel // Elopement Location: Higbee Beach


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