Anna & Mirko | Winter wedding on the Zugspitze
Do you like winter weddings? Then you will love this one!
Anna & Mirko decided to tight their knot in the mountains during winter. And if you ask yourself now why? Well, the reason is quite simple. They both love the mountains and they are both winter fans. It just came down to the question, where to find a beautiful place to get married. And also this part wasn’t tricky at all. As the highest mountain of Germany, the Zugspitze is the ideal location to get married. Especially if you’re a wintersport enthusiast.
A fun fact is that they didn’t want to hire a professional photographer, because it is just a “civil wedding”. But in the end they asked for some recommendations in their local hotel. The hotel manager gave them my contact and we quickly set up a call to talk about the details.
When we got in touch I learned that Anna is a talented graphic designer and Mirko is a marketing manager. I talked with Anna about their expectations and wishes and it was a nice surprise how relaxed and easy our talk went. Both of them just wanted to have a lovely, small intimate wedding with their families and friends at the place they both love – in the mountains.
If you’re getting married in the mountains, you never know how the weather will be. You have to expect everything. The best time to check the weather is just maximal two days before, better one day before. The weather forecast for Anna’s and Mirko’s wedding was cloudy with temperatures between -17° and -12° Celsius, with light snow fall. Sounds exiting, right? I packed one more layer of my clothes and was already imaging, how could it be for them, posing around just in their wedding clothes.
Since the new cable car wasn’t in operation yet, we met at the Zugspitze Railway Station, to take us up on the mountain.
From the first moment, when I saw Anna and Mirko, and got introduced to their friends and family, I knew that it would gonna be a lovely relaxed wedding with style!
Our ride through the beautiful winter scenery in Garmisch-Partenkirchen was packed with fun in laugther all the way up to the Zugspitze. When we arrived at the top, we had still time to have a look around and take some pre-wedding pictures.
The civil wedding ceremony itself was one of the most relaxed ones I have ever photographed. A wonderful atmosphere – with kind words, balloons and a little boy running around.
After the ceremony the guests were already waiting for the brand new Mrs. and Mr. with a surprise bubble shower. Some drinks were served too of course. And not by the local staff up there, no, Anna’s family took a big bag filled with boxes of sparkling wine glasses and some bottles by themselves up there! And the best part of it: this amazing family producing their own sparkling wine! A little family owned company with a delicious product. It was pure joy and fun!
Soon after we took some family portraits and couple photos. As I said it was cold – but of course if you’re getting married at such a place, you want to have pictures just in your stunning wedding outfit.
Anna & Mirko got married on the Zugspitze on 12th of December 2018. They had one of a kind wedding together with their loving family and friends to celebrate with them.
I feel very honored to got the chance to attend this beautiful wedding, meet those wonderful people and be part of their special/awesome day.
Let’s start with that day morning view from my balkony 🙂 If the day starts like this you know its gonna be perfect! Btw. the gorgeous mountain on this photograph is not the Zugspitze, this is the Alpspitze – the symbol of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Anna & Mirko, you know that already but I would like to say (write) that once more – thank you so much for your trust and all your awesomeness! Keep it real <3