Anna & Jon’s winter elopement in Hallstatt was one of the most intimate and romantic celebrations of love and their adventurous spirits. Nothing was going to stop them from saying their vows to each other outside in the snow. Not even a snowstorm!
In winter above the arctic circle, there’s a phenomenon known as polar night, where the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon, bringing almost 24-hours of night. Christina & Dustin chose to brave the arctic weather and elope in the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway during the polar night. Even with only a couple of hours of twilight, these two had the adventure of a lifetime exploring this enchanting place.
Jeremy emailed me a few months before a trip to Europe with his girlfriend Katrina. The main part of their trip was a rail trip through Switzerland. But since discovering Lago di Braies on Instagram, Katrina really wanted to make a detour at the start of their trip to visit this iconic lake in the Dolomites. They looked at their options and decided that they could make it happen. They would start their trip with 2 nights in the Dolomites, and then head to Switzerland for their main adventure. Or at least, that’s what Katrina thought was the plan. What she didn’t know is that Jeremy had something very special planned for their short trip to the Dolomites. He wanted to pull off the most romantic surprise marriage proposal at the lake.
Is the idea of spending your hard-earned dollars on a wedding killing you, when you’d much rather be spending it on an awesome ski trip? I feel you! After my first snowboarding trip to the French Alps, I was so addicted to the mountain life that I came back to England and quit my job, and jumped on a plane to the Austrian Alps to spend a winter season in a ski resort. When your highlight of the year is your annual pilgrimage to the ski slopes, it’s hard to imagine spending your savings on anything else, especially a wedding. BUT it doesn’t need to be a choice between one thing or the other. What if you could plan a winter wedding in your favourite ski resort in Europe? Well, guess what – YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN! And I’m going to show you how.
How do you ask out that girl you’ve fancied for a while? You offer her free wakeboard lessons, give her concussion and somewhere along the line, you end up dating. At least that’s how Anna & John’s love story started. Since the very beginning, their lives together have always been focused on adventure and spending time in nature. When it came to planning their wedding, they always knew that they wanted to elope. Their first thoughts went to jetting off to Las Vegas, but after some more thought, they decided they wanted to return to their favourite winter sports resort in the Dolomites in the Fall for an intimate elopement with their closest family.
Maggie & Cass are sheep herders in the beautiful state of Wyoming in the USA. But when it came to planning their wedding, neither of them wanted a big, traditional celebration. They decided instead to plan a trip to Europe and elope during their trip. After settling on Innsbruck as the location for their elopement, they only had one request for their wedding day. They wanted to spend the day exploring the local scenery and see as many animals as they could – especially sheep!
A complete guide for anyone wanting to plan an elopement wedding in Norway. Learn how to get there, when to go, how to get married in Norway and find out about some of the most stunning locations to say your wedding vows.
A complete guide to planning your Alps Wedding. Whether you are dreaming of a summer elopement or a winter wedding, this guide has all the information you need to start planning your mountain wedding in the Swiss, French, Italian and Austrian Alps.
Emma & Martin didn’t tell anyone that they were getting married. Instead, they planned a 3-day hiking and climbing elopement in the Dolomite mountains in Italy, exploring the incredible scenery and saying their vows to one another at sunrise at the top of the mountain.
Planning a backpacking elopement can be an unforgettable way to start your lives as a married couple. Traveling to an amazing location in Europe and saying your vows to one another in an epic location is the perfect way to get married if you are the type of couple that prefers nature, isolation and the great outdoors over big parties with lots of people you barely know. This backpacking elopement planning guide can help you start planning your amazing elopement adventure in Europe.
Molly & Todd flew from New York to the Austrian Alps to celebrate their marriage with an intimate Seefeld wedding on the Seefelderjoch. They travelled with their immediate family AND their gorgeous dog Arlo for their unique mountain ceremony in the middle of the Austrian Alps.
If you are picturing yourselves going to a big adventure to somewhere wild and beautiful, the Dolomites in Italy might just be the dream destination you’ve been searching for. The Dolomites have it all; spectacular views, adventure and alone time that you have been craving for. If you’re looking to fill your lungs with fresh mountain air and your spirit with adventure on your wedding day, then the Dolomites have so much to offer. They are home to some of the most breathtaking alpine scenery in Europe, maybe even the world (although I am pretty biased)! Living in the Tyrol region (which borders the Dolomites) for almost 10 years, I’ve discovered some of the most beautiful locations that would be perfect for your elopement. Whilst some of these locations are known worldwide for their stunning beauty, many of these locations are off-the-beaten-path, and more of a local secret. Some are easy to reach and others require a bit of effort, but the views you’ll see when you get there will make it well worthwhile. This Dolomites elopement guide is here to help you plan the most incredible day of your lives.
Whether you are planning a big wedding celebration, an intimate destination wedding or an elopement in Austria, a wedding planner can help make the process streamlined and stress-free. In the last four years of working across Tirol and further afield, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of amazing wedding planners in Austria. These wedding planners all went above and beyond to create the most incredible days for their couples, and they are all absolutely wonderful human beings too.
Whether you are looking for a native English speaking wedding planner in Austria who specialises in destination weddings, or you’re looking for a local wedding planner who speaks English, the follow Austrian Wedding planners are all amazing. I’ve worked with them all personally, and can highly recommend each and every one of them.
The local cows crashed this Rössl Alm wedding in Gerlos in the Austrian Alps and almost stole the show on Emma & Adam’s wedding day.
The Faroe Islands are being called “The Next Iceland” and for good reason. This little archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean is a nature lovers paradise. The breathtaking scenery is still unspoiled and even in “high season” you can hike without seeing too many other people on the trails. Last month I was in the Faroe Islands for an elopement with a wonderful couple from Ireland and Singapore, and also an adventure session with a gorgeous couple from Russia. So I thought it might be fun to put together a short post with some inspiration for a Faroe Islands Elopement
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.