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These are the main blueprints for anyone that wants to elope (or propose) in the Dolomites. There are many tips for elopements themselves, but also on locations and other things you maybe didn’t know you didn’t know.


A Local’s Guide To Elope In The Dolomites – Everything You Need To Know

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


Winter Elopement In The Dolomites – An Inspirational Local’s Guide

Hey lovebirds, adventurers, and those seeking a touch of winter magic for your vows – welcome to the heart of the Dolomites! I’m Ellen, your local elopement photographer in the Dolomites, and I’m about to spill the beans on why winter elopements in this snow-kissed wonderland are the stuff dreams


10 Best Elopement Locations In The Dolomites [NOT THE USUAL ONES]

⚠WARNING: This might be the most bubble-bursting blog post you’ll read about elopement locations in the Dolomites. → I’m Ellen, a local elopement photographer in the Dolomites, born and living in Colfosco. I make a living with Elopements and Secret Proposals in the Dolomites. And still, I’m here to deconstruct,


5 Reasons Why You Need Secluded Elopement Locations In The Dolomites

The Dolomites are a picturesque and romantic destination for an elopement. With a lot of famous (and less famous) locations, breathtaking views, and a big variety of activities to do, it’s no surprise that many couples are choosing our stunning region for their intimate elopement wedding. The Dolomites can be

Ellen’s experience is extremely multifaceted. Yes, she over-delivers on her photography trade and that’s why you originally hire her.
But the added bag of tricks of local recommendations, vendor connections, secret locations, native heritage storytelling, and her brilliantly funny personality make the whole planning process and elopement day so much more special.
We knew we hired a amazing local photographer, but in the end, we got an amazing local Ladin friend.
Thank you Ellen for making our elopement exceed all of our expectations. We miss you and Colfosco!

-Ally & Brad



Proposals & Engagement Tips

All my best tips and suggestions around proposals & engagements in the Dolomites!


Guide On How To Propose During A Photoshoot In The Dolomites

  Planning to propose to your partner isn’t that easy, especially if you want to do something particular. But as a photographer, I’ll be more than happy to cheerlead you through the wedding proposal planning and give you some advice and input. Here, you can find some to-go tips in


Dolomites Couple Photoshoot Outfit Ideas: What To Wear?

  What to wear for your couple shoot in the Dolomites is a question I get asked sometimes. I think that the most important thing is to wear clothes you actually feel comfy wearing. If you’re not an elegant dress type of person, then better wear pants and a nice


Engagement Photoshoot In The Dolomites: The Alternative Approach To Engagement Sessions

We all know about those cheesy engagement pictures: posed, unnatural – outdated. While having engagement photographs in the after the photoshoot can be really sweet and lovely, there’s a thing that often gets missed out on the fun and the experience that can be created with an engagement photoshoot in

Throughout the entire proposal planning process, Ellen was an absolute lifeline. Her willingness to go the extra mile, coordinating and guiding me remotely through Zoom and email, significantly eased any stress that I had been feeling.
She patiently listened to my ideas, offering expert suggestions that not only fit my vision but also maximized the beauty of the Dolomites. Her attention to detail was remarkable, ensuring that every element of the proposal, from timing to the ideal spot, was meticulously planned. It was her dedication and support that allowed me to focus on the excitement of the moment rather than the logistics, and for that, I am profoundly grateful.
Her expertise and warm guidance were instrumental in making our Dolomites proposal a seamless and joyous experience.

-Phil & Elena



How to Personalize your day & Make it even more fun!

For whatever celebration: these are a few ideas to celebrate your day, make it more you and more fun!


13 Ideas To Celebrate An Alternative Wedding | Make Your Elopement Fun

  Weddings don’t always have to be super big parties to be meaningful. Indeed, I believe that in small, alternative weddings the meaning of the celebration can be grasped even better. We have something for everyone to make your elopement wedding more fun! From the most adventurous activities to the


Fantasy Wedding – Add A Touch Of Magic Into Your Elopement

Explore enchanting ideas for a fantasy wedding in the picturesque Dolomites. From mystical ceremonies in secluded forest clearings to epic waterfalls and alpine meadows, discover inspiring locations for your fantasy elopement. Dive into creative activities, such as a fantasy photoshoot or interacting with animals, adding an artistic touch to your


Multi-Day Wedding – How To Make Your Wedding Special

  You don’t feel like a traditional wedding – what friends and relatives do at their weddings just make you roll your eyes and you don’t want to have a wedding like that. Good! Then I have enough reasons to have a wedding that represents you 100% and that you


Smart Tips For Your Elopement Wedding Picnic

Let’s talk about somehting I’m super passionate about: Picnics! Picnics are something I suggest to my couples all the time – it’s a good excuse to enjoy food outdoors and do something you don’t do everyday. Whilst someone can think that picnics are just shabby sandwiches and soggy food, there

Ellen is silly and genuine, with a keen creative eye. She definitely gave us a feel for the Italian culture and personality, which is hard when you are in a foreign country and only have shallow and short interactions with most locals. We had a blast and were honored to share our special day with her. The photography was top notch. You can not go wrong booking Ellen to do your photography!

-Amanda & Justin



Inspiring blog Posts: Other people’s stories!

These are true stories of true clients – take some inspiration!


Getting Married In Alta Badia, Dolomites – Rifugio Edelweiss & Rifugio Pralongià – A Two-Day Adventure Wedding

Cristina & Matteo come to Colfosco every year, having fallen in love several years ago in Valle Aurina, they decided that South Tyrol, Colfosco in Alta Badia precisely, would be the perfect place to crown their love in marriage. The mountains have always been the happy place for them, where


Ski Resort Wedding In The Dolomites

Sonja & Chris are coming to the Dolomites for their winter holidays since ages. The Alta Badia ski resort is their happy place to rest and also to have fun on the slopes. That’s why they decided that celebrating a ski wedding here would have been the best choice for

We had the most wonderful time working with Ellen. She was a huge support in the planning process and made the day fun and so enjoyable. Can’t recommend her more!

-Ben & Mary Helen



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