A Post-Wedding Adventure At Lake Braies In The Italian Alps

Laurel & Dustin didn’t want to celebrate their wedding in the traditional way. They went to the courthouse back at home in the USA to make their marriage official back in March, then spent the rest of the day working on their new house. But one thing they knew they did want was some pictures to celebrate, and they decided that Lake Braies was the perfect spot.

A Post-Wedding Adventure At Lake Braies In The Italian Alps With A Gold Wedding Gown

Laurel & Dustin had planned a trip to Europe to celebrate their wedding, and decided that this would be the perfect opportunity for them to take their wedding pictures. They loved the idea of visiting the Alps, and as we started looking at different options around the Austrian and Italian Alps, one particular place caught their eye. They fell in love with the raw beauty of the Dolomites region in the Italian Alps and booked a few nights at the Hotel Lago di Braies right on the shores of Lake Braies.

With the unusual amounts of snow still covering many of the mountains in the Italian Alps, we decided to spend the whole day at Lake Braies. We hiked around the full lake circuit, an easy but stunning hike, and enjoyed incredible views of the lake, the mountains and also the beautiful forests that surround it.

Laurel knew that she didn’t want to wear a white wedding dress. At first she had her mind set to wearing red, but when she saw an online advertisement for a stunning golden evening gown, she knew it was exactly what she wanted. Her stunning gold wedding gown added a real touch of glamour to the raw beauty of Lake Braies, whilst still fitting perfectly with the earthy tones of the forests around the lake.

A cloudy morning at Lake Braies in the Italian Alps. Photo by Wild Connections PhotographyThe bride and groom get ready in their hotel at Lake Braies. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom stand on a tree stump in the forest around Lake Braies. The bride wears a gold wedding gown. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Bride & groom stand on the rocks around Lake Braies in the Italian Alps, wearing a gold wedding gown. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Lauren & Dustin get close at Lake Braies in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Hiking around Lake Braies in the Italian Alps, Laurel & Dustin explore the forests around the lake for their post-wedding adventure session. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Laurel & Dustin shelter from the rain under the trees and barn roof at Lake Braies in the Italian Alps. Photo by Wild Connections Photography After the rain stops, Laurel & Dustin walk around the shores of Lake Braies in the Italian Alps. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride Laurel looking stunning in her gold wedding gown. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Laurel & Dustin standing on the shores of Lake Braies in the Italian Alps. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Laurel & Dustin cross a stream of water running down in to Lake Braies. Photo by Wild Connections Photography At the far end of Lake Braies Laurel & Dustin find lots of rocks that have slid down from the mountains to the lake. Photo by Wild Connections Photography An after-wedding celebration at Lake Braies in the Italian Alps with a gold wedding gown. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Laurel & Dustin stand on a wooden bridge over a stream in to Lake Braies in the Italian Alps. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Laurel & Dustin explore the forest and wood piles around Lake Braies in the Italian Alps. Photo by Wild Connections Photography

 

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