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

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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Villa Baroni Restaurant and Hotel, Lake Varese, Italy Elopement Photo Story Award

Lake Varese, Italy wedding image of the couple on a small boat

Lake Varese, Italy Elopement Photographer | Bride and groom taking boat ride on wedding day

They say it’s never too late to get married, and this couple who met a little later in life are the proof. The two of them got ready at home and travelled by boat with their witnesses to Villa Baroni, a beautiful and elegant hotel on Lake Varese. Their Buddhist ceremony was performed by a Tibetan monk, and after the ceremony they held a dinner in the same location. The couple got to spend their day in the beautiful outdoors surrounded not only by their closest family members and friends, but by sunshine, lush greenery, and blue waters.

In this image, the couple sits together at the bow of the boat as they travel to the Villa Baroni across the lake along with their witnesses.

Italy wedding reportage photo of the groom shaving

Lake of Varese, IT Elopement Image | The groom shaving in front of the bathroom mirror and pats his face dry with a towel

The groom has just finished shaving in front of the bathroom mirror and pats his face dry with a towel.

Italy wedding photo showing the Bride and Groom at the first look

Italy Elopement Picture of Bride and Groom | The groom gets to see the bride for the first time

The groom gets to see the bride for the first time and eagerly greets her. The two are clearly excited for their ceremony and hold one another for a moment before leaving.

Italy wedding image of the couple leaving their home for the elopement ceremony

Italy Elopement Couple Walking Photo | Dressed and ready to be married, the couple leaves their home

Dressed and ready to be married, the couple leaves their home to head towards the ceremony location. The two walk happily hand-in-hand down their driveway.

Hotel Ristorante Villa Baroni wedding photography of the bride and groom at the ceremony altar

Hotel Ristorante Villa Baroni Elopement Ceremony Image | The bride and groom stand at the altar where the Buddhist monk pours oils

The bride and groom stand at the altar where the Buddhist monk pours oils as part of the ceremony. The guests all watch on the sunny lawn in the background.

Italy Outdoor wedding image of the bride and groom reading their vows

Villa Baroni Italy Outdoor Elopement Ceremony Photos | The bride and groom read out their vows to each other

The bride and groom, still standing hand-in-hand at the altar, now read out their vows to each other and to their guests.

Italy wedding photo of the guests giving their best wishes to the newlywed couple

Italy Elopement Ceremony Picture from Villa Baroni | the guests give all their best wishes to the newlyweds

After the ceremony, the guests give all their best wishes to the newlyweds as they all talk and share some glasses of wine outside.

Villa Baroni - Italy groom sweeps the bride off her feet in this black and white image

Elopement Bride/Groom Photography from Villa Baroni - Italy | The groom literally sweeps the bride off her feet

The groom literally sweeps the bride off her feet as he scoops her up in his arms.

Italy wedding day Portrait of the Bride and Groom at the Lake on the dock

Italy Elopement Couple Portrait of the Bride and Groom at Lake Varese | The newlyweds have a bit of fun as they walk down a dock

The newlyweds have a bit of fun as they walk down a dock on Lake Varese with their arms up in the air in celebration of their marriage.