Updated: Sep 8
AN INSIDE LOOK ON ELOPING IN EVERY NEW ENGLAND SEASON
RAE ANN PHOTO | ELOPEMENT & INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER | NEW ENGLAND & BEYOND
Planning your elopement requires a ton of decision making, one of which includes figuring out which season to elope in when picking your date! One of my favorite things about New England is that we have all four seasons!! From crisp, crunch Fall to hot, humid Summers. We have it all! Having lots of season options might sound nice but it can be overwhelming and stressful to just pick one.
Below I'm going to cover each season as well as the pros and cons of eloping in all four season. Hopefully this will give you a good idea about eloping in New England and what to expect!
Let's first talk about Summer in New England. Now every year is different, we have drier Summers with long droughts and then we have super wet Summers where it's rained every day.
Summer sets and rises are out of this world
Everything is so green in New England
Lots of fun Summer activities to do!
Lots of Summer flower blooms
It can get hot and sticky during the day especially July on early September so either plan on doing a sunrise or sunset elopement where things will be a bit cooler
This is arguably the best season in New England and my favorite! Foliage will vary depending on location but Vermont for example, Foliage starts earlier in the South and later in the North.
Peak foliage in Vermont: Usually mid to late September to early October.
*This will depend on how much rain we get
Lots of cute Fall activities to do
Apple cider donuts/cider
Fall hiking - remember "be bold, start cold"
October can get crazy cold super fast
Hiking can get muddy depending on the rain amount
Ok so for those of you who aren't Winter people can skip to Spring below but I'm just going to quickly tell you that there's a lot Winter in New England can offer if you're a Winter person like me.
Winter hiking - remember "be bold, start cold"
It can get cold af in New England
Stick season (think "Noah Kahan")
Spring in New England is so sweet and pure. The trees and flowers start to bloom and the afternoons start to get warmer! It's still just the right amount of cool though.
Everything is starting to get green but won't reach its full green effect until May
Lots of fun Spring activities to do!
Lots of Spring flower blooms
Great temperatures for hiking
There may still be snow in the mountains until late April depending on the snowpack
Can get cold at night and in the morning