Wedding in Essen: As A weddingphotographer in Germany
This blog post is a highlights post of the wedding in Essen in took photos off in summer ’22. A little glimpse into a perfect wedding day.
Why I love weddings in Germany
I’ve been a wedding photographer for 7 years now and in that time I’ve had the privilege of photographing weddings in a lot of different places. But there’s something special about German weddings that always makes them stand out to me.
Maybe it’s the stunningly beautiful locations that Germany has to offer, from fairytale castles to rolling vineyards. Or maybe it’s the fact that German weddings are always so well organized and thought out – everything always runs like clockwork! Or maybe because I am a German living in Amsterdam and feeling like at home.
But whatever the reason, I always enjoy capturing the unique moments and memories of a German wedding. And I know that the photos I take will be cherished by the couple and their families for many years to come.
Back in Ratingen
A couple of years ago I had the luck of meeting Simon and Corinna at a wedding and after they decided to get married they contacted me for their big day. I loved to meet their family, their friends and be a part of the wedding party for a whole day. I guess that makes weddings in Germany stand out as well. You are a part of the wedding party and not just a vendor. And since the parents of Corinna are very warmhearted people I always remember them. People will remember how they felt with you and not so much what you said to them.
So since I was back in their house in Ratingen and this time for Vicky it really felt like the team was put back together.
The forgotten Flowers
Shortly after we arrived at Church for the ceremony, and all the guests were taking their seats we realized that the bouquet was still at home. A 15 min drive. Father of the bride didn’t think twice and drove in a remarkable time, yet very safe, with only green lights back and forth and we could start the ceremony.
Did you know!
A German wedding would not be complete without a beautiful bouquet of flowers. But what happens to the bouquet after the ceremony is over? In most cases, the bouquet is simply thrown away. However, there is one German wedding tradition that calls for the bouquet to be saved and hung up in the newlyweds’ home. This tradition is called “Die Brautblumen” and it says that the couple should take their bouquet and hang it upside down in their home.
The mom baking wonderful cakes
The Essen Wedding Photography blog section is full of beautiful photos of German weddings. But one thing that really stands out is the amazing cakes that the mothers of the bride and groom baked. I usually like to take care of my sugar intake during long wedding days but I might or might not had 3 pieces.
The thing is, one of the first things I asked the mom is if she again took care of the cake buffet. No shame at all.
These cakes are often classic cakes and they taste as good as they look. The moms took great pride in baking these wonderful cakes, and it shows in the final product.