The Faroe Islands absolutely stole my heart the first time I visited in 2017 and are still right at the top of my list of the most beautiful places on the planet, alongside the Dolomites and Patagonia. In July I was fortunate enough to photograph an elopement in the Faroe Islands, and since I’ve had a few people asking me, I thought I’d put together a short post on “how to elope in the Faroe Islands” with some of the things I’ve learned on my visits.
Have you ever been somewhere that took your breath away. Somewhere you always vowed you’d return to? When Y & J first traveled to the Dolomites for a climbing trip a couple of years ago, they fell in love with the dramatic scenery of the Italian Alps. So when they got engaged, they wanted to return to the place where they’d had one of their most incredible adventures for their intimate wedding in the Dolomites.
Petya & Tihomir traveled all the way from Bulgaria to the Dolomites for their elopement. Their intimate first look at the boathouse at Lago di Braies was just the start of their incredible day of adventure. Afterwards they headed up in to the mountains for their Tre Cime elopement ceremony.
There is only one way to describe Adam & Michelle’s hiking elopement in the Dolomites. EPIC. They hiked for 10 days across the Italian Alps and on the final day of their adventure they eloped. The trip was full of unexpected challenges, stunning scenery and unforgettable moments. Here’s just a small taster of their incredible adventure.
If you are considering eloping, or you know someone that already has, you might have heard people voice their opinions on elopements. Maybe it’s got you asking yourself, “is it selfish to elope?” Whilst there will always be some people that might say that it is, I believe eloping can actually be the opposite of selfish. Keep reading to find out why.
An engagement adventure session in the Italian Dolomites. When Rena & Thomas’ plans had to be changed at the last minute, we came up with this pretty epic plan B with mountain lakes and alpine meadows.
Laurel & Dustin didn’t want a traditional wedding. Their plan was to get married at the courthouse in their home state then take an amazing trip to Europe to celebrate. They decided to take their wedding photos during their trip and decided the stunning Lake Braies in the Dolomites would be the perfect spot. Keeping the un-traditional vibes, Laurel opted to wear a stunning gold wedding gown, which added a touch of glamour to their wild and rustic location in the Italian Alps.
I’m in love with Austria. But that’s probably not a surprise because that’s why I moved here from the UK. But I think Austria is a hugely overlooked destination when it comes to planning an elopement in Europe, or even in the Alps. Most people look at the Swiss Alps and the Italian Alps first, as they are perhaps better known worldwide. But there are so many reasons to elope in Austria, and more specifically, the Austrian Alps. I believe that the Austrian Alps are definitely somewhere you need to consider if you are looking for a mountain elopement in Europe.
If you want to elope in the Dolomites, this post with give you a great starting point for planning your Dolomites elopement.
I’ve been in love with Austria since I came over to work my first winter season in the Alps. I honestly believe it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and that’s why I chose to move here and get married here. If you are wondering how to elope in Austria, then hopefully this post will help you.
Erika & Nathan’s legal wedding ceremony took place over Skype (who else had no idea that was actually a thing?!) whilst Nathan was serving overseas in the military. Since these two didn’t get to spend their wedding day on the same continent as one another, they wanted to celebrate their marriage by travelling together to somewhere stunningly beautiful and going on an adventure together. And that somewhere that they chose was Lago di Braies in the Dolomites region of the Italian Alps.
For my 34th birthday, Menno & I spent a long weekend exploring the lesser-visited northwest areas of County Donegal & Sligo in Ireland, discovering the raw beauty of the landscape.
Elizabeth & Matt’s Cliffs of Moher elopement was a day of wild weather, but nothing was going to stop them having the best day of their lives. They embraced the unforgiving weather and had the most heart-warming ceremony on the top of the Cliffs of Moher before warming up with dinner and drinks in the most Irish way – a pint of Guiness in the local pub!
Gerry-Rae and Nick love the beautiful Austrian town of Zell am See. So they decided to make it the location for the spring skiing wedding in the Alps. Their closest family and friends travelled out to Austria, many of them seeing the mountains for the very first time, and witnessed these two tying the knot in Zell Am See’s Rathaus. After their ceremony, they hit the slopes for a few laps of the pistes before continuing celebrations in the AreitLounge.
Paul & Caireen love the snow and the mountains, so they decided to get married on the top of a mountain in Austria. Their ceremony was held inside the White Lounge Igloo Village in Mayrhofen, and afterwards they took to the ski slopes to celebrate.
Abby & Jeff met on the ski hill back home in the USA where Abby was teaching skiing and Jeff was race coaching. So skiing is a huge part of their lives and their love story. This winter they decided to plan the ultimate ski trip to Europe. They visited three countries, attended 4 world cup alpine skiing events AND they got married in one of the most famous ski resorts in the world, Kitzbühel. Unfortunately I was already booked for their wedding day, but Abby really wanted to have pictures of them skiing in their wedding clothes, so they decided to book an adventure session with me for a trash the dress skiing wedding shoot a few days after the wedding.
Inge & Martijn’s snowboard wedding in Zell Am See Austria was a day filled with love and so much laughter. They celebrated their marriage by going snowboarding with their friends and families on the slopes of Zell Am See, then held the craziest apres-ski party in the Schmiedhof Alm mountain restaurant.
In the second part of our Torres Del Paine adventure in Patagonia, we hike to refugio grey, visit the magnificent glacier and kayak with icebergs on the lake.
The next instalment of our adventures in Patagonia in the stunning Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile.
It’s wonderful to see that so many people’s New Year’s resolutions for 2019 are to be more conscious of their choices and try to reduce their day-to-day impact on the environment. If you’re planning a wedding, there are also things you can do to help reduce the environmental impact of your wedding. If everyone made one small change, the impact could be great. So here are 5 tips with ways to reduce the environmental impact of your wedding.
Whether you’re having a destination wedding or elopement, planning an adventure abroad is really exciting. But sometimes there are some less glamorous, more serious things that you’ll need to think about when you’re making check lists and planning the adventure of a lifetime. Sometimes it’s too easy to get carried away with awesome inspiration from Pinterest or Instagram to forget about the legalities of planning a destination wedding. Whether you’re newly engaged and have just started planning, or you’ve been thinking about things for a few months already, here are some of the less glamorous things that you should think about when planning your destination wedding or elopement.
I love reading stories about couples who chose to do things differently for their wedding day. Gone are the days when eloping meant running away to get married in secret. Instead, they are about couples choosing to celebrate one of the most meaningful days of their entire lives by doing something out of the ordinary, or by doing something that reflects their true passions. That’s the beauty about eloping. It can be anything you want it to be. I’ve put together this epic elopement inspiration for adventurous couples who love the outdoors, so you can start dreaming about your perfect wedding day.