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

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - 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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Resort Locanda Tuscany - Castiglione d’Orcia Elopement Photo Story Award

Photo of the bride and groom after the Tuscany, Italy ceremony in the countryside

Resort Locanda Tuscany Elopement Portrait | This is a portrait of the bride and groom after the ceremony during the sunset in the countryside around the resort.

This is a portrait of the bride and groom after the ceremony during the sunset in the countryside around the resort.

A story of two wonderful people and their intimate wedding in Val d’Orcia celebrated at the splendid Resort Locanda, Tuscany in Castiglione d’Orcia. A wedding that I loved very much for the accurate simplicity and spontaneity of Ilaria and Joel, a young couple, sparkling and out of the box.

Ilaria and Joel have chosen to marry at the Locanda in Tuscany, a beautiful old farmhouse nestled in the countryside a few kilometers from Bagno Vignoni. The park, the swimming pool and the view of the Tuscan countryside, have made this intimate wedding in Val d’Orcia really unique and special.

The uniqueness of the place is perfectly combined with their uniqueness.

A couple in love, fun, out of the box. I spent a wonderful day with them, almost as if I knew them long ago. I loved very much their will to live their wedding day together in all aspects, from the time of their getting ready, to the outdoor ceremony, going against the usual tradition.

Italy wedding photograph of the bride facing the window during her elopement ceremony preparation

Italy Tuscany Elopement Photo of the Bride | A photograph of the bride facing the window during her preparation to see how the weather forecast was.

A photograph of the bride facing the window during her preparation to see how the weather forecast was.

Tuscany, Italy bride and groom getting ready for outdoor wedding at resort

Tuscany Italy Elopement Photography | The bride and groom during their getting ready before the outdoor ceremony

The bride and groom during their getting ready.

Tuscany, Italy bride's dress image detail shot of the groom buttons her

Tuscany IT, Elopement Picture | details of the bride's dress

The details of the bride's dress while the groom buttons her.

Castiglione d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy outdoor small wedding ceremony in the sunshine

Tuscany Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Picture | The setting of the outdoor small wedding ceremony. The bride and groom with their relatives during the sunset in front of the celebrant and a wooden arc decorated with colored roses.

The setting of the outdoor small wedding ceremony. The bride and groom with their relatives during the sunset in front of the celebrant and a wooden arc decorated with colored roses.

Tuscany, Italy bride is crying at her outdoor elopement ceremony in the countryside

Tuscany IT, Elopement Wedding Image | The bride is crying at the beginning of the outdoor ceremony in the countryside.

The bride is crying at the beginning of the outdoor ceremony in the countryside.

The bride and groom kiss after outdoor ceremony in Tuscany, Castiglione d'Orcia, Italy

Italy Elopement Photography | The bride and groom's kiss at the end of the outdoor ceremony at the farmhouse venue.

The bride and groom's kiss at the end of the outdoor ceremony at the farmhouse venue.

Resort Locanda in Tuscany, Castiglione d'Orcia, Tuscany, Italy couple's portrait of the bride and groom

Italy Elopement Portrait of the Bride and Groom | This is a couple's portrait of the bride and groom after the ceremony during the sunset in the countryside around the farmhouse resort.

This is a couple's portrait of the bride and groom after the ceremony during the sunset in the countryside around the farmhouse resort.

What are the Basic Marriage Requirements for Weddings/Elopements in Italy?

The general requisites below are uniform across Italy

  • The bride and groom must be at least 18 years of age or have written parental consent
  • The bridal couple must have a Declaration of Intention to Marry
  • Civil banns is required to be posted at the town hall
  • The officiant/celebrant needs to be: a mayor, a deputy of the mayor, or a Catholic Priest
  • The marriage ceremony must be performed in the presence of 2 witnesses over the age of 18
  • A translator has to be present if any of the parties (bride, groom, or the 2 witnesses) does not speak Italian