One week ago Niki & Chris did something really awesome. They got married on a mountain side in the Austrian Alps!
From our email conversations and pre-wedding Skype, I knew Niki & Chris’ wedding was going to be something really very special.
Niki’s dear Mum recently passed away, so while they were planning their wedding, they decided that a traditional church wedding in their local church just wouldn’t have the same meaning. Niki’s mum’s favourite movie was the Sound of Music, so to have her with them on their special day, they decided to elope to the mountains in the heart of the Austrian Tirol.
Niki and Chris were heartbroken to leave their four fur babies back at home in Cornwall, so as a surprise, Niki had replicas of their four dogs made by Shelter Pups. Set up with the rings around their necks, as Chris turned to watch his bride approaching, the Shelter Pups were put on the alter. So blown away by how beautiful Niki looked, he didn’t even notice them for a few minutes after he turned back around.
Weddings by Kajsa, Kajsa Reisenbauer organised the most stunning location for their vows; an old stone alter situated half-way up a mountain in St Johann in Tirol. The couple had to hike up to the location, but were absolutely blown away by the views they were met with. They exchanged their vows with heartfelt stories and quirky anecdotes, in front of their two close friends Charlotte and Dave. Rings exchanged and papers signed, the only thing left to do was to celebrate Austrian style, with a glass of schnapps!
The weather forecast for the day had been anything but promising, so the day before the wedding, the decision was taken to move the wedding forward by two hours in order to have the best chance of avoiding the heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast. The weather in fact turned out to be beautiful. Every now and then the black clouds reared their menacing heads, but a few light drops of rain, and they passed again. There was definitely someone watching over them and keeping the sun shining.
Being such great nature and animal lovers, Niki & Chris couldn’t resist capturing a few pictures in the beautiful Austrian countryside. At one location Niki even asking a local farmer if she could get in with the sheep!
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Niki and Chris, it was such an honour to be invited in to your lives and welcomed with such warm hearts. Enjoy the rest of your time in Austria. Menno is getting the BBQ fired up. He’s eager to try bananas in bacon!