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Amalfi coast elopement

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The Amalfi Coast, a stunning stretch of coastline in southern Italy’s Campania region, is renowned for its picturesque cliffs, colorful villages, and azure waters. The region is known for its lemon groves, artisanal ceramics, and delicious cuisine, including fresh seafood and the famous limoncello. The towns offer beautiful architecture and breathtaking views.

Chase & Mallory decided to elope in the Amalfi Coast during the Spring. Their day was nothing short of adventure with exploring the town, enjoying lemon gelato, taking a boat out to see the town and ending the day by sharing their vows on their terrace. They had close family alongside them to witness them committing their lives to one another and it was everything they could have wanted.

How did you choose the location?

From Nick, the photographer: When the couple first contacted me they knew they wanted to go somewhere in Italy with their family. They had seen some of my previous work in the Amalfi Coast and wanted to explore that option but were hesitant since neither one of them had been before. I reassured them by telling them thats exactly why they should go because it will add excitement and anticipation to their elopement. They agreed and were thrilled to pick that spot. 

No permits are required to shoot here, which is a great bonus! Having a legal ceremony here, is a bit more challenging if you are not Italian so sticking to a symbolic ceremony is usually easier.

Keep in mind that there are a lot of stairs in these coastal towns.

What about leave no trace in this area?

From Nick, the photographer: I have a Leave No Trace clause in my contract and go over practicing LNT during my first and last consultation with my couples to ensure we don’t disrupt the landscape or leave anything behind.

What are your top tips for planning an elopement in this area?

From Nick, the photographer:

Positano is the visual you have when you picture the Amalfi Coast. The huge hill decorated with different colored buildings is a gorgeous site to see, especially at night. The amber lights illuminating from the city is beautiful for sunset dining or a little picnic at the beach (I recommend Positano Spiaggia).

The town, like the others, has shops, restaurants and boat tours from the port. When you first arrive, the main strip is accompanied by local artists selling paintings, drawings and figurines. You will definitely want to pick up a couple small souvenirs to remember your trip by.

One of my couples did a cooking class! This was an awesome experience to enrich yourself into Italian culture. We made homemade tiramisu, ravioli, and mozzarella- to say it was delicious is a severe understatement.

There are a couple ways to get to the Amalfi Coast; you can rent a private car service, take an Uber, rent a car or take public transportation.

Be ready for a beautiful yet windy road to the coast. The roads are not wide and the turns can get pretty sharp. Locals will lightly honk on a sharp turn around the mountain to warn oncoming drivers and scooters.

I always like to recommend going just before or after tourist season (April-May or September-October).

Tell us a bit about the couple, how did they meet, why elope in europe?

Chase & Mallory met through Mallory’s mom and Chase’s aunt, who are friends and set them up on a little dinner date during Covid. They knew right away that they had a connection. 

For both this is their second marriage. This is one of the top 3 reasons couples decide to elope rather than having a big traditional wedding.
They wanted to go somewhere they can make a big trip out of it with their family. They all explored Rome right after the elopement festivities.

Any other advice you’d like to Share based on Your Experience?

This has to be on everyone’s bucket list if you are up for adventure and getting immersed in the culture. A boat ride is a must to really see the best view of the city.

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Photography: Nick Patton Photography

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