Wondering how to plan your destination elopement in Europe?! As a photographer, my favorite part about helping couples elope is finding a place that resonates with them as a couple. Oftentimes, this means traveling out of state, or out of the country in order to find a spot that provides you with activities you two love to do together, breathtaking views, and good food. Another added benefit is being able to continue on your honeymoon into your destination elopement.

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Hey, I’m Sydney! I’m an adventure elopement photographer that lived in Europe for a year – and I can’t wait to help you plan your dream day abroad!

Your go-to resource for anything planning related. After spending a year in Europe, I immediately knew there was something wildly special about eloping there. Since then, I’ve spent an extended amount of time in Iceland and Switzerland shooting elopements, and have learned quite a few tips and tricks to help us plan an unforgettable Europe elopement!

I will be your travel guide for all things international travel-related, back up plan creator (for when weather hits the fan!), and location scout (yes, I will show you all the hidden waterfalls and canyons that are free from crowds). But, above all I will be your friend and adventure buddy.

Where Should My Destination Elopement in Europe Be?

“Where should my destination elopement be?” is one of the first questions my couples will ask me. As a destination wedding photographer whose traveled all over the US and Europe, here are my favorite recommendations for your adventure elopement!


  • Iceland Elopement (learn more about getting married in Iceland here!)
  • Scotland Elopement
  • Switzerland Elopement
  • Portugal Elopement
  • Northern Italy Coastal Elopement
  • Southern Italy Coast Elopement
  • Norway Elopement
  • Greece Elopement
  • Canada Elopement
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Northern Italy Coast

How Do I Plan My Destination Elopement in Europe?

Similar to planning an elopement in the United States, planning a destination elopement in Europe begins with finding a photographer that’s familiar with the country you’re planning to elope in! I recommend hiring a photographer that travels to Europe to avoid language barriers, will be able to communicate during US work hours, and can recommend other English-speaking vendors to you!

A great resource about getting married abroad – How to Get Married in Europe

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Amalfi Coast

How Do I Choose a Location for My Destination Elopement?

When choosing a location for your elopement ask yourself these questions first:

  • Do I plan on hiking during my elopement?
  • What kind of views and scenery do I want to get married in? (Desert, ocean, mountains, forests, waterfalls, lakes, etc.!)
  • What kind of food do I want to eat during my post-elopement celebration?
  • Do I plan on honeymooning at the same location or near it?

What Season Should My Elopement Be In?

The season you plan to have your destination elopement in Europe will depend on the climate! Rule of thumb:

  • If eloping in the mountains or by alpine lakes: Summer & early fall
  • If eloping in the desert: Late fall through early winter

Thinking of planning your destination elopement in the United States or Europe?! Contact Me to get started!

I specialize in adventure elopements in: Colorado, Moab, Iceland, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, and Canada! Let’s plan your dream day!

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