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This Outfit Inspiration Will Help You Say “I Do” to Your Elopement Dress

August 11, 2016 | nicole

elopement dress

The decision to elope often has to do with wanting to forego the stress of wedding planning and instead focusing full on your love. While you may decide to skip the seating chart and centerpieces, there are a few elements to your elopement you may not want to miss out on. Of course you’ll need a stellar photographer capturing your intimate vows, but you might want to put a little thought into what you’re wearing while you read them! Choosing your elopement dress is similar to selecting any wedding dress in that you want to feel your most beautiful, but there are some unique factors at play in such a small celebration.

First, you have to consider budget. Is eloping giving you the opportunity to wear the extravagant gown of your dreams, or would you be more comfortable in an alternative white dress at a more conservative price point? Second, you’ve got to know where in the world you’re saying “I do.” Do you want your elopement dress to complement the surroundings, or stand out with a statement? With those answers in mind, scroll through the following inspiration and picture your own wedding day!

Long sleeves and cozy layers

stunning-intimate-isle-of-skye-destination-wedding-24-600x900 image by Ash & James Photography, dress by Yasmine Layani; see more from this elopement here!

Winter-Elopement-Inspiration-at-Eklunta-Lake-Kristian-Lynae-Photography-2 image by Kristian Lynae Irey; see more from this elopement shoot here!

Nautical-Maine-Wedding-Inspiration-at-Bangs-Island-Mussels-Barge-35-600x900 image by Emily Delamater Photography; see more from this elopement shoot here!

chic-palm-springs-destination-wedding-at-colony-palms-hotel-12-600x900 image by Lauren Scotti Photography, dress by Houghton; see more from this real wedding here!

Something slinky, breezy, and even a little revealing

Effortlessly-Beautiful-Aruba-Elopement-Inspiration-26-600x899 image by Kim Stockwell Photography, see more from this elopement shoot here!

Indigo-Gold-Pico-Creek-Beach-Styled-Elopement-11-600x900 image by Hannah Kate Photography, dress by Wear Your Love; see more from this elopement shoot here!

This-Jaw-Dropping-Waimea-Canyon-Wedding-Hawaii-Like-Youve-Never-Seen-Before-24-600x900 image by Victoria Carlson Photography, wedding dress by Grace Loves Lace; see more from this elopement here!

Arabia-Wedding-Inspiration-Yas-Island-Maria-Sundin-12-of-19-600x800 image by Maria Sundin, wedding dress by House of Moirai; see more from this elopement shoot here!

Shoulder-Baring Gowns

Breathtaking-Canadian-Elopement-at-Lake-Louise-My-Canvas-Media-13 image by The Toths, wedding dress by Zuhair Murad; see more from this elopement here!

Stunning-Banff-Elopement-in-the-Tunnel-Mountain-Reservoir-Tricia-Victoria-Photography-33 image by Tricia Victoria Photography, wedding dress by Alfred Angelo; see more from this elopement here!

adventurous-austrian-lake-elopement-inspiration-13-600x900 image by Couple of Prague, wedding dress by Zara; see more from this elopement shoot here!

Short and Sweet (Or a Little Sassy)

This-Woodland-Wisconsin-Wedding-Straight-from-Pages-Storybook-30-600x900 image by Artemis Photography, dress by Free People; see more from this real wedding here!

SedonaWedCP106-600x900 image by Cling & Peck, dress by ModCloth; see more from this elopement shoot here!

Vintage-Inspired-Bride-Marine-Corps-Groom-Said-I-Do-Along-Pacific-Crest-Trail-37-600x900 image by Jami Laree, wedding dress by Bebe; see more from this elopement here!

The most beautiful dress you’ve ever seen

Pronovias-Gown-Venice-Wedding-Archetype-Studio-Inc-32 image by Archetype Studio Inc, wedding dress by Pronovias; see more from this elopement here!

Insanely-Romantic-Grace-Kelly-Inspired-Venice-Elopement-Allison-Harp-Photography-42-600x900 image by Allison Harp Photography, wedding dress by Allure Bridals; see more from this elopement here!

from-the-brooklyn-bridge-to-central-park-this-nyc-elopement-took-our-breath-away-14-600x900 image by KNW Photography, wedding dress by BHLDN; see more from this elopement shoot here!

Florence-Italy-Elopement-at-Torre-di-Bellosguardo-Hotel-Gattotigre-Videographers-29 image by The Curious Eater, dress by TJ Maxx; see more from this elopement here!

Like we said, choosing the right dress is all about location, location, location, so be sure to choose a climate that matches your dress selection! Check out these 16 mind-blowing elopement destinations around the world to get you started.

xoxoNicole

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Florence, Italy Elopement at Torre di Bellosguardo + Video

January 22, 2016 | nicole

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Jillian and Tony’s Florence, Italy elopement is full of beautiful surprises. Though the bride used to be a wedding planner, she and her groom decided to elope. Jillian’s gown is one of the most uniquely stunning we’ve seen, and she purchased it for just $899 at TJ Maxx! Even with no official wedding guests, Jillian and Tony handpicked several professionals to be present on their day, including a photographer, videography team, and even two officiants. Photographer Sofie Delauw of The Curious Eater and the talented cinematographers behind Gattotigre Videomakers captured every thoughtful, candid, and magical moment of the elopement.

The Couple:

Jillian and Tony

The Wedding:

Torre di Bellosguardo, Florence, Italy

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I absolutely love to get dressed up, and I have a feeling people think I spend a LOT of money on clothes…. but you wouldn’t believe how much of my closet is from Goodwill and thrift stores. I purchased my Ralph Lauren Purple Label Wedding Gown at TJ Maxx on clearance for $899. No one seems to believe me!

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Everything about our ceremony was incredibly intimate. Our officiants did a wonderful job of delving into the story of us — both as a couple and who we are as individuals. The entire ceremony was personalized to reflect our love, our commitment, and our promises to each other.

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I used to be a wedding planner, so I’ve witnessed firsthand the disappointment of getting swept up into the whirlwind of a traditional wedding and having the moment end abruptly after months- or even years- of planning. I wanted us to have a much more intimate experience that truly captured the commencement of this monumental commitment. For us, that meant a private ceremony, carefully written vows, and lots of meaningful moments.

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We had just moved into a very contemporary new home and decided upon a completely neutral color palette. We loved how clean things looked in black and white, so we decided to carry that design through into our wedding. The penthouse at Gallery Hotel Art was a perfect match for our style, and it felt like a glammed-up version of our home away from home.

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The Wedding Team:

Videography – Gattotigre Videomakers
Photography – The Curious Eater
Ceremony Venue – Torre di Bellosguardo
Reception Venue – Gallery Hotel Art
Floral Design – Simone Bertini
Catering – The Fusion
Officiant – Blessings from Italy
Invitations – Papertree Studio
Hair & Makeup Artist – Pistolesi Group
Wedding Dress – Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Bridal Accessories – Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Apparel – Burberry
Rings – Anna Sheffield
Transportation – Hire in Italy

 

Congratulations to Jillian and Tony on their intimate Italy elopement in Florence from all of us at Junebug! For more from Gattotigre Videomakers, be sure to watch Alex and Ben’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast wedding video.

xoxoNicole

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Gorgeous Amalfi Coast Wedding Video

December 10, 2014 | nicole

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most incredible spots in the world, which is exactly the reason Alex and Ben chose it for their wedding day. The couple envisioned an elegant wedding in the romantic setting, and they brought on a team of expert professionals to make it happen. Brilliant Italian videographers Gattotigre Destination Wedding Videography filmed Alex and Ben’s wedding and the resulting video will take your breath away and leave you captivated.

The Couple: Alex and Ben

The Wedding: Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Inspiration: “From the day we started planning the wedding we knew we wanted it to be a stylish and elegant affair in a beautiful place with amazing food and wine. We absolutely love Italy and the food, wine and beauty of the Amalfi Coast made it the perfect choice to fit our brief. The wedding theme and my dress had to work perfectly with the venue- the aim was classic, classy and beautiful.

The Moments: “Walking down the aisle with my parents and meeting my future husband’s eyes for the first time…in front of the most beautiful backdrop in the world. Amazing.

The Couple Recommends: “All of them- best wedding planners, photographer and videographers one could ask for. As for the venue and reception itself, it was absolute perfection, every bit of it!

The Wedding Team:

Videography – Gattotigre Destination Wedding Videography
Photography – Jonathan Wherrett
Event Planning – Amalfi Experience
Ceremony Venue – Ravello Town Hall Gardens
Reception Venue – Hotel Caruso
Wedding Dress – Brides of Armadale
Groom’s Apparel – Oscar Hunt

Thanks to Gattotigre Destination Wedding Videography for sharing this incredible wedding video with Junebug! For more of Gattotigre’s exceptional work, you have to see Caroline and Henry’s Italian inspired wedding in Tuscany.

xoxoNicole

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Italian Inspired Wedding in Tuscany

November 12, 2014 | nicole

We’re so excited to share a special video treat today from master videographers Gattotigre. Caroline and Henry envisioned an extravagant Italian inspired wedding in Tuscany, and thanks to an incredibly talented team of wedding professions, all of their wedding dreams came true. The bold pink and purple color scheme paired beautifully with the glamorous crystal accents throughout the wedding decor. Caroline is a beautiful bride, wearing a dreamy Claire Pettibone gown as she exchanged her vows with Henry and danced the night away under the Tuscany stars.

The Couple: Caroline and Henry

The Wedding: Tuscany, Italy

The Inspiration:Italian theme, as I am English. I kept it as simple as possible. The flower colours are my favourite purple, pinks and creams! My wedding dress was fully lace and I found that was more of Italian fashion.

The Moments: “Every part!! But if I was to pick just one! It would be our first dance, it was so romantic and the song meant so much, we felt as if we were in another world.

The Couple Recommends:Marco was a fantastic wedding planner, he did nearly everything for us! All I had to do was exchange emails from England. He drove us all over and took us anywhere we wanted. And also the videographers were amazing! Their style of video editing is amazing.

The Wedding Team:

Videography – Gattotigre
Photography – Holly Rose Stones
Event Coordination – Romeo & Juliet Weddings
Venue – Castello di Modanella
Floral Design – Flowers by Kay
DJ – Betty DJ
Wedding Dress – Claire Pettibone
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Forever Unique
Groom’s Apparel – Gieves and Hawkes

Thank you to Gattotigre for sharing such stunning videography, and to Caroline and Henry for sharing their Italian inspired wedding day with Junebug. For more Italian wedding inspiration, don’t miss Giulia and Luca’s romantic traditional Italian wedding.

xoxoNicole

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