You said yes to the love of your life, and now you’re engaged! But perhaps you’ve started wedding planning, and you’re realised you don’t want a big expensive wedding, full of people that you feel obliged to invite. Then perhaps a crazy idea pops in to your minds. Why don’t we elope? Eloping is one of the most exciting and intimate ways to get married and start your new lives together as a married couple. One of the best things about having an elopement instead of a traditional wedding is that there are NO RULES! You can do whatever you like, and go wherever you want. And 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 world-wide 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Deciding how to tell your friends and family you are eloping can be one of the hardest challenges in elopement planning. But these tips should help you to make it as easy as possible.