LAGO DI BRAIES PHOTOGRAPHER | ELOPEMENT IN THE DOLOMITES

Lago di Braies is definitely one of my favorite places to get married in Italy. Located in Val Pusteria in the Italian Dolomites and surrounded by magnificent mountains and forests, it has become one of the most popular destinations worldwide. 

Every year hundreds of people from all over the world venture to the Dolomites to visit this spectacle of nature.

If you love breathtaking scenery and mountains, this place is perfect for you. Even for the less adventurous it’s really very easy to reach, you can even get there directly by car by parking at Lake Braies Parking.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO A PHOTO SHOOT AT LAGO DI BRAIES?

My favorite season to take pictures at Lago di Braies is definitely autumn. The trees around the lake turn orange and yellow and if you are lucky the mountain tops are covered in snow. The crystal clear water reflects these wonderful colors and the show is even more impressive. Amanda and Mat came from New York during the fall to celebrate their love, and in the gallery you’ll find some examples of the beautiful colors I’m talking about.

Spring and summer are also perfect, the climate is much milder and will allow you to enjoy the day at its best, the only sore point, they are the periods with the greatest influx of tourists.

Winter is definitely very suggestive, I love snow! But if what you are waiting to see are the famous pictures that you find everywhere when you search for Lago di Braies unfortunately you risk to find it completely covered with snow.

HOW TO ORGANIZE AND WHAT TO DO ?

Amanda and Mat relied on the expert hands of Danila Stella to organize their day.

They wanted something unique and incredible that would remain in their memories forever.

If like them you are coming from far away, surely relying on someone who already knows how to move and organize is the best thing.

You can choose to have your ceremony on the shore of the lake or like Amanda and Mat rent the pier of the Palafitta before opening hours so you can have more privacy and a unique view.

From here you can also then take one of the beautiful wooden boats for rent for some spectacular shots.

Martina from Margherita Lab had set up their boat for the occasion by filling it with flowers and pampas, watching to believe!

Important to remember, boats can only be rented from May to October.

WHERE TO STAY

If you want to come here you will surely need a place to stay, Hotel Lago di Braies is definitely the most convenient, exactly on the shores of the lake, it couldn’t be easier than that.

But Amanda and Mat wanted something that reflected their love of minimal and refined Design and so they made me the happiest person on the planet by choosing the Forestis.

The rooms have spectacular views and the design of the hotel is thoughtful down to the last detail. For those like me and them who love design this is definitely one to put on your top list.

Thank you so much to Mat and Amanda for trusting me to capture the emotions of their day and the wonderful team that made something beyond beautiful.

WEDDING PLANNER Danila Stella

FLORAL DESIGN Margherita Lab

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