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Elopement in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol

If you love the Alps, you will be fascinated by Tyrol. This Austrian region captivates with the most beautiful mountain peaks, crystal-clear lakes, blooming alpine meadows, traditional huts, glaciers, and idyllic mountain villages. Through the city of Innsbruck, which is located at the heart of the Tyrolean Alps and offers both an international airport and well-developed train and bus connections, this part of the Austrian mountains is easily accessible even by public transportation. Numerous cable cars also make it easy to enjoy the breathtaking mountain panoramas without much effort. The alpine landscape of Tyrol offers countless dreamy locations for an elopement wedding in the mountains.

Eva and Andy were enchanted by the spectacular landscape in Tyrol. They traveled from the UK to celebrate their elopement in the Austrian Alps in the mountains of Tyrol.

On a warm summer day, we met at Lake Achensee to take the Karwendel gondola up to the mountains. From the mountain station, we hiked to the summit of Bärenkopf.

When we reached the summit late in the afternoon, all other hikers had already made their way back, and we had the whole place to ourselves. Surrounded by countless peaks, Eva and Andy changed into their wedding attire to get ready for their elopement in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol.

We explored different spots around the summit and enjoyed the fantastic view down to Lake Achensee. At the same time, we created epic wedding photos in the mountains that will always remind the couple of this day special day.

After a little picnic, the couple read their self-written vows to each other.

We love it when couples choose to write some personal words to celebrate this new phase of life together. The wedding vows are often the highlight of an elopement in the mountains, and each time, it’s a beautiful and emotional moment. 

Then, we walked to a plateau just a few meters below the summit. Here, we found the perfect spot for their first dance as a married couple. To make this moment even more special, some sun rays broke through the clouds at that very moment, creating a unique atmosphere for the newlyweds.

To celebrate their elopement wedding in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol, Eva & Andy popped a bottle of champagne.

elopement experience in the alps

They also signed the summit book, where everyone who hikes the mountain can leave their name.

A beautiful sunset was the perfect ending to this epic elopement in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol. The lighting was stunning in all directions, and we were all super happy and fulfilled by how incredibly nature had cooperated on this day. A few days earlier, we had discussed postponing the elopement due to predicted thunderstorms, but the weather forecast improved just in time. We are always fascinated by how perfectly nature creates the backdrop for each couple and how different each mountain elopement is.

Our Top Tips for an Elopement in the Austrian Alps in Tyrol

Be well-prepared for any weather.

Good hiking shoes, a windproof and waterproof jacket, plenty of water, and snacks for the day should always be with you in the mountains. The weather can change rapidly, and even in summer, it often gets chilly after sunset.

Choosing the right location is crucial for elopements in the mountains.

Especially for sunrise or sunset elopements, it’s essential to research whether you’ll be able to see the sun from the summit. If there is a higher mountain to the east or west, it might block the sun on the horizon.

Check the operating hours of cable cars.

Many mountain peaks are accessible from the mountain station of a cable car with a short hike. However, if you want to stay until after sunset, you’ll have to walk all the way down to the valley in the dark, as the cable cars do not operate at night. Check the operating hours in advance so you don’t get surprised by closed doors on your elopement day.

Book elopement experts for your elopement wedding in the mountains.

We always help our couples find the perfect location, create a timeline, and gather information about important topics like accessibility, cable car operating hours, toll roads, hiking trails, and more. Since we live and grew up in Austria, we know what to look out for in the mountains and are happy to share our expertise with you. Our years of experience as photographers specializing in elopement weddings in the mountains ensure that we can help you fully enjoy the day. We help you make your elopement in the Austrian Alps an unforgettable experience and one of the most beautiful adventures of your life!

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