Austrian Winter Wedding by Birgit Hart Fotografie
January 23, 2012
Winter Weddings

It was a glorious, snowy winter weekend for those of us in New England, and we'd be lying if we said we weren't just a wee bit inspired by the snow-covered setting outside our windows. So we thought we would serve up the loveliest of winter fêtes for your Monday morning courtesy of Birgit Hart Fotografie. Hosted in the breathtaking hillsides of Austria (how gorgeous does it look there!?), this wedding just feels like a dream. From the beautiful Bride in blush to the alpine hut reception - it's the perfect way to fill your morning with winter day dreams. See it all here!

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From Birgit of Birgit Hart Fotografie... Bettina & Martin's wedding took place in Kirchberg in October and was surprisingly a real winter wedding. Temperatures fell from +20 C to 0 and we got 20 cm of fresh snow over night! The civil wedding took place in Kirchberg, followed by a get-together evening at Kasplatzl-Alm. Doreen Winking and I made a fun video of ourselves in the first snow. The ceremony took place on the next day at the Maierl Alm and was held by Gunter Mehler. Doreen hand-picked the staff for this wedding, and everything was perfect just as usual. She even found — last minute — Andreas Erber, who played the zither during the ceremony. He was even able to learn a special song for the couple within 15 minutes!

I think it’s a special task to decorate an alpine hut (although "hut" is not really appropriate for Maierl Alm – but I couldn’t find another word), but Julia Hörl did a great job as always! The stationery was designed by Karina Buddensiek, who did a great job as well. If anyone is wondering about the out-of-focus picture in this blog post: on purpose! Karina designed a lovely invitation card with an old, black and white, blurry self-portrait of the couple, and I’ve created a similar one for the thank-you card. The chalets of the Maierl Alm are absolutely marvelous by the way — and right by the ski slopes of Kitzbühel! And I’ve got to mention our hotel in Kirchberg: the opening of Rosengarten was just recently and Doreen and I were thrilled with our suites and with the breakfast! Two more names to mention: DJ Basti Stummer and percussionist Martina Prutscher did a great job as well!

Photography: Birgit Hart Fotografie / Wedding Coordination: Doreen Winking / Flowers: Julia Hörl / Hair + Makeup: Daniela Duczek / Officiant: Gunter Mehler / Stationery: Karina Buddensiek / DJ: Basti Stummer / Zither: Andreas Erber / Percussion: Martina Prutscher / Location: Maierl Alm in Kirchberg, Austria / Wedding Dress: Tibi New York