A FOREST WEDDING

I met with the wedding couple at a meeting in the vicinity of Graz, the second largest city in Austria. The meeting was really relaxed. What I also learned at that occasion was that the couple intended to get married in a forest… Wait a moment… What? A forest wedding?
I must admit that at first, I was a bit sceptical and reluctant to such an idea. Trees and leaves just like that. You can see it everywhere or maybe not?

Thinking about the forest and with no special expectations, I arrived at the wedding venue to experience one of the greatest surprises of the year. The bride took the entire wedding organization into her own hands and prepared a real dream wedding. I was completely fascinated by wedding decoration and wedding details, which were really abundant. Effort and dedication could be seen at every step. A lot of wedding organizers could have learned from her experience.
After the wedding, I asked the bride, who I am still in touch with, to describe in her own words how it all began…

»As a little girl, every night before I fell asleep, I used to ask my father to read me the fairy tale of the Little Red Riding Hood. I listened to it so many times that my father deliberately started to change its content. Partially to make the story more interesting, and partially to make me angry.
Many years later, I set off with my best friend to look for a place where I would like to get married. However, wherever we went, I could not get the feeling I was looking for: magic, romance and connection with nature. Finally, we walked around a country estate when all of a sudden, even though I had never thought of it before, I said: “Let’s look for it in the forest.” Now that I think back on it, I had everything in the palm of my hand. Right before my nose! I just had to open my eyes. As soon as we walked through the forest gate (two old, mighty pine trees standing on the border between the pasture and the forest), everything was clear to me. All I was looking for was before me. The sun rays, bursting through the tree crowns, singing birds and the sense of close connection with nature. We walked through the forest alley and reached small round open space. We looked at each other, laughed and I only said, “Here. Undoubtedly here!”

Four months later, I took my father’s arm and he escorted me through the forest gate. I was so overwhelmed with the feelings that I could remember the event only as a collection of small segments. The moment Alexander saw me there for the first time; the tears we cried during the speeches; our hands, wrapped in a cloth, while the Irish blessing was pronounced; exchange of wedding rings and the moment he kissed me…
Musicians started playing again and it was not until then that I first noticed them. Because of the music, all the beauty of the forest and its life, and the presence of so much love and positive energy, I simply could not stop crying. From that moment, our wedding day had passed, as if it were a blink of an eye … A wedding toast with Champagne in the forest, photographing and looks full of love in the shelter of tree crowns, pleasant socializing with the wedding guests in the warm September sun, friends telling jokes with cold drinks in their hands, our parents’ speeches, the wedding dance in the moonlight, and happiness long into the night, and just dance, dance, dance…

It was all like a summer dream, to which I will return again and again.”

The bride was so enthusiastic about her experience that she decided to hand it down to other couples who are in love with nature. Now it is possible to rent exactly this wedding venue for your forest wedding celebration. You can find all necessary information HERE.
If you are just looking for a photographer who would be at your wedding venue on one of the most important days in your life – send me a MESSAGE.

 

wood signs for a wedding

Wedding guests are gathering for the wedding day

Vintage perfume bottle

Jewelry for the wedding: wedding rings, engagement ring and earrings from Swarovski

Wedding details: rings for the bridesmaids, vintage perfume bottle and a walnut

A reflection in a picture frame of the bride and the makeup artist during wedding preps

The bride and her makeup artist are laughing during wedding preparations. A white wedding dress is hanging next to them.

The bride is putting on the bridal makeup all by herself.

Small white flowers for the bridal hairstyle.

The mother of the bride crying the tears of happiness while the bride is getting ready for the wedding day

The mother of the bride wishes her daughter all the luck

The bride gives her mother a small present for her wedding day.

The bride, her mother and the bridesmaids are in a spacious room during wedding preparations.

The bride gives small presents to her bridesmaids

A group portrait of the bride with her bridesmaids in green dresses

A gorgeous white wedding dress is hanging in front of a window

The bride and her bridesmaids during preparations for the wedding day

The bride is putting on her white wedding dress and the bridesmaids are helping her

Bridal prep – The bride is getting ready for the wedding day and the bridesmaids are helping her to dress up

Poročne družice pomagajo nevesti med pripravami na poroko urediti belo poročno obleko

The bride is getting dressed with much help from the bridesmaids

The bride all dressed up for the wedding day is having fun with her bridesmaids

Storytelling wedding photography – the dog is chilling while the bride is chatting with her bridesmaids

The bride is beautifully dressed up and is putting the Swarovski earrings on

The grooms wedding suit is hanging from a chandelier

The groom is getting ready for the wedding day and is putting the cufflinks on

A hidden present from the bride – a short letter and a good luck coin

The best man is helping the groom to get dressed during the preparations for the wedding

The groom and his best man are getting ready for the wedding

The groom is all dressed up in a black suit and ready to get married

The Father of the Bride is Escorting the Bride, bridesmaids in green dresses are behind them

The Father of the Bride and the Bride waiting for the wedding ceremony to begin

A bridesmaid is walking down the forest aisle

The groom is looking along the aisle as the bride approaches.

The entrance of the bride with the father of the bride holding her hand.

The entrance of the bride: The father of the Bride is escorting the bride down the aisle to the altar in the forest

The bride's escort: The Father of the Bride Escorting the Bride Down the Aisle holding the bride's hand

The groom is getting emotional while the father of the bride is escorting his daughter down the aisle

The father of the bride is congratulating the groom before giving the bride to the groom

The father of the bride is kissing his daughter and wishing her a happy marriage

Open air wedding in the forest

Bridesmaids attending the ceremony, holding white flowers in their hands

Open air wedding in the woods

Forest wedding - bride and groom standing at the altar in the woods

Bride and groom are standing in the forest under a flower arch

Bride and groom laughing during the wedding ceremony

The bride is crying during the wedding ceremony in the forest. The brideamaids are standing next to the bride.

Wedding ceremony ritual.

The bridal couple standing at the altar in the forest during the wedding ceremony

Exchange of wedding rings during the wedding ceremony in the woods

wedding couple ring exchange during the wedding ceremony in the forest

Bride and groom emotional after wedding rings exchange. Tears of happines are on the brides face.

Bride and groom standing at the altar with the best man and the bride of honour next to them

A Wedding ceremony in the forest. A band is playing classical background music.

Guests are sitting on wooden benches at the wedding ceremony in the forest.

The wedding couple is having a good time at the wedding ceremony in the forest.

Rice and flower blooms for throwing at a wedding

A bridesmaid is giving guests rice for throwing at the wedding couple after the ceremony

Guests are throwing rice and flower blooms at the wedding couple while they are walking down the aisle.

Wedding guests are throwing rice and flower blooms at the freshly married couple while they are walking down the aisle.

Forest wedding decoration ideas and details.

Decoration ideas for a forest wedding - picture frames with old family photographs on an oak tree.

Guests are gathering in the forest and having a glass of champagne after the wedding ceremony.

The wedding couple is having a glass of champagne with the guests after the wedding ceremony in the forest

The Bride chatting with a friend and the maid of honour

The bride and the groom are toasting with friends and a glass of champagne after a wedding in the woods

Fun portraits of the bride with her bridesmaids

A group picture of the bride with her bridesmaids in green dresses.

 A fun group picture of the wedding couple with the bridesmaids.

The freshly married wedding couple is taking a walk in the forest.

Wedding photos - The wedding couple is standing in a sunlit forest, hugging each other.

Casual Wedding photos - vintage style - in the forest. The bride is wearing a white wedding dress and the groom a dark suit.

Wintage wedding photography - a forest wedding - Gregor Gomboc, photographer

Glamourous Wedding photos - vintage style. Austria deatination wedding location for a forest wedding.

Wedding photography in the nature – the bride and groom are having a good time in a sunlit forest. It was a forest wedding.

A beauty portrait of the wedding couple standing in the middle of a sunlit forest.

A wedding photo of the couple standing in a forest.

A wedding photo of the bride and groom standing in a forest. The bride is holding a wedding bouquet with white flowers in her hands.

A wedding photo of the bride and groom standing in a forest. The bride is wearing white flowers headpiece.

A vintage wedding picture of the bride and groom standing in a forest. The bride is wearing white flowers headpiece.

Reportage wedding photo of the wedding couple having a good time while walking through the woods.

Story telling wedding photography – the bride in a white dress and the groom in a black suit are walking casual through the woods after a forest wedding

Emotional wedding photography - the bride and her horse in evening sun

Evening wedding photo of the couple standing in the nature while sunset

Destination wedding photos - the wedding couple is looking at the sunset

Romantic wedding photo of the bride and groom kissing at a gorgeous wedding location in Austria near Graz

Emotional wedding photography – a romantic wedding photo of the bride and groom in middle of gorgeous nature

A unique destination wedding location with a swimming pool surrounded with gorgeous nature.

Wedding photo - the Bride and her grandmother at the wedding venue

Wedding decoration ideas - wooden signs for the garden - Toilette and Coffee

Wedding decoration ideas - Vintage furniture will add a special touch

Wedding details - cookies in a retro glass jar

Wedding ideas - Refreshing drinks for the wedding guests offered in vintage glass jars

Wedding venue – a white tent for the wedding party. From the ceiling are hanging chandeliers with burning candles.

Wedding reception table decoration ideas - wood, candles and white flowers

Wedding table decoration idea - wooden details, candles, white flowers, stone plates

Bride and groom are giving a speech at the wedding reception.

Guests sitting at the table at the wedding reception.

The father of the bride is giving a speech at the wedding reception.

 Funny storytelling wedding photos – A Dog is sleeping under a table at the wedding reception.

Creative evening wedding photos – portraits of the bride and groom

Creative night wedding photos – the wedding couple lit with romantic candlelight

Creative night wedding photography – the bride and groom are holding hands and looking at each other

Romantic night wedding photography – the wedding couple is hugging and kissing

 

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