Rachel and Rene had some awesome traditions and games at their wedding, all happening amidst the gorgeous surroundings of an afternoon tea party in the grounds of Schloss Atzelsberg.
It all kicked off when they had to saw a log between the two of them as their first shared job of married life: this was no easy task as you can see by the size of the log: in fact it took ages!
Check out the chimney sweep turning up at the wedding which is good luck for the newly weds (and not many grooms can boast a real life chimney sweep amongst their friends)
With no common language between the two sides of the family the couple came up with some ingenious icebreaker games that crossed language barriers. It worked so well, in fact it was hilarious watching guests gather together people on their card for a photo – the shortest and the tallest person together….. the youngest and the oldest…. this created some wonderful photo opportunities and a lot of fun and laughter….
The party games included a blindfolded bride feeding the groom cake under his directions, the balloon game where the couple had to follow a carefully constructed course of obstacles without dropping the balloon held jointly between them and in the evening there was a race to see who could tie a nappy on the baby doll fastest…..Rene actually won the competition: Rachel that bodes well for when you guys are ready to start a family! Don’t let him forget that!
My favourite moment was when the whole wedding party released balloons with handwritten messages attached into the skies….. so so magical!
Rachel bought all these glasses from Ikea – simple and affordable yet they look beautiful. In fact I think she might even have done the arrangements herself….
A huge thank you to Rachel and Rene for inviting me to capture their wedding, and for your kindness and hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed myself (and thank you for feeding me so well: I work so much better when I am well fed!), and I hope the photographs are testament to that.