Last fall I had the pleasure to be a part of a very beautiful wedding. The wedding couple got married at Süllberg and ended up for their reception at Gastwerk. A recent discovered patio in St. Pauli was the perfect location for taking their portraits. But we did not meet the patio’s owner. Well just get your own opinion on that :-)
The fact that I am photographing weddings on Sylt quite often is not a secret. The Island is simply beautiful and I dare to claim that there is nearly no other place in the world where on can marry so relaxed.
One reason for this is the beautiful island itself with its impressive landscape and the outstanding locations, like the Breizh and the Stroenholt – where the reception and the party took place – and also the Budersand, a great place to get ready for the wedding day (make up: Twin-Scissors). Another reason is that every guest here is, above all, a holiday maker and is able to enjoy the time around the wedding very well.
The marriage ceremony happened in the branch of the registrar’s office at the museum of local history, between ships in bottles and original figureheads of the old Sylter whaling ships. This wonderful wedding was organized by Anna Brinkmann.
At the Bildpoeten blog you could already see a lot of photographs from this reportage, but on my wedding blog I didn’t wanted to keep them from you, too. It was not my first time as a wedding photographer at the Louis C. Jacob, but it was my premiere in the little Jacob (Kleines Jacob). The little Jacob is a wine bar in which you can celebrate in a very familiar atmosphere. I definitely liked it very much! For the perfect makeup and great hairstyle cared Jenny from Katharina Jasinski Wedding. The fact that the two of them are kissing on almost every wedding portray is totally normal ;-) And for the monkeys…that’s a different story.
Kristina and Matthias won the second price on our wedding fair LOVE | Hamburg in January 2014. The price was a shooting made by me. Early in the morning, I met the freshly married couple in a wonderful location called „Speicherstadt“ in Hamburg, Germany. Kristina wore a fancy noni dress and Matthias came a little bit more casual. You can see a few impressions about the shooting here.
I am always very excited when there is something special to shoot. I already shooted the civil wedding for Tanja and Oliver on Sylt and in the summer time I was able to shoot their great garden wedding as well. As Tanjas parents have a huge garden it was obvious to put a tent in there and celebrate the big day in this location. Friends came with a trailer that Oliver used to get ready for the ceremony. The party after the ceremony was in the garden. Again, I attended this wedding with my talented assistant Natalie, which is why a few of these photos are taken by her (for example the decoration).
The trend to wear colourful socks to an elegant smoking – you can see it everywhere. Originally this trend came from England (like lots of design trends in the male fashion industry). English men wear colored socks to smokings since the twenties. Regarding today’s wedding, the men wore magenta socks to a Brioni Smoking, matching reverse jewelry and weddingbouqets. In the beginning there were a few rain drops, but later it lightened up and we had the best weather for the shooting. We decided for a shooting in the Schanze („Schanzenviertel“). As a wedding photographer you already know all the parks and spots in Hamburg and they are beautiful, but it is always nice to try something different. The fireworks in the evening was the perfect finish for this wedding. I would like to mention that my assistant took some of the photos (church from above, wedding couple in the car, decoration). I also recommend her as a wedding photographer from 2014 on.
Wedding gown: Pronovias
Make-up/Hair: Jan-Mark Heuer