An Intimate Wedding In The Dolomites

Have you ever been somewhere that took your breath away. Somewhere you always vowed you’d return to? When Y & J first traveled to the Dolomites for a climbing trip a couple of years ago, they fell in love with the dramatic scenery of the Italian Alps. So when they got engaged, they wanted to return to the place where they’d had one of their most incredible adventures for their intimate wedding in the Dolomites.

An Intimate Wedding In The Dolomites

These two climbers wanted to bring their immediate family together from all over the world to witness their wedding vows in the Dolomites. They found the gorgeous San Lorenzo White Deer Mountain Lodge in Forbes Magazine which they knew would be a perfect mountain retreat for them for their intimate wedding celebration with their families. This exclusive mountain hideaway was the most stunning location for their pre-wedding preparations and their evening al-fresco dinner out on the terrace overlooking the mountains.

Their incredible ceremony location was found by their wonderful wedding planner Jlenia, a local Dolomites Wedding Planner, an old church ruin overlooking rolling meadows and the mountains of the magnificent Fannes-Sennes-Braies National Park in the distance.

Amongst the ruins of the old church, the couple made their promises to one another. With their family coming from across the world to join them, they wanted to include them in their ceremony, asking each of their family members to chose something to read. Just as the couple got ready to exchange their vows, a huge thunderstorm broke, and everyone ran for the shelter of the small chapel. They continued their vows inside the chapel, but as the rain started to ease, and the sun started to come back out, they headed back outside to exchange their rings with the incredible Dolomites behind them.

After the ceremony, the group was treated to the most exquisite picnic of local delicacies prepared from them by a local hotel, the Kolfuschgerhof, and I escaped with the bride and groom for a little adventure with the exploring the local surroundings, to capture them in their favourite place, the Dolomites.

In the evening we returned back to the lodge where the most amazing al-fresco dinner had been prepared for them by a private chef on the terrace. To celebrate her heritage, the bride changed in to her mother’s traditional Korean wedding dress for the rest of the evening.

Credits:

Wedding Planner – Jlenia Costner
Chalet – White Deer Mountain Lodge
Videographer – No Matter The Weather
Hair & Makeup – Ulli Thomaseth
Flowers – Florales Atelier
Picnic – Hotel Kolfuschgerhof

San Lorenzo White Deer Mountain Lodge Wedding. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Wedding preparation in the White Deer Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride getting ready in the San Lorenzo White Deer Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The groom getting ready at White Deer Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography A pre-wedding first look outside San Lorenzo White Deer Mountain Lodge in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom arrive at their intimate ceremony location in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom walk to their intimate wedding ceremony in the Dolomites together. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The families of the couples read poems for their intimate wedding ceremony in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Rain forces the couple to take shelter in a chapel. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The couple come outside after the rain to exchange rings. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The couple are congratulated by their families after their intimate wedding ceremony. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The couple celebrate with their family at their intimate wedding location. Photo by Wild Connections Photography A post-elopement picnic in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography Bride and groom pictures in the Dolomites mountains. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom hike through an alpine meadow in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom walk along a mountain path in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections Photography The bride and groom find baby cows in a meadow in the Dolomites. Photo by Wild Connections PhotographyA post-elopement wedding dinner at San Lorenzo White Deer Mountain Lodge. Photo by Wild Connections Photography

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