Emerald Lake Braies, surrounded by the majestic Dolomites, is one of the most beautiful and charming places in Italy. It was this ideal corner of nature that Olga and Aleksey chose for their romantic wedding ceremony, a place where only the mountain peaks and the mirror-like water surface witnessed their happiness.
I studied at the institute, and Lesha worked there too. One day he went to the auditorium, where, as part of teaching practice, I led a lesson with junior students. According to him, he had already paid attention to me, but I don’t remember this at all. The second time we met was by chance a year and a half later at my college graduation; only this time I approached him first. And what’s more, we did not part.
In our relationship, there was a special affection and concern for each other; we increasingly talked about the family, made joint plans for the future ... Honestly, the offer was long-awaited.
Lesha made this important step on my birthday. We had dinner at a hotel in the country, in a tiny secluded gazebo of a restaurant on the river bank. Garlands are burning, music is playing, we are talking about something ... Then he kneels on one knee, like a real knight ... I was happy that I heard the most important words from him; he was happy that he had finally decided to pronounce them, and everything went well :)
Six months later, we began preparing for the wedding. The date was appointed exactly on the fourth anniversary of our acquaintance. I do not remember who first spoke it out loud, but we decided to have the wedding in Italy, in the Dolomites. It seems to me that we could well say it with one voice, because we are in love with this country and these mountains. Our first trip together was just for the Dolomites. One of the following too. Like the wedding ...
At first, I attempted to organize everything on my own, but in the end I realized that it would be much more effective if I left everything in the hands of professionals.
Almost immediately, we found a terrific organizer who endeared herself to us, and who, we had no doubt, would help us. All preparation was easy and stress free. I was joking that I was the wrong bride, because I don’t worry at all. I do not call at two o'clock in the morning to the organizers and contractors and do not require a thousand white rabbits in the registration area :) Our wedding fairy picked up amazing contractors!
We wanted to fasten our feelings in maximum unity with nature - as if there was only sky, earth, mountains and ourselves.
With the help of the organizer and decorators, we created the ideal concept for our wedding day and decided that we would spend the morning on the shores of the fantastic Lake Braies, and then move to the top of the mountain - closer to the sky, where we would exchange vows on a cloud of flowers.
We chose a place for the ceremony with special care - we had previously visited many places and meadows, and as a result we stopped at Passo Gardena with its enchanting views of both the mountain ranges and the green plains.
For the wedding ceremony, I chose a romantic and natural look - a light airy dress, a hairstyle with a hint of negligence, natural makeup and a bouquet with wildflowers.
Lesha had jeans, a linen shirt and a waistcoat - in the style of the entire wedding, but at the same time courageous and effective.
We spent the morning photo session in a very picturesque hut on the shore of Lake Braies, where I, in a knitted dress and furs, tried on jewelry made from natural materials, admired the reflections in the vintage mirror and tried not to freeze. Despite the fact that it was the height of the Italian summer, it was very cold in the mountains in the morning. But this did not stop me and later I was already walking barefoot on the beach, touching the water and enjoying nature.
I was still calm, but just as the time had come for the first meeting with Lesha on the beach of the lake ... My legs trembled and it seemed that the sound of my heart could be heard by everything around me.
At the moment of the first meeting, all our emotions were ignited in a flash. I could not hold back the tears, hugged him tightly and was happy!
After our touching reunion, we set off to fulfill our dream - a wedding ceremony in the mountains near the sky. The pass was incredibly beautiful: the clouds clung to the rocks and created an amazing atmosphere. They were organically supplemented by clouds of white flowers recreated by decorators, which served us as a very unusual arch - a place where we exchanged vows written on handmade parchment. For us it was the most unforgettable moment. The ceremony continued with a cozy and colorful picnic from local produce on the top of the mountain, which was the best completion to this perfect day.
1. Try to relax on your wedding day and really relax, and not worry that something will be wrong or at the wrong time. We did so and completely devoted ourselves to each other and our feelings.
2. If you are still thinking whether you need an organizer or not, I will definitely tell you: you need one! After all, on such an important day, x.