Kasia and Jon eloped to the Lake District to the UK and after a private ceremony at Kendal registry office they met me for a guided walk and photoshoot at Blea Tarn. Neither of them had visited the National Park before so it was really important to them to have a guide, not just a photographer, to enable them to get to the locations they envisaged. I’ll let their wonderful guide and photographer Gill from Unfurl Photography tell you more…
When you make the choice to elope, you have the chance to plan a ceremony that is unique and meaningful to you. If you’ve decided to leave the legal part out then you’re not bound by any rules or traditions. You are free to create everything just as you want. Your ceremony can be as short or as long as you like. You don’t even need to have a ceremony if it doesn’t feel like you. Making your commitment to one another can be done in any way you choose.
The Aran Islands are three remote, tiny islands off the coast of Galway in the west of Ireland, only reachable by a rather choppy boat ride. Laura and Matt travelled all the way from Arizona in USA for their Aran Islands elopement along with 15 of their closest friends and family. They wanted their ceremony to be the main focus of their day, and it truly was incredibly unique, with an incredibly special Celtic ceremony with different sections in an old ruined church to have mini blessings, like touching a stone, putting some fabric on a tree, and dipping their hands in water for blessings – it was something incredibly special to witness. After the ceremony, they celebrated in the traditional Irish way – Irish pubs serving the best Guinness!
These two artistic souls travelled across the globe to join hands and commit their lives to one another with a stunning elopement ceremony at the Quiraing on Scotland’s dramatic Isle of Skye.
I don’t share a whole lot of couple shoots on We Are The Wanderers. But every now and then I’ll get a submission that catches my eye. Today’s feature of one of them. This stunning couple shoot in the sand dunes in the Netherlands proves that you don’t always need towering mountains or epic landscapes to create absolutely stunning pictures. All you need is a couple madly in love, and amazing photographer and if you’re lucky, some beautiful light. And this gorgeous couple shoot by Mirna aka The Wandering Childe ticks all those boxes.
A stunning moodly Elgol elopement on the beautifully rugged Isle of Skye in Scotland captured by The Caryls Photography.
Vanna & Kevin’s elopement day didn’t go exactly as planned. Their elopement photographer and local expert Steph had helped them to plan an itinerary travelling east along the south coast of Iceland. However, on the morning of their elopement, the weather forecast changed dramatically. A blizzard coming from the east was on the way, which meant road closures were almost certain. Quickly they came up with a plan B for the day, and instead drove west towards Reykjavik. But like something from a Hollywood blockbuster movie, the storm was close on their tails as they drove to a potential new ceremony location. But Steph knew they wouldn’t make it, so they pulled over their cars and literally had their elopement ceremony at the side of the road. Although in Iceland, even the roadsides are stunning
Nadja & Frederik spend almost every chance they get in the mountains. It’s where they feel the most alive and free, surrounded by stunning scenery and the raw beautiful of nature. So they had no second thoughts about choosing the Austrian Alps as the location for their winter elopement.
These two very stylish grooms in kilts make this enchanting elopement in Scotland look like something from a classic romance movie.
Stephanie and Andrew knew a traditional wedding wasn’t for them. Their lakeside elopement in the Swiss Alps turned out to be the most perfect adventure, as they said their vows against a breathtaking backdrop.
Brace yourselves! Today’s elopement is an absolute stunner! Melissa & Shane travelled to Germany for this intimate lakeside elopement in the Bavarian Alps. They chose to have an intimate, meaningful ceremony on the banks of the beautiful Lake Eibsee.
More and more couples are choosing to sign their official wedding papers back at home and head to somewhere wild and beautiful for their wedding pictures. And this is exactly what Wincy and Kenji decided to do for their elopement in the Swiss Alps. Wincy and Kenji came from Singapore and chose the beautiful Swiss town of Grindelwald as the base for their adventure. This picturesque town sits in the Swiss Alps region of the Bernese Highlands and is the perfect location for getting outside and experiencing some of Switzerland’s most beautiful scenery. They took along photographers Katja & Simon to capture this magical adventure.
Mindy and Seamus travelled from Kentucky, USA, for their intimate elopement in Northern Ireland. Set in the stunning ruins of Dunservick Castle, along the North West coast of Northern Ireland, the breathtaking scenery provided a magnificent backdrop for these two souls as they said their wedding vows to one another.
The Isle of Skye in Scotland is becoming one of the most popular locations for adventure loving couples in Europe. It might be because of the fact that you can have a legally binding humanist ceremony in almost any location you can think of. Or it might be simply because it’s breathtakingly beautiful. Taylor & Steven’s intimate Isle of Skye wedding by the fabulous Lynne Kennedy Photography is an absolute stunner and I know you’re going to love it!
A bohemian inspired pre-wedding shoot at Lago Di Braies in the Dolomites with a stunning Rue De Seine wedding gown and some breathtaking scenery.
Whilst intimate weddings and elopements may take less planning than a big, lavish wedding celebrations, some couples can still find the process quite overwhelming. When you’re trying to find wedding venues and trustworthy vendors in a country where you don’t speak the language or know much about the area, a wedding planner can help take that stress away from you. Today I’d like to introduce you to Yana from Peach Perfect Weddings who shares my love of intimate weddings and meaningful elopements. After starting off planning luxury weddings, she soon realised that it was the small, intimate celebrations of love that she adored the most. So she set out to change the course of Peach Perfect Weddings to become a leader in planning truly unique elopement packages in Europe.
With an epic love story that started eighteen years ago, Tina & Jürgen travelled all the way from Austria to Scotland for their remote and intimate Loch Coruisk Elopement on the Isle of Skye.
Jennifer & Jeff are both massive cycling fans. It was during a cycling holiday in the Dolomites that Jeff proposed to Jennifer, so returning to this stunning region for their wedding day was the the perfect choice.
You might have fallen in love with the stunning imagery from Paula O’Hara a few weeks ago when I shared this elopement in Northern Ireland and I know you’re going to love this wild and beautiful
Two years to the day before their wedding day, Jeffrey got down on one knee on a pier in Mexico and asked Kristina to be his wife. So how did a couple from the USA,
Sara and Jon travelled all the way to Ireland with their closest family and friends for an intimate wedding on the west coast of Ireland. The journey that brought them from Florida to Ireland for their wedding day is filled with tales of adventure and travel.
I’ve followed the work of photographer Maureen Du Preez for a few years now and I absolutely love her way of seeing the world. Her photography has a beautifully honest quality to it and her love
Today’s incredible real wedding story is about an enchanting elopement in Lofoten. Maz and Dave flew all the way from Australia to above the arctic circle in Norway. They chose the remote archipelago of the
Kavoos and Diana had the burning desire to hold an adventurous Lapland elopement! This in itself was rather brave considering they are California natives and during winter northern Finland is below freezing and they are in
When Niki and Chris were planning their wedding, one very special person was missing. That person was Niki’s beautiful mum, who so sadly passed away shortly before. Deciding it wouldn’t feel right to get married
In October 2016 Angus & Davina eloped to Arymer Cove on the Devon coast, which was captured beautifully by Amber of Liberty Pearl Photography. Their story began with a chance meeting during a surfing trip
After much to-ing and fro-ing, Steph and Lee decided to return to the spot of Lee’s proposal to say their wedding vows to each other. That spot was in the alpine town of Seefeld in