Elopement in Italy to Ski the Selleronda
Natalia and Nick planned an elopement in Italy to ski the Selleronda. A multi-day wedding weekend was hosted in Lake Placid a month later. Their trip to Italy started in St. Anton, moved Alta Badia with a stay at Forestis which you see pictured above. Checking the Selleronda off their list was the perfect way to commemorate the occasion.
As a New York based wedding photographer, I travel often. However I was not photographing their elopement so I suggested bringing some film to Italy. I sent them with an x-ray bag (just in case they didn’t hand check any film) and they picked up a few disposable cameras. When they returned my lab developed the images and here are a few of my favorites. I love that these images are so classic and nostalgic.
While an iphone can take amazing pictures, film has a way of bringing life to photographs. Photographing winter scenes on film is one of the easiest things to do. The ample light outside, and forgiving nature of film creates stunning photographs. You just have to remember to use that flash when indoors or low light.
Planning an elopement and a wedding with multiple destinations
It was always in the plan to have a two part wedding. First, an elopement that was private and just for them. Next a candlelit winter wedding in the Adirondacks with a big party for all their family and friends. Couples who plan a wedding with multiple destinations or in two parts are increasingly common. The draw is that a ceremony can be more meaningful and personal while the party can be just that.
Having your wedding ceremony days (or weeks) before the wedding reception.
Travel is also a factor when planning an elopement or wedding weekend. Natalia and Nick skipped the honeymoon (for now) to focus on their elopement trip. They celebrated together and were ready to share in the joy with their friends and family when they all gathered back home in New York.
If you are planning a wedding with a twist – a different order of events or a chance to put a spin on what has been done – I can’t recommend it enough. As a photographer it’s always exciting to see couples lean in to their vision. Reach out to discuss working together if you are interested in collaborating!