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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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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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