A home wedding in Fredenbeck, Germany

Having been out to Germany last year we thought it unlikely that we would get to do it again so we were so happy to be invited out to tell Grit & Jonas's wedding story.  Although we are Devon wedding photographers, we love capturing weddings in beautiful SW England we also love to travel and shoot destination weddings.

Grit and Jonas's had planned an intimate wedding at home with a small number of family and friends but were also keen to have a first look prior to the ceremony.  The first look kinda bucks tradition but we love them and would always encourage our couples to have the wedding they want free of tradition and convention.

If you want to preserve the tradition of seeing each other for the first time as you walk down the aisle then its probably not for you, however many couples nowadays like to pick a favourite or romantic spot to see each other prior to the ceremony.  It's a way to get the nerves out of the way and to spend some time together and appreciate each other away from the the gaze of all your guests.  It's also a great opportunity to get some wedding portraits prior to the ceremony so you are free to just enjoy the party knowing everything is done. 

After a first look at Grit's sisters farm the couple seperated prior to meeting up again at the ceremony venue. From there they were whisked away by Jonas's father (a professional photographer himself, No pressure!!) in his classic T25 VW camper to Grits parents home, where all their family and friends were waiting.  The simple garden had been decorated beautifully with so many nice touches including a bar made from step ladders, wooden crates and a galvanised bin full of ice cold beers. The table was decorated to perfection and so stylish, as good as many we have seen by professionals.  We felt honoured and very lucky to once again get to visit Germany, thanks to everyone for making it such a great day and the lovely feedback we have received since.  Here it is in all its unique and unconventional glory, complete with a super cool and a very happy Mr & Mrs!  

You did a wonderful job of capturing Jonas & Grits wedding, the photo’s are beautiful and we have rarely seen such empathetic and professional wedding photographers. Thank you for spending the day with us, greetings from Hanover, Michael & Aline
— Grooms Father and professional photographer - Michael Herling