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Fun-Filled Engagement Session at the Fair in Germany

Darling and fun, this sweet-as-they-come session from Kibogo Photography makes me smile from ear to ear, and its certain to do the same for you. With the vibrant backgrounds of the fair rides and this couple’s obvious love for each other, you can’t not be happy looking at this gallery.


From Kibogo PhotographyLydia and Seif are a super cute and fun couple. They used to meet with friends at “Pützchens Markt” in Bonn, which is a traditional funfair happening every year in september. Thats where they were introduced to each other and something started to sparkle….You can smell roasted almonds and suggar cotton from far and hard to resist when passing by. These two love birds met and fell in love in bonn, thats why they chose this place for their portrait session to remember the times and moments when they met went out together.

Photography: Kibogo Photography | Shoes: Zara | Jewelry: Accessorize | Bangle: Thomas Sabo | His Jeans: Review Fashion | His Shirt: H&M | Location: Pützchens Markt | Pink Jacket : Gerry Weber

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Elegant, Wine-Inspired Inspiration Shoot

Soaked in wine-toned hues with hints of gold for good measure, this dreamy inspiration shoot beautifully captured by Belathee Photography is dripping with gorgeous. With florals from Flora Nova that will leave you speechless, stunning stationery from Izzy Girl and cakes from Judy Tallant that are just about as pretty as they get – this gallery is simply beyond lovely.

 

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From Belathee PhotographyChristiane and I ​both grew up in Germany near this beautiful 800 year old monastery, which nowadays ​has turned into ​a popular wedding location for ​sophisticated couples​ from all over the world

​The ​”Kloster Eberbach ​” ​is located in ​a ​well known German wine growing region ​called ” ​Rheingau​”​ – it’s main function today evolves around wine: the history of wine making, the selling and tasting of regional wines​ and ​​therefore we chose ​a gold wine goblet as ​a ​repeating element throughout ​the settings. The goblet was not only used as part of each place setting but it was also featured on the lucite stationery: invitation, menu cards, and place cards.

For the style​d​ shoot Christiane wanted to combine the old with the new ​by using elements like modern ​ghost chairs next to antique wooden tables, lucite menu cards and place cards next to antique candle holders, bold gold sequin linens next to vintage flatware. All in the grand setting of the old monks’ dormitories featuring tall stone curved ceilings. ​The florals were based around the color of the year ​ ​“Marsala” as we felt that ​the colors fit perfectly with the deep red painted arches of the grand dormitory.

​Our style​d​ shoot at Kloster Eberbach was a dream come true for ​both of us and we had thought about it since we first found out we were from the same region in Germany.​Working at this gorgeous location and show off its unique beauty combined ​our childhood with ​our current careers in the wedding industry. ​One of the highlights was to have our local relatives stop by and see us ” in action”.

​We chatted about how fun it would be for Germany to be “discovered “as new and unique place to get married.. we love Italy and France but we think there is room for new neighbors ! After talking to local wedding vendors we found out that a lot of younger german couples are looking for a new and fresh way to ” set the table” while yet remaining true to many local traditions. Turns out they often seek inspiration through international wedding blogs such as Style me Pretty !

Photography: Belathee Photography | Floral Design: Flora Nova Designs | Wedding Dress: Carousello | Cake: Judy Tallant | Stationery: Izzy Girl | Wedding Venue: Kloster Eberbach | Linens: Choice | Rentals: Party Rent

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3 DIY Floral Hair Recipes For Spring

When it comes to hair inspiration, I’m all for sprinkling soft curls with pretty blooms. It adds the sweetest touch of romance to a bride’s look and not to mention, incredibly gorgeous for spring and summer soirees. Lucky us, Ashley Ludaescher, Lena Schleweis and Botanic Art Floral & Event Design teamed up to bring some petal-perfected styles that knock it out of the park. Keep reading for the step-by-step details!

From Ashley Ludaescher PhotographyI planned a floral beauty shoot together with hair and makeup stylist Lena Schleweis & floral designer Hurriyet Bulan. We LOVE seeing our brides with beautiful flowers in their hair, but we wanted to create an inspiration that was a bit different than the oh so popular flower crown. We had so much fun putting together these different looks and we hope they inspire you to mix up the flowers in your hair on your wedding day! Here are some details about each look and how to recreate them:

GARDEN ROSE HAIR PIN

This hair pin is created with garden roses, a few leaves of boston fern and accents of blue viburnum berries.

1. Each rose head should be wired and taped with floral tape.

2. Once the roses are prepped, you start adding the single leaves of fern and continue to tie them one by one with the floral tape.

3. Keep adding more roses and some of the viburnum berries until you achieve the size that complements the hair style.

SUCCULENT + BERRY FLORAL CROWN

This floral crown is created with mini succulents, a few boston fern leaves, blue viburnum berries & sweet peas.

1. To create this floral crown you need a long wire.

2. To get the desired look , you start by bending the wire the way it will be pinned in the hair. We chose an “S” shaped design that wrapped around the crown of the head and encompassed the loose updo.

3. Once the wire is taped up in floral tape, you can start hot gluing the mini succulents then the viburnum berries and leaves, leaving the sweet pea for last, as their petals are very delicate.

BLACK DAHLIA FLORAL PIN

This floral pin is created with black dahlias, blue viburnum berries, ‘Black Knight’ Queen Anne’s Lace and feathers. The oblong floral pin is created in the same way as the rose pin.

1. Here you also wire the dahlia heads first and start adding each item one by one.

2. Keep taping them together with floral tape until the prefect size is reached.

3. The feathers were dotted with hot glue and placed to the desired spot.

Photography: Ashley Ludaescher Photography | Floral Design: Botanic Art Floral & Event Design | Hair & Makeup: Lena Schleweis

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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

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.

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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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