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Elopement weddings in Lombardy: how and where to organise them

An elopement wedding often takes place in a location that is far away but beloved by the couple.

 

This new tradition originates in the United States. The term "to elope" means "to run away without looking back". A romantic trip to enjoy solely with your other half or with your witnesses, allowing you and your partner to seal your bond in a special destination that is extremely meaningful and evocative. Setting up an elopement wedding in Lombardy is extremely easy thanks to its rich landscapes, traditions, and locations!

 

An elopement in Lombardy versus an intimate wedding: the differences

Although it is very similar to an intimate wedding, an elopement wedding requires that no guests are present at the time of the celebration, creating a special and emotional moment exclusively for you, your partner, and your witnesses.

The whole point of this particular wedding is to escape from reality and say "I do!" in a strikingly beautiful location.

But why should you choose Lombardy for your elopement? Because the region is characterised by unique landscapes and boasts countless fairytale settings that make the perfect backdrop for an inimitable love story.

 

The perfect locations for your elopement in Lombardy

Which are the perfect places to celebrate such an evocative wedding?
Lakes, mountains, countryside, and cities: the possibilities offered by the region are numerous. Unspoilt locations and spectacular backdrops full of memorable colours that will accompany you during the most important day of your life.

An example for a wedding with an elegant and refined atmosphere? The splendid Palazzo Frizzoni or Palazzo Podestà with its Sala dei Giuristi in Bergamo. Or a venue overlooking the lakes of Lombardy in the renowned town of Desenzano del Garda or the more intimate and well-known Lecco, whose lake basin evokes Alessandro Manzoni's famous novel "I promessi sposi" ("The Betrothed").

But that's not all. For an unforgettable elopement wedding in Lombardy, you can also opt to hold your symbolic rites in the snow, surrounded by the embrace of the mountains. If you are a lover of nature, you will find wonderful open-air spaces in the region that are perfectly suited to such special events. Just like the stunning village of Chiavenna, a true jewel of historical and cultural importance, perched in the mountains of Valtellina, or the characteristic Salò, on the Brescia side of Lake Garda, which offers evocative locations such as the Church of the Madonna del Rio, the Cathedral of Sant'Annunziata, the Clock Tower in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, and the essential lake-side promenade.

 

Local and IGP products for a refined regional menu

Whatever the choice, the focus should be entirely on you, your partner, and your witnesses, with every detail arranged beforehand and carefully checked to ensure the end result is perfect.
Even the courses on the menu, depending on the couple's tastes and the season chosen for the wedding, should include authentic local products.

A romantic dinner for two is a must. For the more adventurous, it can also be transformed into an intimate and refined picnic under the stars, surrounded by the unique beauty of the vineyards of Franciacorta, Oltrepò Pavese, Valcalepio or the Longobard hills, savouring delicious local produce. Try the famous Salame D'oca Ecumenico IGP in Mortara, polenta taragna, risotto alla milanese with ossobuco, pizzoccheri, and mostarda lombarda. Savour a second courses of lake fish in the typical restaurants of Varenna or Mantua's pumpkin ravioli accompanied by Lambrusco.

In these authentic places you can toast your love, igniting all five senses and creating unforgettable memories that will remain forever engraved in your heart.

 

Elopement weddings in Lombardy: stir your emotions in romantic locations

When organising an elopement wedding in Lombardy, don't forget to consider your own personality. This element will dictate you choice of venue and the style of your special day, whose key word is "emotion". Indeed, touching the emotions of the couple and their witnesses is the aim of the day.

The wide range of locations in Lombardy allows you to choose one that best suits your taste, tailoring your event with unique and special details that will transform the wedding venue you choose into a place that will hold a special place in your heart forever. 
It is therefore essential that the setting is carefully chosen. The setting will create and enhance the atmosphere of your event with tailored flower design projects to conjure up the perfect backdrop and make the place and the moment of your "I do!" truly magical.

The location itself dictates the style and characteristics of the floral elements. An open-air venue, for example, requires luminous details such as lanterns and lights for an evening ceremony and reception, giving the setting a cosy and welcoming touch. Cascades of flowers are a must to frame the bride and groom's table for a romantic and timeless charm.

An elopement wedding in Lombardy organised in an indoor space or a covered area, on the other hand, should be enhanced by plenty of floral arrangements and beautiful candles to light up the eyes of the bride and groom and stir the emotions.

Finally, the menu for such a special event must be meticulously planned. The dishes will vary depending to the season, but authentic, local products are a must. Essential in their own way, a wide range of sparkling wines are produced in the region - from the well-known Franciacorta to Pinot Nero, Bonarda, Lambrusco, Sassella, Botticino, and Colleoni DOC, for toasts full of joy and emotion.

Choose Lombardy for your elopement.

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Cover: Laghi Briantei (LC)

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