HOW TO ELOPE IN VENICE
As destination wedding photographers we would like to help you understand how to elope in Venice, one of the most romantic cities ever. We're here to guide and advise on how to make the perfect timeline, find the best spots and so much more. Actually, for us, every part of Venice is absolutely stunning! You can have a look at our latest elopement set in this amazing place. It will come as no surprise that there are so many wonderful movies set in Venice. The Serenissima, the Queen of the Adriatic, the City of Water, of Bridges and Canals, are just a few names Venice has been known by throughout history. Discovering its cinematic vibes is something we always suggest, especially if you’re looking for a destination that perfectly combines adventure, romance and intimacy.
WHY VENICE IS THE BEST DESTINATION FOR AN ELOPEMENT
There are endless reasons, however here following we've listed a few! To being with, wonderful pictures: every corner of Venice hides a breathtaking backdrop. Also, if photos are one of your priorities a gondola ride will show you am incredible perspective to admire this unique place. Then following with ceremony locations: there are many different incredible options for an intimate ceremony. From secret gardens to terraces overlooking the canals to frescoed halls to precious Churches and noble palaces. And they haven't finished yet.
Think of your honeymoon: this city can also be considered as the starting point of your unforgettable honeymoon in Italy! It is quite well connected with the most beautiful Italian art cities like Florence, Rome, Verona.
Not to mention the reception venues: the choice is just impressive if you’re looking for delightful and romantic venues under the stars! Lastly, the gourmet food: Venice is literally the ideal place for a small wedding or an elopement with its endless fantastic options even when it comes to food. You can opt for traditional trattorias on a small canal, gourmet restaurants overlooking the Grand Canal or even outstanding terraces and gardens…
HOW TO ARRIVE IN VENICE
Although Venice is a small island, it is very well connected to the mainland and the rest of the world thanks to its important tourism industry. The nearest airport is the Marco Polo Airport. To reach Venice from the airport, you can take a bus or a taxi to Piazzale Roma. Another way of getting to the “Serenissima” is by train. Venice’s central train station, Venezia Santa Lucia railway station, connects the city with numerous countries and other Italian towns.
You can walk to your hotel or splurge on a water taxi that will take you from the airport directly to your hotel. Well, this is going to be not your standard taxi for sure. You will be elegantly carried through the lagoon and down the Grand Canal in an amazingly restored wood speedboat. Believe us if you will literally feel like you’ve stepped into a James Bond movie - we're talking about real cinematic vibes here!
VENICE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER: SOME IMPORTANT ELEMENTS TO CONSIDER
There are a few elements that can make your elopement in Venice the best experience. One of those is the knowledge your photographer should have of the city itself, its architecture, and how to effectively move around the city. As well as the knowledge of unique and original places ideally away from crowded tourist attractions.
What is very useful here is also speaking the Italian language, which opens up much more chances when communicating with the local population. Whether it is when renting a gondola or when organizing admission to places, often private or generally inaccessible to ordinary visitors, we will help you in the process being both Italians!
HOW TO AVOID THE CROWDS IN VENICE
Easy answer, at sunrise. Not only at sunrise the light the best in the morning (and evening) hours, also it's the quietest time. Especially in the spring and summer months when the sun rises early, the chances to enjoy an empty Venice are pretty high early morning. Making it a Sunday morning and it's even better as there are no delivery boats around! Did you know that? The second best moment would be during sunset when it starts to get quiet again. Consider also that Venice by dawn and night, when all the lights are on, is a very special yet romantic time to be out and take amazing shots!
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO ELOPE IN VENICE
The hot and busy summer months of July and August might be the times to avoid. As well as Carnival season in February (usually lasts for two weeks). It doesn't get any more packed than during this time - and Italian Easter Holidays! Best time to elope in Venice? The fall months of September and October (though can see rainy days) as well as the spring months of late March and April - with cooler temperatures and the occasional rain shower. You can also consider May (almost summer in Venice) and early June for a mild weather!
WHERE TO STAY DURING YOUR ELOPEMENT HERE
Known for its amazing mix of luxury style hotels with canal views and old yet stylish boutique apartment, Venice is more than a dream place where to stay. If you're willing to know more about which our selected hotels we'll be more than happy to advise you. Following you can find the some of the most luxurious ones. Remember also that your accommodation in the town can be part as an extra location for photos or an intimate pre-wedding couple session - and will give your storytelling a richer meaning.
Belmond Hotel Cipriani / The Gritti Palace / Aman Venice / Hotel Danieli / Ca’ Sagrado Hotel
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Our mission is to inspire adventurous couples around the world to celebrate their elopement day in a unique way, as in the City of Bridges. It will surely steal your heart forever. You might have booked your dreamy wedding venue in Italy. Now it's time to find the perfect Venice elopement photographer. Isn’t it? So, if you're looking to create timeless yet cinematic elopement photographs we just might be the perfect fit!
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