After winning an Instagram competition, Ariel & Nolan were able to elope in Italy for their special day. How lucky! With a few of their nearest and dearest, and their adorable son Lennox, they celebrated in style at Podere Conti in Tuscany. We're loving the rich earthy tones mixed with pinks and oranges to match the autumn season. It may have been a misty day but these two were shining bright!

Ariel & Nolan wanted to elope in Italy to have an intimate and stress-free destination wedding.

The entire day was full of so many sweet, sweet moments! However, we certainly all had a good belly laugh when my hubby stole a kiss before our officiant exclaimed "you may now kiss the bride".

Ariel & Nolan


Colorful with a twist of modern set in the Tuscan countryside with stunning florals. A harpist played during the ceremony and we had jazz music during the candlelit dinner with incredible farm-to-table Italian food and wine. It was dreamy and intimate!


We eloped in the most beautiful destination, Tuscany, Italy. The entire day was an absolute fairy tale. The details were well thought out by our amazing visionary/planner, Justine. From our timeline to our tablecloths, she did not miss a beat. It was stunningly beautiful in every way. Our floral arrangements were out-of-this world gorgeous, and don't get me started on the food. Everything was farm-to-table; a delicious seven course meal. The cherry on top was being able to bring our 7 month old son, Lennox, overseas to join us in celebrating one of the most special days of our lives.


Ask yourself what is most important for YOU, not family or guests. We wanted our special day to be intimate, stress-free and located in the mountains. Details are not my thing so I have great appreciation for those who have an eye for them. Hire a wedding planner/stylist to bring your vision to reality, and an incredible photographer is a MUST! Find one that will capture the special moments of your day beautifully. Enjoy the process! Time is fleeting, so it's important to enjoy the build up to the best day of your life.

It was all thanks to Instagram that Ariel & Nolan were able to elope in Italy!

We actually won this elopement as a giveaway on Instagram! We always knew we wanted to have an intimate destination wedding. One day my (now) husband suggested that we enter a giveaway on Instagram. Right away, I started following #elopementgiveaway. This particular giveaway was the first one I entered and we learned we won about a month before the elopement date. We saw it as a sign from God, expedited some passports, arranged our flights and off we went not telling a soul other than our wedding guests!

Ariel & Nolan

For couples now thinking, 'why don't we elope in Italy?', we've got just the thing for you: another beautiful Tuscan elopement to add to your Pinterest inspo board. Italy is full of incredible natural beauty spots to get married, like Lake Como, Puglia and the Amalfi Coast.

Georgia Gallant

Written by Georgia Gallant

Venue & Food: Podere Conti | Photographer: Karen Obrist Photography | Dinner Music: Luca Bellotti, Lorenzo Cavazzini | Harpist: Giulia Ermirio | Florist: La Rosa Canina Fioristi | Hair & Makeup Artist: Giulia Cresci | Planner & Stylist: Together Events | Stationery: Ephemora

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