There’s nothing quite like the lighting and feeling of a sunset, so it makes sense that Joshlyn and Chad wanted their elopement ceremony during golden hour. When planning their wedding, they realized they wanted an elopement in Italy where they could skip traditions and expectations. They wanted to celebrate their love how they wanted. They didn’t say goodbye to every tradition—they shared a first look at the luxury resort, Borgo Pignano, and wrote their own vows.
To make their day even more special, Joshlyn and Chad received notes from their loved ones who sent their love and well wishes. From getting ready to sharing their love on the hillsides of Tuscany, Junebug member Luno Films and photographer Roy Son captured both the beauty of their love and Italy. Scroll down to see more of this sunset Borgo Pignano elopement.
Joshlyn and Chad
Borgo Pignano, Tuscany, Italy
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Walking Away From Wedding Traditions
We’re proud of the fact that we knew what we wanted for our wedding and we made it happen. It can be hard to walk away from wedding traditions and expectations. Fortunately, we had support from our family to do an elopement-style wedding. We had an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience that reflected our values and who we are as a couple.
Golden Hour Memories
The most memorable part of the day was sharing our vows as the sunset behind the Tuscan hills. The sunset cast a golden glow across the fields as we expressed our love and commitments for our partnership.
Wedding Advice for Nearlyweds
Less is more for your wedding. Stay true to what’s important and authentic for you. Keep the focus on you two as a couple. After all, that is the most important part!
Personalizing Their Sunset Borgo Pignano Elopement
We personalized our elopement by keeping it very intimate. We wrote our own vows the day before, put together a few words for our friend and photographer to recite about the meaning of partnership to read before we said our vows, and we planned everything ourselves. Every decision was made to our preference and felt very personal.
Photography – Roy Son
Hotel + Getting Ready Venue – Borgo Pignano
Floral Design – Puscina Flowers
Videography – Luno Films
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Your Wedding Beauty Team
Congratulations to Joshlyn and Chad on their sunset Borgo Pignano elopement! Big thank you to Junebug member Luno Films for sharing it with us, and to Roy Son for capturing the day. See more of Luno Films’ work on their profile of videographers from around the world. Ready to take the leap and elope for your nuptials? We’ve got the ultimate elopement planning guide to help you get started.