The local cows crashed this Rössl Alm wedding in Gerlos in the Austrian Alps and almost stole the show on Emma & Adam’s wedding day.
I’m in love with Austria. But that’s probably not a surprise because that’s why I moved here from the UK. But I think Austria is a hugely overlooked destination when it comes to planning an elopement in Europe, or even in the Alps. Most people look at the Swiss Alps and the Italian Alps first, as they are perhaps better known worldwide. But there are so many reasons to elope in Austria, and more specifically, the Austrian Alps. I believe that the Austrian Alps are definitely somewhere you need to consider if you are looking for a mountain elopement in Europe.
I’ve been in love with Austria since I came over to work my first winter season in the Alps. I honestly believe it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and that’s why I chose to move here and get married here. If you are wondering how to elope in Austria, then hopefully this post will help you.
Gerry-Rae and Nick love the beautiful Austrian town of Zell am See. So they decided to make it the location for the spring skiing wedding in the Alps. Their closest family and friends travelled out to Austria, many of them seeing the mountains for the very first time, and witnessed these two tying the knot in Zell Am See’s Rathaus. After their ceremony, they hit the slopes for a few laps of the pistes before continuing celebrations in the AreitLounge.
Paul & Caireen love the snow and the mountains, so they decided to get married on the top of a mountain in Austria. Their ceremony was held inside the White Lounge Igloo Village in Mayrhofen, and afterwards they took to the ski slopes to celebrate.
Abby & Jeff met on the ski hill back home in the USA where Abby was teaching skiing and Jeff was race coaching. So skiing is a huge part of their lives and their love story. This winter they decided to plan the ultimate ski trip to Europe. They visited three countries, attended 4 world cup alpine skiing events AND they got married in one of the most famous ski resorts in the world, Kitzbühel. Unfortunately I was already booked for their wedding day, but Abby really wanted to have pictures of them skiing in their wedding clothes, so they decided to book an adventure session with me for a trash the dress skiing wedding shoot a few days after the wedding.
Inge & Martijn’s snowboard wedding in Zell Am See Austria was a day filled with love and so much laughter. They celebrated their marriage by going snowboarding with their friends and families on the slopes of Zell Am See, then held the craziest apres-ski party in the Schmiedhof Alm mountain restaurant.
Alice & Dom’s wedding at Berggasthaus Grander Schupf was one of my favourite weddings of 2018. These two were an absolute ball to spend the day with and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in one day. Even looking back over the pictures as I put together this blog post, I can’t help but smile. You’ll see what I mean when you look at the pictures too. I think these two definitely win the award for the happiest couple of 2018!
A autumnal pre-wedding shoot hiking around the stunning waterfall route in Hintertux with Sarah & Kai.
Weekend adventures hiking in the Stubai Valley to the picturesque Mutterberger See mountain lake.
A romantic after wedding shoot in Lech and Holzgau in the Austrian Alps, Hilary & Spencer travelled all the way from Dubai to take their wedding portraits surrounded by these beautiful alpine vistas.
A short and easy hike in Innsbruck to the summit of the Patscherkofel mountain in Igls.
Tamara & Bernhard returned to the place they had their first date for this awesome via ferrata adventure session.
A romantic destination wedding in the Austrian Alps with a civil ceremony at the rustic mountain restaurant, the Kandler Alm in Brixen im Thale.
An adventure session in the Austrian Alps at a beautiful mountain lake just outside the city of Innsbruck.