outdoor wedding

Boho Chic Outdoor Wedding in Germany | Hamburg Wedding Photographer

Diptych: left - spring flowers; right - wedding dress on a tree
Photo of lavender flowers

We arrived at Landhaus Westerhof, a wedding venue just outside Hamburg, on a balmy mid-May afternoon. Mischa, the groom, was helping set-up the reception area. Franzi, the bride, was upstairs getting ready in one of the rooms made available for the wedding party. She looked very relaxed and quite excited. She spent a few days prior to the wedding putting finishing touches to a few wedding decorations that she made herself - from the wedding invites, to the menu cards, escort cards, and a few decorations they placed at the reception area. Everything about this DIY wedding was well thought of and reflected this sweet couple’s personality. I personally love the bright pops of yellow in the bride’s shoes and in the groom’s socks. And the bride’s boho chic flower crown perfectly matching her rustic (yet playful) bouquet.

Franzi arrived in a vintage VW campervan at the ceremony area purposely built by the owners of Landhaus Westerhof for outdoor weddings. after which the guests were treated to cocktails and refreshments on the spacious lawn. We stole a few minutes for portraits before the start of the wedding reception. The couple decided to serve a BBQ buffet at the reception to celebrate the start of summer. In this Northern European city which only gets an average of 65 sunny days in a year (that’s roughly just 3 months of sunshine!) people take advantage of the warm weather to have outdoor barbecues. We ended the day with a few photos taken during golden hour at a beautiful Canola field just a few minutes away from Landhaus Westerhof before the couple rejoined their guests for dinner.

Wedding ceremony in Landhaus Westerhof, Germany.
Bride and groom ceremony chairs.
Outdoor wedding games
Groom getting ready with his best man
Groom’s accessories for a wedding day
Bride’s wedding day accessories on a chair
Bride putting on her shoes
Mother and daughter portrait on a wedding day
Bride getting ready with her mom and her maid of honour
Sweet moment between the bride and her maid of honour
Cool vintage VW van as bridal car
Bride and her brother
Bride walking down the aisle
Freie Trauung in Landhaus Westerhof
Groom and bride during the ceremony
Guests at an outdoor wedding
Guests at an outdoor wedding
Bride and groom holding hands during the ceremony
Modern groom wearing yellow socks
Groom looks at bride while she reads her vows
Bride reading her vows
Bride looks at groom while he reads his vows
Exchange of rings
First kiss of the bride and groom
Smiling father and mother of the groom
Groom kisses bride during ceremony exit
Outdoor cocktail hour in Landhaus Westerhof
Cocktails and refreshments during cocktail hour
Landhaus Westerhof wedding reception
Wedding reception decoration
Sunny outdoor wedding in Hamburg, Germany
Bride and groom photos in a VW minivan
Bride and groom portraits with a VW vintage minibus
Happy newly married couple in a VW vintage minibus
Boho chic bridal portrait
Boho chic bride style
Bride and groom walking towards the forest
Bride and groom portraits
Bride and groom looking at each other
Cutest bride and groom walking towards a line of trees
Bride and groom individual portraits
Sweet moment between bride and groom
Bride and groom boho footwear
Bride and groom walking towards a Canola field
Wedding photos in a Canola field
Happy bride and groom
Bride and groom in a Canola field
Bride hugging groom
Bride and groom walking towards the reception hall
Bride and groom enjoying the sunset
Two horses
Bride and groom looking at the horses

Second shot for Collect Moments Photography.

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