Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

On the blog today free spirited travelers Elli and Terry tie the knot in relaxed German castle wedding – with beautiful outdoor photography a classic wedding dress and lots of German traditions! It’s intimate and relaxed vibes has left us wanting more from their unique love story! Here we catch up with Elli who tells us all about their castle wedding in Germany…

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

How Did You and Terry Meet

“I just finished my studies with 27 and wanted to see a bit of the world before starting my job as a teacher. I booked flights to Australia and New Zealand and actually met him on the third day in Lorne. We both stayed at the same hostel and he saw me and fell in love instantly and told his friends. It took me a bit longer (as always) and after also travelling through New Zealand I realized he was the one and came back to Melbourne and extended my stay and from that day on we were together until today. It was the 14th of March 2014. We then had a one-year long distance relationship until I moved to Australia in Feb 2015 and even brought my Shetland Sheepdog with me. Now we have a little daughter of 2 and we are about to move to Germany together.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Proposal

“He never did. I actually decided it would be about time to finally tie the knot. He kind of agreed and when my dad booked the castle a few days later he couldn’t get out of it. But he is happy with it now and he even thanked me on instagram for inviting him to my wedding and I thanked him for coming (We are a bit different I guess…) I also went to the pre discussions of the wedding ceremony with the major of the town on my own (because Terry was busy) and by mistake told the major that terry played tennis when he was younger. The Major mentioned it at the ceremony and everyone had a good laugh. His friends will keep teasing him with it until the end of his life they said”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Dress

“I bought the dress in Australia and it was the first dress in the first store. My sister was there with me and was a great help choosing. She actually made me put on 15 more dresses that did really suit me but it was the first one from the beginning. I actually wanted a boho dress but ended up with a more glamorous one as my dad booked a castle for the wedding and I didn´t want to look as if I was working there. I loved the deep v line and the lace on it especially the lace around the train.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

“I did my makeup myself that day as I don´t like a thick layer of makeup and German weddings start quite early and end quite late so I didn’t want so sweat too much underneath. I don´t use heavy makeup ever and didn’t want to feel like wearing a mask. I just did some contouring, with mostly mineral powder, and just focused on the eye brows, didn’t use any eye makeup except mascara. I put a very discreet lipstick on my lips just to highlight them a bit.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Suit

“Terry was wearing a suit that he already had and just bought new and quite expensive shoes for it (the other way around as my shoes were super cheap)”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Bridesmaids

“I didn´t have any bridesmaids as it isn´t a German thing. You normally just have a maid of honour. In this case it was my younger sister. Terry only had one groomsman.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Details

“We sent our wedding invites via Email through paperless post to everyone as we live in Australia and the wedding was held in Germany. Most guests were from England, Germany and only a few from Australia”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

“Cake and food in general were very important for us. The cake had three stories and all with a different flavour. Top was raspberry-chocolate, the second one was passionfruit – mango, and the bottom was strawberry-vanilla. It was the fluffiest and most delicious cake I ever ate. The design was half naked with real flowers as I really don´t like fondant. We also had 3 other cakes on the table (delicious chocolate mousse cake, Strawberry cake and another cake with berries and fruit). Germans love their cake and we couldn’t risk it to run out.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

“Flowers were a mix of lavender, eucalyptus and field flowers. We had different bunches for the courtyard tables, the party room and the dining room. In the dining room we just put big eucalyptus branches on the table interrupted by some chrysanthemums and berries”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Best Part of the Day

“The fact that we had so much time to talk to our friends and that everyone really enjoyed themselves and lots of guests are still telling us that it was the best wedding they ever went to. Another thing that made the day just perfect was the weather. It was super comfortable and there was only a little bit of rain when we were in the dining room anyway.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Words of Wisdom

“Don`t stress too much. Everyone will love it because they are there for you. Maybe try to plan in a lot of time where you can find time to talk to everyone. (We just didn´t invite many members of the family, just the closest ones or any neighbours or people you just feel like you have to invite. Therefore, we didn´t have to do all those annoying polite conversations. We just sat down with our friends and enjoyed the day.”

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

Castle Wedding in Germany with Intimate Relaxed Vibes

The Suppliers –

Stationery and Feature submission – Adorn Invitations

Photographer: Yulia from YTZ Weddings 

Venue – Schloss Kronburg in Memmingen

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