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Personal Preface – Elope In The Dolomites: Working With Locals, Respecting Our Landscapes & Inclusivity

Planning to elope in the Dolomites requires careful consideration, especially if it’s your first time exploring our breathtaking landscapes. Falling into tourist traps is a common problem, particularly for those relying on (unintentionally) misleading information from “Dolomites-As-Bucket-List-Vendors” or influencers showcasing “The-Must-Visit-Locations.” In my discussions, I’ll address prevalent misinformation and provide alternative routes and solutions to enhance your Dolomites elopement experience. I’ll share valuable insights, nerdy tidbits, and sustainable inspiration, emphasizing the significance of working with locals, understanding our culture, and respecting the natural surroundings. 

Below, I’ll explain why these things matter to me personally.

I’m Ellen – your local Dolomites elopement photographer and nerdy mountain gnome! ❤ I love to help all the people who want fun, and freedom on their love celebration or elopement in the Dolomites, and trust me as their local friend to bring them to lesser-known locations in the Dolomites while discovering all about our beautiful surroundings and culture!

Top 3 Difficulties Of Working With “dolomites-as-bucket-list-vendors”: 

Being Unintentionally Misled

People who elope in the Dolomites can encounter misleading inspirations when working with non-local vendors, particularly those unfamiliar with the unique nuances of the chosen destination. Vendors from abroad may lack essential knowledge about the area, leading to potential pitfalls. From being unaware of inaccessible locations during specific seasons to relying solely on popular and crowded spots, the impact on the privacy and intimacy that define an elopement can be significant.
To me, a Dolomites elopement is about being close to someone and being alone in a special place. Therefore, selecting vendors with a deep understanding of the local landscape ensures a more intimate experience tailored to people’s vibes, who are seeking to exchange vows in our breathtaking backdrop of the Dolomites.

💥Here’s my top 5 Mistakes To Avoid When Planning A Dolomites Elopement!


Cultural Understanding

For a Dolomites elopement, choosing non-local vendors may mean missing out on the rich cultural aspects that make this place special. Understanding the local Dolomites culture, including legends, stories, food, language and traditions, adds a unique and meaningful layer to the elopement experience. It’s not just about having pretty locations for Instagram; there’s a whole world of depth and richness waiting to be explored beyond the scenic backdrops. If you want to elope in the Dolomites, working with vendors like me, who embrace and appreciate their own local culture, you can truly immerse themselves in the authentic wonder of the Dolomites and create memories that go beyond mere visuals.


Respect For The Landscapes & Boundaries

From Instagram posts, I see vendors from outside the Dolomites that come here, they often go too far just to get that “perfect” shot. They climb over fences, fly drones in places where it’s not allowed, or get too close to animals. This is potentially dangerous for themselves, their clients, and disrespects the environment.
Respecting the boundaries and rules is important to keep everyone safe and protect the Dolomites so that they can stay beautiful for everyone to enjoy.


Why Respecting Landscapes, Working With Locals And Inclusivity Matter To Me

The Dolomites are not just a pretty setting to me; they are my home and a natural wonder that deserves our care. Working with locals, introducing you to our culture, respecting the landscape, but also being inclusive of different cultures, sexual orientations, and relationship models are not just ideas for me; they’re promises. As someone who cares about minority communities (and also being part of more than one minority – more about this below), being inclusive and celebrating diversity is extra important to me.


Why Your Connection, Fun & Freedom Matter To Me

I’m committed to creating Dolomites elopements that focus on connection, enjoyment, and freedom for each of my clients, no matter who they are. For my clients, fun, freedom, and connection take center stage because they’re stepping away from rigid traditions that may not resonate with them. Embracing the freedom of nature, they seek to feel connected without the weight of perfection on their wedding day.
As a strong advocate for the spiritual importance of play, fun, and authentic expression, I believe there’s no better way to forge a deep connection and be truly present than through shared moments of joy and freedom. Come along as we explore when you elope in the Dolomites, making special memories that are not only gorgeous but also meaningful.




Ceremony & Legalities For A Dolomites Wedding

Requirements & Documentation For A Legal Wedding Ceremony In The Dolomites

Depending on where you’re coming from, whether European Shengen countries or from the extra European countries like US, Canada, Australia or anywhere else, you will need more paperwork. But let’s see what you need to get married in the Dolomites to have an overview of the legal requirements to elope in Italy.

  1. Valid identity card / passport with which must be valid for at least 6 months.
  2. International birth certificate. You can get this at the registration office of your place of birth.
  3. International marriage certificate. You can get this at the registry office in your place of residence
  4. If widowed: the death certificate
  5. If divorced: a certificate of divorce
  6. Nulla Osta or Dichiarazione Giurata + Atto Notorio


I’m an elopement photographer and don’t offer any services that help you get these documents to elope in the Dolomites. If you prefer getting help with all the legal requirements, you can consider hiring a local wedding planner. (More about this topic below). Hiring a local Dolomites wedding planner is also beneficial for any language barriers. Keep this in mind if and when choosing one.

Here are the Legal Requirements To Get Married From:

The Uk

If the whole procedure is just too time-consuming for you and you want to enjoy the day completely non-bureaucratically for yourself, there is an alternative way for you to elope in the Dolomites for two (or more 😉)!


Is It Possible To Celebrate An Outdoor Civil Wedding Ceremony, Anywhere In Italy?

⚠ A legally valid document can’t be signed outside the municipality structure, except for places selected by the municipality itself. ⚠ BUT!! 

Luckily, there are celebrants authorized to officiate civil ceremonies across Italy, allowing you to exchange vows and sign the necessary documents right in the midst of a mountain meadow! Here are two people who can help you with it.



Is It Possible To Celebrate An Outdoor Symbolic Wedding Ceremony, Anywhere In Italy?

Yes, you can celebrate a symbolic wedding ceremony anywhere in Italy – unless the landscapes’ boundaries and private properties are respected. To get married symbolically in the Dolomites, you don’t need any legal permissions.

But again, it’s important to make sure you’re not on private property organizing a massive ceremony with tons of decorations or also seating arrangements. You can either keep it simple and discrete or contact the landowner and ask for a more elaborate arrangement. Collaborating with locals becomes paramount in navigating these considerations successfully.


💥Learn more about ceremonies, with FAQs and ideas for rituals for your elopement in the Dolomites: Civil Ceremony Vs Symbolic Wedding In The Dolomites – How To Elope In Italy?


Ideas To Implement A Touch Of Magic Into Your Dolomites Elopement

There are many ways to implement some touches of magic into your Dolomites wedding. This section is for my fantasy worlds enthusiasts to give you some special inspiration. These are my top 3 inspirational ideas to add some magic and fantasy elements into your elopement:


Magical Element Ceremony:

Exchange magical objects instead of traditional rings. These can be personalized wands or stones from your favourite fantasy series. Wave your wands or use the stones during a special incantation or as a symbol of your union.


Moonlit or Starlit Ceremony:

Plan your elopement ceremony under the moonlight or amidst the stars. This adds a celestial and otherworldly touch to your celebration and is a very outside the box idea.


Fantasy-Inspired Attire:

Embrace fantasy-inspired attire for your wedding in the Dolomites. Dress as characters from your favorite fantasy or nerdy universe, or just add some elements like a crown, tiara or cape to your elopement attires that reminds of your fave characters or movies, adding an extra touch of magic to your special day.


💥Read this blog post for more inspiration to add a touch of magic into your dolomites elopement: fantasy weddings




Inclusivity, Other Love Celebrations & Different Perspectives On Weddings

Inclusive Weddings In Italy – Beyond The Legal Ceremony


Civil Union For Queer Couples & Alternative Wedding-like Celebrations For Non-monogamous Relationship Models

For me, supporting individuals with diverse relationship models, including non-monogamous and non-typical family (aka chosen family) settings, is not just a professional commitment but a personal one.
As a member of multiple minority groups myself, the importance of inclusion resonates deeply with me. I am advocating to expand the horizons and offering unwavering support for those with non-monogamous relationships and within the queer community, wanting to celebrate a unique day, that extends beyond traditions and learned interpretations of a wedding.

As an elopement photographer in the Dolomites, I am dedicated to creating a welcoming and affirming space for all souls, regardless of their backgrounds, orientations, or relationship models.


Gay Wedding In Italy – Can Gay People Get Married In Italy?

Yes – gay weddings in Italy can be celebrated with a civil union (unione civile) since June 5th 2016. The civil union allows gender-neutral and same-sex partnerships to get almost all the legal protections as opposite-sex couples. If you’re a foreign gay couple who’s looking to legally get married in Italy, I recommend hiring a local wedding planner, that can help you make all the bureaucracy easier.

What do foreign couples need for a same-sex wedding in Italy? Here’s a complete gay wedding in Italy guide to getting married in the dolomites, from a local legal wedding planner based in the Dolomites:


Non-monogamous Weddings In Italy – Are Polygamous Weddings Recognized In Italy?

Unfortunately, that’s still far away, as in most parts of the world. Polygamy is not only not recognized in all 27 states of Europe, but in some states, bigamy is even punishable with up to some years of prison, as it is considered a crime against family. (If bigamy is already a crime, I don’t want to know about polygamy 😂 jokes aside…)

That way, polyamorous and non-monogamous people will need to celebrate their wedding symbolically and go creatively about polyamorous and non-monogamous wedding-like ceremonies in Italy.


My Personal Note – An Elopement Beyond The Traditional Marriage Concept: The “wedd-thing”

Personally disliking the term “civil union” for queer weddings in Italy, because it doesn’t fully validate the term “marriage” in my eyes, I find myself questioning if we non-monogamous fellas even really want to identify the love celebration with the term “wedding” either. This is a political question in my eyes, as weddings are usually associated with a strong monogamous “just us two & forever” concept, with several legal benefits and protections.
Therefore, I propose the term “Wedd-Thing” for a non-monogamous wedding-like celebration. It’s a playful and flexible term, allowing you to infuse your own personal meaning without conforming to traditional wedding concepts. A “Wedd-Thing” can be translated into a love celebration for however many people involved, without unnecessary complexities. Similar to a wedding, but different. Whether you choose to exchange vows, pursue activities you love, or embark on unconventional adventures like a paragliding ride, there are no constraints – a “Wedd-Thing” is an unbridled way to revel in love and freedom!




Seasons & Best Locations To Elope In The Dolomites

Best Locations To Elope In The Dolomites – The Alluring Tourist Traps

If you want a list of the best locations to elope in the Dolomites, here we go:

  • Seceda
  • Lago di Braies
  • Cadini di Misurina
  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
  • Alpe di Siusi


I’ve lost track of how many times these locations get recommended for elopements. Sadly, what many people don’t realize is just how crowded these places are. As a local, I’m very concerned about this fact, and see these recommendations as misleading and extremely problematic.
The truth is, that these spots are seriously overcrowded, and their landscapes are paying the price for over-tourism. Take Lago di Braies, for instance, with around 7,000 visitors a day during the peak season. So are you sure you want to be getting married in the Dolomites with tons of other people around? While it might look stunning in photos, it lacks the romance and privacy everyone envisions for their elopement. As someone who strongly advocates for lesser-known spots and as a local, I aim to be part of the solution to over-tourism. That’s why as a local elopement photographer, I steer clear of these places with my clients, seeking out one of my 260+ lesser-known but equally breathtaking locations or, at the very least, finding sustainable alternatives to explore the famous spots in the Dolomites.

💥The list of “best locations to elope in the Dolomites” actually goes on, and you can find more information about these tourist-trap-locations in this blog post.
💥Additionally, you can explore the benefits of opting for lesser-known and more secluded locations for your Dolomites elopement in this blog post!


Locations And Ceremony Spots For An Elopement In The Dolomites

Locations and ceremony spots for an elopement in the Dolomites are the main concerns of people who want to elope in the Dolomites, and celebrate their love in these stunning landscapes.
There are tho some considerations that sometimes get overlooked or that some people aren’t even aware of when getting married in the Dolomites. Let’s see what all the important things to keep in mind for an elopement in the Dolomites are.

As seen above, if you’re planning to elope on your own, with as few vendors as possible involved, you have more freedom about locations for a ceremony spot in the Dolomites, and fewer considerations about how to bring decorations, seats, guests or setting up the ceremony spot.

I won’t mention specific names of locations because I advocate for non-famous spots to elope in the Dolomites. Here are some location ideas for ceremony spots:


Ideal Elopement Ceremonies Spots without guests

1 – The Mountain Meadow

2 – The Forest Clearing

3 – Amidst Rocks

4 – On A Sunset Spot

5 – Near A Mountain Chapel

6 – Next To A Mountain Lake

Other Ceremony Locations for a Dolomites Wedding With Guests

1 – The Mountain Hut

2 – The Private Chalet

4 – The Castle

5 – The Museum


Notice that all the spots for ceremonies for getting married in the Dolomites with guests involve indoor places or some sort of wedding venue. The more guests you have, the more I recommend choosing a location with an indoor alternative in case of rainy weather. For elopements with fewer than 7 people, it’s easier to make last-minute changes if the weather unexpectedly shifts.
Additionally, having a ceremony location that doubles as a wedding venue provides more freedom for decorating and seating arrangements if that’s important to you. For others, the accessibility a wedding venue offers can be decisive, especially for people with disabilities or health conditions that may affect their ability to reach certain other outdoor ceremony locations.

A wedding venue can assist with transportation and be more accommodating to fulfil special needs.


Weather And Seasonal Considerations: When Is The Best Time To Elope In The Dolomites?

There’s a short and long answer. The short answer to the question “What’s the best time to elope in Dolomites” for me is: early or late summer, and fall. Or Winter. If you’re completely out-of-the-box thinkers!
No “best” time to get to the Dolomites that fits everyone. I’m sure that everybody has slightly different wants and needs, so let’s break down some seasonal considerations first.


Summer, Winter, Fall – There’s No One Size Fits All

What some people tend to overlook when planning their elopement in the Dolomites are the seasons. Not only winter or summer as seasons of the year, but also touristy season and “off-season” periods. It’s essential to know when the busy times are and be aware of how the landscapes appear in this beautiful spot on Earth.


Many people prefer the summer tourist season to elope in the Dolomites, which runs from June to October, the warmer time of the year. Others opt for a winter wonderland elopement; consequently visiting the Dolomites in the winter tourist season, during December or February.
While the less chosen months are November and mid-April to mid-May. Let’s explore further!


Climate & Seasons Of The Year

The Dolomites have an alpine climate, meaning a short warm summer with green lush meadows (July is the warmest at around 29°C / 84°F) and a long, cold winter with snow and ski slopes (January is the coldest at around -5°C / 23°F). While summer and winter are the most popular times to visit, Autumn/Fall is fantastic and less busy too, offering stunning colors and good, friendly weather if you’re lucky!

💥Take a look at the blog post about what to wear for your elopement in the Dolomites, for every season!


Tourist Seasons

The tourist seasons are summer (mid-June to first days of October) and winter (From December to mid-April). The primary advantages of visiting during tourist seasons include the availability and accessibility of all facilities, restaurants, and hotels.

Coming in April/May or November can be very tricky – the cons are definitely: Most hotels, shops, restaurants, huts, gondolas and also some mountain trails are closed.

However, you’re going to have a lot of privacy.

I highly recommend avoiding peak season, such as August.


Dolomites Elopement Location Accessibility:

Not each location is available to elope in the Dolomites in every month/season, or some locations look so differently in every season – that’s why, having a local helping you with these aspects can be so extremely helpful, and letting you be on the safe side!

💥If you’re planning a winter elopement in the Dolomites, make sure to read the Dolomites winter elopement guide!




Beyond Just Photographs & Famous Dolomites Elopement Locations: Activities & Culture

Non-exhausting, Relaxing & Other Fun Activities To Do During Your Dolomites Elopement


Cable Car Rides: Experience the panoramic views without strenuous hikes by taking cable car rides to elevated locations to elope in the Dolomites.

Cultural Sites: Discover the rich history and culture of the Dolomites by visiting landmarks like charming churches, museums, and historic sites in various towns. The Dolomites offer a lot of history around WW2 to discover.

Food and Wine Tasting: Indulge in the delicious local cuisine and cheeses. Try traditional dishes like canederli (dumplings) and enjoy the local wines in a scenic setting, ideal for getting married in the Dolomites.

Easy Hikes: While not mountaineering, there are plenty of easy and scenic hikes suitable for all levels; providing breathtaking views without demanding climbs.

Skiing & Snowboarding in Winter: Winter offers a gazillion of slopes to slide down to and so much fun for both beginners and expert skiers. But also for people who love to savour the “bella vita” on the huts and taste delicious local food.

💥Read more inspirational ideas to make your elopement even more fun!


The Dolomites As A Cultural Heritage


Where Are The Dolomites?

The Dolomites are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy, forming a part of the Southern Limestone Alps. Our stunning mountain range is renowned for its distinctive, jagged peaks and picturesque landscapes. Encompassing provinces such as South Tyrol (Province of Bolzano), Trentino, and Belluno, the Dolomites have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their unique geological characteristics and breathtaking beauty. Gaining more and more popularity, our guests can explore charming mountain villages, lush meadows, and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities, ideal for getting married in the Dolomites.


Personal Note – About My Minority Language & Cultural Ladin Identity

The Dolomites are not only breathtaking for their landscapes but in my eyes, also for the rich layers of languages and cultures that thrive in our localities.

I’ve been raised with diverse linguistic traditions coalescing, reflecting the historical and cultural amalgamation of various communities. While Italian is spoken, especially in regions like Trentino, and Belluno, German is most widely spoken in the South Tyrol region (Province of Bolzano).
But there’s more: The Dolomites boast the unique presence of the Ladin language. Which is my native language. Originating from the Romanized Alpine population during the Roman Empire, Ladin is a Romance language spoken in just some valleys around the Sella Massive: such as Gardena, Badia, Fassa, and Ampezzo. FUN FACT: Only a minority around 30.000 people speak Ladin (with various dialects) and I’m one of them *yay*! Also, I’m fluent in 4 languages: Ladin, Italian, German & English. Nice, huh? 💪🏻😏
Despite its vulnerable status, Ladin plays a vital role in preserving our cultural identity, connecting us to centuries-old traditions and contributing to the multifaceted cultural mosaic that defines us. The linguistic diversity in this region adds an extra layer of charm to its already captivating allure, making the Dolomites not only a visual spectacle but a living testament to the dynamic interplay of languages and cultures through time.


Local Dishes & Foods:

The culinary landscape of the Dolomites is a fascinating fusion of Austrian/German and Italian influences, reflecting our region’s unique cultural history. By the way: did you know that about 100 years a go, South Tyrol was part of Austria?! – Now you know!
The hearty alpine fare, influenced by our neighboring Austrian and German traditions, includes dishes like Goulash, Knödel (dumplings), and Kaiserschmarrn (shredded pancake). These offerings are characterized by robust flavors and comforting ingredients, providing energy to those navigating the mountainous terrain.
On the Italian side, the Dolomites incorporate elements of the renowned Italian cuisine, with dishes such as polenta (corn porridge), cajincì (local ravioli), and flavorful speck (cured ham).
Exploring the local eateries in the Dolomites unveils a delightful mix of flavors that showcases the harmonious blend of two culinary worlds, making every meal a cultural and gustatory adventure.

💥Read about the Ladin Cuisine here!


A Touch Of Magic: Legends & Stories

The Dolomites are rich in culture, and their stories and legends, known as Ladin folklore, add an extra layer of magic to the stunning scenery. Passed down through generations, these tales feature mythical creatures.

The most known legend is the one of King Laurin and his Rose Garden! You can read a short recap of his story right here: King Laurin’s Legend.
Stories of witches, dwarfs, kings, dragons, and other local mystic spirits dwelling in the mountains, such as the “Rujoch” and “Salvans” have been told ever since to explain natural atmospheric conditions or natural catastrophes to ancient communities over the Dolomites.
Exploring the Dolomites means not only enjoying the beautiful views, but also discovering the bewitching stories that have been a part of our region for generations.




Travelling & Accommodations For Your Dolomites Elopement

Travelling to the Dolomites requires either a bit of planning and a lot of time if you’re coming by public transport, or hiring a rental car.
I always highly recommend having a (rental) car, so you have the flexibility to get to the Dolomites, but also to drive during your stay. Some locations you might want to visit are remote, and public transport can be limiting at times.


What’s The Nearest Airport To The Dolomites?

When heading to the Dolomites, Innsbruck, Treviso, Venice or Verona and Munich airports are popular choices depending on your departure location.
Although airports like Bolzano may seem closer, their limited and expensive flights make them less practical. On the other hand, more distant airports such as Milan or Bergamo are sometimes preferred by those looking to explore Milan itself or Lake Como during their visit.


Extra Tips For Travelling To The Dolomites In Winter

Visiting the Dolomites in winter requires some extra considerations, as snow can potentially make your arrival more difficult. In that way, the best you can do is to be just well-prepared. Here are my top 3 tips for travelling to the Dolomites in winter:

  1. Prepare your vehicle for winter conditions: Winter tires, winter diesel fuel and antifreeze windshield wiper water are non-negotiables
  2. Check the weather conditions: Stay informed about icy or snowy roads beforehand
  3. Verify mountain pass accessibility: Check any mountain pass closures and find alternative routes if you’re not well-prepared to drive on snow.


💥For more tips for visiting the Dolomites in winter, check out my winter elopement guide!


Accommodations In The Dolomites

There’s a variety of accommodations in the Dolomites, as it’s a touristic place. You can find from very simple agritourism in touch with local hosts to luxury hotels with immense wellness centres, and also very uncommon places to stay too!


The most common accommodation types in the Dolomites are: Hotels, Guesthouses, B&Bs and Agritourisms. There are different “luxury” levels in all kinds of accommodations, and you can experience both privacy and local welcoming warmth.


Other accommodation ideas are: Camping/Glamping, Apartments, Private Chalets, Mountain huts or also other unconventional accommodations like a NASA’s spaceships-inspired room in a hotel, to stargazing cabins in the middle of the mountains or igloo camping experience.



Services & Costs Of An Elopement In The Dolomites

What’s The Overall Cost Of An Elopement In The Dolomites?

The cost of a Dolomites elopement can heavily fluctuate based on your dreams, specific preferences, vendors, and services you choose. The prices provided are approximate and change based on individual choices and negotiations.
Always consult directly with vendors for accurate, up-to-date pricing. Getting married in the Dolomites looks different for each client. Here are a few things with estimated costs for an elopement in the Dolomites:


Elopement Photographer in the Dolomites (me 😁):

Cost: €5000 – €14000
Includes: From half day with just photography, to multiple days wit planning help.

Service & Pricing


Dolomites Wedding Planner/Coordinator:

Cost: €1500 – €3000
Includes: Assistance with logistics, vendor coordination, and overall planning support.


Flight (for the couple):
Cost €400 – €6000
Includes: From standard flight within the European continent to a business class overseas flight


Transportation (for the couple):

Cost: €200 – €500
Includes: Rental car or transportation to and from the ceremony venue (eg pass for gondolas).


Accommodation (3-4 nights):

Cost: €500 – €2500
Includes: Lodging for the couple and possibly guests. Costs heavily vary based on the type of accommodation.


Floral arrangements (bouquet, boutonniere):

Cost: €200 – €500
Includes: Bridal bouquet, groom’s boutonniere, and possibly additional arrangements.



Cost: €300 – €2000
Includes: Ceremony officiating, customization of vows, and legal requirements.


Ceremony and Reception Venue:

Cost: €500 – €3000
Includes: Rental of a scenic ceremony location and possibly a reception venue. Costs vary based on location and services.


Wedding Dress and Suit:

Cost: €1000 – €4000 (for the couple)
Includes: Bridal gown and groom’s suit, alterations, and accessories.


Hair and Makeup:

Cost: €200 – €500
Includes: Professional hair and makeup services for the bride.


Additional Decor and Details:

Cost: €300 – €800
Includes: Decorative elements, signage, and any additional details for the ceremony and reception.


Special Experiences:

Cost: €50 – €8000
Includes: Simple experiences like walking an alpaca to an extensive helicopter flight with a following private chef experience in an exclusive small, private mountain hut


The overall costs for an elopement in the Dolomites can indicatively vary from €10.150 – €44.800.


Dolomites Elopement Packages: Just Photography Or Photography & Planning Support.

As a local Dolomites elopement photographer, I offer just custom-made packages.
Either with just photography (if you have a planner already) or photography with some planning assistance. While my planning assistance covers most of the biggest questions my clients have before the elopement and the basics for a Dolomites wedding, it doesn’t fully replace the job of a professional wedding planner. Especially if you’re searching for someone who books, budgets or takes on major coordination tasks for you.


In short, my planning assistance includes:

+ answering questions via video calls, email, or chat.

+ assisting with vendor selection.

+ providing recommendations on accommodations

+ selecting different, secluded locations where to elope or propose in the Dolomites

+ scheduling timelines for the day

+ offering travel tips for the region

+ extra insights on activities and local experiences, based on your interests

+ extra tips on restaurants and local food

+ extra advice on attire and essentials for the day


Service & Pricing

While I DO NOT offer:
– budgeting

– booking other vendors, venues or accommodations

– paying other service providers

– responsibility for suggested accommodation/service providers in general

– documents and organizational matters for civil marriages

– creative advice on the theme, colour, style and design of the wedding or decor setup

– major coordination tasks (like transportation, logistics or management for elopement guests or helping to coordinate more than 2–3 vendors on the day)


💥For major help I warmly recommend hiring a local Dolomites wedding planner. Here’s to the blog post about when to hire a Dolomites wedding planner or not.


A Different Kind Of Photography & Planning Service: The Lucky Bag Elopement Experience

While working with couples all over the world, I discovered that many people just trusted me as their local fairy (that’s what they said). I love to search for locations tailored to their vibes and visions. It is noteworthy that certain clients trusted me completely, without any concern for the specific destination, confident that I would guide them to wonderful locations. That’s how the idea of a Lucky Bag Elopement was born.
The Lucky Bag Elopement Experience consists of understanding my client’s vision, choosing the location & building the timeline for my clients while surprising them on their day.
The main benefits of my signature service are:

  1. Less overwhelming decisions to make
  2. Less timeline planning stress
  3. Big surprise on your day


💥Here’s the full page of my signature Lucky Bag Elopement Experience


What Is The General Process If We Were To Hire You As A Photographer?

The process behind planning depends on what you’re searching for and what your needs are. But here’s a simple breakdown for you to understand the process of working with me as your elopement photographer:

1 – Get on a free discovery call with me, to discover what you most need help with.
And then you can choose Photography + Planning Support, or Just Photography (just if you already have a Dolomites wedding planner, or want to hire one).

2 – Get your exclusive and tailored packages & book your date

3 – Start the planning process: both with questionnaires to fill in and 1:1 calls for Q&As with all tips to plan your day. You’ll have access to my brain whenever you need it.


💥See details about the experience of working with me here: EXPERIENCE


Your Dolomites Elopement – Personal End Note:

As you see, the Dolomites have so much to offer – not only landscapes but also a lot of culture. As a local elopement photographer deeply connected to my home region, I am here to turn your visions into reality, while respecting our environment and adding some bewitching (and a bit nerdy 😉) touches to your experience.
From capturing the raw fun and games, to guiding you to lesser-known, picture-perfect locations, my goal is to create an elopement experience that brings you to a deeper level of living the breathtaking views of the Dolomites.


Reach out to me for a personalized consultation, where we can discuss your preferences, answer any questions you might have, and start crafting the perfect plan for your Dolomites elopement.


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