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Intimate Spring German Wedding

I drove through the German countryside this past summer and the picture perfect little towns that I saw looked straight out of a magazine, so this destination wedding was a really lovely flashback. Lauren Kinsey photographed this beautifully elegant, intimate wedding, complete with rustic floral crowns, bratwursts and one beaming couple. Indulge in your wanderlust right here.

From Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography… We were so completely honored to be asked to photograph Ben & Annika’s wedding in Germany. Annika is a photographer and graphic designer based out of Atlanta, so every detail of her wedding was beautifully and well planned out. The wedding day was nothing short of magical. Little touches included Annika’s mother hand making all the linen table runners, Annika’s mother-in-law did all the floral design, and Annika even designed her own gown and her invitations herself! Both Ben and Annika are from Germany, and when it came to choosing a wedding location, they decided to marry in their family church with the reception near the art district in Worpswede, which is world famous for its beautiful light, attracting artists from all parts of the world.

The night before the wedding, we celebrated at Ben’s family home with homemade bratwursts prepared by Ben’s father, complete with the traditional plate smashing for good luck at the end of the evening.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Wedding Photography | Venue: Private Residence

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Romantic Germany Barn Wedding

Slightly boho and ever so dreamy, this barn fete set in Germany and captured beautifully by Ashley Ludaescher is making me blush ten shades. From the perfect pink peony bouquet to the Bride’s darling Rosa Clara dress to the oh-so-romantic barn-set tablescapes, it’s no wonder I’m head over heels. Peek at the pretty gallery for even more.


From Ashley LudaescherThis wedding was definitely one of my favorites of the year. Franzi and Dominik are not only the sweetest couple and so madly in love, they are both super creative and have a fabulous sense of style. It was a truly a DIY wedding done right. The details were beautiful and looked professional, yet were all handmade. While the event was gorgeous with so many sweet little details, the main focus was on the love and commitment of Franzi and Dominik and making sure all of their guests had “the best day ever”.

The bride’s family owns a hotel in the Bavarian countryside. As they have hosted parties there her entire life, she wanted the wedding to be a bit different experience for all of their guests. They hosted the cocktail hour in the garden of the hotel and then asked all of their guests to take a balloon and follow them down the road. The guests were all blown away when they saw what Franzi and Dominik had turned the old barn into. They served cocktails out of a truck bed, had a teepee for lounging during the cocktail hour, and the groom made the coolest photobooth stand from reclaimed wood for guests to enjoy. The floral centerpieces and bridal bouquet were created by Blumenbett in Berlin and the bride purchased 1300 flowers from the flower market including “Sarah Bernhardt” Peonies, English roses, garden roses and baby’s breath, which decorated the barn and garden. Her mother created the floral arch at the entrance of the church from peonies and baby’s breath. The church was the same church that both Franzi’s parents and grandparents also tied the knot in, and was such a beautiful space. They drove in her mama’s cute old VW Beetle decorated with flowers to and from the church.

A little feedback from the bride Franzi (that makes me blush): After lots of research on various blogs was pretty clear that Ashley is the perfect photographer for our wedding. She has the perfect eye for details. Ashley and Andreas’s love and attentive nature to their work made ​​our day even more perfect. Our wedding photos are simply amazing. Our wedding as a whole was truly the best day ever.

Photography: Ashley Ludaescher | Floral Design: Blumenbett | Wedding Dress: Soft By Rosa Clara | Reception Venue: Ostermaier's Waldeck | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Cartier | Hair: Gianni Di Franca | Band: Edward Wade | Groom's Attire: Burberry | Veil: Emmerling

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Festive Photo Shoot in Germany

Complete with caroling, cookies, and cocoa this piece of pretty from Tanja Kibogo is pure holiday magic. It’s layers of beautiful styling from Helene Gutjahr Decoration, upon layers of cookies and Lilli Fritz cakes, upon layers of just plain pretty. One peek at the gallery and you will be wishing the holidays happened more than once a year, more here!

From Tanja Kibogo… The holiday season is typically very hectic in Germany, everyone seems to be busy and tense – quiet the opposite of how the Christmas season should be!
Which is why my friend Helene Gutjahr from Helene Gutjahr Decoration and I came up with a Christmas themed couple portrait session to remind ourselves and everyone out there to take a break and spend time together. Taking time to enjoy decorating your home consciously, bake cookies together, be thankful for all the good things in life, for the gift of love and being loved in return.

The Venue is a private Farm, and the owner was so kind enough to let us in and do whatever we wanted with his trees. He stayed and watched our shoot and had fun seeing his fir Farm get decorated.

Photography: Tanja Kibogo | Cake: Lilli Fritz | Hair & Makeup: Natalia Kramer | Headband: H&M | Her Cardigan: TK Maxx | Her Scarf: TK Maxx | His Cardigan: Mango | Red Coat: Zara | Styling & Design: Helene Gutjahr Decoration

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