Seba and Ioana | Inspiration for a Romania Elopement in the heart of Transylvania

If you’ve ever wanted to see a Romanian elopement, this one’s for you! Seba and Ioana are good friends of ours. Since Seba is from Denmark, and Ioana is from Romania, we’ve been dreaming of this trip for years. Finally, this past year we made it happen!


We flew from Copenhagen to Bucharest and rented a car. We spent two weeks driving around different parts of Romania. It is definitely an underrated country. Romania is full of beautiful landscapes and Carpathian mountains. The country has glacier caves, dramatic cliffs, and rocky gorges. It is also home to Dracula’s castle in Transylvania. Our group had so much fun exploring the whole country! We already have a list of places to explore on our next trip.


We also managed to venture up to Lac Bâlea for a day trip, which is located in the middle of Romania. As a group, we took some photos at the top to inspire other couples to elope here. As we were ahead of the tourist season, we had the whole place to ourselves. The temperatures were much colder than the lower altitudes we were used to. And so we definitely got a taste of winter again.






If you’re considering eloping in Bâlea Lac, or anywhere else in Transylvania, there are a few things to consider:

-choose your wedding date and season based on the experience you want to have. The lake is beautiful in a winter landscape, but it’s not the easiest to walk around. Consider if this is the experience you want on your wedding day, for you or your guests, and bring appropriate clothing/footwear!

-make sure the legalities are sorted out beforehand. Depending on where you are from, it’s always good to arrange a marriage license ahead of time.

-give yourselves extra time to explore. The whole region of Transylvania is so beautiful! Because it is so vast and diverse, give yourselves plenty of time to see it all.


All in all, this Romania elopement inspiration session proved to be one of the most beautiful I’ve photographed to date. Scroll down and enjoy! And last thing, if you’re looking for a photographer to capture your own Romania elopement, definitely get in touch! I love working with international couples and would be honoured to join you!

If you’re looking for a photographer to join you in your own Romanian elopement, feel free to get in touch!  I travel all over the world documenting couples madly in love, and I’d love to join you!

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  • Sarah K Davis
    Posted at 19:40h, 04 June Reply

    Oh my goodness – this session is so adventurous and fun – it makes me want to go explore somewhere new right now!! You did such a lovely job documenting everything – gorgeous photographs.

  • Afton Flynn
    Posted at 21:38h, 04 June Reply

    Love love love her black dress! Such a cool adventure session, this Transylvania photography gives me mad wanderlust! I’d love to visit one day.

  • Nicole Thomson
    Posted at 23:00h, 04 June Reply

    Each and every photo is magical! I love all the muted tones and textures!

  • Sienna Armstrong
    Posted at 23:16h, 04 June Reply

    Those TREES! At first it was reminding me of the PNW, but then I saw the mountains and snow and it was all Transylvania. Totally need to go to Romania now; this adventure session is STUNNING. I am officially obsessed.

  • Emily
    Posted at 02:42h, 05 June Reply

    This is magical in all the ways I dream of Transylvania to be. Lovely adventure session in the woods!

  • Savannah
    Posted at 16:14h, 05 June Reply

    This foggy Transylvania adventure is amazing! Being a history nerd, I find this fascinating and intriguing. Beautifully captured.

  • Megan Steen
    Posted at 17:50h, 05 June Reply

    The clouds, the snow and those rugged mountain peeks, oh my! Love that you were able to capture an adventure session for them while on your vacation in Romania!

  • BreeAnna Lasher
    Posted at 19:33h, 05 June Reply

    This is so stunning! Transylvania is such a beautiful place and this session was so lovely!

  • Ioana Romanasu
    Posted at 20:09h, 07 June Reply

    Absolutely love this, Lauren!! Thanks for getting your feet soaked to capture all this, you’re the best!! ?

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