Marti & Carlo’s Boho Summer Elopement in Italy was an absolute dream, featuring the very best in bohemian and sustainable wedding vendors. It was an honour to be their Italian Elopement Photographer and share these moments with them.
Safe to say, there’s a reason why Eloping to Italy has become such a trend over the last couple of years. After all, Italy has a little bit of everything. Whether you’re after a luxe elopement by the sea, an Adventure Elopement in the Mountains, or a sweet City Hall elopement surrounded by ancient city walls, you’ll find it all here. Or, if you’d love to elope near a body of water, but still close to the mountains, you could consider eloping along Lake Garda in Italy’s north like Martina & Carlo.
I’m betting if I asked you to dream of finding yourself lazing by an Italian lake, you’d picture yourself somewhere by Lake Como, preferably nearby a certain actor’s luxury villa (hey George Clooney!). But, if you’re planning an Italian elopement, don’t look past Lake Garda! Lake Garda is happily situated between Milan and Verona, surrounded by mountains to the North and home to romantic white cliffs and pebble beaches to the south. And it has a little bit of everything, for every type of elopement and every kind of traveller – from rock climbing to hiking, luxury shopping to charming Italian laneways.
For Marti & Carlo’s Boho Summer Elopement in Italy, we couldn’t go past the lake’s northern towns. The calm lake surrounded by ethereal mountains is enough to make anybody swoon, especially in the early hours of the morning when it seems the world exists just for you.
To make the most of Marti & Carlo’s Boho Summer Elopement, myself and fellow Italian Elopement Photographer, Silvia, helped to connect them with some of Milan’s best wedding vendors. They wanted something simple, but elegant – and something that would balance June’s cool mornings and hot days. Martina’s dress by Leila Hafzi, from Dream Team Sposa, fit the Boho vibe perfectly, featuring unique tasseled sleeves and a romantic open back. Meanwhile, Carlo’s suit by May Faber Milano was made locally and fit him perfectly. For the final touch, the incredible Stefania from Bici e Radici in Milan created a soft, romantic bouquet made with a mix of dried and fresh flowers. Marti & Carlo’s choice to keep things simple meant the day went off without a hitch, and we could focus on celebrating them and their love.
Over my last six years working as a Wedding Photographer, I’ve heard quite a few couples say if they could do it all again, they’d probably just elope. Of course, plenty of my couples have absolutely adored their big wedding party surrounded by loved ones, but for others, the expectation and the cost are all a little too much. If that sounds like you, then definitely get in touch about planning an elopement.
For Marti & Carlo, eloping in Italy meant they could prioritise what was important to them – in this case, a relaxed morning elopement (followed by a swim in the lake and some delicious food), and photography. For their Boho Summer Elopement in Italy, they chose two photographers with different styles, and it was a dream to work alongside Silvia Porporat, a talented photographer originally from Rome.
Of course, having two Italian Elopement Photographers is a unique choice, but that’s the beauty of it! If you’re eloping, it doesn’t matter if you want 2 photographers or 5 cakes or to hike up a mountain to find yourself surrounded by flowers. It’s all about you, your love, and celebrating that love in a way that is uniquely and wonderfully suited to the two of you.
If you’re planning an Italian Elopement, then I would be honoured to be your Italian Elopement Photographer. I’ll not only capture your Italian Elopement in the most beautiful way I can, but I’m always more than happy to help you find local vendors and stunning, unique locations. Find out more about my wedding services here, or check my availability by contacting me via this link.
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