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Are you searching for the perfect romantic backdrop for your pre-wedding, post-wedding or elopement photos? Here are two of Germany’s most beautiful castles for wedding photos! Schloss Neuschwanstein Castle Wedding Photos Schloss Neuschwanstein is likely Germany’s most famous castle. Surprisingly, it is also one of its youngest. The castle’s construction began in 1869 under King […]

Germany’s Most Beautiful Castles for Wedding Photos

Schloss Neuschwanstein wedding photography with bride

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This guide is for couples looking for tips on how to plan their mountain wedding or elopement in the Italian Dolomites! It can be a lot to organize, so whether you’re coming from the US, Canada, the UK or the Philippines or anywhere else, consider this blog your local’s guide and checklist. Below you’ll find […]

How to Elope in the Dolomites for Every Budget

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“Minimony.” Other than being really fun to say three times fast (go ahead, try it) what is a minimony? How is it different than a micro wedding, or an intimate wedding, or an elopement wedding? There are so many terms floating around, it’s easy to get confused or overwhelmed trying to label your dream wedding […]

What is a minimony vs a micro wedding vs elopement

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When you’re from a small midwest town, becoming an adventure elopement photographer takes some work. Where I grew up, there wasn’t much a-happenin’ and it took a big imagination to bring big adventures to life. Small town, rural Michigan doesn’t have mountains or oceans. But it does have the woods and “up north.” I spent […]

Adventure Elopement Photographer Mariah Arianna – My Origin Story

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I’m an LGBTQ+ and Leave No Trace Elopement Photographer. If you want to know what drives me, I mean really pushes me from the core of my being, it’s my commitment to quality and keeping it real. Real love, real life, real talk. I don’t believe in showing up halfway, so when you book me, […]

My Promise as an LGBTQ+ and Leave No Trace Elopement Photographer: a note on values, philosophy and awareness

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Having your wedding photos at Burg Eltz means a 100% chance of the most romantic, dreamy, fairy tale vibes imaginable. This is a location for wedding photos that would make even Cinderella jealous. Burg Eltz is hands down one of the most charming castles Germany has to offer. If you’re looking for the perfect romantic […]

Fairy Tale Wedding Photos at Burg Eltz, Germany

Burg Eltz Castle Wedding photos

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Medieval castles, the Bavarian Alps, snowy winter lodges and the Black Forest – Germany has endless dreamy locations to get married. Germany is an ideal place to get married or elope with a small, meaningful wedding ceremony. For those passionate about nature, each other, and a good Hefeweizen, here’s a list of the best places […]

Where to Get Married or Elope in Germany

Sunrise elopement wedding Hintersee