What a celebration! It is really a pleasure for me as a wedding photographer every time that I am invited to such beautiful places on our earth for the most amazing weddings. Sure, as a wedding photographer I approach such a big day differently and rarely relax, but hey: in return I get to go to great places, meet great people and have a great time.
This is especially and always true for Lake Constance, where I’ve been able to document a whole bunch of wedding couples and capture the emotions of the day in wedding photos. It’s always great and I love the area around Lake Constance. No matter whether directly on it as with Tina or Tony, or in the hinterland of Lake Constance as in this wonderful celebration that I brought you today.
Getting Ready at a wedding at Lake Constance
Tina and Tony got married on a weekday at the registry office in Salem. But for the bride and me, as always, the day began much earlier. Already at the hairdresser Gassenbauer in Meersburg, where I met an excited Tina and I was happy that we finally met in person, after all the getting to know each other had taken place digitally (as so often, not only since Covid-19 😉). It’s not a problem at all to get to know each other over a video call. After all, we can easily ask each other all sorts of questions and check whether the chemistry is right.
Getting married at Lake Constance – thoughts to consider
What’s important is the wedding day and how bride and groom feel in my presence. And in order that this whole day, when I follow you as a wedding photographer at every turn, does not become too unfamiliar and strange, getting to know each other and “settling in” at the Getting Ready is simply essential. That’s also one of the reasons why I’m happy when you meet relatively close to each other before the wedding ceremony. Because that way you both have a chance to get used to me. Which is more difficult when there is a distance of 50km between you and I can’t visit the groom because of that. Sure, sometimes it is logistically not possible otherwise, but I’m happy as a wedding photographer when it works 😉
Hair appointment with wedding photographer in Meersburg
On this day, the bride and I drove directly after the Getting Ready at the hairdresser Gassenbauer in Meersburg to the riding stable Hoher in Grasbeuren. There, the bride and her maid of honor changed into a carriage. Tina had surely dreamed of this since she was little and now on this day not only this one dream came true. Look at this irrepressible radiance!
Arriving in Salem at the registry office, the bride met her no less radiant groom Tony. The civil wedding was purposefully tight, but really beautiful, but even more beautiful were tears of joy and hugs at and after the civil wedding in Salem. I love these emotions at weddings just so much.
And swings – well – swings I love too 😉
Wedding celebration at cultural center Mittelstenweiler
Another carriage ride through the hinterland of Lake Constance took us from Salem to Mittelstenweiler to the village community center. That sounds unspectacular? Yes! And that’s just perfect if it’s just about a relaxed wedding with your loved ones. And so we celebrated, sang and laughed until late into the night. And even the occasional downpour on Lake Constance couldn’t change that. And as a wedding photographer, I have known for a long time that the following also applies to Lake Constance: rain in the bridal bouquet brings blessings.
In this sense: Here’s to lots of rain at weddings… at least if you’ve thought of a shelter in the wedding location or lots of umbrellas 😀
Info for your wedding at Lake Constance
Oh as we’re right at it: By the way, it is completely common at Lake Constance that some wedding guests are invited to individual program points. People leave the party after the champagne reception or join the wedding party after dinner. I think, that is really cool, because in such a way a wedding couple can invite really all their dearest ones, does not plunge itself still more into expenses and the guests get in the doubt exactly that part of the wedding, which they like most! I’ve been wondering for a while now why this isn’t much more common in other parts of Germany. It is not necessary to spend the whole day at a wedding… at least not if there is me as a wedding photographer, because I am the whole day at the start and can capture everything 😉