Welcome to our second post in the new Marriage Goals blog series! Sorrento Elopement! We are so excited to share another blog post bursting with amazing wedding planning, engagement, photography and marriage advice from REAL couples.
We are a team of wedding photographers and videographers based in Devon and Cornwall, so this blog post is a little different, but we wanted to add value for our readers.
We are now moving onto a couple who have been together for over 10 years and married for 8 months. Leanne and Nick had a beautiful elopement wedding in Sorrento Italy and it’s one of my highlights of 2019!
The Cloisters, Sorrento, Italy 🇮🇹
Live together and really get to know each other first. If you can still love someone, the good the bad and the ugly after time, then marriage will be another journey rather than a chore. There’s no need to rush it, move at your own pace.
Know what pictures you want, don’t overthink it because if you have a good photographer (we did! 😉) then you’ll often find the best photos are those that they take when you don’t even know they’re being taken.
Do NOT get bogged down in the tiny details if you get stressed by that type of thing. On the day I cannot stress enough just how little you pay attention to them, in regards to the extras. Good food, entertainment and booze (for at least some of your guests anyway!) is the one thing I think most people will agree pulls your party together whoever you invite. Everything else is superficial. A lot of little things didn’t go to plan on our day but everything falls into place regardless and your guests won’t know anyway! Oh and the most stressful part of the planning for me was everyone’s opinions on what we should be doing, ignore them, it is YOUR day, do it YOUR way. Once the day is over everyone else will forget about it, so do it for your memories as a couple not anyone else’s.
Network network network. If I didn’t belong to a Facebook group for future and past Sorrento brides I wouldn’t have had the first clue. We found the cutest suppliers through that group and saved a lot of money utilising hacks from past couples.
We have 2 main things that we live by and works for us, and has done for the last 10yrs, 1. If you are likely to get over whatever is bothering you about your partner in an hour or so, then let it go. Everyday life can be hard enough without getting nagged for eating too loud or cancelling plans last minute, but if it’s recurring and bothers you for longer then talk it out. TALK not SHOUT. And 2. Let each other grow. You may be a couple but you are still individuals you mustn’t suffocate either one of you as a person for the happiness of the other. Give and take is good for short term goals and happiness, but long term happiness comes from staying true to yourselves and being open and supportive to each others life goals and things that make them happy and content.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. If it’s not going to end in death then it really isn’t a big deal. Struggles will come so don’t make the small things into bigger struggles than they need to be. Don’t forget to keep laughing with each other, and it will overshadow all those hard days you may get along the way.
We are a team of destination wedding photographers and videographers and we love to travel for weddings. So if you would like to find a Sorrento Italy wedding or elopement photographer we would love to work with you.
Our first blog post from Noah & Lucy, in the Marriage Goals blog series is here.
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