Melissa & Shane

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. A heavy rainstorm the night before their wedding ceremony caused this mystical foggy atmosphere all around the lake – but during the ceremony, we even had some sunshine peaking through the clouds!

The two met at work at Shane proposed to her after two years at their home. They already had a wedding back home with their friends and family (which they called their “opening ceremony”) and now wanted to have a meaningful ceremony just for the two of them in a beautiful location in Germany. The location the chose is the Eibsee which is directly at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze.

A couple days before the ceremony we were worried because of the weather forecast since it was supposed to rain all day long and there was a heavy storm in southern Bavaria just a few days prior. The storm actually caused some of the trees around the lake to fall onto the path that led to the spot that we had chosen for the ceremony. Two German guys helped us move away the tree so that Melissa & Shane could get to their ceremony location 😀 Just a little before the ceremony started, the rain stopped.

The ceremony included two rituals: the handfasting and a German beer ritual with the traditional bridal cup. Right after they kissed, the sun finally broke through the clouds 🙂

They took photos around the Eibsee and Melissa actually got in the lake.

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