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      Let’s elope in Europe – the best places for your Europe elopement

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      Are you dreaming to elope in Europe?
      You want to know the best places for a beautiful elopement in Europe, wether you’re the adventurous kind or
      more attracted to the beautiful european cities?
      You’ve come to the right article!
      Sit back and relax while I help you plan the elopement of your dreams!

      HOW TO ELOPE IN EUROPE?

      The legal stuff

      If you are a US citizen, you might want to look into a more symbolic elopement, because getting legally married in Europe will be pretty hard, if not impossible in some countries alltogether. The best option when you plan your elopement in Europe is to have a legal wedding in your state/country of residence, and then to have an amazing elopement when you’ll exchange your vows and live an amazing adventure together.

      Some countries in Europe, like France, Italy or Greece, accept for two foreigners to get legally married but you have to have a proof of residency of at least 30 days (for France) before the wedding date. But even with this in mind, the ceremony has to happen inside the town hall of the city you chose, so you won’t be able to have a beautiful, legally-binding elopement ceremony at the place or venue of your choice.

      The best places to elope in Europe

      Pro tip: There are TONS of amazing, beautiful and inspiring places to elope in Europe. I have a long list of other places you might consider for your elopement in Europe! From beautiful, hot cities to adventurous mountains in less-known countries, let's plan something truly special together!

      5 steps to your most amazing elopement in Europe

      From the first contact to exchanging your vows in a beautiful place

      There are many options for you if you’re considering to elope in Europe. Most couples choose to plan everything themselves, from location picking to vendor bookings. But this might be pretty stresfull and some might forget about things someone experimented would have not, like permits for example. If you’re looking for a more complete option, I might be the one for you! Here is what will happen if we work together:

      1) We’ll hop on a call (or exchange emails if you’re more into that) so I would get to know you better and what you expect from this day. I will then make location suggestions based on that, and my aim is to really pick the most amazing, lesser-known, beautiful destinations you will ever dream of.
      2) We’ll book your date and if you don’t have a period in mind, I’ll help you pick the best one as well based on the location we chose (or the other way around!)
      3) I will create an amazing itinerary just for you, planning everything from A to Z. You will only have to book your flight and hotel (which I will recommend as well so we will be as close from your elopement location as possible). I will send vendor recommendations, timeline advices, and if we go for a multiple-days adventure, I will also create a whole itinerary optimized for pictures!
      4) Exchange your vows and experience Europe like you always dreamed!
      5) Relive this adventure over and over again with the pictures I will have taken during this amazing experience!

      Elopement packages in Europe

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      WERIFESTERIA

      Includes:
      - 2-days photography coverage
      - Help to find the perfect spots
      - Elopement planning tips
      - Vendor recommendations
      - Unlimited consultations

      $4.900

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      PETRICHOR

      Includes:
      - 8-hours photography coverage
      - Help to find the perfect spot
      - Elopement planning tips
      - Vendor recommendations
      - Unlimited consultations

      $4.000

      III.

      SIBYLLINE

      Includes:
      - 5-hours photography coverage
      - Help to find the perfect spot
      - Elopement planning tips
      - Vendor recommendations
      - Unlimited consultations

      $3.300
      Eloping in Europe - FAQ

      • DO WE NEED A PERMIT?

      Generally, National Parks in Europe are free to enter and to take pictures in. But double check with the local regulations (or ask your photographer) to be sure you won't need a special permit to take wedding pictures in certain locations. This is even more true if you plan to take pictures outside or inside iconic landmarks.

      • WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO ELOPE IN EUROPE?

      Europe is very varied in terms of weather, but it's almost impossible to go wrong with spring and fall, where you will have the best weather and less tourists.

      • WHAT IS AN ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT EXACTLY?

      An adventure elopement is an elopement that happens to include little (or big) hikes to fo to the ceremony location. Couples who love outdoors choose this option as it allows them to fully embrace the beauty of the country they choose for their elopement.

      • HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BEGIN PLANNING?

      Elopements in Europe are pretty easy to plan, especially if you're looking into middle or low seasons. 3 months in advance is a fair time to plan without a tremenduous amount of stress.

      • WHAT DO WE DO IF IT RAINS ON THE DAY WE CHOSE?

      Storms are very, very rare in Europe but they can happen. And when they do, they generally last 1 to 2 hours. When planning your elopement, I will check for the weather every day one week before the date we chose, and in case a storm is planned to happen, we will postpone the time of the elopement, or change days if it's too heavy.

      • DO WE NEED AN OFFICIANT?

      That's really up to you! Officiants are great but not mandatory since your elopement won't be a legal marriage. Celebrants can instil something very special to your ceremony, but you can choose to go celebrant-free and create your own ceremony!

      • CAN WE BRING FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS?

      Definitely! Elopements don't have to be just the two of you! If you wish to bring some family members along, you can definitely can!

      • ARE YOU WILLING TO HIKE WITH US TO THE CEREMONY LOCATION?

      That would be a big YES for me. I love to hike, and I know it's totallya worth doing when going to an amazing, photogenic location. When we plan your elopement, I will alway have amazing, off-the-beaten path locations for you up my sleeve just for that very reason!

      Photography credits:
      All elopements and couples, Venice, Paris, Loire Valley, Switzerland, Scotland, Ireland, Lake District: myself, Zephyr & Luna / Lapland: Frank DeMol / Canary Islands: Jörg Bergmann / Picos de Europa: Peter Clark / Dolomites: Bill Higham / Faroe Islands: Aevar Gudmodsson / Iceland: Raphael Panhuber / Lofoten: Glen Sinclair / Santorini: Pedro Szekely / High Tatras: Martin / Dunvegan Castle: Ade Russell