Reasons to Get Married in Italy

I mean, do you really need Reasons to Get Married in Italy? I don’t particularly think so, but hey, if you need a little push to get there, I got you! This list of reasons could go on forever, but the number one reason being–it’s Italy!! Who doesn’t want to get married and travel in Italy?! I think one would have to be a little bit out of their mind to not want to go here, but you never know, so just in case I’ll give you plenty of reasons and by the end of reading this post you will have already bought your tickets and hired me (WHOO-HOO!!!) to photograph your Italy Elopement! So, let’s get to it.

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Reasons to Get Married in Italy

The Italian Landscapes | Biggest reason to get married in Italy!

Italy provides an immense diversity in locations and type of scenery! I truly think this is probably the best reason to get married in Italy. No matter what type of scenery you’re looking for–Italy’s got it! If you want a beautiful coastal elopement then you can elope somewhere on the Amalfi Coast–or literally anywhere on the sea, because it’s all so incredible. If you want a stunning mountain elopement then the Italian Dolomites are where it’s at! To be honest, the Dolomites are by far my favorite part of Italy because they are so unique and jaw dropping. If you’re dying to stroll through some vineyards then Tuscany or the Piedmont are for you. So, as you can already tell the options could go on for days!

Enjoy an Italy Honeymoon

Why not honeymoon in the same epic country that you got married in?! Especially when it’s as beautiful as Italy! This is one thing I absolutely love about destination elopements or weddings. You get to save money, because you don’t have to travel to a different place and let’s be real, everybody loves to save money when they can. I always tell people that when you travel from one region to the next in Italy that it feels like you’re in a completely different country because of how different they are. So, why not get married in the Dolomites and then head to the Piedmont to enjoy all the wine for your honeymoon!

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Summer or Winter Italy Wedding

The weather from May-October is very beautiful and sunny! During August it can get humid, but depending on where you are that isn’t even the case. The winters are pretty mild as well! Of course, if you’re in the mountains then that’s a different story, but who doesn’t love a beautiful winter elopement as well?! You really can’t go wrong.

The Italian Food and Wine

This just speaks for itself! Indulge yourself in all the pasta, lasagna, pizza and wine. It’s pretty dang difficult to go wrong when choosing a meal and a glass of vino to go along with your dinner! I actually didn’t like wine until I went to Italy. Everyone told me “Oh, you’ll definitely start to like wine when you’re there,” and I thought, “Yeah. Ok, sure. That’s not going to happen.” BUT, what do you know—I went to Italy and now all I want to drink is a glass of wine! The food here is pretty unbeatable.

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If these few reasons to get married in Italy haven’t convinced you yet, then just chat with me and I can give you plenty more! Italy truly provides everything you could ever want for your elopement day. If you are looking for an Italy Elopement Photographer then I would be stoked to capture your epic day for you.

My goal for every couple I work with is to be more than just a photographer. I am here to help guide you through planning your dream elopement and to help in any way that I possibly can! I will help location scout for you so you can pick the absolute perfect place to say your vows. I will create the perfect timeline for you so that you can be stress-free and enjoy every moment of your day. Being stressed out on your day is definitely NOT what I want for you. So, I am here to fix that! Most of all, I will be by your side every step of the way and I will be your friend and support. I have been a part of many elopements so I can guide you on how to plan your dream destination elopement! If you’re searching for a destination elopement photographer I would absolutely love to hear your vision for day and I would be so flipping stoked to document your day! You can contact me >HERE< and I am so excited to hear from you! In the meantime check out the guide on How to Plan a Destination Elopement!

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  1. I didn’t think you need needed reasons to get married in Italy until I saw your photos. This is a great list and even better work! Awesome!

  2. Autumn says:

    My main reason to get married in Italy would be….ITS ITALY!! I totally wish my husband and I could have eloped there. Your work proves as to why I wanted to go there and honeymoon there all in one big trip! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

  3. Sara says:

    Personally I wouldn’t need a reason to get married in Italy other than hey it’s Italy haha But if I did you definitely made me want to get married there. This was such a great post.

  4. I saw your blog post on the Facebook group! Yours is the only one I clicked on so this is a genuine comment. :]
    Do you think that people are doing this symbolically or do your couple actually legally get married here? What is your experience with that because I am finding that it is impractical to legally marry in Italy.

    • Courtney Blankers says:

      Hey Brittany! Yes, all the couples I work with who get married in Italy have a symbolical intimate wedding/elopement. It’s so much easier and avoids the hassle of dealing with the Italian paperwork, etc. Are you looking to get married in Italy??!

  5. Sienna says:

    Ooh yes I am definitely an advocate for people traveling and seeing the best that the world has to offer. Italy definitely seems like it has no shortage of amazing food, views and things to do!

  6. KATY says:

    Oh my gosh, you are right there are SO many reasons to get married in Italy!! And your photos are reason enough – seriously gorgeous!! Makes me want to go there immediately! Great post!

  7. Tanja says:

    I 100% agree with your list, especially the food part, haha. People that have never travelled to Italy are missing out. And an elopement is just the perfect excuse to visit and have your perfect honeymoon right away too!

  8. Brittany says:

    Such a great post on why you should go to Italy for your elopement or honeymoon! I love the glow you get in your images. It looks magical!

  9. Mollie Adams says:

    Oh my gosh so many good reasons why one should get married in Italy! I love it!

  10. Dang! I am in LOVE with your photos & your warm edits!!! Plus you make SOLID points on why Italy is the best place to get married, I cannot argue with that!!

  11. I’m sold! These photos are beautiful!

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How does this work? What can I do during my elopement? How do I choose my location? Is the ceremony legal? Can I elope with family?

One of the reasons you're probably eloping is because you want to have a stress-free day, but with so much uncertainty on how to plan an elopement how is it even possible?!

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Courtney has a very warm and bubbly personality that shows through her work! She made my husband and I feel SO comfortable throughout the whole day.

We were very confused on how to start planning our adventure and she was there to answer a lot of our questions in the beginning and honestly with a very short time frame! We planned and got married in 6 weeks, because we knew we really wanted her there for our day and that is what she had available! It was a challenge well accepted for all three of us.

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Courtney was so helpful during the whole process! She helped put together a wonderful day!  She really wanted to make sure our wedding was just right for us. She made our elopement perfectly formulated for us, and I can't think of a more beautiful day!

One of our concerns going into an elopement was wanting to have pictures that let us remember the entire day. Courtney was there from start to finish and captured the whole day! Because of her outstanding work, we can share it with our loved ones, and they can experience the event almost as if they were there. We also really appreciated that she captured genuine moments between us instead of making it a photoshoot.

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If your dream wedding is an adventurous elopement day, I couldn't recommend Courtney more. She went above and beyond and was such a joy to work with throughout this whole experience.

She made us feel at ease and relaxed. Some wedding photographers are all about capturing posed moments that can be really awkward; that's NOT Courtney's style at all. Not only was she down to do whatever we wanted and go on little side adventures, but she made us feel comfortable.

She captured our true personalities and who we are as a couple! When looking at our gallery, our love for each other and our personalities can be seen in each image! She is extremely talented and did a phenomenal job of capturing the beauty of our wedding location. If you hire her, you will not regret it!

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We are SO happy we decided to go with Courtney for our wedding photos! Originally we were supposed to elope in Italy, and she helped a TON with planning things like travel and what our day was going to look like.

Then the pandemic hit and we realized we probably weren't going to be able to go to Italy. So, we decided to change locations to Glacier!

She made it super easy and stress free, and helped plan what our new day in Glacier was going to look like!

Courtney was super easy to spend the entire day with, very friendly and fun to talk to! Even though our day didn't go exactly how we planned due to the weather, we all just went with the flow of it and it still turned out to be an amazing day!

If you're in doubt, just hire her!! You won't regret it one bit and you will get so many incredible photos to look back on your day!!

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When my now husband and I started planning our elopement, we were confused to the max. We didn’t know where to start or how to go about planning anything. We knew we wanted to get married in Ireland, but had too many options on exactly where. After doing some research of elopements, I was scrolling on Pinterest and came across some BEAUTIFUL photos taken by Courtney!

Courtney  made the process so easy! She is organized, professional, sweet, and so so funny!! Courtney does more than just photograph your day, she cares about you having the BEST day! She helped us plan EVERYTHING! Even down to the little details, like what type of shoes to wear! She helped us narrow down where, giving us her informative opinions on each of our options! She gave us cool ideas that we could incorporate into our special day. No idea was too big! When the day came, we had the absolute best time exploring and getting married! After we exchanged our vows, we went to celebrate at a local pub (Courtney’s idea ;) ). It was a blast!!

Our elopement was an absolute DREAM COME TRUE! I will never be able to thank Courtney enough for making it happen. So for anyone on the fence, swaying back and forth about whether or not work with Courtney on your big day, SWAY NO MORE! You’ve found your person!! My day couldn’t have been any better and my pictures are beautiful and capture the fun we had!!! I can’t wait to work with her again!

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"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen.

She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love.

Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

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"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments.

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"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session.

Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that.

Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary.

She kept the focus on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"

NINA & JASON

"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

Jami & Tim

Courtney is not only a talented photographer, but she makes you feel so comfortable even though being in front of the camera can be nerve-wracking! She did such an amazing job with our day and if I had to pick my favorite photo it would take FOREVER, because I love so many! Definitely consider her if you want adventurous and beautiful photos coupled with an amazing experience!

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