Destination Wedding Location – Lago di Braies
Destination Wedding Photographer – Emīlija Bogdānova
Wedding Dress – Amoralle
For him- Mans Drēbju Skapis
Wedding Bouquet – InBloom
Vow Books and Cards – Alise Ķīnasta
Italy is such a beautiful destination and not only to visit when traveling, but it is a very popular destination wedding location. Destination wedding in Italy is also Elina’s & Reinis’ wedding story because they celebrated their love in a little wooden boat in the middle of Lake Braies! Read their destination wedding in Italy story and get inspired!
Destination Wedding in Europe
When after the proposal, Elina & Reinis decided to have a destination wedding, they didn’t have to decide where – because Italy is a country very close to their hearts and they travel here almost every summer! Another thing – in Italy, the same lake – Braies (Lago di Braies) where they had their destination elopement, Reinis proposed Elina in the august of 2018., in the middle of the lake, in a small wooden boat. How romantic!
For some time, as they say, the destination wedding in Italy seemed unreal, but as soon as they returned home, they couldn’t stop thinking about it- so it was decided!
Destination Wedding Photographer
Shortly after returning home, we found a post from wedding photographer Emilija in Facebook where she was looking for a couple for a destination wedding photoshoot. It was some kind of power of thoughts, because she ended up being their wedding photographer in Italy!
Destination Wedding Planning
The wedding planning process started when the couple finds out that they won the wedding contest and will have Emilija as their destination wedding photographer. Elina says that it felt so great, that they wanted to get married at the exact same moment!
They planned every small detail and made sure that the wedding photographer has the same vision for their destination wedding photoshoot. They started the planning process on time and made sure every detail is perfect.
It was important to know when is the season in Italy, because only then it is ossible to rent boats and go up the mountains.
So they decided that the best time for destination wedding in Italy is middle of June.
Getting married in Latvia – Destination Elopement in Italy
They registered their marriage in Latvia and shortly after that they went to Italy, where they also had their destination elopement and wedding day, which they spent alone. They had their destination wedding in Italy with vows, rings, celebration and destination wedding photoshoot.
Elina’s wedding bouquet was the first one the florist made using almost all artificial flowers.
I wrote our wedding story to the florist, that we are going to travel to Italy a couple of days before the wedding and the natural wedding bouquet would go bad after days. The florist was thinking a long time, but she decided to participate and make me a beautiful wedding bouquet using mostly artificial flowers with some real blossoms which would be fine also after these three days. Now I have an eternal wedding bouquet which will always remind us of our beautiful destination wedding in Italy!
We were in Italy for 4 days. In the evening of Sunday we was in th eairport of Bergamo. It took us about 3 hours to get to north of the Italy. We stopped near the Lake Garda (Lago di Gerda). The next day we had a prewedding photoshoot 2500 m above the say in th emountain Seceda. The third day was our destination elopement day in the Lake Braies (Lago di Braies) and mountain Tre Cime di Laveredo.
Elina says, as this was not the first time in Italy, they knew how much time every activity wil take and where to take stops along the way. They also knew where is “their mountain and lake”.
We couldn’t be disappointed, because we have seen these places before. The North of Italy is Itālijas pedantically beautiful. Everything is nature created and feels so perfect!
Italy is a beautiful place to have your destination wedding. We know for sure that we will be traveling here again and again. Elina: We will have to show our children as well the place we got married!
We felt the total opposites – the Lake Braiesas was so calm and romantic, but the mountain of Tre Cime di Lavaredo wild and dramatic. The weather was the same in both places.
Why Destination Wedding in Italy?
Elina says, that the most important thing is the time spent together that wil lstay in their memories forever.
This day is about you two – as a beginning of new family, so don’t be afraid of what your family, relatives or friends will say about it.
They say that every couple deserves to celebrate their special day as they both wish. Elina says- our families understood our decision and we had a party with them as well after the honeymoon. The wedding day fr us was very special because we got to spend it alone, paying all the attention to the other person was more meaningful for us. We didn’t have to stress about anything and we did have the opportunity to do whatever we wanted on our day. We had a plan, but it wasn’t the end of the world if the day wasn’t going perfectly according to it.
We enjoyed such calmness in ourwedding day. And that was love.