When photographer, Nadia Meli initially received a phone call from Susan, on the 1st of April, asking her to capture their secret elopement, she was certain that it had to be an April fool’s prank. She soon realised however, that Susan and Tino were serious, sincere and utterly eager to have her involved in their secret mission. As she happily played the role of photographer, confidant and style advisor, she was drawn more and more into the detail of their big day. With a special engagement shoot a night before the wedding, followed by a first look shoot and beautiful ceremony the next day, the couple embraced the realness and the romance of a secret union. We absolutely love the interesting locations chosen as their backdrop, not to mention the continuity of their navy, blue and white colour scheme that is visible in the designed elements as well as their chosen wardrobe. This beautiful shoot certainly gives the idea of eloping a fresh, chic and romantic appeal.

Tell us about your big day.


We got married, just the two of us, at the beautiful Baltic sea in Binz, Germany. We really eloped, as almost no one knew what we were planning. The ceremony took place in a former rescue tower that is now a branch of the local civil registry office. To avoid a boring standard civil ceremony we prepared personal vows, which made our intimate ceremony really special.  It was our day and it was very relaxed and utterly romantic! We don’t regret anything and would recommend eloping to anyone!

Service Providers

Please leave a Reply or Comment

10 Responses to “Tino & Susann’s Elopement”

  1. Mark Sass | Wedding Photographer September 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm #

    WOW! Binz offers so many nice locations for Wedding Photography. Nadia, you did a great job! Congratulations!

    Greetins from Rostock,

    Mark

    • Roeleen from The Pretty Blog September 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Glad you like it Mark :)

  2. Cora September 13, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Definitely my dream wedding!

    • Roeleen from The Pretty Blog September 16, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Glad you could find some inspiration here Cora :)

  3. Charmaine// All in a Soiree Brides September 14, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    What a unique location for an elopement, gorgeous photos!

    • Roeleen from The Pretty Blog September 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

      So glad you like it!

  4. Fräulein Zuckerwatte September 14, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Ohhhooohooo ♥ Still very much in LOVE with our special day and all the lovely memories Nadia captured! Thanks for featuring!

    • Roeleen from The Pretty Blog September 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

      You are most welcome. We love the whole story of it :)

  5. David October 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Luv it!

  6. Calvin December 27, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    This is the perfect blog for everyone who wishes to understand this topic.
    You know a whole lot its almost hard to argue with
    you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a topic that’s been discussed for ages.
    Wonderful stuff, just excellent!

Hannah Minkley_Hoiden_0006

Wedding

Top 3 Tips for Choosing a Gorgeous Bridesmaid Dress

Today we turn the spotlight from all things bridal and dedicate an entire post to the supporting role of bridesmaids. We’ve recently come across Hoiden, one-of-a-kind ladies wear fashion label situated in the heart of Port Elizabeth where Marjorie Erasmus and Esté Chambers, only recently started to focus on bridesmaids dresses and it’s no surprise that they were invited to showcase their designs at SA Fashionweek as top emerging designers in 2011. Today we share a few of Hoiden’s top tips when choosing your bridesmaids gowns.

View More