One of the reasons I love blogging weddings is that I get to relive the awesome memories of each occasion. Looking back through the gallery of Rike (pronounced Reeke) and Stephan’s destination wedding in Germany, has brought the biggest grin to my face!
Rike is one of my little sister’s good university friends. It was the nicest of surprises to be asked to photograph her beautiful destination wedding in Germany. I speak fluent German, so was able to really enjoy every element of the day, from getting ready with the lovely couple, to their super emotional ceremony, hilarious speeches and mega party. Getting the chance to spend some time with my sister was an additional fabulous bonus. It made this wedding all the more special for me.
Rike and Stephan both got ready at the Hotel Leugermann, which meant I was able to get images of them both. It also meant that the morning was super relaxed and wasn’t under the immense time pressure that sometimes goes hand in hand with weddings. At this lovely German wedding, it meant I was able to spend time with both bride and groom in their downtime. I loved snapping them playing the with their kids, laughing with their friends and putting the finishing touches on their reception space.
A Sunny Summer Day For a Heartfelt German Wedding
Once Rike and Stephan were in their wedding finery and looking gorgeous, I stole them away for some quick portraits. There’s nothing like a first look to give you more time with your guests later. The light at this destination wedding in Germany was beautiful and soft. I’m so pleased we managed to find some lush green space and wildflowers for these photos. Now, this is a couple who are GOOD at being wonderfully affectionate with each other. Their love was almost palpable.
The couple also spent some time with their guests before the ceremony, enjoying tea, coffee and a variety of delicious cakes. Check out the mega heart-shaped wedding cake stuffed with strawberries, yum! Talk about Breaking the Mould. I also had a big soft spot for their book-shaped cake, the icing on which read ‘Reading is breathing for the soul’. It went perfectly with their book theme for their wedding. And I couldn’t agree more!
Then it was time for the wedding ceremony. Both Rike and Stephan got pretty emotional during this part of their day, and looking out into the congregation there were not many dry eyes left! Their little son was their ring bearer and he performed his job with the greatest smile. After such a joyous and heartfelt wedding day, it was time to let loose on the dance floor. These guys didn’t disappoint. Impressive shape throwing from adults and kids alike. And have I mentioned the conga line? Stephan and Rike, I like your style!
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