Elopements are becoming more popular with couples who like the idea of having a smaller wedding celebration. If you fancy don’t fancy getting married with everyone you have ever known around you, it doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing celebration and style your day just how you always imagined. This romantic Italian wedding styled shoot took place at Count Ceconi Castle in the Arzino Valley, and it is spectacular.

Bride and groom outside Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Italy has long been one of the top destination choices for weddings and elopements abroad. It’s not too far to travel, the weather is amazing, and most of all it’s such a beautiful country. Making the most of the surroundings, the team created relaxed, romantic styling to showcase just how breathtaking your own Italian elopement could be. The details are simple yet elegant, and work beautifully with the muted tones of the colour palette.

The delicate styling details are so romantic; everything from the rustic-look wedding stationery to the pretty yet simple table place settings with small olive branches laid out over the delicate lace table runner.

The bride has a very relaxed style, the perfect choice to complement the natural surroundings. I adore her wedding dress by Halfpenny London – simple yet elegant. Together with a pretty lace bridal headband, sexy high-heeled sandals and a delicate floral bouquet (which matches the groom’s buttonhole and table floral arrangements), she has an almost boho look.

Enjoy browsing through these stunning pictures by Amanda Karen Photography…

Simple and Attainable

“This gorgeous Italian wedding shoot was set in the grounds of Count Ceconi Castle, in the heart of the Arzino Valley. We took inspiration from the stunning surroundings – the muted tones of the castle stone and breathtaking valley. The ethos was to bring a relaxed and modern feel to the historic traditional setting of the castle whilst keeping it simple and attainable for couples looking to elope to this stunning setting.

Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Hook on outside of Count Ceconi Castle

Wedding dress hanging on tree outside Count Ceconi Castle

Kate Halfpenny wedding dress Detail on Kate Halfpenny wedding dress

Window of Count Ceconi Castle

Count Ceconi Castle door Stairs at Count Ceconi Castle

Scroll in bowl

Feather quill

Calligraphy writing

Romantic wedding stationery for Italian wedding

“The couple shared calligraphy penned notes, a romantic addition to a first look or personalised wedding vows. The calligraphy extended through to the travel-inspired stationery and the table dĂ©cor. Rose wine accented the blush and natural tones of the table, with greenery and delicate florals taken from the castle grounds.”

Calligraphy on wedding stationery


Calligraphy written note with silver spoons

Silver spoons

Blue Ted Baker suit jacket hanging on door

Patterned groom shirt Greenery buttonhole

Brown groom shoes on newspaper


Map of Italy

Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Wedding table outside

Name card in bowl

Wedding name card in bowl

Wedding name card Lace table runner

Olive branch on plate

Pinot Rosa Bowl of pink sugar

Small vase of greenery


Wedding note written in calligraphy

Elegant and Whimsical

“The exquisite Kate Halfpenny gown with intricate lace detailing and floaty chiffon skirt added an elegant and whimsical air to the bride. Our groom was dashingly dressed in a Ted Baker suit and patterned shirt. This created a relaxed feel whilst maintaining the style and sophistication of an Italian wedding.

Bride holding lace across face

Bride with eyes shut

Bride under scarf

Bride and groom sitting on steps Bride reading note

Groom reading note to bride

Bride listening as groom reads note Pink flowers

Bride and groom kissing in front of incredible view in Italy

Bride and groom


Bride and groom walking in grounds of Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Bride and groom outside Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

“The beauty of an Italian wedding is not just in the gorgeous surroundings and dreamy light. It’s celebrating your wedding outdoors, amongst the trees – Mediterranean nature at its finest.”

Fountain at Count Ceconi Castle in Italy Water feature

Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Bride with lace headdress Groom wearing blue suit

Bride sitting on bench

Photography: Amanda Karen Photography

Shoot Location: Count Ceconi Castle, Pielungo, Italy

Styling: White Feather and Co

Bride’s Dress: Halfpenny London from The White Closet

Groom’s Suit: Ted Baker

Calligraphy: By Moon and Tide

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