Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Napoli wedding image of The couple Kneeling at the Italy church altar together

Napoli Italy Elopement Photography | The couple is Kneeling at the church altar together

Kneeling at the church altar together, the priest holds his hand above the couple’s heads to bless them.

Fabio and Barbara were searching for a photographer way before the lockdown in Italy. Their initial idea was to have a classical Italian wedding with all their friends and relatives.

During the lockdown, we kept in touch for a while, waiting for things to be less restricted. They considered postponing the wedding until 2021, but their desire to celebrate a wedding now couldn’t be stopped, especially once Barbara learned she was pregnant. They finally decided to celebrate a small ceremony with 20 guests in Napoli this year. It was a small wedding with a quick religious ceremony followed by a small reception at a venue on a rooftop with a beautiful view of the nearby sea.

Napoli IT detail image of the bride and groom’s rings sitting next to the bride

Napoli Elopement Photographer | Celebrating safely but still in style, the bride and groom’s rings sit next to the bride

Celebrating safely but still in style, the bride and groom’s rings sit next to the bride’s white lace face mask.

Italy wedding photography from a Napoli marriage day showing The bride spending time with family

Italy Elopement Photos from Napoli  | The bride spends time with a couple of the guests

At home, Barbara spends time with a couple of the guests, who are both happy to be spending this special day with her.

IT Church wedding photography from Napoli of The bride's brother walking her to the ceremony

Church Elopement Picture in Napoli  | The bride's brother walks her to the church

Barbara’s brother walks her to the church as Barbara holds onto his arm while she looks around, taking in the scenery.

Italy Church Altar wedding photography showing The groom kissing the bride

Church Altar Elopement Image in Napoli, Italy  | The groom kisses the bride

Finally, Fabio meets his future wife at the altar, and he greets her with a loving kiss on her forehead as all the guests watch from their pews.

Napoli Church post-ceremony picture showing The newlyweds exiting the church where guests throw rice at them in celebration

Napoli Church Elopement Photo | The newlyweds, exit the church where guests throw rice at them in celebration

The couple, now newlyweds, exit the church where guests throw rice at them in celebration, although Barbara tries to shield herself with her bouquet.

Mt. Vesuvius, Italy wedding picture showing The city, situated right near the sea

Mt. Vesuvius, Italy Elopement Photographer | The city, situated right near the sea, provided the perfect atmosphere for a wedding

The city, situated right near the sea, provided the perfect atmosphere for a wedding, as the couple was surrounded by deep blue waters and beautiful views of the striking Mt. Vesuvius in the distance. 

Napoli City wedding image from a bright, warm day and the newlyweds decided to take a walk together

Napoli City Elopement Photographer | The bright, warm day was perfect for a stroll, and the newlyweds decided to take a walk together

The bright, warm day was perfect for a stroll, and the newlyweds decided to take a walk together by the seaside among the locals, passing by various vendors and stands, smiling as they went.

Mt Vesuvius Italy wedding image of The sun setting on this marriage day

Mt. Vesuvius Italy Elopement Scenic | The sun finally sets on this perfect day

The sun finally sets on this perfect day, casting warm light over Mt. Vesuvius and the beautiful blue sea.