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Germany Wedding Inspiration: Clean + Classic + Elegant

I am lucky enough to call Germany home, and I don’t take it’s beauty for granted in the least (it’s so gorgeous) but even I was floored by this shoot from Kibogo Photography. Along with a team of ridiculously talented pros, they were able to capture the old world beauty of Deutschland and boil it down to it’s most sincere elements, creating wedding inspiration I fully expect to take over Pinterest!

From Kibogo PhotographyI am so excited to share our wedding inspiration shoot that we did in Germany at the Grandhotel Steigenberger Koenigswinter. The hotel is an elegant and unique spot — located on a mountain called Petersberg and looks like a castle. Its bright and beautiful rooms inspired us to do an elegant wedding inspiration shoot there for local and international brides who are looking for unique locations here in Germany. I gathered a whole bunch of creative people on the boat and we started designing the shoot.

We wanted the wedding inspiration shoot to be clean, clasic, elegant. The color theme was peach/rosé and menthe with silver. Peonies, white flowers, breathtaking stationery and three gowns from Jenny Packham were the highlight on that day! Not to mention that we had the whole presidential suite to get ready and style the bride and groom in! We started with a few getting ready images for the “groom” and a few boudoir images for the “bride” which I totally adore! We then proceeded to shoot some portraits outdoors with an oldtimer (blue Audi) — being oh-so careful with the gown!

While the “bride” changed into another dress I shoot the details of table, stationery, cake, jewellery, rings, cufflings, shoes, bow ties, groom with cake, table of “reception”, and the cake table. Before we headed with the couple to the tables, I took some portraits of them alone plus details of their attire.

After some images at the table with the couple we headed to the big hall where they usually hold big wedding for some dancing photos as a wrap up for the day. That room/hall has an amazing view towards the big river called Rhein. Oposite on the other side of the river you can see another castle (Dragon-castle).

We did this inspiration shoot to show potentional couples how they could celebrate their wedding at a venue such as this. Not many know about the amazing venue since it’s up on a mountain. You can have an indoor ceremony there since it has a small church beside the main building or you can have an outdoor wedding on the big terrace next to the presidential suite. Outdoors is a lovely park to take walks or just sit on one of the many terraces and enjoy the breathtaking view!

Photography: Kibogo Photography | Videography: Marco Dueck Films | Wedding Planner: Doreen Winking | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Stationery: Clara Tuma - A Creative Affair-Studio | Brides Shoes: Spartoo | Grooms Shoes: Schuhhaus Raaf | Bow Ties: Olga Shulman - Atelier Melange | Brides Shoes - Peach: Sarenza | Cake : Alma Pasteles | Chocolates: Silvia Roenn - Gaumentraum | Decor + Floral Design: Helene Gutjahr | Earrings: Poetry Designs | Grooms Suits : Herr Von Eden | Hair & Make Up: Maskenraum - Christina | Headpiece : Jannie Baltzer | Jewellery Of Bride: Jenny Packham Via The White Dress Company | Oldtimer: Autohaus Seiler | Photography - Assistance: Katharina Sparwasser | Sequin Table Cloth : Mylk & Honey | Wedding Gown Boutique: The White Dress Company | Wedding Rings + Cufflings: Michaela Roemer | Wedding Venue: Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg

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Romantic Meets Modern Wedding in Germany

This is what happens when modern meets romantic in an amazing German setting: total awesomeness. The kind of awesomeness that is rich in gray and blush hues, chevron patterns and a whole lot of happy-filled moments courtesy one very gorgeous bride and groom.  In other words?  This wedding is fabulous. See so much more captured by Marlén Mieth right here.


From the Bride… Nick and I had been together for over four years when he proposed to me during a family holiday on Hamilton Island. He’d been planning it for many months and was hoping to propose on one of the beautiful white beaches on the island, but it had been raining for days on end, so Nick went down on one knee when we had a moment to ourselves in the kitchen of the apartment we were staying in. It came as a complete surprise and once I got over the shock and understood that he was proposing I didn’t hesitate to say yes. That afternoon the sun finally came out and we spent the rest of the holiday with our respective parents on an incredible high.

When we returned home to Sydney we got lots of questions as to where we would get married. Nick is Australian and I am German so I thought it would be hard picking a location, but we both wanted to get married in Germany so we could incorporate some German traditions into our wedding. We had lived in London before moving to Sydney and both had friends all over the world that we were hoping would be able to be part of our big day. We had been told by so many friends that the day itself would pass in a blur, so we decided to have a whole week of celebrations in order to maximise the time with everyone. So on top of the wedding we organised a Germany v Australia soccer match between our friends, a traditional German Polterabend as well as pre-wedding drinks the night before the wedding. That week we spent with our closest friends and family, eating and drinking, celebrating and laughing, we feel incredibly blessed to have had that extended time together.

Since Nick is a graphic designer and I’m an event manager we knew we wanted to do a lot of the planning and organisation for the big day ourselves. We both had a pretty clear idea what our wedding should be like. We wanted it to be a day to celebrate our love with our closest family and friends, a fun day with good food, good wine and good music. Trying to find the venue from Sydney was the hardest thing of all. My family in Germany were very supportive and went to have a look at venues we liked for us, however none fit our requirements. We wanted somewhere contemporary but with character, somewhere that was cosy and also had an outside area. Finally, one day I found a restaurant online that seemed to tick all the boxes. It was an old converted warehouse with wooden beams, white washed walls, long tables with mismatched chairs, an outside area with big beach chairs and a waterfall. In short, it looked perfect. So my sister and parents went to have a look at it for us. They loved it as much as we loved the pictures and so we booked the venue without having seen it ourselves. I also found our ceremony venue online, a small, 13th century church located on the river Elbe in Dresden, tucked away on the outskirts of Dresden. Sadly the church got badly damaged during a flood just six weeks before the wedding. We were incredibly lucky and managed to find another gorgeous church not too far from our reception venue just four weeks before the wedding. Seeing both the church and the reception venue in person when we arrived in Germany was a big relief. Both venues looked better in reality than on the photos.

I found a lot of inspiration on wedding blogs, as well as Pinterest. Our colour scheme was blush and grey, so from the bridesmaids dresses, the groomsmen outfits, the flowers to the decorations we incorporated those colours everywhere. Nick designed the save the date cards, the invitations, the menus and ceremony booklets. He also made the signs and the table numbers from materials I ordered online. I stamped the name tags and together with our friends we filled the favour bags with sweets. I had sent the restaurant an inspiration board with table and ceiling decorations and they did an absolutely amazing job with it all. We couldn’t have been happier.

Our wedding day was more than we could have ever hoped for. Of course the day went in a blur, from getting ready with our bridesmaids and groomsmen in the morning, to the ceremony which was officiated by the priest that had married my parents, to the beautiful and funny speeches and the late night dancing, but the memories will stay with us forever. We wouldn’t change a thing. We are so incredibly thankful to our friends and family who travelled from all corners of the world to celebrate with us.

Photography: Marlén Mieth | Flowers: Die Blumenbinderei | Dress: Pronovias Barcelona | Cake: Konditorei Gradel | Ceremony Venue: Loschwitzer Kirche | Reception Venue: Elements Deli & Restaurant | Shoes: Jenny Packham No1 | Wedding Bands: Tiffany | Hair & Makeup: Uta Stabler | Accommodation: Westin Bellevue | Groom's Shoes & Suit: Paul Smith