How do you plan a wedding with someone you have been with for a decade? Emma and Travis decided the best way to celebrate a decade of their relationship with the most beautiful Italian elopement in a little coastal town called Positano.
They held each others hands as they read their personal vows on a terrace over-looking the Tyrrhenian Sea and the sun-kissed mountain as the sun began to set behind them. The only on-lookers were Landon and I, an honour I can never truly put in to words. I dreamt of days like this. Where I could travel with an amazing couple to a far-off location that I never would have chosen to explore. I not only got to photograph such an epically important piece of their love story but I also got to hang out with them in one of the most beautiful cities I have ever laid eyes on, eat incredible cuisine, drink fresh bellinis and wine in a juice box with a couple who have such zest for life. They make friends everywhere they go and I guarantee you that Travis, as he leaves, will hug whoever is in the vicinity to show his appreciation. I left Positano with beautiful images but also a friendship I greatly appreciate.
When Travis got down on bended knee and asked “Are we going to do this thing or what?” they made the commitment to the other decades as husband and wife. Emma’s favourite part of Travis’s vows was the promise of always putting them together first, to do things as a partnership, equals, to make decisions that felt right for them and their family. Travis’s favourite moment was when Emma mentions her mother Vivienne, who passed away when she was a young girl, who she knew would be so proud of the man she was going to marry and that she would have truly loved him as her own son. They shared tears and laughter, drank a lot of champagne, and ate all sorts of amazing food in a low-key affair- it was perfect. They even danced on a secluded rooftop, away from the eyes of the city, under the stars with the ocean as their melody.
Photographer / Jamie Anholt
Second Shooter / Landon Anholt
Ceremony / Villa Magia
Officiant / Rosa
Dress Boutique / Pearl & Dot
Tux / Maison Simons