Forest Wedding a Story about Samantha & Dejan

Samantha and Dejan’s a unique wedding in the forest of  Bohinjska Bistrica – Slovenia  – the outdoor wedding in the forest was definitely one of the most romantic and unique weddings that I have been part of as a photographer. Without extensive pomp and ceremony, Samantha, a Canadian and Dejan, a Slovenian exchanged their vows in Bohinjska Bistrica Forest, encircled by only their closest family members.

At first, it looked like it would rain, but mother nature surprised us all, and by the end, we had magical scenery, with sun rays shining on the cheeks of the loving couple.  Dejan is devoted to nature, so he arranged the magical setting in the heart of his own forest, the Bohinjska Bistrica, where he and his bride hosted a party for family members. The bride’s sister led a romantic ceremony under the treetops and was responsible for all the laughter and tears that arose during a show of pictures from the past, which awakened old memories and adventures from the happy couple’s childhood for so many guests.

Wedding in the forest

With their intimate and uncomplicated wedding in the forest, Samantha and Dejan brought back the pure experience that comes from a love that is sincere and romantic – an experience we had all almost forgotten. With the rustle of leaves and the snaps of branches, Samantha and Dejan wedding in the forest gave me and all the romantic souls out there, a new perspective on the natural beauty that is Bohinjska Bistrica.

Wedding in the forest of Bohinjska Bistrica | Bled and Kranj Wedding Photographer

The Bohinjska Bistrica Forest is a dazzling location in the Bohinj Valley, positioned exactly halfway between two top Slovenian wedding destinationsBled and Kranj. With two of Slovenia’s best lakeside locations – the infamous Lake Bled and the beautiful Lake Bohinj – only 15 minutes away in either direction, this is a spectacular destination for an outdoor wedding in Slovenia.

To top things off, Bohinjska Bistrica is situated in the midst of Slovenia’s glorious Julian Alps with Triglav National Park and Lake Bohinj on its perimeter.Surrounded by so much natural beauty, it is no surprise that Bohinjska Bistrica village is a top European destination. The divine Bohinjska Bistrica Forest is abundant in fragrant wildflowers and ancient trees, perfect for strolls, hikes, and cycling. When the weather is warmer, there is room for swimming, kayaking, and sailing in the lake or river.

To be married in the midst of all of this wondrous nature is nothing short of majestic — a perfect location for a glorious woodland wedding surrounded by the best of Slovenia’s natural beauty.

Better still, with Bled and Kranj nearby, you and your guests will be spoilt for choice for wonderful places to stay. Bohinjska Bistrica – a fantastic location for an outdoor wedding in Slovenia that everyone will remember.

Why choose Bled or Kranj, Slovenia for a destination wedding in Europe?

It is impossible to visit Slovenia and not experience the unsurpassed beauty of Lake Bled. With astonishing views across the Julian Alps and the most alluring setting in Europe, Lake Bled is a wedding destination that will leave you and your guests lost for words.

Although only forty minutes drive from Ljubljana International Airport, Lake Bled is Slovenia’s top wedding destination. Whether you want a venue for the reception or a dazzling location for your guests to stay, Lake Bled’s fairytale setting may well be the one.  Lake Bled is the jewel in Slovenia’s crown. One of Europe’s hottest rural locations, Lake Bled, offers a sumptuous lakeside setting surrounded by lush green hills, with a smattering of fine wedding locations and an assortment of fun things to do.

Up in the hills, there are magnificent ancient forests, waterfalls, thermal springs, pools, and even a phenomenal castle. Down below, there is the magic of Lake Bled with its mystical island in the middle and pretty architecture. Not to mention swimming, kayaking, hiking, horse riding, sailing, and more for your wedding guests to enjoy.

A dizzying location with plenty of great accommodation and food to keep everyone happy.

If that’s not enough, then Slovenia’s charming capital city, Ljubljana, is only forty minutes away, and the elegant town of Bled is also close by.

Not to be outdone, Kranj offers the best of both.

Kranj is a vibrant, chocolate-box pretty town in the middle of the picturesque Julian Alps. For both jaw-dropping scenery and plenty of things to do, Kranj is the one.

From Khistlestein Castle to the Cathedral, Kokra River, historic Church of St Kancijan, and Ossuary or the many museums and galleries, Kranj has tons of history and culture to offer. Not to be missed too, are the scenic views, green hills, impressive wildlife, and assortment of other natural delights.

Filled with energy all year round, Kranj is a hub of artistic creativity with an unending array of concerts, exhibitions, foodie events, and entertainment for your guests to savor.

Whether you decide to have an entirely outdoor wedding like Samantha and Dejan, or an outdoor ceremony and a reception at a venue, Bohinjska Bistrica, Lake Bled and Kranj offer every element that you could want for a stunning destination wedding in Europe.

Regardless of whether you choose Bohinjska Bistrica, Lake Bled or Kranj for your wedding, you are guaranteed to have a sublime wedding that won’t disappoint.

For more about getting married in Slovenia visit: Slovenia Info

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