Michelle and Wayne first came to Austria 18 years ago. Tired of beach holidays, they decided to look for something different and stumbled across a lakes and mountains brochure. Wayne told Michelle she could choose where they went, and Westendorf in Tirol was her pick. From their first visit, they fell in love with Austria and the mountains, and they’ve been coming back every year since then, and decided there was not better place to get married than in an igloo wedding on the mountain.
When Michelle and Wayne started planning their wedding, they discussed a few different locations. One thing that they were certain of was that they wanted the their wedding to be an unforgettable experience for everyone that attended. Finally they decided that Westendorf would be most perfect location. It was already like a second home for them, and finally they could share their love of the mountains with their closest friends and family.
On the day before their mountain wedding heavy rain and gale force winds raged through the valley but on the morning of the wedding day the clouds parted ways to let the sun shine through.
Their intimate mountain ceremony took place in a rustic wooden cabin away from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes of the Hochbrixen ski area. After a champagne reception, everyone changed on to their warm winter clothing for Michelle and Wayne’s winter wonderland experience.
Guests were welcomed to the igloo village with cocktails were served in ice glasses. After a quick introduction to the igloo, the whole wedding party got to try their ice carving skills in the Alpeniglu Village. Their icy artworks included masterpieces such as love hearts, a mini igloo, the Scottish flag and even a diplodocus dinosaur!
After admiring their finished creations, guests were welcoming inside the ice banquet hall for a igloo wedding reception with a difference.
Wedding Planning & Coordination: Dreamotions Weddings & Events – Stephanie Rügner
Ceremony Location: Seminaralm Filzalmsee Hochbrixen
Reception Location: Alpeniglu Hochbrixen
Ski Area: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser Brixental
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Post Westendorf
Bride’s Shoes: Irregular Choice
If you loved this Igloo wedding as much as I did, and you’re now dreaming on a winter wedding, click HERE to download a free guide to help you with planning your winter wedding.