Project Description

Intimate Elopement in the Alps

Melissa & Shane

There is no way we could possibly describe what our wedding was like for us. The location…breathtaking. We even had snow on the mountain tops because of an overnight rainstorm.

Our celebrant…who understood the need and desire for this ceremony even though we had already had one, who wrote the most heartfelt and personal things to say and did 2 beautiful traditional German wedding practices.

The photographers… Mauro and Michelle who love the outdoors I think as much as we do and saw so much beauty in the location but more importantly, saw the love between us and captured our personalities and our sense of adventure perfectly. (I got in Lake Eibsee in my wedding dress people.. it was AMAZING) In Love with a Wolf

The wedding planner…perfection. We barely had to do anything but share our vision and she made it come to life. We would not have had any of the above amazing experiences if not for her. Elvira Pross Peach Perfect Weddings

None of this would have been possible without this amazing service. Thank you!!

Melissa & Shane, From USA

The Story

Melissa and Shane celebrated their intimate elopement in Germany at one of the most beautiful spots of the Bavarian Alps. The Lake Eibsee and the nearby located Lake Frillensee, directly underneath Germany’s highest mountain. A heavy rainstorm the night before their wedding ceremony caused this mystical foggy atmosphere all around the lake – but during the ceremony, there even was some sunshine peaking through the clouds.

The two met at work and Shane proposed to Melissa at their home. They celebrated their “first” wedding back home with their friends and family but knew that they wanted to have a meaningful ceremony just for the two of them.

A few days prior to the ceremony there was a heavy rainstorm in the region that actually caused some of the trees around the lake to fall onto the path that leading to the ceremony location. Luckily, we met some friendly Germans along the way who helped us move the trees out of the way so that Melissa & Shane could get trough.

The ceremony included two German traditions: the handfasting and a German beer ritual with the traditional bridal cup. Right after kiss the sun finally broke through the clouds!