Wedding in the Dolomites

In February 2022, Paul and Katherine in LA contacted me to discuss their plans for an elopement in the Dolomites.   They had found their dream location, but now needed assistance with arranging a civil ceremony in the gorgeous town of Bressanone, and day after an intimate ceremony in the mountains, off on a mountain hike.  Trekking boots were obligatory!

Needless to say, I was excited and happy to help them, as my first love in Italy is the mountains and the reason I am here.

5 months before their wedding, the local town hall wouldn’t confirm their wedding, we looked at other towns.  The couple started their documentation, and with some insistence we managed to get a date booked – the 1stJuly 2022 In Bressanone.

Documentation for USA citizens is a little complicated, and the challenges for the Wedding Planner were getting appointments at the Consular agency and the Prefettura in Italy to get final documents legalized and documents accepted by the town hall, and this could only be done a few days before their wedding.

Meanwhile the exciting plans for their intimate symbolic ceremony developed, sourcing hair and make-up, booking flowers, working together with their photographer to decide the best light of the day, waiting to see the weather forecast, locating a beautiful forest trail to a romantic chapel, surprise beautiful readings from their family and friends during their very emotional and joyful ceremony by their best friend, and then finally trekking back along the trail to get a ride to the highlight of their day, a breath-taking helicopter ride over the most spectacular mountains in Italy.

An unforgettable and emotional wedding as the photographs show

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