True to my promise, I am updating you with wedding pics of the big day. First of all, the dress. It was an ivory white A-line with lace and a corsage top I bought at Tiroler Brautmoden in Mieming. I know some were surprised by my choice, as they anticipated I would wear something more vintage, but I can explain my choice of princess gown. First of all, LOOK AT IT, it's gorgeous; secondly, the lady at the bridal dress shop said (and I quite agree with her): "A wedding dress should always look like a wedding dress, even if it wasn't in white." Meaning it shouldn't transform into a cocktail or ball dress if only the colour was a little darker or so.
It may sound cliche, but you only get married once in your life, and I, personally, wouldn't want to wear a dress that could be mistaken for a summer dress, but that's my subjective opinion on the matter.
Moving on - our wedding day was everything I wanted it to be, and more. Casual, relaxed, fun, and full of quirks it couldn't have been any better really. Jakob and I were together almost the whole day, which worked against the predictions that groom and bride hardly get to see each other on the wedding day, as they are so occupied with various tasks, meeting people, chatting, etc. No, most of the evening my husband was close by my side and we couldn't have been happier (and still are).
Another highlight of our wedding was the horse-drawn carriage my sisters gave us. Drawn by a beautiful black horse (I believe his name was Darus), Jakob and I could enjoy some moments of solitude to ourselves as the carriage went from the ceremony venue to the reception. It had previously rained, but the sun broke through, just as we hit the road and we enjoyed the ride thoroughly.
You may remember my blog post from a few weeks prior about what you actually don't need on your wedding day and I wanted to point out that we got lots of compliments on how the venue looked, despite opting for potted flowers for less than €5 per pot instead of fancy flower arrangements. Generally, many people complimented us on our wedding (not to brag) for its casualness and good vibes - and even though a few things went wrong, too, supporting my hypothesis that if only you have great people the party can only be good.
At this point I also want to express my deepest gratitude to our wonderful guests. Our mix of family, friends, all loved, all weird in their way, seriously created an atmosphere of fun, happiness and love for each other and our love as well. So have a look at some of the impressions, and may you want to look for inspiration if your big day is coming up soon :-)
PS: Some have asked me for details on which, what, where, when, etc. and what we found on the internet.
My save-the-date, invitations, thank-you notes, table plan, etc. we all got from the wonderful Kartenmacherei, which really surprised us with their quick printing and delivery services. The paper was of wonderful quality and it took off the pressure to pinterest something ourselves. If you order regularly, you also get discounts.
As for venues, we mainly used Hochzeitslocation Info and Hochzeit.click, as they give good overviews over various wedding venues with prices and menus (if applicable). Our wedding venue was the Gasthof Purner in Thaur, Tyrol, Austria, which did an excellent service and their food is simply divine. Known as one of the best restaurants in Tyrol, it certainly perfects your wedding. Their service also included setting up the table, making the cake, and open-end party until 6:00 am.
Our wonderful photographer was Patrick, and you can find his portfolio here
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