Tiffany + Anthony’s elopement in the seaside town of Positano, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, was definitely one for the books. After a brave battle against cancer, Tiff + Anthony got the wedding day they had dreamed of and Ashley Ludaescher Photography was there to capture all the magic moments.
The bride, Tiff, shares After 10 years together we got engaged while on vacation in New York in September 2013. Sadly, five months later, I was diagnosed with cancer… We always had a penchant for traveling, and decided that once I finished treatment we would head to France + Italy for five weeks! When the time arrived, my health was still unstable, but our tickets + accommodations had already been booked. So we thought, it’s now or never – let’s ELOPE! We only had five months to plan, and having never been to Positano, it was extremely exciting and nerve racking to figure out the details (especially from our home in Australia).
We can imagine! But all of their time + effort paid off in the end. Inspired by Priscilla Presley’s wedding look – Tiff opted for a 60s vibe: a floral white mini dress + a darling daisy bouquet.
Let’s take a look at all the magic!!
Positano is such a dreamy place. Who’s up for a little Italian getaway?
T + A share We were married at the main church in Positano, Santa Maria Assunta, in a Catholic ceremony shared with Anthony’s parents, Ashley (our photographer) + her husband – Andreas, and our priest. After the ceremony, we spent time with Ashley and Andreas at various stunning locations taking pictures within the town of Positano. We wanted the day to be relaxed, fun, romantic and intimate… And it was!
Those smiles!! You two are seriously picture perfect.
Tiff + Anthony’s Tips for Couples Eloping in Italy:
-Plan ahead, it takes a lot more time than you would expect to organize + gather all the legal documentation. You will need witnesses for the legal paperwork in your country and also in Italy. Also, check and recheck opening hours in Italy – they are not open every day of the week.
-Complete all the necessary visits to the legal offices/consulate in Italy at the beginning of your trip so that you have plenty of time to enjoy your holiday + wedding day.
-Book somewhere special for your wedding day lunch/dinner. Even a 5-star hotel is not in the budget, indulge in an extra special meal at a beautiful restaurant and let the staff know in advance that it is to celebrate your wedding (they will often include something extra to make your evening more magical!)
-Don’t get too swept up in things not being perfect! No wedding day is without some sort of drama! These will be the things you look back on and laugh about. Remember that it’s about you two and your commitment to each other.
Truly the best of both worlds – a dreamy, romantic and intimate Italian ceremony… And upon their arrival back in Australia, the couple is throwing a huge party to celebrate with friends + family!
Photographer Ashley Ludaescher shares Tiff is doing well and is cancer free!! I think their entire trip to Europe (they spent a month traveling around France and Italy) was an incredible celebration of her health, their lives, and their future together.
From us here at GWS, congrats to you both!!
photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography // florals: Flora Garden Positano // wedding dress: Macgraw Australia // hairpiece: Luna Bea // bride's shoes: Saint Laurent Paris // bride's ring: David Yurman // groom attire: Paul Smith // groom's shoes: Dior Homme // groom's ring: Cartier