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An elopement in Umbria | Elope in Italy

by Chiara


One of the best things to me is photographing elopements. Italy is perfect for elopements and when it comes to have a different scenario, something a little bit unusual and with a great countryside, Umbria region is one of the best places for elopements and weddings. What I love about photographing an elopement in Umbria is the quiet and serene atmosphere, between rustic and historical. In real facts, Umbria is one of the most real “Italian” scenarios ever, and the great thing is that is still an exclusive place! This real elopement in Umbria finds its protagonists in Maria and Ryan. They came from the US for having their wedding celebrated in the beautiful town of Città di Castello. The first contact between the couple and me has been Kelly of The Italian Wedding Planner – Let me go away from the path of this story right now, because I want to say something that I consider very important and that every bride and groom should take into consideration about their elopement in Umbria, Tuscany, Rome, or any other Italian city: if you want to really enjoy your elopement with no concerns, go with a wedding planner, you will never regret that! I have to say that in fact Kelly is an expert about weddings and elopements in Umbria so Maria and Ryan enjoyed the elopements, the moments, the photography with a very big smile on their faces and happy souls! They had their first look in the countryhouse where they got ready. Then we walked through the lanes of Città di Castello to reach the place of their elopement symbolic ceremony, in the ancient and beautiful palace of the town hall, called Priori palace. After the ceremony we walked taking elopement photos through the town and then we moved to the beautiful Umbria countryside, where  we had a lot of fun – and we walked enough, I have to say!

It has been a great time spent together with Maria and Ryan for their elopement in Umbria – and I was particularly happy because I’ve taken some natural portraits of these two beautiful souls on film, with my Pentax 645! :) Working in Umbria for an elopement is always a wonderful experience as a wedding photographer, especially when you have the chance to go through the beautiful contryside around the typical villages there.