Elopements have a special kind of character. There’s a giddiness and a we-can’t-believe-we’re-doing-this kind of excitement that can’t be matched, so when I see the giggles and smiles throughout Claire Morgan Photography’s images of this winter elopement in Austria, I’m filled with all sorts of joy. A fresh blanket of snow, a Watters dress, adorably decorated Christmas trees, and oodles of true love are all you can ask for this Christmas and you can find it in the gallery right here.

From Claire Morgan PhotographyThis wedding was an elopement that took place shortly after Christmas last year in the beautiful historical city of Salzburg, Austria. The couple, Erin and Brett, are from North Carolina and decided to get married in a European location they had never traveled to before. Erin had her friends and family write wishes for them on the soles of her shoes and also had with her mother’s handbag and grandmother’s handkerchief with her so she felt a part of her family was with them. They had the civil ceremony at Schloss Mirabell and the church ceremony in Schloss Hellbrunn. I spent most of the day with them taking pictures at various locations around the old city.

Wedding Photography: Claire Morgan Photography / Civil Ceremony Venue: Schloss Mirabell in Salzburg, Austria / Religious Ceremony Venue: Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria / Wedding Planning: Grenzenlos Events / Bride’s Shoes: Grazia / Snow Boots: Hunter / Wedding Dress: Watters via JMajors Bridal Boutique / Bride’s Sash: Ossai Bridal Accessories via JMajors Bridal Boutique

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