When thinking of destinations for an elopement or intimate wedding abroad I imagine there are few places more beautiful than Sardinia. This Italian island with picturesque mountain views and rocky coasts has stunning beaches regarded as some of the finest in the world. And it’s on one of these beaches, La Pelosa in Stintino, that this beautiful boho elopement shoot took place.

As you’d expect with a beach elopement the details are simple, with the stunning flowers one of the few styling elements. The table blooms’ orange hues add colour to an otherwise very neutral, minimalist setup, with unfussy place settings enhancing the elegance of the look while allowing the flowers to take centre stage.

Bride and groom on La Pelosa beach in Sardinia for elopement

Flowers transform the naked cake too, elevating the simple design to a thing of breathtaking beauty. The wild look of flowers and foliage cascading from top to bottom really adds to the boho vibe, and is perfect for the beach setting.

For the bridal styling, the free-spirited bride’s ruffled dress and cape give her a relaxed, carefree style. They look wonderful blowing in the sea breeze as she walks barefoot across the sand with her groom.

I adore the simplicity of this shoot. Our thanks go to Valeria Mameli for sharing these beautiful pictures…

Beautiful and Unique

“This beach elopement shoot took place in my homeland of Sardinia, in one of the most beautiful and unique places — The Pelosa Beach in Stintino.

“It is a true Sardinian oasis, with turquoise waters and white sands. An ancient sixteenth-century watchtower on La Pelosa beach, the Torre della Pelosa, was part of Sardinia’s marine defence system.

“The colours used in the shoot are warm, and include copper, orange and cream. We used strong materials such as the wedding dress, a unique piece by Elisabetta Delogu, a talented Sardinian stylist. All the work on this shoot brings a spirit of warmth, freedom, personality, origin and land.”

Torre della Pelosa on La Pelosa beach

Stationery for beach elopement

Bridal bouquet with orange, cream and blush flowers

Flowers and foliage in bridal bouquet

Boho bride on La Pelosa beach

Bride wearing hooded cape

Bride and groom kissing on beach

Bride and groom standing on La Pelosa beach with Torre della Pelosa in background

Bride and groom on La Pelosa beach

Small table for beach elopement in Sardinia

Simple table setting for elopement dinner

Flowers and menu on small wedding table

Orange and blush wedding table flowers

Circular bride tag

Naked wedding cake on La Pelosa beach in front of Torre della Pelosa

Naked wedding cake with cascading fresh flowers

Fresh flowers and foliage on naked wedding cake

Bride in front of Torre della Pelosa

Boho bride's headband

Bride and groom in front of sea

Boho bride wearing capelet

Boho bride holding bouquet looking out to sea

Bride walking up sandy hill on La Pelosa beach

Bride's ruffled wedding dress blowing in wind on beach

Boho bride holding bouquet

Couple walking across La Pelosa beach as sun goes down

Bride and groom on beach about to kiss

Creative Team

Photography: Valeria Mameli

Shoot Location: La Pelosa Beach, Sardinia

Flowers: Passepartout Sassari

Stationery: Bianchi Weddings

Wedding Cake: Viviana Elisabetta Santona

Wedding Dress: Elisabetta Delogu

Hair and Make-up: Hair Studio Laura