Lago Di Braies Elopement

The Dolomite Mountains are one of the most beautiful places on Earth and this is why it’s so popular for weddings and elopements. Lago Di Braies will just blow you away with its composition, colours and atmosphere. That is why it’s such a special place to host a wedding or an elopement. Its soft and gentle turquoise waters create a dramatic contrast against the rugged peaks that rise above it. A Dolomites Wedding can be such an intimate experience that when it comes to photographing such an occasion I just can’t get enough.

Lago Di Braies Elopement

 

Reasons for a Lake Braies Elopement

Karissa and Bryan chose this location for their wedding for a couple of reasons. Reasons I completely agree with. I’ve been shooting weddings as an Italy Wedding Photographer for a while and with Italy having so many beautiful locations it’s hard to to pinpoint which is my favourite. But here is why Karassa and Bryan loved this place so much.

  1. Hiking Trails: Going on great walks is a popular activity for many couples and what better place to do it than here at Lago Di Braies. Eloping here means you’ll likely be coming here with your fiance only. You can see from the images in this wedding post that Karassa came super prepared for this one with her hunter walking boots.
  2. Wedding Photography: Knowing that they wanted to have their wedding ceremony here in Italy, one of the most picturesque countries in the world. They knew this location would make for incredible wedding photos. As a creative destination wedding photographer, I’ve had plenty of experience travelling the world shooting weddings and after Karassa + Bryan had got in touch I knew between the three of us we would make some amazing wedding photos.
  3. A Beautiful Wedding Film: It wasn’t just the three of us soaking up the atmosphere of Lago Di Braies on this adventurous elopement though. The Mighty Sam of Moss Wedding Films came and made a beautiful, emotional and cinematic film. Now I’m not saying he’s not good, because he’s so great and a good friend of mine, but you can’t get the atmosphere and drama and awe that you can here in the Dolomites anywhere else. This place is the perfect location for an adventurous couple’s elopement and hosts the perfect backdrop for an Italian wedding film.
  4. Romance and Relaxation: Lake Baies is a perfect location to relax and unwind. After a long hike or an emotional day eloping and saying your vows to your now husband or wife. What a perfect location to relax and be one with nature. You could enjoy a romantic picnic and stare at your wedding rings and think about how your wedding ceremony went surrounded by these gorgeous waters and stunning mountains.

Elopement Photographs on Lake Braies

Lago Di Braies Elopement

Lago Di Braies Elopement

elopement at Lake Braies

elopement at Lake Braies

elopement at Lake Braies

elopement at Lake Braies

Lake Braies Elopement Film

Earlier in the article I spoke about why this is such a good place for an elopement and why Lago Di Braies is so perfect for such a small and intimate wedding. I’m really hoping that this short wedding film can give you more of an idea of what it’s like to elope here. Sam is an incredible Filmmaker and if you’ve already hired your photographer and you’re considering adding on an elopement videographer then look no further than Moss Wedding Films.

A Lake Braies Elopement Film

Tips for planning an elopement at Lake Braies

Planning an elopement at Lake Braies requires careful consideration and attention to detail. Here are some tips to ensure a smooth and memorable experience:

  • Research and Book in Advance: Lake Braies is a popular destination, especially during peak seasons. Start your planning process well in advance to secure the desired dates and accommodations for your elopement. Research local wedding planners, photographers, and other vendors to make informed choices.
  • Consider the Weather: The weather in the Dolomites can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to consider the climate when choosing your elopement date. Spring and summer offer milder temperatures and blooming landscapes, while autumn showcases vibrant foliage. Winter elopements can be magical with snow-covered landscapes but be prepared for colder conditions.
  • Legal Requirements: Familiarize yourself with the legal requirements for getting married at Lake Braies. Ensure that you have the necessary documentation, such as passports and birth certificates, and understand any additional steps or paperwork required. Consulting with a local wedding planner can help navigate the legalities.
  • Pack Accordingly: Lake Braies is situated at an elevation, so the weather can vary. Pack layers of clothing to adapt to temperature changes and ensure you have appropriate footwear for hiking or exploring the surrounding trails. Don’t forget essentials like sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first aid kit.

The best time to elope at Lake Braies

The beauty of Lake Braies knows no bounds throughout the year, but each season offers a unique experience. Here’s a breakdown of the best times to elope at Lake Braies:

  • Spring (April to June): Spring brings new life to Lake Braies, with blooming flowers and lush greenery. The temperatures are mild, making it ideal for outdoor ceremonies and hikes.
  • Summer (July to August): Summer is the peak tourist season at Lake Braies, with warmer temperatures and longer days. The vibrant colors of the lake and surrounding flora make for stunning photographs but be prepared for larger crowds.
  • Autumn (September to October): Autumn transforms the landscapes around Lake Braies with a riot of colours as the foliage turns to shades of red, orange, and gold. The weather is generally pleasant, and the crowds start to thin out, offering a more intimate experience.
  • Winter (November to March): Lake Braies is transformed into a winter wonderland during the colder months. Snow-covered peaks and frozen lakes create a magical atmosphere, perfect for couples seeking a romantic and unique elopement experience. However, be prepared for colder temperatures and limited access to certain areas.